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Sanders supporter

March 1, 2016 To the editor: I’m voting for Bernie Sanders in the DFL Preference Ballot on March 1, and I hope you will, too. The reason is pretty simple: Bernie is the only politician standing up for democracy. more »»

Supports Carson

February 26, 2016 To the editor: Celebrating our freedom of speech as you do in your editorials, the following poem is a tribute to Ben Carson. In this presidential run, Ben Carson continues 'til the race is done. more »»

Caucuses: More than a straw poll

February 25, 2016 To the editor: Next week Minnesota will hold caucuses on what has become known as “Super Tuesday,” when a dozen states hold presidential primaries or caucuses. more »»

Wind energy grows local economy

February 25, 2016 Late last year, Congress surprised all of us by passing a federal budget that included support for local energy sources like wind and solar. And while the politics of Washington D.C. more »»

Time to focus on ‘real-world’ solutions for our water

February 19, 2016 To the editor: As we approach Gov. Dayton’s water quality summit later this month, let’s put an end to the political rhetoric that impedes actual progress on improving our state’s waterway. more »»

Coyote hunt a sign of decline in civility

February 18, 2016 To the editor: The organizers and hunters of the coyote kill are depraved. I call it ignorant bloodlust, no matter how they try to rationalize it. more »»

Issues with a big box store

February 17, 2016 To the editor: I am writing this article as a concerned shopper. A certain big box store in your city of Marshall has me concerned. more »»

Thank you to a special snow-mover

February 4, 2016 To the editor: I would like to thank the wonderful man with the snow blower that helped the mother and two sons clear the sidewalk around St. James Episcopal Church on Wednesday Feb. more »»

Hockey stands alone

January 30, 2016 To the editor: Hockey is an adverse sport. That is the beauty if you love it, if you don’t love it, well, then you’re talking to the wrong guy. It is very hard to score. more »»

Even off duty, they’re her heroes

January 28, 2016 To the editor: On my noon hours on the days I work I usually go to a park in Marshall, kick back, and listen to “Focus on the Family” on the radio. more »»

Tray update

January 26, 2016 To the editor: Readers may recall that a few years ago, a large silver tray was pictured in the Marshall Independen. more »»

Warm feelings in cold weather

January 19, 2016 To the editor: When something good happens to me at the hands of others, I have often thought of sharing the experience via a letter to the editor. more »»

Too much Trump from AP

January 19, 2016 To the editor: We, the People of the United States of America, were given an opportunity to learn how some of the presidential candidates intend to lead our country, Thursday evening (1/14/16. more »»

A little more Marshall hockey history

January 13, 2016 To the editor: A previous letter relating to Marshall hockey and its expansion and growth over the years was well written. more »»

A U.S. Supreme Court case that could harm our community

January 12, 2016 To the editor: On Monday, Jan. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Associatio. more »»

School lunches: A response from MPS

January 9, 2016 To the editor: A letter to the editor from John Kass appeared in the Marshall Independent on Jan. 6, 2016 (“Austerity’s role in reducing school lunch deficit”), to which I would like to respond. more »»

Austerity’s role in reducing school lunch deficit

January 6, 2016 To the editor: I would like to draw your attention to a recent story presented on the front page of the Independent, top of the fold, titled, “Negative lunch balances plague MPS. more »»

Hockey in Marshall

January 5, 2016 To the editor: I had a blast skating in the Marshall Hockey Alumni game held this past Dec. 26. Big deal, right? Well, it is if you were an aspiring hockey player living in Marshall in the late 1960s. more »»

Where are the birds?

January 5, 2016 To the editor: Where are the birds? Up to two years ago, my yard was full of chickadees, juncos, house finches, golden finch, etc. Now there are none. more »»

Central Catholic High School

December 24, 2015 To the editor: One of my long range projects is to write a history of Marshall’s short-lived Central Catholic High School (1950-1967), hope to have it done by the 50th anniversary of its closing. more »»



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