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Not a fan of anti-bullying bill

April 12, 2013 To the editor: Please contact your legislators and tell them NOT to support the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Act,” House file 826, and Senate file 783. 1. more »»

Pass tobacco price increase

April 5, 2013 To the editor: As a tobacco control advocate, I’m happy to say that this legislative session has been encouraging: The House heard testimony about bills that would close the “little cigar” loophole... more »»

Charged with assault

April 2, 2013 To the editor: My name is Gerhard Ziemann, an insurance agent and investment representative for the past 20 years since 1992 in southwest Minnesota. more »»

Child care providers need support

April 2, 2013 To the editor: While I appreciated the chance to hear Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Chris Swedzinski speak at Tuesday night’s Town Hall Meeting, I feel more information needs to be given to... more »»

Music to their ears

March 30, 2013 To the editor: The Marshall Music Boosters would like to publicly commend Marshall Public Schools for receiving the National Association of Music Merchants’ designation of Best Community for Music... more »»

Support anti-bullying legislation

March 30, 2013 To the editor: We thank our state representatives, Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Chris Swedzinski for taking the time to host the recent town hall meeting in Marshall. more »»

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 »»



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