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January 9, 2016 Thin ice It has to be frustrating for ice fishermen to have to wait and wait for area lakes to freeze hard enough to make it safe to venture out. more »»

Step up attacks on sex trafficking

January 8, 2016 Area law enforcement, county attorneys and victims services workers held a press conference this week to talk about a very important issue, the problem of sex trafficking in the area, especially the... more »»

Nuclear threat growing

January 7, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned last week. more »»

Obama rushes in while Congress sits by

January 6, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Time ticking away for special session

January 5, 2016 Gov. Mark Dayton wants an answer by the end of the week from legislative leaders on a special session. Legislative leaders are not so sure they can get the necessary work done in time to have one. more »»

State of the Union

January 4, 2016 A “non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»

Another year, a bigger debt

January 3, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

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January 2, 2016 White new year THUMBS UP: Whew, we were beginning to wonder when the snow was going to arrive. more »»

Live to see the New Year

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»

DNC obviously for Clinton

December 30, 2015 If proof was needed that Democratic Party leaders are determined to grease the skids for Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, it was provided last week. more »»

ISIS is more ideology than an organization

December 29, 2015 At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. Finally, as he told reporters last week, he is determined to destroy the murderous horde. more »»

More backing for Kurds

December 28, 2015 To hear President Barack Obama, the United States is pouring resources into the battle against terrorism —and is winning. But it just isn’t so. more »»

Dangerous balancing act in Middle East

December 27, 2015 American troops are being used in a dangerous political balancing act by President Barack Obama. Some already may have died needlessly because of it. more »»

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December 26, 2015 Service to Ag THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club has honored a fitting couple with its Service to Agriculture this year. more »»

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015 Life seems busier than in the good old days, doesn’t it? And there is so much about which to worry. more »»

Celebrate safely

December 23, 2015 It is that time of year when holiday parties pile up one after the other over the course of a couple of weeks — and many of them are held after dark and feature alcoholic beverages. more »»

Depend on ourselves for defense equipment

December 22, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

Danger of military exaggeration

December 21, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

No impact pact

December 20, 2015 You may have heard the suggestion that if guns are criminalized, only criminals will have guns. more »»

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December 19, 2015 Stage still crowded THUMBS DOWN: Far be it from us to tell the dozen or so Republican presidential candidates what to do, but it was obvious at the CNN?debate that there are still way too many of... more »»



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