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Resurgent Taliban would be bad for U.S.

July 8, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Greece must be made to accept more austerity

July 7, 2015 Mechanisms will be found to avoid the collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»

VA inspector general deserves lots of credit

July 6, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

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July 3, 2015 Celebrate the Fourth The Fairmont area has some fun things to do on the Fourth of July. We recommend getting out there to enjoy yourself with friends and family. more »»

Great to see businesses plan expansions in town

July 2, 2015 Lately, the economic news in Fairmont is beyond good — it’s great. more »»

Reformers should keep pressure on Obamacare

July 1, 2015 Scare tactics have been an integral part of the strategy for foisting the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American peopl. more »»

Deficit, debt hang over American government

June 29, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»

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June 27, 2015 MNsure still needed? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide tax subsidies for health insurance are constitutional. more »»

Waste, fraud, abuse run rampant at the VA

June 26, 2015 It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees — charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece — may be... more »»

In response to storm, many show great spirit

June 25, 2015 A?violent windstorm blew through the area on Monday, snapping trees and causing other damage. People are still cleaning up. more »»

When hate is taught, U.S. should take action

June 24, 2015 Throughout the Middle East are schools in which millions of boys and girls are taught mathematics, language skills, science and hatred of Jews and sometimes Americans. more »»

Where does Clinton stand on trade issue?

June 23, 2015 Most candidates for president love to be surrounded by reporters. That requires them to be ready to answer questions, of course. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is different. more »»

Feds can’t seem to keep secret information secret

June 22, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»

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June 20, 2015 Mayo opens its doors Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont had a great idea that it made real this week: open its doors and allow guests to get a behind-the-scenes look at the medical center. more »»

Skeptics, critics need to take in whole story

June 19, 2015 We have noticed over the years that no matter what development actually occurs in Fairmont, many people remain dissatisfied with the city’s efforts in the proces. more »»

Even special session came with showdowns

June 18, 2015 Special legislative sessions in Minnesota are becoming so common they should be called “extra sessions” — there’s not much special about them. more »»

About time: House using power of purse

June 17, 2015 Members of Congress fed up with Barack Obama’s imperial presidency finally have decided to use the one tool they have to compel his administration to at least cooperate with Congres. more »»

Freedom of information doesn’t seem to exist

June 16, 2015 President Barack Obama’s administration, which he promised in 2009 would be the most transparent in history, instead is on track to set new records for concealing information. more »»

Laws, not presidents, are supposed to rule

June 15, 2015 A critical case involving the national health care law “probably shouldn’t even have been taken up” by the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama said this week. more »»

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June 13, 2015 Fairgrounds plays host We would be remiss not to mention the great work being done by the Martin County Fair board of directors in making and keeping the fairgrounds a friendly and viable facility... more »»



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