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Editorial: It is time for 2009, after the painful 2008


The year 2008 is ending today in west central Minnesota and the new year 2009 begins at the stroke of midnight tonight.

For many, the new year will be welcomed as a chance to renew and improve following the challenges of 2008.

The span of 2008 was a major year of change -- especially politically and economically.

Politics was a major story throughout the year in west central Minnesota and nationally.

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