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Appeasement never seems to go out of style

April 29, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been rightly condemned for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

IRS customer service proves itself abysmal

April 28, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Leonhart not alone in blame for DEA fiasco

April 26, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

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April 25, 2015 Cast your ‘1590’ ballot Project 1590 is a grassroots effort in Fairmont to find ways to improve the communit. more »»

When you tax business, you really tax citizens

April 24, 2015 Minnesota House Republicans this week unveiled their tax cuts plans, based on the state’s $2 billion budget surplus. more »»

U.S. should take action and maintain diplomacy

April 23, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

Distracted driving is a major safety threat

April 22, 2015 Every now and then, police crack down on one particular driving infraction, such as drunk driving, speeding or failing to buckle your seat belt. more »»

Federal agencies don’t appear fair, impartial

April 21, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Our nation's debt path cannot be sustained

April 20, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

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April 18, 2015 Hardee’s set to open Fairmont has seen its share of losses when it comes to some national restaurant chains, coffee places and fast foot stop. more »»

No one required to live at Friendship Village

April 17, 2015 Owning something of value comes with a self-imposed responsibility:?To maintain the value requires work and commitment. When someone owns a car, house, boat, etc. more »»

Council rightly approves study on police staffing

April 16, 2015 City of Fairmont officials and the police department have been under some heat in recent years. more »»

Congress must rein in rebellious bureaucrats

April 15, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

Law needed to make President obey laws?

April 14, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»

Obama shouldn't make false case about climate

April 13, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama persists in being untruthful about climate change. His record for veracity is abysmal. more »»

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April 11, 2015 Donnelly did great job Martin County Commissioner Steve Donnelly announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position because of health reasons. more »»

Leaders, farm groups can draft a quality plan

April 10, 2015 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has a plan to create 50-foot buffer strips along waterways in the state. more »»

Surplus doesn’t have to be spent or returned

April 9, 2015 Minnesota lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol to face some heavy-duty work:?crafting a $40 billion state budget and deciding what to do with a projected $2 billion surplu. more »»

Clinton cannot, should not be shielded forever

April 8, 2015 Plans to officially launch Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president clearly are aimed at shielding her from verbal missteps and embarrassing questions, as well as limiting the damage from such... more »»

Minnesotans have had enough with stadiums

April 7, 2015 Minnesota has earned the distinction of hosting yet another major league professional sports team. Major League Soccer announced recently that it has awarded a franchise to a group in Minnesota. more »»



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