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Short takes for Oct. 30

October 30, 2015 School testing SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Good to see Minnesota is really digging into school testing and vetting what school tests could be potentially eliminated, as the trend to reduce testing of student... more »»

What's benefit of banning lead shot?

October 30, 2015 To the editor: Allow me to qualify my following remarks by saying that I generally stand firmly in the corner of wildlife and habitat management by scienc. more »»

Minnesota sports fans lost in many ways this week

October 29, 2015 This has been a tough week for Minnesota sports fans. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 23

October 23, 2015 Bus vs. semi THUMBS DOWN: It was a scary morning Wednesday for those involved in the bus/semi crash in Marshall, and we’re thankful no one was kille. more »»

Attend one of two solar farm meetings

October 20, 2015 Public meetings. They are the most useful tool available for citizens to get their point across. more »»

Short Takes

October 16, 2015 Addressing an ‘erosion of space’ THUMBS UP: The process of figuring out what to do with the schools in Marshall — this is referred to as a Facilities Study, in case you haven’t heard — came to... more »»

Gov’t. center should be ABE’s long-term home

October 15, 2015 We urge Lyon County commissioners to extend the lease with Southwest Adult Basic Education, as opposed to making ABE find a new, permanent home in the new year as the county works to make more room... more »»

Short takes for Oct. 9

October 9, 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

October 2, 2015 Just a slight tweak on Main, if you please SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We love the new road on Main Street, and we hate to nitpick, but we would like to see a slight change near Southview. more »»

On Carson’s Muslim comment

September 30, 2015 To the editor: “Those in positions of leadership in our society must familiarize themselves with the religions of all their citizens, and they must begin to emphasize the commonalities that unite us... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

September 25, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” runs periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Carson probably surprised even The Donald

September 23, 2015 We don’t blame Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for dropping out of the GOP presidential rac. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 18

September 18, 2015 MHS homecoming queen choice epitomizes our openness THUMBS UP: We normally don’t reserve space in this section for homecoming kings or queens, but we’ll make an exception this time around. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 11

September 11, 2015 De-fense! De-fense THUMBS UP: We’re only three games into the 2015 high school football season, but has there been a more dominant team in the state than the Marshall Tigers? Scores in the Tigers’... more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 4

September 4, 2015 Anti-police chants THUMBS DOWN: We’re all for groups like Black Lives Matter protesting in public places and taking advantage of its right to do so at major events like the Minnesota State Fair,... more »»

Enough with the studies

September 3, 2015 A study for Minnesota Highway 23? Do we really want to go there again? Do we need to? Well, that’s what was on the table at the Lyon County Board meeting Tuesday, and the local costs for such a... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Aug. 28

August 28, 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 »»

Shame it takes tragedy to ignite talk

August 27, 2015 What has this country been doing to curb gun violence since the last mass killing? Good questio. more »»

Short takes

August 21, 2015 Locals on SMSU fields/courts THUMBS UP: Whenever it is that Taylor Reiss suits up for a Mustang volleyball match, rest assured she will make SMSU a better team. more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 14

August 14, 2015 A nod to 4-Hers, Schroeders THUMBS UP: Congratulations to all the Lyon County 4-Hers who showcased their wares at last week’s county fair. more »»



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