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Primaries less than three weeks away

This local political season is moving fast. Voting in municipal contests is ongoing at the Grant County Courthouse. The candidates are out there campaigning and we are reminding readers of our letters to the editor policy as May 7 draws near. As with all letters, t

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Blame pain at the pump on ethanol lobby

Iowa’s two senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, are hosting a field hearing this coming week in western Iowa to discuss the devastating floods that have hit the Midwest. You can see the lesser effects of this flood without traveling to the banks of the Mi

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Bad decision seems in store but better ones await

We know that the local elections of the past few years have been good for our community even if they not been as complete as we would like in the effort to empower our citizenry. We frankly need more and better candidates. But we are slowly getting there. Some of t

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Yemen's agony belongs to us

Sure, we have our own problems. Potholes are bad, fast food choices are largely limited to the unhealthy, local government, like the state and national one, seems to belong less to the average citizen and more to special interests who buy influence, too many people

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