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Government can’t have it both ways on secrecy

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

Band thanks community

July 13, 2016 To the Editor: I had the extreme honor of taking 131 students and 12 chaperones on a trip to the East Coast, specifically the areas of Washington, D.C. more »»

Minnesotans should exert some pressure

July 12, 2016 Minnesotans need to raise a fuss if we’re ever going to get state leaders to agree on a special session this summer. The Legislature left a lot of important business undone this yea. more »»

Exonerated? Clinton has a lot to explain still

July 11, 2016 The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton has concluded that Clinton’s use of her own e-mail server while Secretary of State is not sufficient to bring criminal charge. more »»

Et cetera ...

July 9, 2016 County moves forward Martin County commissioners moved forward this week on some needed technology upgrades. more »»

Minnesota reports: abortions at 35-year low

July 8, 2016 An abortion is a failure. We mean this is the broadest sense, without suggesting that women should lose their reproductive rights or dominion over their bodie. more »»

Medical pot marking one year in Minnesota

July 7, 2016 Minnesota has reached the one-year anniversary of its experiment with medical marijuana. The results are mixed. more »»

Authority to write laws belongs to Congress

July 6, 2016 President Barack Obama lashed out recently over a federal judge’s ruling. Obama is upset because he is not being permitted to circumvent the Constitutio. more »»

Lawmaking power resides with Congress

July 5, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Et Cetera ...

July 2, 2016 Council will miss Clerc Wes Clerc has been a conscientious leader and voice of reason on the Fairmont City Council for 25 years. more »»

After 17 years, it’s time for higher inspection fees

July 1, 2016 Martin County enacted a feedlot ordinance and inspection system almost two decades ago. The idea was to ensure the protection of surface and ground water. more »»

Obama in no position to criticize GOP plans

June 30, 2016 Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a plan to help more Americans obtain health insurance. more »»

‘Sit-in’ was complete and total political stunt

June 29, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control. more »»

U.S. should make clear that we support the U.K.

June 28, 2016 The United Kingdom’s people and government are among the oldest, warmest, staunchest friends we Americans have. Surely U.K. more »»

U.S. cannot take more Obama-style economics

June 27, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»


June 25, 2016 Great Asset Presentation College is looking to expand its Fairmont campus to fulfill the area’s need. more »»

Hindsight works great, but resolves nothing

June 24, 2016 Along with the many other questions, some unanswerable, about the mass killings in Orlando is this: The murderer, Omar Mateen, was known by many — perhaps including the FBI — to be dangerous. more »»

FDA’s delays may endanger your health

June 23, 2016 We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.. more »»

Cornered terrorists may focus elsewhere

June 21, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

Why is Obama afraid to say ‘radical Islam’?

June 20, 2016 President Barack Obama refuses to use phrases such as “radical Islam” or even “Islamic terrorists.” What would that accomplish, he asked rhetorically in angry comments on the matter. more »»



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