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Public notices keep every citizen informed

February 13, 2014 Minnesota lawmakers will convene soon, and one of the first proposals they will consider is a bill to allow local governments to put public notices on their own websites and abandon the requirement... more »»

Insurers will get nice, fat checks regardless

February 12, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance syste. more »»

Et Cetera ...

February 8, 2014 Put drones into service The state of Minnesota has begun a “drone” debate, centering on use of the devices by law enforcement. more »»

Every courthouse needs adequate parking space

February 7, 2014 The city of Blue Earth is contending with a street project that will reduce the number of parking stalls on Second Street, just north of the Faribault County Courthouse. more »»

County reverses itself on office safety measure

February 6, 2014 Recently, given partial information about the Assessor’s Office request for bulletproof glass, Martin County commissioners voted (3-2) to deny the expense, not seeing the purported security concern. more »»

Obama’s decision will have a broader effect

February 5, 2014 Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says — more than an idle concern, in view of his record for veracity — Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto. more »»

We’re sure China will be happy to get the oil

February 4, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please your radical environmentalist supporters. more »»

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February 1, 2014 We’re all in this thing We suppose there is no way to relieve the feelings of those who hate our Midwestern winters. more »»

Minnesota should keep teacher basic skills test

January 31, 2014 If a non-native English speaker working in a language immersion program at a Minnesota school has trouble passing a basic skills test for teachers, we can understand the desire to find a way around... more »»

Ordinance could have unintended consequences

January 30, 2014 The city of Fairmont has drafted and is considering adopting a rental ordinance. Proponents hope it would offer protections to landords and tenants, and improve the appearance of rental properties. more »»

Congress needs to rein in Obama administration

January 29, 2014 If President Barack Obama does not get what he wants from Congress this year, he will take the desired action on his own, White House aides have warne. more »»

Does president get to pick, choose the laws?

January 28, 2014 It is a shame President Barack Obama does not have the same level of concern for most businesses that it does for those in the marijuana industr. more »»

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January 25, 2014 Help preserve our lakes Fairmont bills itself as the “City of Lake. more »»

Should the Civil War remain so dominant?

January 24, 2014 We find Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be an interesting character. more »»

Recycling has to make sense in marketplace

January 23, 2014 During their next session, state lawmakers in Minnesota will consider a possible 10-cent refund on all beverage containers. more »»

President responsible for upholding all the laws

January 22, 2014 Twice, President Barack Obama has taken the following oath of office: “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and... more »»

U.S. justice demands swift, careful executions

January 21, 2014 Something went terribly wrong Thursday when Ohio prison officials tried a new mixture of chemicals to execute a convicted murdere. more »»

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January 18, 2014 Better utilize the study A?city such as Fairmont can do things to make housing more available and more affordable, and by doing so it can help improve local economic conditions. more »»

Can’t we find a job for the lieutenant governor?

January 17, 2014 Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon has decided not to be on the ticket when Gov. Mark Dayton seeks a second term this year. more »»

Security measures may not prove fruitful

January 16, 2014 The solutions to school security are being examined around the nation, in the wake of school shootings that date back to Columbine (April 1999) and beyond. The Newtown, Conn. more »»

 
 
 

 

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