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Obamacare and insurance

October 30, 2012 To the editor: In a recent letter to the Independent, Susan Hoff explains that she is a conservative who believes in freedom and cannot understand why liberals want to give up their freedom. more »»

Think about those who would be restricted with Voter ID

October 30, 2012 To the editor: Minnesota has a proud history of clean elections and a system that encourages voting. more »»

Marriage amendment letter rebuttal

October 26, 2012 To the editor: Recently, a contributor to these pages wrote that the government shouldn’t take away the right to marry. more »»

Time to move forward at RTR, but let public have its say

October 25, 2012 To the editor: On Monday, Oct. 15, I attended the RTR school board meeting in Russel. more »»

Supports Anderson for Supreme Court Justice

October 25, 2012 To the editor: Minnesota voters should not overlook the election for Minnesota Supreme Court as they mark their ballots this November. more »»

Oberloh would bring fresh ideas to St. Paul

October 25, 2012 To the editor: When I heard the news that Al Oberloh was running for the State Senate, my first thought was, he’s exactly what we need — a tough-minded, independent problem-solver who will shake up ... more »»

Avera Marshall updates contract negotiations

October 25, 2012 To the editor: In response to today’s 3A photo of the hayride sponsored by the Minnesota Nurses Association, the union representing our 76 registered nurses, it seems like a good moment to give the... more »»

Freedom and tyranny

October 24, 2012 To the editor: Fellow Voters, I am a conservative. I am trying to understand the thinking of the liberal voter. I expect that someone out there can help me. more »»

Supports Voter ID amendment

October 24, 2012 To the editor: There has been a lot of concern over the photo ID in the last few days. I have been an election judge for many years. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for MERIT Center, sports complex

October 23, 2012 To the editor: I am writing to lend my support for the MERIT Center and Amateur Sports Center projects on the ballot in November. more »»

Political letters notice

October 23, 2012 Letters on old issues or about the candidates themselves will no longer be published; the deadline for submission of letters on new issues is Friday, and they will be published Saturday. more »»

Groups support sales tax vote

October 23, 2012 To the editor: On Nov 6, 2012, residents in the community of Marshall will be given the opportunity to provide funding for two significant economic development projects that will allow Marshall to... more »»

Projects will spur more development

October 23, 2012 To the editor: Please join me on November 6 voting yes to both economic development projects to be supported with a local option sales tax. more »»

Marshall needs new facilities

October 23, 2012 To the editor: I have worked with the different local sports associations and the City of Marshall for many years as they have hosted an extensive amount of youth baseball and softball tournaments. more »»

Concerns with marriage amendment

October 23, 2012 To the editor: This year the Minnesota election ballot contains two amendments to our Constitution. One restricts access to marriage, the other access to votin. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ on marriage amendment

October 23, 2012 To the editor: I was very much encouraged by the Sept 18 letter written to Catholics of New Ulm Diocese, urging us to vote ‘Yes’ on Nov. 6 in regard to the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendmen. more »»

Why I’m voting ‘no’

October 23, 2012 To the editor: Marriage amendment: Do I believe same sex couples should be able to marry? Most definitely: because I believe their reasons to marry are no less valid or meaningful than mine;... more »»

Protect the meaning of marriage

October 23, 2012 To the editor: The word “marriage” historically denotes a commitment between two human adults of opposite gender, one male and one female, to live together as husband and wife and indulge in each... more »»

Vote ‘no’ on marriage amendment

October 23, 2012 To the editor: What founding principal made America unique in 1776? The separation of church and state. Up until that point in history, religious laws were the laws of the state. more »»

Appreciates Marshall dispatchers

October 20, 2012 To the editor: With the advent of the latest round of changes by the Minnesota State Patrol Administration, I submit my thanks and appreciation to the dispatchers/radio operators at the Marshall... more »»



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