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Reduced-conflict intersection is the way to go at 23/Saratoga

July 8, 2015 To the editor: I support MnDOT's decision to install a reduced-conflict intersection at (Minnesota) Hwy. 23 and Saratoga Street. more »»

What’s the difference?

July 7, 2015 To the editor: What is the difference between President Obama giving his immigration people instructions to ignore certain immigration laws of the land than the Christian wedding caterer refusing to... more »»

Laws need to change for those who drive without a license

July 2, 2015 To the editor: The month of May was “motorcycle awareness month.” Unfortunately, during the month of May, a local motorcyclist, Greg Heintzeman, was killed at the Saratoga/23 intersectio. more »»

Speed isn’t the only problem on our roads

July 1, 2015 To the editor: This letter is regarding the terrible tragic accident at Saratoga and Highway 23 involving people on the motorcycle. more »»

Another vote for a round-about

June 20, 2015 To the editor: Let’s have a round-about at Highway 23 and Saratoga. Many people say they don’t like round-abouts, but most Minnesota round-abouts are small — too small for many trucks to maneuver. more »»

Response to Sanow letter

June 15, 2015 To the editor: In response to Jared Sanow’s letter (June 10 edition of the Independent), when he wants to protect the most disadvantaged in the county, that’s a noble cause, but if the county places... more »»

We need round-abouts

June 13, 2015 To the editor: To the citizens of Marshall, the city council and Minnesota Department of Transportation. more »»

No sales tax increase to fund county highway improvement plan

June 12, 2015 To the editor: The Lyon County commissioner have three options to fund the five-year country highway improvement plan: a wheelage tax, a county wide sale tax, or a property tax increase. more »»

Go see area performers shine in ‘Les Miserables’

June 10, 2015 To the editor: If you want to treat yourself to a truly awesome experience, go see the musical “Les Miserables” at the Marshall High School this weekend. more »»

Deaths, waste of money,inconvenience. Is it worth it?

June 9, 2015 To the editor: That walk-across bridge is a waste of money. I have lived out here (South Saratoga/County Road 67) for 42 years. Drove into Marshall to work and back home. more »»

Traffic items should have been addressed long ago

June 3, 2015 To the editor: The traffic cones and closure of Saratoga Street going south from Highway 23 is a good idea. more »»

Thank you

June 3, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for the overwhelming response to my letter printed last Thursday (May 28. more »»

Slow it down on 23

June 3, 2015 To the editor: My faith in MnDOT went down a notch when I read today’s (Monday, June 1) “HWY 23 Q&A” in the Independent. more »»

Is there no room in our schedules to pay tribute on Memorial Day?

May 30, 2015 To the editor: As I recently perused the local newspaper, I was struck by the number of events taking place recently, high school athletics in particular, about which I knew very little. more »»

Supports Dayton’s road plan

May 28, 2015 To the editor: I’m writing in support of Governor Dayton's Transportation plan as well as the other initiatives he ran on and was re-elected. more »»

On 23: Calling out city, state

May 28, 2015 To the editor: It happened! Just like everyone said it would — only a matter of time until something bad would happen. more »»

On 23: No faith in MnDOT

May 28, 2015 To the editor: Some years ago when the speed limit past the Highway 59/23 intersection was 65 mph I contacted MnDOT about it being too fast. I was told that a study was made and it was deemed OK. more »»

Thursday night tragedy

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Too bad a little 2-year-old boy had to lose his grandpa and best friend due to city and state officials not doing anything about the Highway 23 and Saratoga hazardous intersection... more »»

Facts about honey

May 23, 2015 To the editor: This past Saturday, (May 16) the Independent carried the “Your Health” column. In that article the author promoted the use of honey as a remedy for allergies. more »»

The importance of the Iraq war

May 21, 2015 To the editor: “Raise Your Hand If You Now Think The Iraq War Was A Good Idea” — that was the heading of the political cartoon in the Independent, 5/18/15. more »»

Marshall youth impress

May 16, 2015 To the editor: During the week of May 5-8, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted its 39th annual Heritage Week. more »»



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