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Raises are ridiculous

February 18, 2015 To the Editor: Nearly $1 million in taxpayer dollars will be used to provide Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s commissioners with pay raises thanks to an action taken by the governor in January. more »»

Please give blood

February 18, 2015 To the Editor: In January, about 230 American Red Cross blood drives in 23 states were canceled because of inclement weather, resulting in nearly 7,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. more »»

Food Pack set for Feb. 21

February 18, 2015 To the Editor: Your help is needed. It’s time for the 7th annual food pack for Kids Against Hunge. more »»

Mardi Gras was a success

February 16, 2015 To the Editor: I would like to thank local community members and businesses for their continued support of our students at Presentation College. more »»

Imagine what you could do

February 16, 2015 To the Editor: $485 million. Imagine what you could do if you won the Powerball jackpot of $485 million. more »»

Thanks, board members

February 14, 2015 To the Editor: On behalf of the teachers at Fairmont Area Schools, I would like to say thank you to our dedicated school board members. more »»

Council is dedicated

February 11, 2015 To the Editor: As chairwoman of the South Central Workforce Council, which provides oversight of workforce development in south-central Minnesota, I am excited to welcome Steve Pierce as a new... more »»

We don’t need them

February 11, 2015 To the Editor: Today, we have between 5 and 10 million Muslims in the United States. In surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center, 21 percent have a favorable view of Al Qaeda. more »»

Concerns about plan

February 10, 2015 To the Editor: I have reviewed Gov. Mark Dayton’s latest budget proposal and found both hits and misses within the plan. more »»

Thanks to dedicated crew

February 4, 2015 To the Editor: My name is Jeffrey Pratt and I’m the sheriff in Monona County, Iowa. more »»

Disaster relief approved

February 3, 2015 To the Editor: By a vote of 132-0, the Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that brings disaster relief funding to southern Minnesota communities devastated by heavy rains and... more »»

Child sex traffic growing

February 2, 2015 To the Editor: Child sex trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, is a growing problem, not only in Minnesota but in every state in the United States. Victims are being forced into commercial sex. more »»

Bill would protect kids

January 27, 2015 To the Editor: A bipartisan group of legislators, including myself, appointed by Gov. more »»

Jobs bill moving ahead

January 26, 2015 To the Editor: Growing better-paying jobs is the goal of new legislation I am co-authoring. This is a bill that will not only help Greater Minnesota grow and prosper, but also help the entire state. more »»

God bless his memory

January 22, 2015 To the Editor: Fairmont has been blessed in the quiet, behind-the-scenes work of Mark D. Johnson. more »»

Donations appreciated

January 22, 2015 To the Editor: The board of directors would like to thank Sweet Financial for sponsoring donations to the Martin County Youth Foundation. more »»

Anticipating a challenge

January 21, 2015 To the Editor: Challenged with the task of helping our rural areas grow and prosper, as chairman of the Minnesota House Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy Committee, I have... more »»

Fairmont must do better

January 20, 2015 To the Editor: I personally feel so very bad for all those people who will be losing their jobs at Fairmont Foods. Back in 1980, Fairmont Foods gave both me and my wife a job. more »»

Donations appreciated

January 15, 2015 To the Editor: The Salvation Army of Fairmont would like to thank Truman High School for its recent donation of 1,401 pounds of food and $2,045. more »»

Tips for finding the right school

January 15, 2015 If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options. more »»



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