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Ag in the Classroom a real SW MN treasure

March 10, 2016 When you send your kids off to school, you assume they’ll be taken care of, fed, and educated. We take it for granted here in southwest Minnesota because our schools are so great. more »»

Know what you’re voting for, or against

March 9, 2016 As we saw on Super Tuesday, it’s not difficult to become part of the process. more »»

Short session, long to-do list

March 8, 2016 Politics has been the talk of the nation for the last few months, but this week, state politics will grab at least some of the big headlines. more »»

Short Takes

March 4, 2016 Park the self-driving cars, for good THUMBS DOWN: Enough with the self-driving cars. Really. We don’t need them, and they’re dangerous. more »»

A party divided doesn’t have a prayer against Trump

March 3, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for unity among the Republican candidates after Super Tuesda. more »»

Bubble gum and seeds — that’s all you really need

March 2, 2016 No chew allowed at Major League ballparks? Say it is so, Joe. more »»

Get out and caucus tonight

March 1, 2016 If the General Election is the Super Bowl, tonight is a playoff game. more »»

Short Takes for Feb. 26

February 26, 2016 Does Trump ever hear what comes out of his mouth? THUMBS DOWN: Politicians continue to say the darndest things. more »»

Riding a rollercoaster at the pump

February 25, 2016 Compared to a year ago at this time, it almost has felt like we’ve been robbing gas stations when we fill our tanks. Sub-$2 gas is even being reported around the country. more »»

Obama should’ve been at Scalia’s funeral

February 24, 2016 We’re not about to speculate as to why President Barack Obama didn’t attend the funeral for Justice Antonin Scalia, but it’s bothersome. more »»

What does Trump’s rise say about our fall?

February 23, 2016 The Republican presidential candidate pond was once over-stocked. There were fish swimming everywhere, some we knew pretty well, some we hardly recognized, some we had never even heard of. more »»

Short Takes

February 19, 2016 Arf arf arf arf? Really, Hillary? THUMBS DOWN: Hillary Clinton’s barking like a dog Monday during a campaign stop in Reno might have been intended as an insult to her Republican rivals, but we... more »»

New ice is great, but the more the merrier

February 18, 2016 Tuesday night was a big night in Marshall hockey history, as the Lockwood Motors Ice Arena hosted its final high school hockey game. more »»

Scalia successor — sooner beats later

February 16, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past weekend not only left a gaping hole on the United States Supreme Court, it has also given presidential candidates yet another battleline to fight over. more »»

Short Takes

February 12, 2016 Good luck, dancers THUMBS UP: Best of luck to Marshall, Yellow Medicine East and Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd at the state dance meet this weekend. more »»

Hey candidates, give us something to believe in

February 11, 2016 If you listen close enough, you might just hear a semblance of a concrete plan, for something, from a political candidate. But that’s a big “might. more »»

Short Takes

February 5, 2016 Skipping holidays in school? THUMBS DOWN: There’s a lot wrong with this country — many more things far more important than what you are about to read — but this is just crazy. A principal at a St. more »»

A MNsure benchmark. But are we sure this is a big deal?

February 3, 2016 MNsure, Minnesota’s health care exchange, announced Monday that it had eclipsed its goal for consumer sign-ups for the first time since its inceptio. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

January 29, 2016 THUMBS UP: • Congratulations to this year’s Marshall High School AAA nominees, Jacob Deines and Lexi Saugstad — two good kids with bright future. more »»

They can’t do it without ‘Good Neighbors’

January 28, 2016 Every Saturday, we publish Good Neighbors. more »»



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