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Honored to speak on Veterans Day

November 27, 2012 To the editor: To the RTR Elementary staff and especially the fifth grade class: On Veterans Day it was my honor to speak to the entire school in Ruthon in regard to the importance of veterans and m... more »»

Marshall youth give us reasons to be proud

November 22, 2012 To the editor: Just a few thoughts on our children of Marshall. First, our middle school students. I was at the Veterans Day program Nov. 12 at the Marshall Middle Schoo. more »»

Fare For All will be missed

November 17, 2012 To the editor: Friday, Nov. 16, was the last distribution of Fare For All Express (located at Western Community Action) for the Marshall site. more »»

People over politics

November 14, 2012 To the editor: It was with a heavy heart that I read through the long list of failures, mistakes, unfulfilled promises, etc. more »»

Thanks for your vote

November 13, 2012 To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks to voters for entrusting me to be their voice at the State Capitol in St. Paul. more »»

Trouble in politics

November 13, 2012 To the editor: Why did about 80 plus millions of eligible voters not vote in our last presidential election? Why when about 50 plus million of them were registered to vote did they give up this... more »»

American Education Week

November 10, 2012 To the editor: This year’s American Education Week — Nov. more »»

Time to celebrate those who make a difference

November 10, 2012 To the editor: American Education Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work being done by our public schools. more »»

Hunters get nice surprise

November 10, 2012 To the editor: On Nov. 5th my three sons were on their way home from deer hunting by Canby. They stopped in Marshall at Perkins to grab something to ea. more »»

If Mitt Romney had his way…

November 3, 2012 To the editor: If Mitt Romney had his way, there would be no Federal Emergency Management Agency on the ground today in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and other states hit by Hurricane Sand. more »»

Which side of history for Minnesota?

November 3, 2012 To the editor: When history looks back on the struggle for gay rights, there will be a state that was the first to say No to denying rights with constitutional amendment. more »»

Voter ID barriers

November 3, 2012 To the editor: My mom was born when women received the right to vote. The current voter ID amendment, if passed, will create barriers that will successfully take that right away from he. more »»

Support their rights, too

October 31, 2012 To the editor: People in various cultures have had arranged marriages to enhance the father’s status in life, had parents choose their spouse based on their values etc. etc. more »»

Property tax relief and LGA payments

October 31, 2012 To the editor: Over the past couple years, I’ve had an opportunity to meet with thousands of residents in southern Minnesota and answer questions about issues facing our great state. more »»

Photo ID

October 31, 2012 To the editor: Would you be surprised to learn that the photo on your photo ID is inconsequential when it comes to the voting process and that the cost of voter photo ID is substantially more than... more »»

Why we are voting ‘yes’

October 31, 2012 To the editor: The Marriage Amendment voters will consider on Nov. 6 preserves the historic and traditional definition of marriage as “the union of one man and one woma. more »»

No room for more hate, discrimination

October 31, 2012 To the editor: I will start by saying that I don’t normally follow politics very closely, and I don’t voice my opinion very often, but I can’t sit idly by and not make my voice heard about the... more »»

For this reason

October 31, 2012 To the editor: There has been a mountain of reasons advanced about why same sex marriages should be acceptabl. more »»

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 »»



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