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Editorial

Americans must stand against bigotry

We know no one in our area who reacted to the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue a year ago with anything other than sorrow and anger. We doubt that you know anyone with a different opinion, either. But a microscopically tiny number of people viewed the assault, in which 11 worshippers were ...

President should choose his words wisely

Donald Trump made himself a political celebrity in 2016 by persuading news media to talk about — Donald Trump. He did it mainly by the expedient of saying outrageous things — by trolling, in the parlance of social media — and it worked. It’s still working, though these days as often to ...

One woman’s generosity will make Humboldt animal shelter possible

The Humboldt community has been wrestling with the problem of establishing a proper animal shelter for about a year. Mary Moffitt has apparently just solved that problem. Moffitt, who lives in California, owns farm land near Dakota City. She’s also an animal lover who’s especially fond ...

US must keep its technological edge

We Americans have a habit of bragging about our feats of technology. Our chief economic and military rivals — namely Russia and China — seldom do. They prefer to keep their secrets. No one in this country is certain, then, how far the state-controlled economies of those nations have gone ...

Event will provide safe way to get rid of old medicines

In lots of homes throughout Fort Dodge, there are bottles of unused pills taking up space in drawers and cupboards. Perhaps they are there because no one knows what to do with them. A special event on Saturday will solve that dilemma for area residents. For the 18th time, the Webster County ...

October is Co-op Month across US

There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members and are designed to serve those members. The members typically are the people who “use the ...