Letters to the Editor

Proof Earth orbits the sun

To the editor: On Dec. 14, Mr. Drietz also suggested that Earth doesn’t orbit the sun. Another challenge accepted. Suppose you were standing beside a railroad track when a train went by blowing a whistle. You would hear a high-pitched (short wavelength) tone sliding down to a lower ...

More on Earth and the sun

To the editor: A recent Public Forum letter to the editor questioned the validity of the sun being the center of the solar system rather than the Earth. According to the first chapters of Genesis in the Bible, the earth was created “in the beginning” and the sun, moon and stars were ...

Tell the kids we really don’t know

To the editor: Well it’s been about a month since my Nov. 13 “Please stick to science” letter, and no one has responded with proof that the Earth goes around the sun. A little history might help. In the 1500s,1600s and 1700s Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton theorized that the ...

Net Neutrality protects our basic rights

To the editor: As a college student taking a course in communication analysis, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of communication and the beautiful freedoms we have as American citizens. Most recently, I have started to think more deeply about Net Neutrality, and I ...

Fix wastewater, forget about new offices

To the editor: Recently, a few times, I have read about the city of Marshall officials planning on a new City Hall building and with it, tearing down the old hotel building. Getting rid of the old hotel is a fine idea, but $8 million on a new city hall? A year ago, during the election season ...

Gun ownership a moral and life issue

To the editor: “All who draw the sword will die by the sword” is what Jesus taught, according to the Gospel of Matthew 26:52. They didn’t have guns in the time of Jesus, and we don’t have much use for swords today. Bring Jesus’ admonition up to date: All that draw the gun will die ...

Public Forum

Limiting use of Dicamba good first step To the editor: After reading the news this week, I’m glad to see that Minnesota is working to follow in Arkansas’ footsteps to restrict the use of Dicamba, the weedkilling herbicide. The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association stated that there ...

Dr. Virji spoke as patriotic American

To the editor: In the second of the two part series (Nov. 25-26) on Dr. Ayaz Virji’s talk about Islam, he is quoted as saying, “Islam — just like Christianity, just like Buddhism just like atheism, just like humanitarianism — promotes love thy neighbor, virtue, honest, dignity, ...

Racist has nothing to do with religion

To the editor: 1. The article states: “... about 275 people hardly “fill” that theater. 2. The article states: “...and you go and say hi to your racist Uncle Joe, I encourage you to say, ‘Hi racist Uncle Joe. I don’t agree with what you’re saying’... Well, according to the ...

Support changes at City Hall

To the editor: The full page advertisement in your paper last Friday prompted me to send this letter for all to read as I am in support of changes at our city hall, meaning the present council. Financial decisions are made constantly that build our public debt to where it looks like ...

Drastic changes needed at City Hall

To the editor: I was tickled to see the petition ad in the paper Friday. I wish I would have known that it was being put together. Since I did not, I am doing as asked and contacting council people using your paper as a means. This way others can see that many, many citizens are very upset ...

Why vote against Granite Falls funding?

To the editor: I would like to know why those Yellow Medicine County board members voted against giving Granite Falls $25,000 to help with the child care issue but voted to give Clarkfield $25,000 for the same issue. I am sure I am not alone in wanting a logical explanation. Lynn ...

One nightmare after another

To the editor: This fairly short letter is to the citizens of Marshall and all of the city council. I am responding to the petition ad that was in Friday’s paper. Instead of contacting my ward councilperson, I am directing my thoughts to the entire council, including the mayor of 24 ...

Open letter to Sen. Franken

To the editor: Senator, today you are caught up in the sexual misconduct scandal for some things you did in the past. Things that you did to get a laugh, or in hopes of filling your own desires. Your wrong actions in the past had an ...

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart’

To the editor: This letter is primarily for the benefit of those in attendance at “The Effect of the Reformation” presentation given at the Lyon County Library. Two statements were made during the question and answer period by the presenter that need to be corrected. First, that ...

American Education Week opportunity to recognize individuals

To the editor: The 222 members of the Marshall Education Association announce that Nov. 13-17 is American Education Week. This is a great opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality ...

Please stick to science

To the editor: Judging from the responses to my Oct. 24, “Does the Earth revolve around the sun?,” I must ask: Why is it that when I try to discuss science, almost everybody wants to talk religion? Can we please stick to science? Thanks. Part of my letter stated: “…does the ...

Thanks for walk support

To the editor: I’d like to give a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that helped and/or participated with this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. With the help of the communities across Minnesota and North Dakota, over $2.59 million has been donated and donation tallies continue through ...

Thanks to men and women who served

To the editor: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Marshall Unit 113 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security ...

Consider buffer strips as restitution

To the editor: In the Oct. 31 issue of the Marshall Independent, State Representative Chris Swedzinski expressed the sentiment that complying with Minnesota’s buffer zone law “is a general taking of land.” He added that the state “isn’t really offering anything” as compensation ...