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Affordable Care Act, health exchange good for Minnesota

August 29, 2014 To the editor: There are those who would turn back the clock by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare. This is a short-sighted and narrow view. more »»

Conyers gets her due

August 28, 2014 To the editor: Hats off to Ellayne Conyers for being nominated for the title of Minnesota’s Outstanding Senior Citizen. She is so deserving of this honor. more »»

Enlightenment blossoms in Marshall

August 27, 2014 To the editor: Once again with gratitude and very positive thoughts I write this letter to Marshall residents. more »»

Too soon to judge in Ferguson

August 27, 2014 To the editor: In your editorial Aug. 23 you said using the term “execution” in the shooting of Michael Brown “may have been overstating it a bit. more »»

Hagedorn, Republicans and racism — an Indigenous perspective

August 26, 2014 To the editor: I read with a great deal of interest the comments re: Indigenous Peoples, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 23, (and Independent Aug. more »»

Columnist off the mark

August 22, 2014 To the editor: Robert Reich’s editorial (The disease of American democracy) makes it sound like Ronald Reagan would not let the air traffic controllers unionize. more »»

MNsure: a step forward for rural Minnesota

August 16, 2014 To the editor: A few weeks ago I drove to St. Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. more »»

Peterson is asset to Minnesota

August 16, 2014 To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the Aug. more »»

Local control of library

August 14, 2014 To the editor: By forcing the Marshall Library to rejoin Plum Creek, which is clearly what most of the City Council wants, we will lose local control of our library and instead have it managed by a... more »»

Here’s why climate change is a ‘heated’ topic

August 14, 2014 To the editor: The Aug. 7 writer of “Why the debate on climate change?” says, “I am not an authority on climate change. I defer to those smarter than I who study the issue full time. more »»

The GOP: Where did it go?

August 13, 2014 To the editor: It seems that since the evening of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration this party has disappeared, or have I misinterpreted GOP as the Grand Old Party? I grew up a Democrat an... more »»

Library has a lot going for it

August 12, 2014 To the editor: Paula Nemes, adult services librarian at the Marshall-Lyon County Library, listed 15 ways in which the library continues to serve its patrons. (Independent Public Forum Aug. 15. more »»

Senator supports Newman for AG

August 12, 2014 To the editor: As we consider the many issues which face the state of Minnesota as well as the problems the federal government causes by not living up to their obligations, ie. more »»

Why the debate on climate change?

August 7, 2014 To the editor: I am not an authority on climate change. I defer to those smarter than I who study the issue full time. more »»

Voting encouraged

August 7, 2014 To the editor: On Aug. 12 we have a very important primary election to determine who the endorsed candidates will be in several positions on Nov. 4 general election. more »»

Aug. 12 — a very important day

August 6, 2014 To the editor: It has been encouraging to see all of the “Marty Seifert for Governor” signs around town and along the highways in the state. more »»

MLCL versatile, vibrant

August 5, 2014 To the editor: In regards to your “thumbs down” on the Marshall-Lyon County Library (MLCL) in Friday's paper: Because the MLCL policy was to keep new titles available only to MLCL taxpayers for thre... more »»

List of issues at library ‘extensive’

August 5, 2014 To the editor: Although there have been letters to the editor and editorials in the newspapers, and several people spoke at the Lyon County Commissioners’ informational meeting regarding Marshall... more »»

Thank you, Municipal Band

August 1, 2014 To the editor: It is time to again give a public word of thanks to the members of the Marshall Municipal Band and participants in special feature appearances. more »»

Man-made CO2 does little to increase earth’s temperature

July 31, 2014 In response to my July 9 letter, online commenter -- (7/10/14, 3:14 P.M.), quotes …."When CO2 is added to the atmosphere, as a greenhouse gas it has a warming effect. more »»

MLCL board members need to check pride at the door

July 29, 2014 To the editor: I attended the library public meeting on Wednesday night. more »»


Youth Hunting Rendezvous September 6, 2014

Windom Wetland Management District will be hosting a Youth Hunting Rendezvous from 10 a.m.-2: p.m. on Saturday. more »

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Front page frivolity

August 29, 2014 Well that was oddly fun — doing that ice bucket challenge this week. By now everyone in the world has taken the challenge, including toddlers and babies, which is not necessary. more »

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