Letters to the Editor

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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 ...

Opioid epidemic needs our attention

To the editor: In April 2016, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 was signed into law after passing unanimously in both the House and the Senate. Originally marketed as a non-controversial bipartisan bill, members were led to believe that it would help ...

Stand up against those yelling ‘fake news’ over climate change

To the editor: Jesus once said to Nicodemus, a politician of his time, “You are Israel’s teacher and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have ...

Cheap patriotism vs. real patriotism

To the editor: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” That bit of wisdom, attributed to the English author Samuel Johnson in 1775, has become part of our common culture and is as true today as in 1775. Johnson must have been referring to cheap patriotism and not to real ...

Does the Earth revolve around the sun?

To the editor: The writer of the Oct. 18 “Good news, Bad news” letter is alarmed that: “We live in a nation that could provide leadership to combat growing climate change,” but people in government are blocking the effort. No need to be alarmed on this. Be alarmed about “fake ...

Good news, bad news

To the editor: One likes to be positive. Here is some good news. We live in a region where we will not directly experience hurricanes. Unfortunately, there is the bad news: our nation and the rest of the world are impacted by the growing forces of climate change. Good news: We live in a ...

How many more will die on 23

To the editor: One question for the people of Marshall — how many more people must die or be injured before we lower the speed limit on Highway 23 through Marshall down to 45 mph? David Bero Marshall