Short Takes for Dec. 30

Remembering a fallen hero


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


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


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.