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Obama wants to pretend problem does not exist

November 24, 2014 President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal. more »»

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November 22, 2014 They do well together Martin and Faribault counties have done a good job working together over the years. Their joint Human Services operation has become a model. more »»

Panel seems to have found right direction

November 21, 2014 A four-person panel reviewing the Minnesota Sex Offender Program offered its recommendations this week. more »»

Businesses feel leery of doing more business

November 20, 2014 If you listen to business news, you will learn that American corporations have been hoarding cash. more »»

Senate should reject Obama’s one-sided deal

November 19, 2014 Let President Barack Obama tal. more »»

We hope VA can fulfill goals of new direction

November 18, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

Why are feds releasing criminal immigrants?

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstration that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. more »»

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November 15, 2014 Scouts set to celebrate We add our congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 56 in Fairmont. more »»

Cameras for police starting to make sense

November 14, 2014 Should police officers wear body cameras? We think the answer is: depends, especially on the police force in question. more »»

Obamacare architects lied from the beginning

November 13, 2014 Economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped write the Affordable Care Act — known by most as Obamacare — has admitted Americans were deceived about the measure. more »»

Seems pretty clear: Iowa must enact reforms

November 12, 2014 The state of Iowa is facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, which alleges that Iowa’s laws are too strict in denying felons the right to vote. more »»

China clearly aiming to compete with U.S.

November 11, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Obamacare raising costs of premiums

November 10, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

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November 8, 2014 Is project worth it? As the city of Fairmont gears up to widen the channel beneath Bird’s bridge along Woodland Avenue, we have some thoughts: We think the project will make the local lakes more... more »»

No compelling reason not to build pipeline

November 7, 2014 Delays in constructing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the U.S. have doubled the cost to build the facility, it was reported this wee. more »»

Republicans should work to boost economy

November 6, 2014 Washington, D.C., remains divided, even after Tuesday’s election that turned control of the U.S. Senate over to Republicans, who also added to their majority in the U.S. House. more »»

Senate filibuster should remain sacred safeguard

November 5, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Fewer troops, more common sense needed

November 4, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

For Obama, politics trumps public safety

November 3, 2014 For Obama, politics trumps public safety President Barack Obama made it clear last week that he bases many critical decisions on one type of science — political science. more »»

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November 1, 2014 Make informed choices As anyone can tell by all the letters to the editor running this week and today, election season is in full force and nearing its conclusion. more »»



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