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Short takes for Dec. 21

December 21, 2012 Schools react THUMBS UP: In the wake of last Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Con. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 14

December 14, 2012 Winter reminders THUMBS DOWN: Last weekend’s snowstorm turned the landscape into a winter wonderland, but it should also serve as a reminder to slow yourself down a bit and pace yourself. more »»

As smaller deficit looms, it’s time for politicians to make hay

December 6, 2012 It will be déja-vu all over again for state senators and representatives returning to St. Paul in 2013, as budget officials have projected a $1.1 billion budget deficit for the 2014-15 biennium. more »»

Unfortunately, we’re in for a real ‘cliff’hanger

December 4, 2012 Minnesotans know firsthand what the consequences are when politicians aren’t able to compromise. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 30

November 30, 2012 Sportsmen’s Act blocked THUMBS DOWN: It was disappointing to see the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 get shot down by the U.S. Senate on Monday. more »»

What better time to give thanks

November 22, 2012 When you looked out your window today, you probably saw the same scene you see every day: neighbors getting their mail, that dog that always seems to get loose sniffing around, kids playing across... more »»

Short takes for Nov. 16

November 16, 2012 Good luck, swimmers THUMBS?UP: Best of luck to McKenzie Vermeire, Abby Suprenaut, Kylie Vermeire, Ashley Dunn, Cassaundra Krogen and Laura Mitlyng — Marshall High School swimmers who will take part... more »»

Short takes for Nov. 9

November 9, 2012 Politics and politicians: for now, two ‘sideways thumbs’ Federal government: It’s been a big week for politicians across the country. more »»

Big win for sports complex, but game isn’t over yet

November 8, 2012 Nearly 7,400 people voted Tuesday in favor of the local sales tax option that will generate revenue for a new sports facility, as well as some major expansion work at the MERIT Center. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 2

November 2, 2012 Lincoln HI?students assist in Arco THUMBS UP: In another sign of helping hands lifting someone up, students from Lincoln HI this week flooded the Arco corn field of Wayne and Darlene Schreurs,... more »»

Romney is the right choice for America

October 31, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

Short takes for Oct. 26

October 26, 2012 Debates THUMBS UP: The Chamber and the Southwest Minnesota State University Political Science Association put on a successful town hall forum Tuesday for House and Senate candidates in District 16. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 19

October 19, 2012 SW Minnesota’s calling card THUMBS UP: Not everyone likes to hunt. Some actually are against it. Some reading this could care less about the pheasant population in this corner of the state. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 12

October 12, 2012 Fighting fire THUMBS UP: We tip our hats to all the firefighters from all the area departments who responded to Monday’s grass fire near Camden State Park, and to the Department of Natural Resource... more »»

Short takes for Oct. 5

October 5, 2012 Lending a hand (and some combines) THUMBS UP: Many people believe that newspapers are filled with too much bad or negative new. more »»

Celebrities have their say, but why listen?

October 3, 2012 Two pro football players are getting plenty of attention off the field this week after they went public about their stance on the marriage amendment that will be coming up for a vote in Minnesota in... more »»

Short takes for Sept. 28

September 28, 2012 Land donation vote not unanimous THUMBS DOWN: We find it hard to understand why a Marshall City Council member would vote against the agreement that would ensure the Schwan Food Co. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 21

September 21, 2012 Expanded gambling pays off THUMBS UP: There are still people griping about expanded gambling and how some of its proceeds will go toward a new stadium for the Minnesota Viking. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 14

September 14, 2012 Well done, RTR THUMBS UP: With all the negativity surrounding the Chicago school system and all the hype — some good, some bad — with Minnesota’s new testing system — it’s gratifying to see a small... more »»

Tuesday a time to reflect, but what about the other days?

September 12, 2012 Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the worst act of terrorism on American soil that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. more »»



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