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Surplus is no reason to go on spending spree

December 8, 2014 Minnesota’s latest state revenue forecast on Thursday had encouraging news for Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers who will write up a new budget when the Legislature convenes in January. more »»

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December 6, 2014 One system works best Martin County commissioners this week defended their decision to adopt a true county assessment system, in the face of frustration expressed by some township officials. more »»

GHEC should do what it must to save costs

December 5, 2014 In Iowa, the state creates incentives for the smallest school districts to combine their operations. The result is the efficient use of buildings, staff and resources. more »»

If Minnesota has lottery, it should utilize Internet

December 4, 2014 The Minnesota State Lottery and state lawmakers are in a fight that begs some questions about the state’s role in gambling. more »»

Obama, Reid ready to play politics, again

December 3, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

Secretary of Defense turnover not heartening

December 2, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

In this day and age, toy guns can be deadly

December 1, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police office. more »»

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November 29, 2014 Time to clarify things The Fairmont City Council seems to be confusing itself a bit, perhaps because it hasn’t been clear and on the same page about how it wants to split City Administrator Mike... more »»

They must be kidding

November 28, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

Military needs reforms

November 28, 2014 Military needs reforms President Barack Obama’s third secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Company shouldn't be allowed to keep secret

November 26, 2014 It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that way. more »»

Why would Democrats choose this pair again?

November 25, 2014 Most Democrats in Congress seem to have learned nothing from the Nov. 4 elections. By repudiating President Barack Obama’s policies, many voters also were being critical of Democrat leaders in the U. more »»

Obama wants to pretend problem does not exist

November 24, 2014 President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal. more »»

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November 22, 2014 They do well together Martin and Faribault counties have done a good job working together over the years. Their joint Human Services operation has become a model. more »»

Panel seems to have found right direction

November 21, 2014 A four-person panel reviewing the Minnesota Sex Offender Program offered its recommendations this week. more »»

Businesses feel leery of doing more business

November 20, 2014 If you listen to business news, you will learn that American corporations have been hoarding cash. more »»

Senate should reject Obama’s one-sided deal

November 19, 2014 Let President Barack Obama tal. more »»

We hope VA can fulfill goals of new direction

November 18, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them —make things simpler. more »»

Why are feds releasing criminal immigrants?

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstration that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. more »»

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November 15, 2014 Scouts set to celebrate We add our congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 56 in Fairmont. more »»

 
 
 

 

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