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Any secretive addition to legislation isn’t right

August 28, 2015 In what has become a more normal routine for lawmakers on the federal and state level, Minnesota lawmakers and the governor are claiming surprise about something included in a piece of legislation. more »»

Pot’s benefits doubtful, but what about freedom?

August 27, 2015 The state of Minnesota is considering expanding its strict medical marijuana program to allow people with intractable pain the option of utilizing the drug. more »»

Lazy bureaucracy didn’t check on family incomes

August 26, 2015 Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn’t have two dimes to rub together. more »»

Griest, Haver are aware of their rare achievement

August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. The whole nation is proud of them. more »»

Turkey, United States should worry about Iran

August 24, 2015 President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America’s allies one more reason to distrust us. more »»

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August 22, 2015 Fair makes its return As it does every year, the Martin County Fair delights those who visit. more »»

Nation has failed these men; time to make it right

August 21, 2015 Frank Buckles pursued a dream for many years — a national memorial to America’s World War I service men and women in Washington, D.C., something that is moving toward fruition. more »»

Truman, other cities, faced with sticky issue

August 20, 2015 We sympathize with city of Truman officials, who this week tackled a thorny problem: property owners who violate the law by not properly maintaining their lan. more »»

Mueller wanted to help others, and help she did

August 19, 2015 American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorist. more »»

President keeps his promises, with untruths

August 18, 2015 Give President Barack Obama credit — if you want to call it that — for one thing: He is keeping his campaign promises, even when that requires lying to the American people. more »»

Will EPA, or any of its agents, face anything?

August 17, 2015 A coal company guilty of releasing 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into a river would be in deep trouble with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

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August 15, 2015 Top 20 making return The Top 20 program is returning to Fairmont on Aug. 27-28 for training sessions aimed at school staff, businesses, families, community leaders and senior citizen. more »»

Social Security’s future needs bipartisan effort

August 14, 2015 Virtually all Americans rely on the Social Security program or will once they reach the age at which they need income to replace paychecks they no longer receive. more »»

City should alter plan to reduce speeds to 30

August 13, 2015 The city of Fairmont is considering reducing the speed limit along State Street/Albion Avenue from 40 mph to 30 mph from Highway 15 to Hall Street. more »»

Can Democrats come up with someone new?

August 12, 2015 Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton’s misbehavior while she was secretary of state. more »»

Other Democrats should join Schumer in protest

August 11, 2015 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama on most matters. more »»

Wrong to rewrite history about atom bomb use

August 10, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

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August 8, 2015 County gets disaster aid We congratulate Martin County, which this week received word that it has qualified for state disaster aid, in wake of a June 22 windstorm that caused $59,000 in damage to... more »»

Wishful thinking will not generate electricity

August 7, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Take a moment or two to take in local history

August 6, 2015 Fairmont has some interesting history, and learning about it is fun, if one only takes the time. more »»



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