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Short takes for Feb. 24

February 24, 2012 A little winter can go a long way THUMBS UP: Seldom do we give snow a Thumbs Up, but we’ll make an exception in this case for this week’s snowfall. more »»

Rep. didn’t let redistrcting become distraction

February 23, 2012 Republican representative Chris Swedzinski took the exact approach to redistricting that we should expect from our elected officials. more »»

Short takes for Feb. 17

February 17, 2012 Obama budget THUMBS DOWN: President Obama’s plan to shrink the deficit by $4 trillion in the next decade contains plenty of interesting pieces, some of which will be felt by Minnesotans — and not in... more »»

The only ‘failure’ is NCLB itself

February 14, 2012 Goodbye for now, and good riddance, No Child Left Behind. more »»

Short takes for Feb. 10

February 10, 2012 Komen controversy can’t, won’t stop progress THUMBS UP: This Thumbs Up is for everyone who continues to be a part of the fight against breast cancer as the media frenzy continues to swirl around the... more »»

Short takes for Feb. 3

February 3, 2012 Trapping rules need to change THUMBS DOWN: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has said it will consider tightening the rules to reduce risk of dogs getting caught in trap-like devices lik... more »»

Dayton’s calling out of GOP misguided

February 2, 2012 Gov. Mark Dayton is living in interesting times. more »»

Short takes

January 27, 2012 Kid’s World purchase THUMBS UP: However the tax structure plays out for Kid’s World in Tracy, we applaud the Tracy School District for stepping up and purchasing the building. more »»

Dayton's gamble commendable

January 25, 2012 Well done, governor. Democratic Gov. more »»

Short takes Jan. 20

January 20, 2012 Hit the penalty box, or hit the showers? THUMBS UP: The penalty for checking from behind in high school hockey is now an automatic five-minute penalty and 10-minute game misconduct thanks to stricte... more »»

Time for increase in hunting, fishing fees

January 17, 2012 It’s been about a decade since hunting and fishing fees have gone up in Minnesota. It’s time it happens. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 13

January 13, 2012 USDA?offices shutting down THUMBS DOWN: Finally, someone gets it — we just wish it was a different federal agency. In an effort to cut costs, the U.S. more »»

Dancing around the pump

January 12, 2012 One of then-GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s most eyebrow-raising moments (and she’s had a few the last year) came when she pledged she would roll back the price of a gallon a gas to $. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 6

January 6, 2012 Church demolition THUMBS DOWN: If you don’t believe how hard it was for some people to deal with the demolition of the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Taunton, check out the Public Forum below. more »»

And the finger pointing continues

January 3, 2012 The candidates for the Republican nomination for president have been campaigning for months now leading up to today’s Iowa caucuses. more »»

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 »»



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