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Thanks for coverage of state champs

March 26, 2013 To the editor: I want to send my thanks and appreciation to columnist Ellayne Conyers and the Independent sports staff for their fine coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota State... more »»

School insurance, or lack thereof

March 20, 2013 To the editor: First, I would like to say thank you to the Marshall High School staff and teachers for all they did when my son broke his ankle. They were very accommodating. more »»

Thinking outside the ‘heliocentric box’

March 20, 2013 To the editor: Sometimes when writing something controversial, I will get a response from an anonymous online commenter, who will say: “Isn’t this the guy who wrote letters a few years ago about the... more »»

Take advantage of good program

March 12, 2013 To the editor: Emma Thompson once said, “Any problem, big or small, within a family always seems to start with bad communication. more »»

Child care providers need to do their research on unions, legislation

March 8, 2013 To the editor: Minnesota Family Child Care Providers are once again fighting against the effort to unionize their small businesses. more »»

Same sex marriage will leave society ‘spiritually disoriented’

March 6, 2013 To the editor: This is in response to the Feb. 28 “Planning the next step in marriage equality?”( PFLAG interview. more »»

Social engineering

February 16, 2013 To the editor: I feel I’m entitled to respond to the letter to the editor from Valerie Dallenbach (Marshall Independent, Feb. 7, 2013). In her letter she referred to my earlier letter (Jan. more »»

History teaches us to not disarm

February 14, 2013 To the editor: “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. more »»

Are we still a Christian nation?

February 14, 2013 To the editor: It seems that the truths of the Bible, written in ancient times, used to anchor our country in a moral society, has been downgraded to where they have become almost meaningless. more »»

Keep corporate influence out of Health Insurance Exchange Board

February 7, 2013 To the editor: In the Saturday, Feb. 2, edition of the Marshall Independent newspaper, I was utterly amazed to see the headline “Representative wants exchange group to have more accountability. more »»

Supports price hike on tobacco

February 7, 2013 To the editor: The leadership recently shown by Rep. Ann Lenczewski (Bloomington) is something Minnesotans can be proud o. more »»

Give your love away

February 1, 2013 To the editor: The Christmas season is over. Such a wonderful time of the year! All the merry Christmases, Happy New Year, best wishes to all our friends and even strangers we don’t know. more »»

No one will ‘take your guns away’

January 30, 2013 To the editor: In Valerie Downing’s letter to the editor, she goes to great length comparing the issue of drunk driving to gun violence in this country and then states: “[Drunk-driving] Offenders of... more »»

State pension systems better off after 2010 reforms

January 30, 2013 To the editor: A Ja. more »»

Enough, already

January 29, 2013 To the editor: Usually the Friday “Thumbs up/Thumbs Down” Short Takes are non-controversial. This past week’s “Smokes going up?” (Marshall Independent, Jan. 25, 2013), is wrong-headed. more »»

The importance of unity and support

January 26, 2013 To the editor: Despite the cold temperatures and snow flurries last Saturday evening, Jan. 19, the warmth of communities coming together in a little school was felt by al. more »»

What is a weapon? It’s the intention of the user

January 25, 2013 To the editor: First, I’d like to give my sympathy to the families in Connecticut, but also to individuals who have lost a loved one in an unexpected tragedy. more »»

Early partisanship

January 24, 2013 To the editor: I was disappointed to read in the Wednesday, Jan. 9, issue of the Marshall Independent that Rep. (Chris) Swedzinski gave support for a partisan attack on Re. more »»

Guest commentary: What will be your farm’s legacy?

January 24, 2013 By Ryan Batalden We often think of our legacy as related to our farm’s financial success. more »»

A ‘bunch of lies’

January 15, 2013 A ‘bunch of lies’ To the editor: Pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV and all you hear or read are a bunch of lies. Obama said that our taxes will not go up one dime. more »»



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