Short Takes for Dec. 30

Remembering a fallen hero

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It’s great that the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office has not only kept in touch with a fallen officer’s family in the 40 years since his death in the line of duty, but the deputies are conducting a fundraiser to send Tracy native Jack Warden’s daughter to Washington, D.C., for Police Week.

Reader sends story ideas

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Thank you to Kari Loft of Marshall for sending the Independent newsroom 17 story ideas. The suggestions show that she has spent a lot of time thinking about Marshall and the surrounding area. Her varied questions show she cares about the future and well-being of Marshall and its residents.

Icy roads

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The icy streets and highways have resulted in many car crashes which have resulted in injuries, and a death of a Marshall resident, Sawda Osman, who was only 20 years old.

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