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Defeating Islamic State means bolstering Assad

September 18, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Balske’s incredible gift benefits local graduates

September 17, 2015 The Lorraine Balske estate last week donated $1.5 million to the Fairmont chapter of Dollars for Scholars, which provides scholarships to local high school graduate. more »»

Congress should make terrorism the concern

September 16, 2015 About half the detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists pose no threat, the White House insists. more »»

Some Americans, it seems, have forgotten

September 15, 2015 Fourteen years ago, Americans were brutally shocked out of our complacency regarding Islamic terrorism when organized murderers used aircraft in a massive attack on us. more »»

What is cumulative effect of regulations?

September 14, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are fond of rationalizing new schemes for draconian regulations by claiming they will save lives and protect millions of people from health problems such as... more »»

Et Cetera ...

September 12, 2015 Ask those big questions Three of four schools in Martin County will ask voters for extra funding this fall. We hope voters are paying attention, and are prepared to ask some tough questions. more »»

Kerry couldn’t find an objective person?

September 11, 2015 An announcement from Secretary of State?John Kerry this week was at once startingly cynical and depressingly typical of Washington. more »»

Blue Earth, other cities cannot just wait forever

September 10, 2015 We believe a lot of good came from the Blue Earth City Council meeting this week, at which the group tackled a proposal to make sure the city is not discriminating against anyone in its public... more »»

Dear Mr. President: What about our own problems?

September 9, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several days. more »»

Fox guarding hen house must be laughing now

September 8, 2015 It appears the agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.S. more »»

Scare tactics have been used in Alaska before

September 7, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»

Et cetera ...

September 5, 2015 Any successes worth it We’re not sure how much the Re-use or Re-imagine Our Vacant Buildings committee of the Project 1590 group will be able to do in Fairmont, but its first step is the right one. more »»

Reasonable people want to see justice done

September 4, 2015 Minnesota was in the national news this week after the organizer of Black Lives Matter march outside the State Fair stood by the group’s chant to fry police “like bacon. more »»

Approach should be: Individuals come first

September 3, 2015 We believe in individuals and individual rights. The greatest things in life are accomplished by individuals with great ideas, and by other individuals who swing into action to implement them. more »»

Pakistan has shown unwillingness to help

September 2, 2015 Pakistan, while proclaiming it is a U.S. ally in the war against terrorist groups, this week is proving it is just the opposite. more »»

It is Obama’s approach that could lead to war

September 1, 2015 Liberals learned half a century ago that an effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. more »»

Obama ridiculous to say solar, wind not available

August 31, 2015 Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on... more »»

Et Cetera ...

August 29, 2015 Can’t see the danger? Fairmont City Council members were dismissive this week of a proposed 30 mph speed limit along South State Street, from Highway 15 to Hall Street. more »»

Any secretive addition to legislation isn’t right

August 28, 2015 In what has become a more normal routine for lawmakers on the federal and state level, Minnesota lawmakers and the governor are claiming surprise about something included in a piece of legislation. more »»

Pot’s benefits doubtful, but what about freedom?

August 27, 2015 The state of Minnesota is considering expanding its strict medical marijuana program to allow people with intractable pain the option of utilizing the drug. more »»



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