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Congress tells Obama no way on savings plans

February 2, 2016 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Turns out good-old Jeep is needed again

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 30, 2016 School offers survey Kudos to Fairmont Area Schools, which is allowing students, parents and staff to weigh in on how they believe the school is performin. more »»

We hope nothing is lost in drug court situation

January 29, 2016 Drug court has been well-received and has proven successful in Martin, Faribault and Jackson countie. more »»

Court rules citizens cannot disrupt meetings

January 28, 2016 We appreciate a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that said citizens may not disrupt government meetings based on a free speech right. more »»

President wants us to trust Iranians? Why?

January 27, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Government can keep treating people like crap

January 26, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Obama wants to throw more money in sinkhole

January 25, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 23, 2016 State should move ahead Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed spending $1. more »»

Officials need to stay on top of transit issues

January 22, 2016 Martin and Faribault counties have done excellent work together in a variety of ways over the years. more »»

Ethanol issue highlights Republican party problem

January 21, 2016 Republicans are going to have to decide if they really believe in smaller government. Iowa Gov. more »»

Obama, Reid seem to be afraid of exposure

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

This fall, voters should remember these actions

January 19, 2016 Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama’s assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. more »»

Teachers correct: Their rights being undermined

January 18, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many year. more »»

Et Cetera ...

January 16, 2016 Great kids, great deeds Fairmont has some outstanding kids. As evidenced by the variety show held Wednesday for the benefit of the Kids Against Hunger food pack to be held in February. more »»

Development efforts proved solid in 2015

January 15, 2016 Economic development is a tricky thing. It’s part proactive planning, part thoughtful execution and part good luck. more »»

Branstad’s plan would over-complicate things

January 14, 2016 As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad promotes with his agenda to put more money into K-12 education and improve water quality in the state, we’re not sure he has found the winning formula. more »»

‘Fracking’ report was pretty clear in findings

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

‘End-of-life’ counseling shows up in Medicare

January 12, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Obama’s abuses not stopped by Congress

January 11, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»



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