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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 »»

Lawmakers, governor just need to get it done

June 12, 2015 It sounds like the Minnesota Legislature’s latest special session should be starting soon. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday that the basic agreements have been reached. more »»

City Council opts to allow Class 2 ATV use

June 11, 2015 The Fairmont City Council this week turned aside a proposed ordinance to regulate the use of a new class of all-terrain vehicles on city streets. more »»

Social Security has to start doing better

June 10, 2015 $17 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security progra. more »»

FBI spying on people without getting warrants?

June 9, 2015 Claims of “black helicopters” spying on us for the government are not just wild conspiracy theories, it turns out. more »»

Hundreds of millions wasted on screenings

June 8, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

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June 6, 2015 Be fair but consistent County ditch systems exist to serve landowners. They carry away excess water that would otherwise harm the ability to grow crops. more »»

News from insurers should force reforms

June 5, 2015 Health insurance is going to cost a lot more for many Americans, thanks in large measure to the president who said he had the answer to providing more people with health care insurance while... more »»

Further study, analysis needed on surface waters

June 4, 2015 We might suggest that an environmental study about surface waters in Minnesota released this week should raise questions rather than alarm bells. more »»

Congress must review new NSA regulations

June 3, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

U.S. energy policy must change with the times

June 2, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. more »»

Americans forced into giving IRS information

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

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May 30, 2015 Saving veterans’ stories Interesting and important stories from the nation’s veterans are being preserved right here in Fairmont. more »»

Time for United States to reassess Iraq fight

May 29, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

VA can't get it done, but where's Congress?

May 28, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Obamacare proponents now want to raise costs

May 27, 2015 Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacare. more »»

Beyond terrible shame that veterans must suffer

May 26, 2015 Men and women in the U.S. military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People di. more »»

On Memorial Day: We give thanks to veterans

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

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May 23, 2015 Trimont gets it done We congratulate the folks in Trimont for putting together the plan and funds for Trimont Town Center, for which ground was broken this week. more »»



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