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Obama White House easily most secretive

March 23, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

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March 21, 2015 Mystery finally solved We congratulate the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department for its long-running persistence in the case of a young woman killed and left in a drainage ditch 35 years ago. more »»

We’re sure group can tackle policing issue

March 20, 2015 It is disconcerting, to say the least, to hear a small town mayor like Ron Morris of Ceylon express his concerns about police coverage. more »»

Project 1590 list offers possibilities, pure wishes

March 19, 2015 Project 1590 is a grassroots effort in Fairmont to enhance the community. more »»

Deadlines give enemy way to shape strategy

March 18, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

Secret Service farce just keeps on going

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Government secrecy dangerous for all of us

March 16, 2015 Government secrecy has grown to an astounding level. Details of what may be the single most massive personal refusal to come clean with the public are still coming out. more »»

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March 14, 2015 Doing the right thing Winnebago Mayor Jeremiah Schutt this week stood up for his town and its desire to retain its elementary school. more »»

Cornish may be right: waiting could be best

March 13, 2015 Minnesota state lawmakers are wrangling with the issue of the increasing use of body cameras by police departments. more »»

Clinton email fiasco just adds more doubt

March 12, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sep. more »»

OU takes steps against racism in a fraternity

March 11, 2015 Just days ago, Americans had reason to celebrate the virtual destruction of institutionalized racism in our country. more »»

We've come a long way, with miles yet to go

March 10, 2015 All Americans should be deeply grateful widely institutionalized racism seems to have been eradicated in our country. That is not to say bigotry does not exist. more »»

Federal funds should go toward innovation

March 9, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

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March 7, 2015 Have to do what’s best Blue Earth Area Schools has joined the growing list of area districts faced with big decisions about operating costs. more »»

Martin Co. leadership may be behind success

March 6, 2015 Martin County, working with Minnesota Valley Action Council, has been operating a successful summer internship program. more »»

It may remain tough for schools to find teachers

March 5, 2015 Minnesota is facing a shortage of teachers, particularly in specialty areas that reflect global competitiveness: namely, math and science. more »»

Ebola, other diseases should remain priorities

March 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»

Party discipline? What about doing right thing?

March 3, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Postal Service reform bill should be approved

March 2, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. more »»

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February 28, 2015 More information needed Hockey and soccer associations in Fairmont this week asked the local school board for funding. That might be a valid idea for one or both of these groups. more »»



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