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Short takes for Sept. 20

September 20, 2013 Is anything private anymore? THUMBS DOWN: We’re deeply troubled by this week’s news that private driver’s license information of people in Minnesota is being illegally searched by government worker. more »»

For families of victims, city, some needed closure

September 19, 2013 The healing process in Granite Falls gained some major momentum Tuesday when the man suspected of killing Kara Monson and Christopher Panitzke was taken into custody. Days after the shooting on Sep. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 13

September 13, 2013 9/11 promotion backfires THUMBS DOWN: At least the golf course owner in Wisconsin knew enough to apologize after his 9/11 ad ruffled feathers. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 6

September 6, 2013 The ‘red line’ THUMBS DOWN: It seems as if President Barack Obama is trying desperately to avoid shouldering the responsibility of deciding to wage an attack on Syria by passing the buck — not just... more »»

Short takes for Aug. 30

August 30, 2013 High school sports are back THUMBS UP: We’ll call this one of the most wonderful times of the year. It’s high school sports season once again. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 23

August 23, 2013 Bicycle map THUMBS UP: For the first time in more than a decade, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has updated the state’s bicycle map, which only makes sense considering Minnesota is among... more »»

Where would we be without volunteers?

August 20, 2013 Marshall’s Sounds of Summer took on some special meaning this year with the dedication of the Mrs. Whitney statue, which memorializes the woman who helped give the city of Marshall its name. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 16

August 16, 2013 Stadium in limbo THUMBS DOWN: What can we take from recent news about Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s business ethics? It’s hard to say right now, but it’s scary knowing his actions could end up risking... more »»

Make this a special special session

August 13, 2013 We’re not usually up for mixing business with special session business at the state Legislature, but this year, lawmakers should make an exception. A special session has been tentatively set for Sep. more »»

Short takes for July 26

July 26, 2013 Money for the mural SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We’re excited about the third and final mural that will be constructed in downtown Marshall next year — one, because it will add a nice, aesthetic touch to... more »»

Short takes for July 12

July 12, 2013 Roers’ presence will be missed THUMBS UP: One more shout out to Betty Roers, who was instrumental in starting and maintaining Senior College for more than a decade. more »»

Time for some major white elephant hunting

July 11, 2013 How would you like to be a member of the U.S. Congress today? You know your national image is shot, and the voting public is getting antsy — antsy enough, perhaps, to vote you out of office in 2014. more »»

If overpass is the best option on 23, keep it simple

July 3, 2013 If the city of Marshall is going to go ahead with a pedestrian bridge, or overpass, we urge our city leaders to do it with frugality in mind. more »»

Short takes for June 28

June 28, 2013 ‘Lived in Oregon where drivers do yield’ THUMBS UP: The grassroots effort to improve pedestrian safety in Marshall received a good amount of feedback thanks to the recent public forum held on the... more »»

Short takes for June 21

June 21, 2013 Pontoon theft THUMBS DOWN: On June 9, according to law enforcement, Montevideo’s “Let’s Go Fishing” pontoon was taken on an unplanned excursion. In other words, it was stole. more »»

OK, House: The bill is in your court

June 12, 2013 Half the battle for farm bill passage was won Monday evening when the Senate passed a five-year, half-trillion farm bill with a bipartisan 66-27 vote. more »»

Big Brother’s been working out

June 11, 2013 The Patriot Act. It sounds pretty, well, patriotic, doesn’t it? But are we really safer than we were before Sept. 11, 2001, because of it? It’s debatabl. more »»

Short takes for June 7

June 7, 2013 No knives, end of story THUMBS UP: Putting an end to any life given to a ridiculous proposal from the head of the Transportation Security Administration, the Obama administration on Wednesday said i... more »»

The 6th District’s mess could have a silver lining

June 5, 2013 Perhaps what has taken place in Minnesota’s 6th District in recent days is why people are so polarized toward politics. more »»

Short takes for June 1

June 1, 2013 On to state THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Minneota girls, and the Dawson-Boyd, Marshall and Murray County Central boys golf teams for earning a place in their respective state tournaments. more »»



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