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December 26, 2015 WFS works out merger We congratulate WFS of Truman on the merger announced this week with Central Valley Cooperative of Owatonna. more »»

Obamacare is a flop, in every way possible

December 24, 2015 By the millions, Americans are passing judgment on Obamacare — by staying as far away from it as they can get. That should tell Congress something. more »»

AP investigation shows power grid is vulnerable

December 23, 2015 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work? It happens, almost always because of... more »»

‘Climate change’ pact is simply an awful deal

December 22, 2015 You may have heard the suggestion that if guns are criminalized, only criminals will have guns. more »»

Bringing back Bergdahl proves a costly mistake

December 21, 2015 Bringing back Bergdahl proves a costly mistake Sg. more »»

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December 19, 2015 Tax hikes pretty large The three largest taxing districts in Martin County — the county, the city of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Schools — all have approved property tax hikes that are much higher... more »»

Public notifications serve communities well

December 18, 2015 Fairmont police and the Minnesota Department of Corrections held a community notification meeting in Fairmont this week to talk about a sexual predator relocating to tow. more »»

State auditor’s project provides valuable info

December 17, 2015 State Auditor Rebecca Otto recently visited Fairmont to explain something she is working on with the University of Minnesota and state agencie. more »»

Supreme Court should reject Corps’ actions

December 16, 2015 It sometimes is possible to fight city hall. But the federal government? Forget it, especially when outrageous environmental rules are involved. A Minnesota company — Hawkes Company, In. more »»

Failing Obamacare is hurting many Americans

December 15, 2015 Ask most people whether they would prefer “free” health insurance or a job where they can earn money to buy it while supporting themselves, or perhaps get coverage as a fringe benefit, and there is... more »»

Who in government will prepare the list?

December 14, 2015 Who in government will prepare the list? Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.S. more »»

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December 12, 2015 Amazing training event Last weekend, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Fairmont Junior-Senior High School for awe-inspiring training session. more »»

Rewrite of education law is good beginning

December 11, 2015 Looking at history, it may be true that federal intervention into aspects of public education created necessary change. more »»

Fairmont should hire another police officer

December 10, 2015 Numbers can tell a story. For Fairmont police, the numbers say the department needs more help. more »»

Obama’s speech (and policies) fail the nation

December 9, 2015 Before Sunday night, President Barack Obama had used the Oval Office as a backdrop for televised speeches just twice. more »»

Lawmakers know better as they tackle education

December 8, 2015 U.S. public schools have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W.?Bush signed into law a measure he and many in Congress hoped would reform education. more »»

Accounting gimmicks funding our highways

December 7, 2015 Accounting gimmicks funding our highways Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress last week to provide $281 billion in... more »»

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December 5, 2015 Priority is tax relief Minnesota has a budget surplus and that means two things: politicians are claiming credit and some are looking to spend i. more »»

Obama would force climate pact on nation

December 4, 2015 It has been suggested that President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»

Our local stores, shops deserve our patronage

December 3, 2015 Our local stores, shops deserve our patronage Some people conclude it would be better to buy online. more »»



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