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Social Security disability helps people who work

October 5, 2015 People with disabilities are challenged with both overcoming barriers and with convincing others that those barriers do not define them. more »»

Cookbooks of yester-year

October 5, 2015 PART II: Most old cookbooks contain information on a variety of subjects, sprinkled liberally with advice to the homemaker from the “store of knowledge” of the author. more »»

Editor's column: This is a double bogey of an idea

October 3, 2015 The Ryder Cup golf extravaganza will come to Minnesota next year, and that’s a really good thing. For golf fans. more »»

So we went to the Ren Fest

October 3, 2015 For the last few years, Ross and I have made an annual trek to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. more »»

Healing from the past with hypnosis

October 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This column will be a periodic feature in the Independent Weekender. We all know of stories about stage hypnosis, where volunteers will do strange things in front of their classmate. more »»

On the porch

October 3, 2015 The following history was provided to the Lyon County Historical Society by Harold Mellenthin. Harold will turn 90 at the end of October. The photograph featured is Harold at 15 years old in 1940. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 2, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Act soon to close your insurance gap

October 2, 2015 If you work for a fairly sizable company, you may be entering your open enrollment season, when you can add or adjust your employer-sponsored benefits. more »»

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2, 2015 Stories of domestic violence are commonplace in Minnesota. Far too often, we read about men who shoot their wives or girlfriends and then turn the gun on themselves. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 1, 2015 Question: Does traffic have to wait for someone on a bicycle trying to cross at an intersection? Answer: Bicyclists and motorists are equally responsible for safety on the road. The No. more »»

Healthy tailgate party — Is it possible?

September 30, 2015 When you think of fall days and football games, what foods come to your mind? Whether you are a tailgater or an armchair quarterback, some popular foods that come to the top of the list might be... more »»

Great food — Fine wine — Good folks

September 30, 2015 One is never quite sure what to expect from any given situation and recently I participated in a fine dining event in which I really didn’t know what to expec. more »»

Badlands and good books

September 30, 2015 At 80 mph, the Badlands, a breathtaking precautionary tale regarding the hazards of soil erosion, burst from the tabletop of prairie. more »»

Cookbooks from yester-year

September 28, 2015 PART I: BREAD RECIPE One heaping sifter of flour Small handful of salt Sugar to taste — about one-half cup Two large spoons of melted lard Yeast Add about one quart of water to above and stir... more »»

Editor's column: Why-Fi?

September 26, 2015 The great outdoors 20 years ago: Hiking, swimming, bird watching, relaxing. The great outdoors today: Downloading, buffering, texting, stressing. It has come to this. more »»

Last Saturday’s Plan B

September 26, 2015 Thanks to the Marshall Downtown Business Association expanding the annual Walkabout to three days, I was able to finally partake in the even. more »»

On the porch …

September 26, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society and the Marshall Cemetery Association are sponsoring two Marshall Cemetery tours in October. The first tour is Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Marshall Community Services

September 25, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

What to recycle

September 25, 2015 Today we’ll have a review. And the reasons being 1. reviews are needed and 2. time slipped away from me and I couldn’t make up my mind at the last minute what to write about. more »»

Ask a trooper

September 24, 2015 Question: I spend a fair amount of time on the highway and often see passengers in vehicles with their feet on the das. more »»

Do you have a small-business retirement plan?

September 24, 2015 If you’re a small-business owner, you’ve always got a lot to do: marketing your products or services, hiring employees, paying your bills, coping with competition — the list goes on and on. more »»



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October 2, 2015 A gentleman came into the Independent recently to place a wedding anniversary ad in the classified section and a notice in the news sectio. more »

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