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Reaching out for help

May 29, 2014 To the editor: As we enjoy our Memorial Day weekend I would like to ask the Independent and its readers to help a U.S. marine in need. Sg. more »»

Uninformed conclusions about medical care

May 19, 2014 To the editor: The thoughts and conclusions of syndicated columnist Scott Rasmussen concerning modern medical practices which appeared on the editorial page in last Saturday’s Independent (5/17), in... more »»

Marshall youth noticed

May 14, 2014 To the editor: During the week of May 6-9, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted our 38th annual Heritage Week. more »»

Cash, household items needed for western neighbors

April 29, 2014 To the editor: Three years ago we sent out a request asking if you would help us do another Indian collection of semi loads of clothing, furniture, appliances, bikes, food and also cash to be taken... more »»

Churches need young people

April 23, 2014 To the editor: I read with interest your column “Old School, new church,” in the April 19-20 Independent. I have been a member of small mainline churches all my adult lif. more »»

‘Ray of hope’ at the theater

April 22, 2014 To the editor: The movie industry has been blamed for some of the ills plaguing us today. more »»

Good public service

April 11, 2014 To the editor: As citizens we all take good services for granted. But in some states this is a problem. My sister lives in Watertown, S.D. The town is twice the size of Marshall. more »»

The values of an individual

April 3, 2014 To the editor: Toward the end of the lengthy syndicated column “Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope” (April 1, 2014) the writer states, “If a Hobby Lobby executive has no interest in contraceptive... more »»

Coach Westby set example

April 1, 2014 To the editor: Coach Westby, first, congratulations on a great season of basketball. You deserved to be state champions. more »»

‘Son of God’ a must-see

March 22, 2014 To the editor: There is a beautiful movie both in Redwood Falls and Marshall that you should see! It is “Son of God. more »»

Opposes Minnesota’s anti-bullying bill

March 19, 2014 To the editor: I was bullied. I did not fit in in school and therefore I was bullied in school. more »»

County must think we have too much money

March 11, 2014 To the editor: It is always interesting to read about the Twin Lakes Park project developments, as our family has lived and farmed in this area for almost 100 years. more »»

The rise of same-sex marriages

March 8, 2014 To the editor: The Feb. 15 staff column and Feb. 19 letter reacting to it, both seemed to touch on tolerance and the mainstreaming of homosexuality in America. more »»

Praise for RTR players

March 8, 2014 To the editor: Thank you Marshall Independent for the great coverage of the RTR theater one-act plays in the Feb. 24 edition. It was good to see such nice coverage from an area newspaper. more »»

Got insurance? STDs, unplanned pregnancy, guilt, depression?

March 5, 2014 To the editor: I saw an ad for Obamacare the week of Dec. 20, 2013, with Susie and Nate. more »»

Anti-bullying legislation needed

March 4, 2014 To the editor: Supporters of the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Act,” House File 826, Senate File 783 include a coalition of more than 120 organizations who represent tens of thousands of Minnesotan... more »»

Facts, beliefs and public debate

February 26, 2014 To the editor: In a letter published in the Independent on Feb 19, John Frerich wrote that he was offended by an editorial published in the Feb 15-16 edition of the Independent. more »»

Keeping sidewalks clean

February 22, 2014 To the editor: I am writing to thank all of the Marshall residents and businesses who fulfill their responsibility to keep their sidewalks clean throughout the winter. more »»

Defending editor

February 20, 2014 To the editor: Mr. Frerich wrote on Feb. 19 that he wants an apology from Mr. Peterson because he used the word “homophobe” inappropriately. I suggest that Mr. Frerich reread the editorial. more »»

In some ways, culture in America has changed for the worse

February 19, 2014 To the editor: It isn’t often that I feel provoked to write on political matters. There are so many more important things in life than politics and all things political. more »»



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