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No sales tax increase to fund county highway improvement plan

June 12, 2015 To the editor: The Lyon County commissioner have three options to fund the five-year country highway improvement plan: a wheelage tax, a county wide sale tax, or a property tax increase. more »»

Go see area performers shine in ‘Les Miserables’

June 10, 2015 To the editor: If you want to treat yourself to a truly awesome experience, go see the musical “Les Miserables” at the Marshall High School this weekend. more »»

Deaths, waste of money,inconvenience. Is it worth it?

June 9, 2015 To the editor: That walk-across bridge is a waste of money. I have lived out here (South Saratoga/County Road 67) for 42 years. Drove into Marshall to work and back home. more »»

Traffic items should have been addressed long ago

June 3, 2015 To the editor: The traffic cones and closure of Saratoga Street going south from Highway 23 is a good idea. more »»

Thank you

June 3, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for the overwhelming response to my letter printed last Thursday (May 28. more »»

Slow it down on 23

June 3, 2015 To the editor: My faith in MnDOT went down a notch when I read today’s (Monday, June 1) “HWY 23 Q&A” in the Independent. more »»

Is there no room in our schedules to pay tribute on Memorial Day?

May 30, 2015 To the editor: As I recently perused the local newspaper, I was struck by the number of events taking place recently, high school athletics in particular, about which I knew very little. more »»

Supports Dayton’s road plan

May 28, 2015 To the editor: I’m writing in support of Governor Dayton's Transportation plan as well as the other initiatives he ran on and was re-elected. more »»

On 23: Calling out city, state

May 28, 2015 To the editor: It happened! Just like everyone said it would — only a matter of time until something bad would happen. more »»

On 23: No faith in MnDOT

May 28, 2015 To the editor: Some years ago when the speed limit past the Highway 59/23 intersection was 65 mph I contacted MnDOT about it being too fast. I was told that a study was made and it was deemed OK. more »»

Thursday night tragedy

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Too bad a little 2-year-old boy had to lose his grandpa and best friend due to city and state officials not doing anything about the Highway 23 and Saratoga hazardous intersection... more »»

Facts about honey

May 23, 2015 To the editor: This past Saturday, (May 16) the Independent carried the “Your Health” column. In that article the author promoted the use of honey as a remedy for allergies. more »»

The importance of the Iraq war

May 21, 2015 To the editor: “Raise Your Hand If You Now Think The Iraq War Was A Good Idea” — that was the heading of the political cartoon in the Independent, 5/18/15. more »»

Marshall youth impress

May 16, 2015 To the editor: During the week of May 5-8, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted its 39th annual Heritage Week. more »»

Questions farming letter

May 15, 2015 To the editor: The recent letter to the editor, “What America thinks about farming,” written by John Andersen has some strong opinions and I respect the author’s right to express his views. more »»

What America thinks about farming

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Recently, I read an article in the Iowa Farmer Today titled “The average farmer: what Americans think about farming is a big deal. more »»

We need MinnesotaCare

May 12, 2015 To the editor: When our representatives voted last week to eliminate MinnesotaCare as part $1. more »»

Why side with big business, energy?

May 12, 2015 To the editor: Senator Lyle Koenen, along with Senators David Brown and Bill Weber, has sponsored an energy bill that will stop small wind and solar production in our state. more »»

Public Forum

May 6, 2015 Lawsuits not necessary to address accessibility for the disabled To the editor: Recently there was a letter to the editor from a member of the non-profit Disability Support Alliance (DSA), that... more »»

Supports governor’s transportation plan

May 1, 2015 To the editor: As someone who frequently travels on local roads, I agree that we have a lot of work to do to get our transportation infrastructure up to spee. more »»



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