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New proposed Stillwater hotel requires taxpayer’s money

Chase Lau November 5, 2013

Stillwater Minnesota is in the midst of a great deal of change. With the construction of the new interstate and Wisconsin bridge, our town will be a very different place in just a few, short years.   However,...

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Adam Johnson November 5, 2013

Drive into any major city. Look out the window. What one sees there is the reason that a government food stamps program exists. However, this program has become bloated far past its means and must be cut. The...

Iranian president creating a positive future for his country

Ryan Longnecker November 3, 2013

On Aug. 3 of this year, after winning the popular election in Iran, Hassan Rouhani assumed the role of the president. After 8 years under the poor leadership of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran...

Philippines in need of US support against China

Alex Eder November 1, 2013

In recent years, China has claimed more and more of the South China Sea for itself, at the expense of Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. The United States should assist the Philippines...

By Christy Prust
Now hiring sign hangs near the side of the road, though the pay may not be perfect adolescents are getting desperate for jobs in the Stillwater area.

Dayton wages war on wages

Nick Wicker October 30, 2013

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has, in recent months, made it his goal to push for legislation increasing the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2015. There are currently two bills in consideration...

Navy Yard shooting raises tensions between pro-Second Amendment and anti-gun advocates

Ross Stickler October 22, 2013

The Navy Yard shooting was a horrific incident that has many people wanting stricter gun laws.  Liberals want to go as extreme as banning firearms all together, while pro Second Amendment advocate following...

Obamacare high cost to all citizens

Alex Magler October 21, 2013

The Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama would help the citizens in need of healthcare, but Americans should not have to use their own money to pay for other citizens' insurance plans. Obamacare...

Ted Cruz’s speech goes beyond necessary means

Anna Kaul October 16, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas stood before the Senate and spoke for 21 hours on the need to defund Obamacare on Sept. 24. With a potential government shutdown looming, his speech was unsympathetic to the...

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

Taxing sugary drinks could combat obesity

July 20, 2013

Obesity has become more prevalent in America over the past few decades than ever before. Although the culprits are plentiful, ranging from lack of exercise to the multitudes of fast food consumed each...

Government must cut military spending

Government must cut military spending

July 20, 2013

With the United States in almost $17 trillion of debt, many people are looking at what is to blame. The most obvious choice is the U.S military, whose budget includes $526.6 billion for the Department...

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