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It comes with the territory

February 6, 2015 To the editor: Trudy, Trudy, Trudy: If you have never worn the “uniform,” are you suggesting a GI who has his life in peril, when casting aspersions at his foe, please refrain from using “salty”... more »»

Dairy farmers under market pressure

February 5, 2015 To the editor: As a family dairy farmer I’ve always thought of myself as real ag. I farm 240 acres along with my daughter and son-in-law and run a 48-cow dairy operation in Renville County. more »»

Tough walk to the store

February 5, 2015 To the editor: I challenge city leaders and anyone involved with public safety to walk from “C” Street east to Hy-Vee and back. See what your citizens are facing just to get food. more »»

God talks about women…

February 4, 2015 To the editor: Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, “When the pope talks...” (Jan. more »»

Great people

February 3, 2015 To the editor: First of all there was George Washington. He was the first president of our United States of Americ. more »»

Public forum

January 31, 2015 Congrats to the Independent To the editor: It is exciting when your local newspaper comes home with so many awards. Congratulations to all of you there who made it happen. more »»

Defining a ‘classic war hero’

January 27, 2015 To the editor: If I knew columnist Rich Lowry personally, I would write to him, but I do not. more »»

GOP: Go after DFL on abortion

January 27, 2015 To the editor: It’s been 42 years already since America authorized legal killing of children by abortion. Some of those kids would have now been grandparents. more »»

Public Forum

January 21, 2015 When is ‘freedom of speech’ not free? To the editor: “Before the slayings at the weekly publication, Charlie Hebdo, the newspaper had received repeated threats for lampooning Muhammed. more »»

Early presidential prospects

January 21, 2015 With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign. more »»

Beheadings and dismemberments

January 20, 2015 To the editor: Wow, what a year for violence and evil! James Foley, Steven Stotloff, David Haines, Allen Henning and Peter Kassig all beheaded by ISIL Islam fundamentalists and everyone condemned by... more »»

Who are we to insult others?

January 20, 2015 To the editor: (Monday was) Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a day to respect and think of the rights of others. more »»

Public Forum for Jan. 14

January 14, 2015 Thanks to Boedigheimer To the editor: I would like to thank Mike Boedigheimer for his outstanding service to the city of Marshall by serving on the city council for 26 year. more »»

Stop this manure before it’s too late

January 13, 2015 To the editor: Brookings County, South Dakota: Planning & Zoning has approved on a 6-3 vote a 3,999 head CAFO (factory farm) dairy. more »»

Public Forum

January 8, 2015 Can both sides of solar project be happy? The answer is no To the editor: I wish to respond to the Dec. more »»

The HSUS is not what you think

January 6, 2015 To the editor: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), based in Washington, DC, is enemy No 1. They are behind all anti-hunting and trapping efforts in the U.S. more »»

Vesta supports Molly and her café

December 24, 2014 To the editor: This letter is in reference to the Vesta cafe and operator Molly Wagner. An article (in the Wabasso Standard) was recently printed stating that Molly had a food violation at the cafe. more »»

A team of real Saints

December 17, 2014 To the editor: On behalf of our school community, the girls basketball team at Lac qui Parle Valley wants to commend coach Brady DeBaere, (formerly of Marshall) and his staff and players along with... more »»

So much support for the theater in Canby

December 17, 2014 To the editor: I'd like to add to the nice article in the Canby News about our theatre. In less than one year much has been accomplished but some projects still need to be completed. more »»

Public forum

December 16, 2014 If we condone detainee torture, what example are we setting? To the editor: This is a difficult letter to write because emotions on both sides run deep. more »»



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