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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April 13, 2016 To the editor: Parkinson’s is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder affecting more than 1.5 million Americans. more »»

No end to bigotry

April 12, 2016 To the editor: While sitting in a waiting room at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital this week an elderly man about 80 sat down next to me. After some small talk he asked me where I was from. more »»

We need to keep tabs on the highest-paid

April 5, 2016 To the editor: I would start out by saying I commend the editor of the Marshall Independent for providing the breakout of salaries as they have. more »»

Public Forum

April 2, 2016 Martig will be missed To the editor: I recently learned along with everyone else that our City Administrator Ben Martig will be leaving us soon as he has accepted the city administrator’s job in... more »»

Facts about LLEC

March 31, 2016 To the editor: I’m a firm believer that we are all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.  That is what leads me to respond to the most recent letter to the editor from Jim Nichols. more »»

Quitting smoking a ‘win-win’

March 25, 2016 To the editor: As of Jan. 1, 2016, Minnesotans insured through Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare have free coverage for tobacco cessation counseling and smoking cessation medications. more »»

Rural transportation ‘broken’

March 22, 2016 To the editor: I don’t claim to be an expert in business or the measures it takes to save money on a national level, but I do know what I see as I help people access transportation every day. more »»

Response to wind investment letter

March 16, 2016 To the editor: Last week’s letter to the editor “Wind Energy Investments” by Jim Nichols had several points that are either incorrect or misleading and we would like to set the record straight. more »»

The human genetic code

March 16, 2016 To the editor: The instructions for building and operating a human being are written with just four letters, abbreviated A, T, C and G representing four chemicals arranged like steps that are strung... more »»

Bad driving habits

March 10, 2016 To the editor: First of all, driving is a privilege. Some people seem to go right through stop signs and red lights. Also speeding is a very common practice. more »»

Wind energy investments

March 10, 2016 To the editor: Good news for Lincoln County last week. more »»

Self-driving experiment should continue

March 9, 2016 To the editor: At about the same time as I read the Thumbs Down on self-driving cars in a recent paper, I read with interest in Time magazine (March 7, 2016) an article about “Three Things to Know... more »»

Time to change truck weights

March 8, 2016 To the editor: For a century now, companies like mine have done business in southwest Minnesota and with our neighbors in Iowa and South Dakota. more »»

End inequality

March 2, 2016 To the editor: I'm voting for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the DFL's Presidential Preference Ballot on March 1, and I hope you will too. more »»

Veterans concerned, cautiously optimistic about VA health care program

March 1, 2016 To the editor: New law changes are a great concern to veterans, but overall satisfaction with VA healthcare remains high, according to feedback from local veterans at a recent Town Hall meeting in... more »»

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 »»



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