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U.S. actions are not having intended effect

October 14, 2014 U.S. policy aimed at destroying the Islamic State terrorist army isn’t even containing it, as was President Barack Obama’s original goal. more »»

Worried about Ebola? Consider putting flu first

October 13, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas had brought Ebola here heightened the worry among many Americans. more »»

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October 11, 2014 $50,000 just a start? The recent online voting campaign by Fairmont residents, and former residents, to win a $50,000 conservation grant from Michelob Golden Light could soon translate into even... more »»

Walz failing to answer some vital questions

October 10, 2014 The race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District is heating up, with candidates Tim Walz, the incumbent, and challenger Jim Hagedorn participating in a debate this week in Rochester. more »»

Fairmont rightly sticks with its own city attorney

October 9, 2014 Um, sometimes maybe it’s better not to look into things. more »»

We all need to step up to plate for our veterans

October 8, 2014 Brian Keaton made history recently in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»

Join us in celebrating National Newspaper Week

October 7, 2014 This week is National Newspaper Week. Americans enjoy a vigorous, vibrant press, like no other in the world. more »»

Find cures now, before next outbreak occurs

October 6, 2014 In all likelihood, you have never heard of Hendra Virus Disease or Chapare Hemorrhagic Fever. You probably do know about Ebola, however. more »»

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October 4, 2014 Campaigns under way There are competitive local races shaping up as we head toward Nov. 4. more »»

Money is a tool to help people get things done

October 3, 2014 Fairmont area residents — and past residents, and friends and relatives — should pat themselves on the back. more »»

Illegal immigrants will keep crossing border

October 2, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

Why permit this kind of corruption anyway?

October 1, 2014 Why permit this kind of corruption anyway? Two Minnesota state agencies recently suspended their work with a nonprofit — Community Action of Minneapolis — after an audit showed the group spent... more »»

Not clear U.S. is doing better ‘connecting dots’

September 30, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew:?Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

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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