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Germany serves as example on coal issue

April 8, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — is being held this week in Berlin. more »»

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April 5, 2014 We’re still skeptical We still aren’t big fans of the city of Fairmont’s proposed rental ordinance. We don’t understand the push for it, nor see the purported benefits. more »»

Office project should be discussed further

April 4, 2014 Last year, in the waning moments of the Minnesota legislative session, as the state tax bill was heading for final approval, Senate Democrats stuck in a $90 million project that had nothing to do... more »»

We elect lawmakers to decide these issues

April 3, 2014 We suppose it is possible for state lawmakers to simply pass on every important decision they should make to the voters. But this is hardly the best way to run a representative democrac. more »»

Veterans deserve more attention from agency

April 2, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. more »»

Rule of law supposed to apply to everyone

April 1, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

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March 29, 2014 We support El Agave We share the sentiments of those who hope customers will not hold a grudge against El Agave restaurant in downtown Fairmont. more »»

Political stunt could endanger voting rights

March 28, 2014 Voting and being able to hold public office are cornerstones of our democracy. People should not lose these rights except when they commit treason or serious criminal offenses. more »»

Fairmont Area offers good, creative proposal

March 27, 2014 In any industry in the United States, there are a variety of responses to market conditions. more »»

Lawmakers shouldn’t be immune from DWIs

March 26, 2014 The current legislative session is supposed to be an “Un-Session,” according to Gov. Mark Dayton, a chance to clean up obsolete, confusing and redundant laws on the books. more »»

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March 22, 2014 Movies back in town With the official opening of the new Fairmont movie theater, we again extend our thanks and congratulations to the city of Fairmont and theater proprietor Todd Frage. more »»

Tough drug enforcement has offered so-so results

March 21, 2014 Minnesota lawmakers are working on a bill that targets the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. more »»

Probably best now to put in irrigation system

March 20, 2014 Even strong opponents of government action and interventions can be mollified if the government in question can deliver a needed service in a quality manner. more »»

Toothless U.S. foreign policy clearly exposed

March 18, 2014 By an overwhelming margin, voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine agreed Sunday to separate and establish an independent nation. more »»

Government becomes one of most secretive

March 18, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

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March 15, 2014 School did right thing Fairmont Area Schools initiated a welding academy in the 2012-13 school year to help students gain skills for growing demand among industry. more »»

U.S. inconsistencies hurting us around world

March 14, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Who is going to ‘win’ under new ordinance?

March 13, 2014 As the city of Fairmont, landlords and a group of concerned citizens continue to work out details a proposed local rental ordinance, we are not seeing a “win” for anyone involved. more »»

Nanny-state should back off on liquor sales

March 12, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is taking a look at the laws that ban liquor sales on Sunday in the state. more »»

Millions do not know what they have to do

March 11, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»



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