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Thank you, Mr. Carr

March 17, 2015 People like Robert Carr don’t come along very often. Some have money, but no heart. Some have a big heart, but little money. Mr. Carr had bot. more »»

Short Takes for March 13

March 13, 2015 Wait on announcing section realignments THUMBS?DOWN: The Minnesota State High School League is mandated to realign sections as enrollment fluctuates from year to year, new programs are introduced... more »»

Let’s move on from ‘last in, first out’

March 10, 2015 Our elected officials are making some noticeable headway on the teacher layoff issue in Minnesot. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

March 6, 2015 THUMBS UP: • We wish continued success to the Marshall girls basketball team, which rolled to a 42-point win in its Section 2AAA opener Wednesday nigh. more »»

Short Takes for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015 High school events: What's going on? THUMBS DOWN: A brawl at a high school hockey game? This is getting ridiculous. Get control of your kids, coaches. more »»

Short takes for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015 A black eye for dance THUMBS DOWN: What a shame this year’s state dance tournament was marred by avoidable controversy and will likely be asterisk-ized because one of the teams was accused of... more »»

Dayton’s road plan not perfect, but it’s a start

February 19, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton was pretty straightforward in talking about his $6 billion plan to begin fixing our roads and bridge. more »»

Short Takes

February 13, 2015 Raises OK, but a bit excessive SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We don’t mind Gov. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Feb 6

February 6, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015 Taxes for transportation should be Plan B… or C THUMBS DOWN: Our roads are in terrible shape. Many bridges, too. Something needs to be done. On that, all politicians can agree. more »»

Short Takes

January 23, 2015 Big win for Mustangs THUMBS UP: Despite the fact it was followed up by a 26-point loss, we congratulate the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for its one-point win last... more »»

Short takes for Jan. 17

January 16, 2015 White House choked THUMBS DOWN: The White House on Monday admitted it erred in not sending a high-ranking official to France last weekend to take part in the historic anti-terror march that... more »»

Short Takes for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015 Hopefully the start of something good for women’s basketball team THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for snapping its 19-game losing... more »»

Skip out on 2016 session… are they serious?

January 7, 2015 If Minnesota politicians are genuine about their idea of cramming more work into this session in order to skip the 2016 session just because of construction at the Capitol, they’d better think agai. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015 Bike/walking trail funding THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see more progress being made on the financial side for the bike/walking path from Marshall to Camden State Park. more »»

Can both sides of solar project come out happy?

December 31, 2014 When we first heard some Marshall residents were scoffing at the idea of Marshall being home to a large solar farm, we thought the over-reacting bug had bit them. more »»

Short Takes for Dec. 26

December 26, 2014 If schools want a 4-day week, maybe state should let them have it SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Note to the state: When it comes to four-day weeks, let the school decid. more »»

Short Takes for Dev. 19

December 19, 2014 ‘The Interview’ saga SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Dec. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Dec. 12

December 12, 2014 THUMBS UP: • Thank you, Minnesota, for taking steps to crack down on people who drive without auto insurance. more »»

2014 SMSU volleyball: What more can we say?

December 11, 2014 This will go down as the fall sports season that didn’t want to end, and we were all captivated by the success of the group that bridged two sports seasons: the Southwest Minnesota State University... more »»



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