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Short takes for March 14

March 14, 2014 Following a former Mustang THUMBS UP: We’ll all be rooting for the Gophers men’s basketball team the rest of the month — whether its in the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, or the NIT, but... more »»

Marijuana in Minnesota: Where’s the middle ground?

March 13, 2014 Sometime, somehow, the state of Minnesota is going to have to come to some sort of compromise when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Both sides of the issue have a strong ca. more »»

Short takes for March 7

March 7, 2014 ‘Give It Back’ idea has merit THUMBS UP: There has been plenty of speculation as to what the state should do with its $1.2 billion budget surplus announced last week. more »»

Short takes for Feb. 14

February 14, 2014 Not all students eat? THUMBS DOWN: We found it utterly disturbing that 46 school districts in Minnesota said they immediately or eventually refuse to feed students who can’t pay, this according to... more »»

Short takes for Feb. 7

February 7, 2014 Public notice bill THUMBS DOWN: Obviously we’re not big fans of a bill that will be roaming the Capitol this session that could remove public notices from newspapers and their websites, but you... more »»

Plenty to like about farm bill if you’re into the outdoors

February 6, 2014 Years of political fighting and fingerpointing seemingly came to an end Tuesday when the Senate passed a five-year farm bill. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 24

January 24, 2014 Speakers come to town THUMBS UP: A couple of weekends ago, high school dance team members descended on Marshall for the Tiger Dance Team Invitational. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 27

December 27, 2013 On call for the holidays Thumbs up: The Balaton Fire Department responded to a chimney fire in Balaton on Christmas Day, which reminded us to send a special thank-you to all area fire departments,... more »»

Short takes for Dec. 20

December 20, 2013 Little sure about MNsure THUMBS down: Try finding anyone who has anything positive to say about MNsure, Minnesota’s new online health care exchange. more »»

Nienstedt speaks out

December 17, 2013 We credit Archbishop John Nienstedt for his frankness when commenting publically Sunday on the allegations of sexual abuse by priests in Minnesota, but we’re not surprised if what he said fell on a... more »»

Short takes for Dec. 13

December 13, 2013 Canby Theatre THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see the Canby Theatre has a new owner — the City of Canby. more »»

What to do with all that money sitting around

December 12, 2013 Minnesota’s economy is still shaky — just like every other state in the U.S. — because of uncertainty in Washington. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 29

November 29, 2013 Good luck at Prep Bowl THUMBS UP: Good luck to the Minneota-Lincoln HI and Dawson-Boyd football teams, as they are both playing in their respective state championship games at the 2014 Prep Bowl... more »»

Find the time to give sincere thanks this year

November 28, 2013 The season of hustle and bustle is upon us, in case you haven’t noticed, and at times, it seems like there is too much to do and not enough time in the day. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 22

November 22, 2013 More on SMSU athletics THUMBS UP: It might be getting redundant, but there is no understating everything that has been accomplished by the Southwest Minnesota State University fall athletic teams i... more »»

Short takes for Nov. 15

November 15, 2013 High school fall sports THUMBS UP: Unstoppable. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 8

November 8, 2013 Doing SW Minnesota proud THUMBS UP: How big of a sports year has this been in the region? Not one, not two, but three high school football teams will be competing in the Minnesota State High School... more »»

Many levies pass, but politicians need to stay out of schools’ pockets in the future

November 7, 2013 Not even the assurance that residents’ property taxes wouldn’t go up if the Marshall School District’s proposed referendum passed Tuesday was enough to win over the majority of voter. more »»

Marshall moving forward

October 29, 2013 Progress. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 25

October 25, 2013 Strike up the band THUMBS UP: Well done, Marshall High School marching band, at this years Bands of America Super Regional Championships. more »»



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