Letters to the Editor

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Growing up in a small town To the editor: I grew up in a town called Cottonwood, Minnesota during a time when everyone treated each other like family. We went outside to play, we got dirty.... We bought popcorn and candy from the popcorn stand at night. We played Red Light, Green Light, ...

Liberalism: Another failed philosophy (but still practiced)

To the editor: Liberalism: a desire to be free of authority. Liberalism is demonstrating the definition at the conclusion of our last election very well, as liberals riot and try to intimidate the electors of the electoral college. Where did this notion originate? I believe that it was the ...

More thoughts about Hillary’s loss

To the editor: We are well beyond the presidential election, but the divide continues! The Marshall Independent published two columns from syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts and, more recently, an opinion from a Redwood Falls subscriber. The common thread seems to be that Trump won the ...

Disappointed in meeting

To the editor: I am a member of the Lyon County Agricultural Society and attended the annual meeting Nov. 15. I was very disappointed. The meeting was conducted very unprofessionally. Do all the Lyon County meetings get conducted the way the Lyon County Agricultural Society meeting ...

Water is life

To the editor: With Sunday’s news that the Army Corps of Engineers will not allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross at Standing Rock, water protectors see cautious hope. At the same time, there is concern that the pipeline will still be built. Water is life or Mni Wiconi, as spoken in ...

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Lake Hendricks needs your help To the editor: On Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., the Brookings County (South Dakota) Planning & Zoning Board has called for a special meeting to hear your voice. The county has received a new application for a Conditional Use Permit intended for a very ...

Hoping love and respect will prevail

To the editor: After sleepless nights since the Nov. 8 election, many tears, stomach cramps and heartache, I need to express my thoughts, release these feelings, move on, put my anxieties to rest and start a healing process. The election night results triggered major fears in my heart and ...

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Salvation Army Kettle CampaignTo the editor:As the holidays approach it is time to dust off the red Salvation Army kettles in preparation for the Kettle Campaign. Give a gift to Lyon County residents in need of help by donating your dimes, dollars or time to the Salvation Army red kettles.The ...

More about service dogs

To the editor:I was very intrigued by the front page story of the service dog at SMSU and Courtney Bendinelli, a person with different abilities, in a town not used to service dog acceptance due to the lack of them here in Marshall and thus the lack of knowledge of service dogs.My son, Jeff, ...

An interest in Marshall

To the editor:Mr. Byrnes, I agree with you in thanking our elected officials, they have given their time and talents.I will admit, I do have a self interest in keeping Marshall growing, viable and cost effective. If I did not have that self interest I would not be so invested in Marshall and ...

Common sense vote

To the editor:Joel Dahl will have more time for District 4.Vinc Laleman, Westerheim Township

Chains/shackles for all?

To the editor:As usual, in this election cycle, the criteria for voting for federally-elected positions is very seldom based upon how the candidate relates to the U.S. Constitution, but rather upon party affiliation, gender, religion and other misc. traits. Until the people demand ...

Supports Doom

To the editor:I am writing this letter to the editor in support of Larry Doom, who is up for re-election for Marshall's City Council. As the current Board Chair of the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and as a member of the Southwest Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission, I have had the ...

Vote for Dahms, Swedzinski in D16

To the editor:Chris Swedzinski and Gary Dahms put in hours of work the past 4 years to help our family pass Drake's Law. Both Chris and Gary took time to get to know our family and our values. They sincerely cared. We faced many road blocks along the way, and each time, they personally ...

Thanks to elected officials

To the editor:As we approach Election Day I would like to publicly thank those who have represented us well in elected offices.Colin Peterson has represented this region well in the United States Congress. Representative Peterson understands and is a strong advocate for agriculture, industry, ...

Collin Peterson is not one of us

To the editor:The 7th Congressional District is the most conservative district in the state of Minnesota. Yet, for the past 24 years the Democrat Collin Peterson has held office here. How do we explain that? Peterson has held firm on two issues, the right to life and gun rights, which has ...

Supports Dahms, Swedzinski

To the editor:I'm pleased to support Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Chris Swedzinski as they run for re-election. Both have been strong advocates for our area. Now, more than ever, we need effective lawmakers to represent the region. Whether it is getting Drake's Law passed or helping ...

Such an important election

To the editor:This is a very important election coming up. They all are important, but there will be openings on the Supreme Court and Donald Trump said he would fill these places with pro-life people. Hillary Clinton said she believes in abortion until the baby is born. How would you parents ...

Second Amendment, Supreme Court ups the ante on 2016 election

To the editor:Within a very short time, we will be having an important presidential election which will determine the future of America. It is very important that we understand how serious the issues involved are.One of the most important issues is the Second Amendment. Our gun rights, given ...

Vote and pray

To the editor:A year ago, I almost lost my life to pancreatitis and strangulated hernia, and four years ago my husband almost died from a severe farm accident We truly believe every day is a miracle and we're glad to be here for another day and year. We don't know how long we'll live on this ...