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Blue Earth, other cities cannot just wait forever

September 10, 2015 We believe a lot of good came from the Blue Earth City Council meeting this week, at which the group tackled a proposal to make sure the city is not discriminating against anyone in its public... more »»

Dear Mr. President: What about our own problems?

September 9, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several days. more »»

Fox guarding hen house must be laughing now

September 8, 2015 It appears the agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.S. more »»

Scare tactics have been used in Alaska before

September 7, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»

Et cetera ...

September 5, 2015 Any successes worth it We’re not sure how much the Re-use or Re-imagine Our Vacant Buildings committee of the Project 1590 group will be able to do in Fairmont, but its first step is the right one. more »»

Reasonable people want to see justice done

September 4, 2015 Minnesota was in the national news this week after the organizer of Black Lives Matter march outside the State Fair stood by the group’s chant to fry police “like bacon. more »»

Approach should be: Individuals come first

September 3, 2015 We believe in individuals and individual rights. The greatest things in life are accomplished by individuals with great ideas, and by other individuals who swing into action to implement them. more »»

Pakistan has shown unwillingness to help

September 2, 2015 Pakistan, while proclaiming it is a U.S. ally in the war against terrorist groups, this week is proving it is just the opposite. more »»

It is Obama’s approach that could lead to war

September 1, 2015 Liberals learned half a century ago that an effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. more »»

Obama ridiculous to say solar, wind not available

August 31, 2015 Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on... more »»

Et Cetera ...

August 29, 2015 Can’t see the danger? Fairmont City Council members were dismissive this week of a proposed 30 mph speed limit along South State Street, from Highway 15 to Hall Street. more »»

Any secretive addition to legislation isn’t right

August 28, 2015 In what has become a more normal routine for lawmakers on the federal and state level, Minnesota lawmakers and the governor are claiming surprise about something included in a piece of legislation. more »»

Pot’s benefits doubtful, but what about freedom?

August 27, 2015 The state of Minnesota is considering expanding its strict medical marijuana program to allow people with intractable pain the option of utilizing the drug. more »»

Lazy bureaucracy didn’t check on family incomes

August 26, 2015 Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn’t have two dimes to rub together. more »»

Griest, Haver are aware of their rare achievement

August 25, 2015 Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army’s rigorous Ranger training program. The whole nation is proud of them. more »»

Turkey, United States should worry about Iran

August 24, 2015 President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America’s allies one more reason to distrust us. more »»

Et Cetera ...

August 22, 2015 Fair makes its return As it does every year, the Martin County Fair delights those who visit. more »»

Nation has failed these men; time to make it right

August 21, 2015 Frank Buckles pursued a dream for many years — a national memorial to America’s World War I service men and women in Washington, D.C., something that is moving toward fruition. more »»

Truman, other cities, faced with sticky issue

August 20, 2015 We sympathize with city of Truman officials, who this week tackled a thorny problem: property owners who violate the law by not properly maintaining their lan. more »»

Mueller wanted to help others, and help she did

August 19, 2015 American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorist. more »»



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