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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 »»

Short takes for May 24

May 24, 2013 Success on the links THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Marshall boys and girls golf teams, which swept their way to sub-section titles Wednesday. more »»

Not enough time in the day

May 21, 2013 The Minnesota Senate had a 17-hour debate last week on legislation that would allow the unionization of home child care and personal care workers. more »»

Short takes for May 17

May 17, 2013 Feds went too far with AP records THUMBS DOWN: The U.S. government grossly overstepped its bounds by obtaining two months of phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. more »»

It only takes a spark …

May 14, 2013 No one in the Independent’s coverage area needs a special fire warning being issued to know it’s grass fire season once again. more »»

Short takes for May 10

May 10, 2013 Same-sex marriage at the Capitol THUMBS UP: We wouldn’t blame anyone for arguing that with so much left to accomplish during the 2013 legislative session our policymakers shouldn’t spend as much tim... more »»

Short takes for May 3

May 3, 2013 Kids in the outdoors THUMBS UP: A group of kids were finally able to get out to the water for some trout fishing last weekend through the Lyon County Pheasant Forever trout fishing program. more »»

Politics at its finest? Or its worst?

May 1, 2013 Not only are our elected officials pretty good at debating and public speaking, they apparently can also bring things back from the dead. more »»

Short takes for April 26

April 26, 2013 Outgoing trio made a difference with their work THUMBS UP: We would like to recognize three individuals for the work they have done in their respective fields: outgoing Southwest Minnesota State... more »»

If state must tax more, lines need to be drawn

April 25, 2013 It’s become quite evident that Minnesotans — all of us — will be paying more in taxes in the near future. Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday proposed their tax plan that would, they say, raise $. more »»



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