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U.S. must exercise caution in Syria conflict

August 28, 2013 Terming use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war a “red line” that, if crossed, would result in decisive U.S. action was a mistake on President Barack Obama’s part. more »»

U.S. should not attempt new intervention in Iraq

August 27, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq on Sunday, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failur. more »»

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August 24, 2013 Seems to make sense The Prairieland waste-processing facility in Truman is considering buying a 240-kilowatt generator to run its grinder during peak electrical loads, i.e. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Sounds like lawmakers did poor job of planning

August 23, 2013 It sounds as if Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton want to work to repeal a new state sales tax on farm equipment repairs that took effect July 1. more »»

Ban on guns at Capitol will not make it safer

August 22, 2013 We will concede the point that anyone with a gun could do harm to others. more »»

Court rules government ‘simply flouting the law’

August 21, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials. more »»

Obamacare is the law; Obama should enforce it

August 20, 2013 State legislators from throughout the nation heard a stern lecture from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week. more »»

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August 17, 2013 Truly a great get-together The Martin County Fair earns our praise again for being the area’s major annual attraction. Thousands visit the fair for a variety of reasons. more »»

Promises of health care law are not being kept

August 16, 2013 Health insurance will be cheaper, we were assured. If you like the policy you have, you’ll be able to keep it, President Barack Obama insiste. more »»

Minnesota must reform retirement payout method

August 15, 2013 At least 15 states have put in place “anti-spiking” provisions that prohibit overtime from being included in final salary calculations in retirement plans for local government workers. more »»

Government should stop stupid tinkering

August 14, 2013 Government tinkering with the mortgage market helped bring on the deep recession from which Americans are just now emerging. more »»

The problem remains: Feds spend too much­

August 13, 2013 Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillio. more »»

Trial may yield answers

August 12, 2013 Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on trial last week in a military court at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens more in a 2009 shooting rampage at the post. more »»

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August 10, 2013 Too much intervention Farmfest is a huge event every year in Minnesota, in terms of turnout, public policy discussions and the future of agriculture. more »»

Ceylon needs to get serious about problem

August 9, 2013 Citizens can easily get frustrated with government, when they see their tax bills or when they see how government wastes countless billions at the federal level. more »»

We hope fresh vision can, will be implemented

August 8, 2013 The pilots and businesses that use the Fairmont airport and the city, which owns and operates it, are talking. Fruitfully, it seems. This is goo. more »»

Does EPA plan to fine birds, animals, fish?

August 7, 2013 West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt is letting the Environmental Protection Agency know its efforts to overstep its bounds will not go without a fight, even if that fight must come from the little... more »»

Clearly, terrorism threat remains with us, strong

August 6, 2013 The decision to close U.S. more »»

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July 27, 2013 City has been responsible The city of Fairmont has suffered a dip in its credit rating, a product of greater concern in the municipal bond market, shaken by the looming bankruptcy in Detroit. more »»

City addresses trails in appropriate manner

July 25, 2013 Leaders need good information. They also need to make sound financial plans. We believe Fairmont’s elected officials are on the right track as they consider building trail extensions in town. more »»



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