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Short takes for Dec. 30

December 30, 2011 New drug on the way? THUMBS DOWN: New pills that contain the ultra-addictive painkiller hydrocodone are currently being developed by drug companies, which leads us to wonder: Do we need another drug... more »»

Some Occupiers have lost sight of their goal

December 29, 2011 The Occupy movement started out as peaceful, anti-Wall Street, anti-corporate, anti-big bank demonstrations, but didn’t stay that way for very long. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 23

December 23, 2011 Shameful act … THUMBS DOWN: So much for the spirit of giving. more »»

Editorial: Welcome back, partisan politics

December 22, 2011 The United States Congress has taken divided politics to a new level. And that’s saying a lot for this cast of character. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 16

December 16, 2011 Gas prices THUMBS DOWN: Gas prices are considerably lower than they were this past spring and summer, but that’s little solace when you compare Marshall’s prices with surrounding cities. more »»

Now is a good time to refrain from levy increase

December 13, 2011 Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said it best during the last Marshall city council meeting: “This is a year we can justify a zero percent increase” in the city’s levy. The city had proposed a 2. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 9

December 9, 2011 The plight of the USPS THUMBS DOWN: Who’s to blame for the U.S. Postal Service’s current financial predicament? Take a look in the mirror. It’s our faul. more »»

Editorial: Getting away with bullying just too easy

December 8, 2011 This is for the kids out there who know all too well how much power a bully can have. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 2

December 2, 2011 Bell ringing allowed THUMBS UP: Early this week, Brainerd-based Mills Fleet Farm said it would prohibit Salvation Army red kettle bell ringers at its stores this holiday season because, as company... more »»

Wilf needs to keep an open mind on stadium sites

December 1, 2011 Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s proposed contribution to a new stadium would be one of the largest stadium contributions any professional sports team owner has ever made. more »»

Legislature must step up against bullying

November 24, 2011 We strongly encourage our local legislators to follow up on Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s call Wednesday for legislation to address bullying in our schools. more »»

Editorial: Enough with all the ‘super’ talk

November 23, 2011 There’s probably not a daily newspaper in this country that didn’t run a supercommittee story on Page 1 Tuesday, but we ask: Was it even news? Newsworthy, yes. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 18

November 18, 2011 State champs again THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Marshall High School volleyball team on winning this year’s Class AA state title and to the Minneota Vikings for taking home the third-place... more »»

Black … Thursday?

November 17, 2011 We’re disappointed that some stores in Minnesota, most notably Walmart and Target, have made the move to open earlier than normal for Black Friday. A number of stores will open their doors at 10 p.. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 11

November 11, 2011 Voters support their schools THUMBS UP: Voters in the Marshall School District, as well as those in Milroy and Dawson-Boyd school districts, made the right choice to extend their respective... more »»

Tuesday’s vote as good as it gets

November 10, 2011 In a perfect world, schools wouldn’t have to ask taxpayers for money. more »»

National Anthem, spirit of patriotism, will survive without Ventura

November 8, 2011 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura doesn’t like being told no. He doesn’t like being told he can’t do somethin. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 4

November 4, 2011 Still strong in our schools, but what does future hold? SIDEWAYS THUMBS: The good news: Minnesota continues to lead the nation in overall math achievement, according to “The Nation’s Report Card,”... more »»

Violence begets attention, but smears Occupy campaign

November 1, 2011 When does violence and breaking the law pay off? Sounds like a strange, perhaps even inappropriate question. more »»

Get informed on referendum

October 25, 2011 It’s referendum time again, this time in Marshall, where the school is asking voters to renew the $675 per pupil operating levy — which would not increase current tax levels. more »»



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