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Obamacare raising costs of premiums

November 10, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

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November 8, 2014 Is project worth it? As the city of Fairmont gears up to widen the channel beneath Bird’s bridge along Woodland Avenue, we have some thoughts: We think the project will make the local lakes more... more »»

No compelling reason not to build pipeline

November 7, 2014 Delays in constructing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the U.S. have doubled the cost to build the facility, it was reported this wee. more »»

Republicans should work to boost economy

November 6, 2014 Washington, D.C., remains divided, even after Tuesday’s election that turned control of the U.S. Senate over to Republicans, who also added to their majority in the U.S. House. more »»

Senate filibuster should remain sacred safeguard

November 5, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Fewer troops, more common sense needed

November 4, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

For Obama, politics trumps public safety

November 3, 2014 For Obama, politics trumps public safety President Barack Obama made it clear last week that he bases many critical decisions on one type of science — political science. more »»

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November 1, 2014 Make informed choices As anyone can tell by all the letters to the editor running this week and today, election season is in full force and nearing its conclusion. more »»

Lone wolf terrorists are growing threat globally

October 31, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Veterans will be better served with a new plan

October 30, 2014 Veterans will be better served with a new plan A proposal leaders in the U.S. more »»

'Thought police' not acceptable in America

October 29, 2014 Harassment of members of the clergy for what they preached was one of the abuses Americans outlawed when we established the United States. It’s bac. more »»

Congress should look into failures at the CDC

October 28, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

For Congress, Senate: Hagedorn and McFadden

October 27, 2014 The President of the United States — Barack Obama — is not on the ballot this fall. At least not in name. But his surrogates are, and voters should remember it. more »»

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October 25, 2014 Sounds like good site Fairmont’s park board this week came up with a recommendation for dog park site. more »»

In District 23A: Gunther deserves another term

October 24, 2014 State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, has long been an advocate for improving opportunity in rural Minnesot. more »»

Gerhardt, Rodriguez, Moeller for school board

October 23, 2014 People who run for or serve on school boards can face a lot of heat. They are in charge of something — a school district — that parents rely on and that affects children’s lives for years to come. more »»

District 2: We back Pierce

October 22, 2014 Martin County Commissioner Steve Pierce is something of an institution in commission chambers at the courthouse. more »»

Peters ready to serve

October 21, 2014 There were two City Council races in Fairmont this year until Darin Rahm left the council to relocate out of town. That leaves Bruce Peters as the only remaining candidate in Ward 1. more »»

Nobel winner shows: Not all regulation good

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

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October 18, 2014 Kahler has done well The Fairmont area has been blessed to have a program like Kinship, which partners adult volunteers with children who could use a supportive relationship with a mento. more »»

 
 
 

 

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