Marshall Independent, 28 May 2016 15:45:20 EDTSat, 28 May 2016 15:45:20 EDT takes sports THUMBS UP: The spring high school sports tournament season is under way, and we wish all our area teams the best of luck in their upcoming games and events.Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTIf you can't beat 'em, build a wall front-page story in Tuesday's Independent highlighted Donald Trump's desire to build a wall. No, not THAT wall - a wall around his luxury golf course in Ireland. You may wonder why such a story splash-landed on Page 1A of your local paper.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTAnother bumpy road to a non-solution back to the transportation game. The Legislature is up to bat. And the pitch Sauuuwiiiing and a miss. The count is now 0-2. Too bad this isn't a game.Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes to go, Ashley THUMBS UP: Congratulations to Marshall High School's Ashley Schotzko, who placed second overall at last weekend's national speech tournament. What a great accomplishment for this 2015-16 Class AA state champ.Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTQuick reminder to politicians: These little-town blues aren't melting away is plenty to love about living in rural Minnesota. We enjoy a bit of a slower lifestyle out here. The traffic is less compared to the metro area. The honking we get here is more likely to come from a goose than a Grand Am.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT