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Editor's column: Now more than ever, the waiting is the hardest part

August 27, 2016 Patience is a virtue. If I tell my 14-year-old daughter that, I get a blank stare, and it’s not because she doesn’t know what the word “virtue” means. It’s because she doesn’t have any patience. more »»

A day trip to Sioux Falls

August 27, 2016 Some time ago I learned there were Japanese gardens located in Sioux Falls. Upon further investigation, they were located in Terrace Park (thanks Google). more »»

On the Porch…

August 27, 2016 Anyone passing by the Lyon County Courthouse in Marshall may have noticed the monument on the courthouse grounds. more »»

On pillboxes, subs and the dungue fever

August 27, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part series of stories about Stan Kindler. Kindler, a PFC in the U.S. more »»

Common sense in our lives

August 24, 2016 On Saturday, Editor Per Peterson wrote in his editorial about distracted driving and the difficulties of defining that, pointing out that a little common sense is needed to define what distracted... more »»

Fair time

August 24, 2016 The road construction on Highway 23 has resulted in a detour that takes me through the town of Wood Lake on my weekday commute each day. more »»

The art of patience

August 24, 2016 It can be elusive or it can be found immediately. And, if found, it can be so easily lost. The “it” I’m referring to is patience. more »»

Weather wisdom

August 24, 2016 In this part of the world the seasons can change with such suddenness that those caught unawares often get whiplash. more »»

A couple of cool inventions

August 23, 2016 What do you get when you combine mycelium (mushroom roots) and agricultural byproducts? Everybody knows you get packing material, insulation and “leather,” right? Well, I have read about packing... more »»

Prehistoric site in southwestern Minnesota

August 22, 2016 One of the best-known and best-described sites in Minnesota is located near Jeffers, in southwestern Minnesota. “Indian people throughout North America created rock art in prehistoric times. more »»

Honoring the beneficiaries of Social Security

August 22, 2016 Social Security is committed to the principles and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which improves the lives of our beneficiaries and our employees who have disabilities. more »»

Editor's column: So what exactly is distracted driving anyway?

August 20, 2016 Legislators in the state of New Jersey made noise earlier this month when they introduced a bill to address distracted driving. Sounds good, right? Well, sort of. more »»

A book and a Fitbit

August 20, 2016 This month’s book club selection transported us back to 1950s Paris as well as New York City in the 1920s. more »»

On the porch

August 20, 2016 America’s national pastime, baseball, originated before the Civil War but grew in popularity during the war. more »»

Prepare for these milestones as retirement approaches

August 20, 2016 Over a two-decade span ranging from ages 50 to 70-1/2, investors will face multiple milestone decisions that will likely impact their retirement savings and portfolio. more »»

All in the family for this SMSU freshman

August 19, 2016 Freshman Tess (Theresa) Novack had heard a lot about SMSU, from her mother Polly, a 1990 alumna, as well as her grandfather, Jerry Parnell, a 1971 charter class member. more »»

No one told me I had to take the lens cap off!

August 18, 2016 Editor’s note: Recent Marshall High School graduate Natalie Rademacher spent nearly three months as an intern in the Independent newsroom. more »»

Small-business owners must protect their futures

August 18, 2016 If you’re a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. more »»

Veggie power

August 17, 2016 As children head back to school it’s important to make sure vegetables make a regular appearance on their plates. more »»

Go south

August 17, 2016 As we northerners know, winters are long and cold around here and many of our neighbors head south to the warmer climes of our countr. more »»



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