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Mothers deserve our thanks

May 11, 2014 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

Wrongdoing is rampant

May 10, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is “severely reprimanded” and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Ag Days a valuable experience

May 9, 2014 “Where do hamburgers come from?” “The grocery store?” Despite Iowa’s agricultural heritage, many of the state’s children are familiar with farms only as images through a car window. more »»

Let’s stop Big Brother

May 8, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

Don’t hamper this trend

May 7, 2014 Perhaps the most important report on the U.S. economy in years was released recently by a private consulting compan. more »»

Secrets in D.C. threaten liberty

May 7, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

IG report is very troubling

May 6, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

It’s Beef Month in Iowa

May 4, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

We need to learn more

May 4, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

More nonsense in D.C.

May 3, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

Friends of St. Edmond Ball is crucial event

May 2, 2014 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

More red ink is coming

May 1, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillion. During the next 10 years, to $25. more »»

Certification recognizes ag park’s excellence

April 30, 2014 The ag park just west of Fort Dodge — Iowa’s Crossroads of Global Innovation — made an important step forward this week. more »»

It’s all about politics

April 29, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Wind power is booming in Iowa

April 27, 2014 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

Same failure keeps happening

April 26, 2014 With the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russi. more »»

Trinity helps FD prosper

April 25, 2014 UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our immediate environment it is easy to take for granted. more »»

Federal debt keeps going up

April 24, 2014 Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, was April 21 this year. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 22, 2014 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

April 20, 2014 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»



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