Marshall Independent, 25 Jul 2016 00:23:22 EDTMon, 25 Jul 2016 00:23:22 EDT Takes for July 22 up for Taste of Italy THUMBS UP: We like the idea of two major organizations teaming up for a major fundraiser -Taste of Italy. This year, the United Way of Southwest Minnesota is partnering with US Bank to put on the popular even.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTThis is big news today? were two of this week's major talking points in this country, online and on the radio circuit: Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian and Kanye, and Melania Trump reading lines similar to what Michelle Obama read eight years ago. Wow.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes death THUMBS DOWN: There is a certain population in Marshall, and the region, that feels a large sense of loss this week with the passing for former SMSU professor Philip Dacey, a 34-year institution in Marshall.Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTAllow mopeds? This is an easy call is a push starting in Marshall to allow the use of mopeds (50cc or less) in the underpass at Minnesota Highway 23 between Southwest Minnesota State University and Marshall High School and on the new overpass at the Saratoga intersection.Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes shooting in MN sparks more racial tension THUMBS DOWN: "I think he was just black in the wrong place." Those are the words from the mother of Philando Castile of St. Paul, who was fatally shot by a police officer Wednesda.Fri, 8 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT