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EPA should take care of business

September 27, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

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September 26, 2015 Wetlands care Minnesota’s wetlands are holding steady in number since the state instituted rules requiring those destroing or draining wetlands to replace them somewhere else. more »»

Blowing the whistle on inspectors general

September 25, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

Meth use rate a big cause for concern

September 24, 2015 It is not a record to be proud of. According to a report presented to the Brown County Board Tuesday, the illegal use of methamphetamine is twice the state averag. more »»

Anti-coal impact

September 23, 2015 Republicans in the Minnesota House are right to be concerned about the impact of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan on jobs and energy costs in Minnesota. more »»

Flu shots make good sense

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Policy on Syria a dismal failure

September 21, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

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September 21, 2015 United States and Iran Even as sufficient Democratic senators supported a treaty giving Iran carte blanche to go nuclear, thereby forcing Israel to destroy this capability in self-defense, the... more »»

Hillary Clinton’s fresh start

September 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a sense, after all the tribulations of her rather erratic 2016 presidential campaign kickoff, Hillary Clinton went back to square the other da. more »»

Intolerant tolerance

September 20, 2015 Suggesting terrorists may attempt to enter the country through a program to admit Syrian immigrants could land you in trouble at the University of California system in the future. more »»

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September 19, 2015 Kraft - 60 years in NU THUMBS UP: Kraft celebrated the 60th anniversary of its manufacturing plant in New Ulm. It is a milestone that deserves some pause and reflection. more »»

Assad and the IS

September 18, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Another warning for Putin to ignore

September 17, 2015 Ho-hum. Another day, another meaningless warning from the American presiden. more »»

Gitmo hard to get rid of

September 16, 2015 About half the detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists pose no threat, the White House insists. more »»

Iran deal details hidden

September 15, 2015 Especially when arms control treaties are involved, the devil really is in the details. There are plenty of them in President Barack Obama’s proposed deal over Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. more »»

Thoughtful opposition

September 14, 2015 Just four Democrat U.S. senators plan to vote against President Barack Obama’s proposed nuclear weapons deal with Iran. more »»

State Department’s transparency czar has Clinton connection

September 13, 2015 An announcement from Secretary of State?John Kerry this week was at once startingly cynical and depressingly typical of Washington. more »»

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September 12, 2015 Hermann Fest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Hermann Fest is turning into quite a celebration, with its daylong attractions of bands, food and other activities at Hermann Heights and Harman Park, and the... more »»

Remember when we were united?

September 11, 2015 It’s hard to remember, but there was a time in this nation when all Americans were united, when political differences existed but we were all aware that there is so much more that we share, when... more »»

Who needs a czar for gov’t footdraggers?

September 10, 2015 Why should it take a new “czar” to force government officials to obey the law in both letter and spirit? And more to the point, why should Americans believe the bureaucrats will do that, just becaus... more »»



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