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EPA has ridiculous notions about its power

May 19, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Common Core system puts cart before horse

May 18, 2015 Among complaints educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

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May 16, 2015 Good luck to owners Fairmont’s mall — Five Lakes Centre — changed hands this week. The firm that will handle operations at the mall says it wants to make things shine. more »»

Southern Plains will make move to W’bago

May 15, 2015 Southern Plains Education Cooperative is making a transition, from its site in Fairmont to Winnebago, where the elementary school will be available in the fall. more »»

Fairmont City Council initiates ATV debate

May 14, 2015 We suppose many of the ways in which people get around on city streets qualify as dangerous. Motorcycles can be difficult to see. more »»

Obama’s foreign policy not serving nation well

May 13, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Do bureaucrats have anything to worry about?

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conscientious about telling Americans — both businesses and individuals — that they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Despite IRS actions, nothing really changes

May 11, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

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May 9, 2015 Too much screen time Major kudos to Martin County libraries for participating in Screen-Free Week. more »»

Minnesotans: Stand up for significant tax relief

May 8, 2015 Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives could use a little help from Minnesotans. more »»

County doesn’t seem willing, able to respond

May 7, 2015 We’re not sure we understand the response of Martin County commissioners to a request for $75,000 from the city of Trimont to help with a Town Center project. more »»

Obama administration feels it can ignore law

May 6, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Nation should unite to defend our values

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Gyrocopter stunt reveals a vulnerability

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

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May 2, 2015 New method worth shot We’ve heard some concerns from Fairmont residents about the citywide cleanup that will be happening throughout the summer. more »»

Heart of issue: People should be free to decide

May 1, 2015 Proponents of ending Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales say they are getting closer to their goal, even though they failed this week to get the state House to end the ba. more »»

Let Fairmont Area kids in for free, not any others

April 30, 2015 Fairmont Area Schools lets students in grades 7-12 gain free admission to school activities and sporting events. Student IDs serve as the free passes. more »»

Appeasement never seems to go out of style

April 29, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been rightly condemned for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

IRS customer service proves itself abysmal

April 28, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Leonhart not alone in blame for DEA fiasco

April 26, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»



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