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October 26, 2013 Sign up for ‘Lose It’ THUMBS UP: There is still time to sign up for the “Lose It to Win It” program offered by Hearts Beat Back: Heart of New Ulm. There are lots of good reasons to do so by Oct. 3. more »»

Supreme Court could reign in regulator

October 25, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court justices already have ruled that President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Young people need to reattach to reality

October 24, 2013 It seems incredible that so many young people who have no memory of a world before the Internet are entirely unaware of the degree to which they have been dehumanized by the Web. more »»

‘No excuse,’ but no solution, either

October 23, 2013 President Barack Obama offered “no excuses” Monday when he admitted the faults and frustrations surrounding the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. “Nobody is more frustrated than me,” he said. more »»

Who’s taking responsibility?

October 22, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Website woes not the worst problem

October 21, 2013 Don't give up on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged Ohioans during a visit to the state on Wednesday. more »»

Time for Congress to agree on real budget

October 20, 2013 The nation has barely avoided a fiscal crisis, but unless Congress is willing to do some old-fashioned budgeting, we are headed that way again. more »»

Crisis averted, for now

October 18, 2013 Congress finally got together Wednesday and passed its favorite kind of legislation — taking a national crisis and putting it off for a few more month. more »»

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October 18, 2013 Seatbelt use is up THUMBS UP: According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, seatbelt use is at an all-time high. The DPS says the latest observational use survey in June showed a 94. more »»

House GOP may need a new mascot

October 17, 2013 As Senate Democratic and Republican leaders hammered out a deal to avoid forcing the U.S. to default on its debts Tuesday, House Republicans said they would take one more stab at a bill. more »»

Fiscal responsibility essential in budget deal

October 16, 2013 It appears the standoff between liberals and conservatives in Washington is nearing an end. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for the liberals Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. more »»

Weeds: Structured procrastination

October 16, 2013 Whenever Randy asks me to write this column, he gives me a heads-up, then a deadline, then a reminder, then a check-up. “Yep, I’m on it,” I told him sometime in August. more »»

Protect yourself, others with flu shot

October 15, 2013 Vaccinations to protect people against influenza strains expected to be prevalent this season are available throughout our area. more »»

Eagle Update: Early Childhood – Family Education (ECFE)

October 15, 2013 It has been a busy start to the year for our early childhood programs. more »»

Child abuse more than AP’s tragedy

October 14, 2013 Minnesota and the rest of the nation were shocked on Friday when it learned that a two year old boy in Sioux Falls, S.. more »»

Bipartisan talks fine, but what are they saying?

October 13, 2013 The big development in the Washington shutdown-default situation on Saturday was that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were talking directly. more »»

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October 12, 2013 ‘Lose It’ needs you THUMBS UP: We’d like to encourage more people to sign up for the “Lose It to Win It” program that Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm program is running. more »»

Kid in need of help

October 11, 2013 At first, it was kind of amusing, in a scary sort of way, the story about the 9-year-old boy sneaking onto a flight to Las Vegas at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. more »»

Questions about Libya

October 9, 2013 U.S. special forces' capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

Editorial correction

October 9, 2013 The Journal’s editorial of Friday (Not for Congress) was in error when it said that a Republican budget proposal on Sep. more »»



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