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Legislators: Gun law changes needed, but tread lightly

January 31, 2013 The state of Minnesota needs to update its gun laws — no one can disagree with that. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 25

January 28, 2013 Smokes going up? THUMBS UP: There are holes in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal to be sure, but we like the cigarette tax and hope it flie. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 18

January 18, 2013 Progress at the Pointe THUMBS UP: It’s nice to see steady progress being made at the Heritage Pointe senior living center on North 4th Street in Marshall — the former site of the Marshall Junior Hig... more »»

NRA in self-defense mode

January 17, 2013 Between President Barack Obama laying out his plan to fight gun violence and New York state enacting the state’s toughest gun restrictions, it’s been a tough week for the National Rifle Association. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 11

January 11, 2013 Patriots pitch in THUMBS UP: Marshall High School Activities Director Bruce Remme recently sent an email to the Minnesota State High School League’s John Milea singing the praises of the Sioux Falls... more »»

Short takes for Jan. 4

January 4, 2013 Peterson tells it like it is THUMBS UP: Few men or women in Congress these days would qualify for a “thumbs up,” but we’re giving one to District 7 Rep. more »»

Congress doesn’t exactly deserve three cheers

January 3, 2013 Don’t confuse a collective sigh of relief for enthusiasm and optimism for the future of our economy in the wake of Congress finally passing legislation that steered us clear of the ‘fiscal cliff. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 28

December 28, 2012 Control: Are guns the concern, or who is getting their hands on them? THUMBS DOWN: William Spengler’s actions Monday further confirmed the need for this country to do something to make it as... more »»

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 »»



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