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U.S., allies still have questions to answer

September 29, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

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September 27, 2014 Voting well under way People may not realize it, but voting has changed in Minnesota. Put simply: Election Day isn’t just Nov. 4 anymore. Absentee voting is now available (it began Sept. more »»

White House dasher reveals security woes

September 26, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House last Friday. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalance. more »»

Fairmont Area’s levy decline deserves praise

September 25, 2014 We agree with Fairmont Area Schools officials who are touting a proposed 8 percent decline in the district’s property tax levy as great news for the school and its taxpayers. more »»

Budget, property tax process can be complex

September 24, 2014 As cities, counties and schools in the area continue to work on their budgets and proposed property tax levies for 2015, we hope area residents are paying attention and that they understand the... more »»

Is arming 'moderate' Syrians a good idea?

September 22, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. more »»

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September 20, 2014 Good luck into future Sober Fest returned to Hands Park near Fairmont last weekend. more »»

Bill should force schools to disclose suspicions

September 19, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

‘Invasives’ can be kept at bay for a while, anyway

September 18, 2014 Martin County has received state funding — and will receive more — to help in the battle against aquatic invasive species, which jeopardize Minnesota’s waterways. more »»

World coalition should destroy Islamic terrorists

September 17, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

U.S. must be vigilant against ‘lone wolf’ acts

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

U.S. needs president who makes commitment

September 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

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September 13, 2014 It takes a commitment Some new faces showed up this week at a meeting to determine the future of the local Interlaken Heritage Days festival. more »»

We couldn’t agree more: School attendance vital

September 12, 2014 We support and applaud the efforts of our area school districts, all of which place an emphasis on attendance, which means students showing up on time every day and being ready to lear. more »»

Can government ever control things like this?

September 11, 2014 A?Minnesota man, a former nurse, has been convicted of assisted suicide and attempted assisted suicide for going online and encouraging people to kill themselves. more »»

Here’s an alternative: Spend the money wisely

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

President must reverse series of bad decisions

September 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He planned to discuss it today with congressional leaders. more »»

Parents: Snooping may save your child's life

September 8, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters, it is explained. On Aug. more »»

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September 6, 2014 Highway 15 fix coming A major road project is coming to the Fairmont area. Starting Sep. more »»



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