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Not just another Thursday

September 11, 2014 Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Yes, 13 years after the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, just saying or hearing or reading “Sept. 11” resonates. And it reminds us of the horrors of terrorism. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Sept. 5

September 5, 2014 Note: The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

It’s been a long day — and that’s a good thing for kindergartners

September 3, 2014 While some students across the state, including in Marshall, have been going to classes for a couple weeks already, everyone else debuted their new school clothes and put their new school supplies t... more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014 Fall sports season is here THUMBS UP: The 2014 high school football season in Minnesota got under way last week, but area teams had to wait until this week to hit the fiel. more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 22

August 22, 2014 Leave high schools out of logo/nickname issue THUMBS UP: While we understand why the majority of people who make up the American Indian community in this country have taken issue with some sports... more »»

Short takes

August 15, 2014 Seifert defeated, but not outworked THUMBS UP: We want to applaud Marty Seifert, who fell short in his quest to become the Republican of choice to face off against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. more »»

Newest Tiger looking forward to new challenge

August 14, 2014 Two schools. Both use the acronym MHS. Both could justify “Eye of the Tiger” as their school song. Both are in cities with four-year universitie. more »»

Seifert would give new meaning to ‘local voice’ in St. Paul

August 8, 2014 Marty Seifert undoubtedly felt right at home at Farmfest on Tuesday and by all accounts excelled in the GOP gubernatorial debate with his clear homefield advantage, and it’s his true rural roots and... more »»

Officer’s death should wake us up

August 7, 2014 The death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, a 19-year-veteran of the force, is tragic to say the least, and it should make us all angry. more »»

Short Takes

August 1, 2014 Is going back to PCLS really that bad? THUMBS DOWN: The Marshall-Lyon County Library continues to be in an unfortunate state of limbo, and the more we think about it, the more we agree with those... more »»

Other Views

July 28, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Catholics must demand achdiocese changes What would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in... more »»

Short Takes

July 25, 2014 Vikings need PR upgrade THUMBS DOWN: Chris Kluwe is the No 1. more »»

We deserve to see MNsure rates before Nov. 4

July 23, 2014 Republicans didn’t back off on pushing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to release 2015 MNsure rates prior to this year’s election. more »»

Suing Obamacare is Washington’s summer rerun

July 21, 2014 In television, summer reruns are becoming a thing of the past. Noting a jump in demand for fresh entertainment in the hot months, TV execs are responding with original programming. more »»

Other views

July 21, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials It’s time to discuss voting changes Mower County officials and the state of Minnesota are both right for taking steps to make voting easier for the public... more »»

Short Takes for July 18

July 18, 2014 Host city does well THUMBS UP: It’s been a pretty busy summer week in Marshall. more »»

Other Views

July 14, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Raising standards on pet breeders The implementation July 1 of a new state law governing large commercial dog and cat breeders is a welcome step in... more »»

Short takes for July 11

July 11, 2014 The Wall is here THUMBS UP: Make sure to stop out at Independence Park to take advantage of an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often. more »»

Give the library some time

July 10, 2014 A Marshall resident — and we assume, Marshall-Lyon County Library patron — submitted a letter to the editor last week concerning the contentious MLCL/Plum Creek Library System battle. more »»

Is the medium the menace?

July 7, 2014 n aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»



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