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Spring into a stress-free retirement

April 6, 2015 April has arrived, and spring is here! As we say “goodbye” to winter weather hardships and “hello” to gardens budding with vibrant color, we welcome the season by celebrating Stress Awareness Month. more »»

Editor's column: Believe it or not

April 4, 2015 Movies like “Do You Believe?” won’t change your life, but they might change the way you look at it. more »»

Returning to ‘The Voice’

April 4, 2015 When “The Voice” started its first season, I thought I would make an effort to watch the show. It was a nice change from “American Idol.” But I failed miserably at that effort. more »»

Keeping the faith: Another health beneft?

April 4, 2015 Note: Since this week marks the celebration of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith, it is appropriate that we review an article about an... more »»

Take the time to slow down and think

April 4, 2015 The last day of March was my one-year anniversary of writing for the Marshall Independent. In my first year of working here, I’ve driven over 6,000 miles and reported on dozens of car accident. more »»

On the porch

April 4, 2015 The Marshall Carnegie Library building was one of 65 public libraries built in Minnesota with funds from Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation between 1899 and 1917. Carnegie was born on Nov. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 4, 2015 Question: Could you explain the significance of the W on license plates?  Answer: I believe Minnesota started using “whiskey” or “special registration” plates back in the mid- to late 1990s. more »»

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 4, 2015 April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a national observance that provides communities with an opportunity to focus on the leading cause of work-related deaths — traffic crashes. more »»

New at the library

April 4, 2015 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Bradford, Barbara Taylor. The Cavendon Women • Coben, Harlan. The Stranger • Drake, David and John Lambshead. more »»

How should you respond to higher interest rates?

April 3, 2015 If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you? As a consumer, you might experience the “ripple” effects i... more »»

Marshall Community Services

April 3, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

The Easter baskets

April 1, 2015 Thinking back to my childhood, as busy as our mother was, every now and then (mostly then), she would help us kids gather up supplies for a simple craft project of some kind. more »»

Wow! That’s one big barrel

April 1, 2015 What would you do with an oak wine barrel that held 58,000 gallons? Yes, 58,000 gallons — that might be more wine than any of us could drink in a lifetime! There is a story... more »»

The power of the potato

April 1, 2015 In the gardening world, potatoes are traditionally one of the first vegetables to be planted when the season begins. more »»

Dairy expo doings

April 1, 2015 It isn’t often that my wife and I are invited to hang out with nobility. The royalty in this case was a dairy princess named Katelyn. more »»

People and events

April 1, 2015 Backstrom named United Way education and volunteer services coordinator United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced recently that Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the education and... more »»

Should you convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

April 1, 2015 Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA may be a good option for some people, but it isn’t right for everyone. more »»

Ask a trooper

March 31, 2015 Question: I bought a used vehicle and noticed that the horn does not work. Is a person required to have a horn? Answer: Yes, you are required to have a working horn in the State of Minnesota. more »»

Women who helped settle southwest Minnesota

March 30, 2015 PART II This week’s column continues a look at Women’s History Month. more »»

Social Security helps people with kidney disease

March 30, 2015 District manager Every March, we pay special attention to the kidney, an organ vital to a healthy life. more »»



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