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IRS does less with more

July 17, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Uncomfortable truth

July 16, 2015 The law enforcement “sting” last Friday that arrested 13 people trying to hire prostitutes has ripped the cover off of an uncomfortable truth. more »»

Are we heading in Greece’s direction?

July 15, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister this week, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

If you grow it, they will come

July 15, 2015 It’s summer, you hate your boss, you forgot what the kids look like, or even how many kids you have. It’s time to get out of Dodge and take a summer vacation. more »»

Gov’t data breach coverup unacceptable

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

O’Malley proposal doesn’t compute

July 13, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Let school funding follow the students

July 12, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

God is the Supreme Judge

July 12, 2015 To the editor: The recent decision that was handed down from the Supreme Court giving gays the right to many is still forefront in our minds. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 11, 2015 Bavarian Blast THUMBS UP: Bavarian Blast, New Ulm’s summer party, is taking place next weekend. It’s a big weekend of music, food and fun, capped off with a big parade on Sunday, July 19. more »»

Senate has last word on any Iran treaty

July 10, 2015 Presidents traditionally have enjoyed latitude in their handling of foreign affairs — but the Constitution places the responsibility for critical issues squarely on Congress. more »»

Keep federal highway funding bill clean

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Greek bailout should require reforms

July 8, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»

Highway 14 project makes us hope

July 7, 2015 The groundbreaking ceremony held Monday in Nicollet for the Nicollet to North Mankato leg of the Highway 14 project gives some hope to those of us in New Ulm who are hoping the project will someday... more »»

ACA ruling not a stamp of approval

July 6, 2015 Scare tactics have been an integral part of the liberal strategy for attempting to foist the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American peopl. more »»

Whistleblower at VA was often ignored

July 5, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

Act of courage created this country

July 3, 2015 America the nation was born 239 years ago on this date with an act of defiance and courage, one that was regarded as treason and rebellion by the English monarch and one that would surely have... more »»

Court slaps God in the face

July 3, 2015 To the editor: Over the past few days there has been a fair bit of dialogue on Facebook about same-sex marriage. more »»

What did they expect Dayton would do?

July 2, 2015 Back in February Gov. Mark Dayton tried to give his commissioners big pay raises. BIG?pay raises. More than a dozen of his appointees were to get $30,000 more a year. more »»

‘Our broken roads are broke’

July 2, 2015 As the 2015 session finally came to a close, the Legislature was once again unable to come to agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill. more »»

Connecting the terrorism dots

July 1, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. more »»



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