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If city doesn’t need the land, why not sell?

June 26, 2014 Fairmont City Council dove into an interesting issue this week: what to do with small parcels of lakefront property that the city owns but that are maintained and used by citizens living nearby. more »»

Medtronic move shows U.S. in need of reforms

June 25, 2014 The chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, recently said the company is planning to spend $42.9 billion to acquire an Irish company that makes medical device. more »»

Spending, productivity lead to service cutbacks?

June 24, 2014 You may want to make that call or visit soon, before the Social Security Administration decides to close your local office. more »»

Local Editorials

June 22, 2014 Neat, simple idea gets no support from EPA Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. more »»

Et Cetera ...

June 21, 2014 They help out others A bad storm battered the Fairmont area this week, flooding basements, snapping trees and knocking out power. more »»

Cantor loss doesn't bode well for reforms

June 19, 2014 Cantor loss doesn’t bode well for reforms Somehow, no one saw U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor’s recent primary loss coming. But it was all the political pundits could talk about afterwar. more »»

More Minnesotans will now get care they need

June 19, 2014 University of Minnesota researchers recently reported that the federal health overhaul has reduced the number of uninsured in Minnesota by 40 percent. more »»

Children sneaking over border reveals problem

June 18, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

If Iraq is disintegrating, what is Obama’s plan?

June 17, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Local Editorials

June 16, 2014 Presidential tirades won’t address problem President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence, such as that at an Oregon school last... more »»

Et Cetera ...

June 14, 2014 Something seems amiss We cannot blame Fairmont Area Schools for wanting to institute a school breakfast program at the junior/senior high school. more »»

Fairmont Area, Gemini contract is a mistake

June 13, 2014 Fairmont Area Schools has reached an agreement with Gemini Studios of Fairmont to broadcast high school athletic events live on the Internet. The studio is getting $18,000 per year through 2018. more »»

Decision OK; process moved ahead too fast

June 12, 2014 Fairmont City Council decided this week to allow a city employee to receive some city funding to help with the demolition of property adjoining hi. more »»

Obama, Sloan must make vets the priority

June 11, 2014 When President Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs secretary, Eric Shinseki, announced his resignation, the president said “the VA needs new leadership,” in order to address the systemic failures that... more »»

Official ‘jobless’ rate doesn’t tell whole story

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

Et Cetera ...

June 7, 2014 Job fair well received From what we have seen and heard, the recent job fair at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont offered a great opportunity to job-seekers and employers alike. more »»

Now, city has to make parking rules stricter

June 6, 2014 There’s always somebody. We suppose that’s why laws multiply. It wouldn’t have to be this way but ... In Truman, there are parking regulations, just as there are in most towns. more »»

Shock to state will be relieved given planning

June 5, 2014 The state of Minnesota had already taken steps to reduce the output of carbon dioxide in power production, before President Barack Obama issued an edict this week that requires the state to produce... more »»

Shinseki resigns but deeper blame remains

June 4, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Congress should stop targeting of businesses

June 3, 2014 A Justice Department initiative, “Operation Choke Point,” is hurting businesses that the Obama administration finds objectionable, such as gun dealers. more »»



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