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September 20, 2014 Good luck into future Sober Fest returned to Hands Park near Fairmont last weekend. more »»

Bill should force schools to disclose suspicions

September 19, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

‘Invasives’ can be kept at bay for a while, anyway

September 18, 2014 Martin County has received state funding — and will receive more — to help in the battle against aquatic invasive species, which jeopardize Minnesota’s waterways. more »»

World coalition should destroy Islamic terrorists

September 17, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

U.S. must be vigilant against ‘lone wolf’ acts

September 16, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

U.S. needs president who makes commitment

September 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

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September 13, 2014 It takes a commitment Some new faces showed up this week at a meeting to determine the future of the local Interlaken Heritage Days festival. more »»

We couldn’t agree more: School attendance vital

September 12, 2014 We support and applaud the efforts of our area school districts, all of which place an emphasis on attendance, which means students showing up on time every day and being ready to lear. more »»

Can government ever control things like this?

September 11, 2014 A?Minnesota man, a former nurse, has been convicted of assisted suicide and attempted assisted suicide for going online and encouraging people to kill themselves. more »»

Here’s an alternative: Spend the money wisely

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

President must reverse series of bad decisions

September 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He planned to discuss it today with congressional leaders. more »»

Parents: Snooping may save your child's life

September 8, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters, it is explained. On Aug. more »»

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September 6, 2014 Highway 15 fix coming A major road project is coming to the Fairmont area. Starting Sep. more »»

Seems like council’s decision came too easy

September 5, 2014 We are a little confused by the Fairmont City Council’s decision to help fund Community Education and Recreation locally. Not that the $10,000 commitment is a great deal of money. more »»

President Obama must act to eliminate threats

September 3, 2014 Comments on Sunday by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. more »»

Obamacare sticker shock just the beginning

September 3, 2014 In large measure, President Barack Obama’s health care law was sold to Americans based on his contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

U.S. needs to make terrorists live in fear

September 2, 2014 After American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State terrorists several days ago, there was concern about another U.S. reporter taken hostage about two years ago. more »»

Questions still remain about VA care, deaths

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

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August 30, 2014 Don’t forget about them In recent years, there have been some major road construction projects in our area that have put a crimp on some businesses lining the road. more »»

New task force can help rural Minnesota succeed

August 29, 2014 We congratulate and thank state Sen.?Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, for her role in creating a bipartisan Senate task force that will work to identify needs specific to rural Minnesot. more »»



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