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Afghanistan strategy needs major overhaul

October 5, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

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October 3, 2015 UHD coming to town We congratulate and welcome UHD to Fairmont. The Blue Earth-based health care center recently announced that it will open a clinic near downtown Fairmont. more »»

For this administration, law too often ignored

October 2, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

If possible, we say keep parking as it exists now

October 1, 2015 Politicians know how to use statistics. Namely for their own ends. But sometimes those ends make sense, as in the case of parking in downtown Blue Earth. more »»

Shouldn’t Obama be taking look at strategy?

September 30, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

EPA wants more power? It’s failing to do job now

September 29, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Obama administration plan: Embarrass U.S.

September 28, 2015 “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own laws,” The Associated Press emphasized in a story earlier this week. more »»

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September 26, 2015 Is it worth the expense? We have to at least question the long-term wisdom of the Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District asking voters for major facility upgrades this fall. more »»

Blue Earth Area tests a new grading method

September 25, 2015 We are intrigued by something happening in the classroom of Elizabeth Stallman, a teacher at Blue Earth Area Schools. more »»

School, teachers forge pact to retain educators

September 24, 2015 Through good-natured ribbing or with some actual irritation, people talk about the salaries of public school teachers, here in Fairmont and elsewhere. more »»

No country has ever been allowed to do this

September 23, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»

Flu vaccine protects you and those near you

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Russians won’t work under similar delusions

September 21, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

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September 19, 2015 Congrats, Red Rock We extend our congratulations to Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. more »»

Defeating Islamic State means bolstering Assad

September 18, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Balske’s incredible gift benefits local graduates

September 17, 2015 The Lorraine Balske estate last week donated $1.5 million to the Fairmont chapter of Dollars for Scholars, which provides scholarships to local high school graduate. more »»

Congress should make terrorism the concern

September 16, 2015 About half the detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists pose no threat, the White House insists. more »»

Some Americans, it seems, have forgotten

September 15, 2015 Fourteen years ago, Americans were brutally shocked out of our complacency regarding Islamic terrorism when organized murderers used aircraft in a massive attack on us. more »»

What is cumulative effect of regulations?

September 14, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are fond of rationalizing new schemes for draconian regulations by claiming they will save lives and protect millions of people from health problems such as... more »»

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September 12, 2015 Ask those big questions Three of four schools in Martin County will ask voters for extra funding this fall. We hope voters are paying attention, and are prepared to ask some tough questions. more »»



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