Opinion

Thoughts on the election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:We are now less than two weeks away from Election Day Nov. 8, I want to express a few of my thoughts for those who are unsure on who to vote for. Just because you say you are Republican you don't have to go in and vote down the line Republican and because you may be supporting ...

Supports Crowley for commissioner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Per Peterson, as always, had a good column in the Oct. 22 Independent. He asked for a positive letter about a candidate. I've thought about writing this letter before, but Mr. Peterson has now pushed me to do this.I'm writing to encourage your support in Lyon County for Mr. Gary ...

Dahms has served district well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In an election season where many voters are wondering where are the candidates of good character, I am pleased to report of one whom I fully support: State Senator Gary Dahms.In my roles as an everyday citizen and university agriculture professor, I have had the good fortune to ...

Socialism will never work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:There has been much talk of socialism during this 2016 presidential campaign and most of it has been in a positive light at least for us, the 99-percenters, with the promise of free college, free health care, the rich paying more of their fair share, living wage, etc. Does the ...

Clarification on Parkway II

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In the Oct. 28 article in the Independent on the Oct. 27 debate of the candidates running for Marshall City Council, the Economic Development Authority was credited for the addition of the new homes and construction in the Parkway II addition. I feel some clarification is needed ...

Country in moral decline

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As we have heard, this election will be the most important one in our lifetime.First, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable ...

Trump sees the light on abortion

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:You liberals in the news media think we Christians are self-righteous and holier-than-thou, when the truth is we all know we're sinners just like Donald Trump and believe God has forgiven him just like he has forgiven us. Hillary, on the other hand, believes she's above being a ...

Short Takes for Oct. 28

Editorials

Rest in peace, Bobby VeeTHUMBS DOWN:The musical world has lost a number of its biggest names in recent years - from Michael Jackson, to Prince - and while Bobby Vee wasn't quite as well renowned as those two, he does hold a special place in our hearts, and his death earlier this week saddens ...

Letter writer’s attitude is ‘arcane’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am curious! Has Phil Drietz ever had a wife, sister or daughter?I assume he has a mother. If not, perhaps a stork dropped him off.His arcane attitude, dislike and utter disdain for women's rights and problems is clearly apparent.L.E. JohnsonBalaton

It took THIS long to reach a tipping point?

Editorials

So, now it's time for a special session?Don't get us wrong, we're glad our elected officials could soon be getting together in St. Paul to sort out the health care mess this state is in, but couldn't this have been taken care of, or at least officially addressed behind closed doors, already?Our ...

Dahms an advocate for rural MN

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:It has been my pleasure to know Senator Dahms and work with him to address our rural issues. Senator Dahms has been a strong and effective advocate for rural issues, including transportation, workforce development, education and economic development.His leadership in bringing ...

Which way will you go?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:We now have a reason to vote in the national election. All the taxpayers in the country that strive to pay more taxes than they should, by ignoring all the deductions and loopholes in the tax code they could be qualified to use hold their nose and vote for Hillary.All the ...

Supports Trump, Peterson

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Republican candidate for President of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump. Is Donald a "pro-AMTRAK" Republican? Let's be cautiously optimistic! Donald wrote this in 2015: "Our airports, bridges, water tunnels, power grids, rail systems - our nation's entire ...

Way to go marching band

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I would like to thank the Marshall Tigers marching band for their performance this year. There wasn't any coverage for them, and I don't understand why, but the adults and students put in a lot of time and effort and it has surely paid off. It wasn't reported, but a few weeks ago ...

Short Takes for Oct. 21

Editorials

Tournament timeTHUMBS UP:The regular season of high school football wrapped up Wednesday, and we wish all our local teams good health and good luck in the postseason. Same goes for the volleyball teams, which also begin the tournament season next week, and the area cross country teams and the ...

What’s in store for America?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:This is a response to the Oct. 11, 'Trump needs to go, signs and all'.His issue of course is with Trump's sexual vulgarity. I don't like it either.I ask the author and all those who say they are not going to vote this year, and those who are pushing a third party candidate, to ...

Remember to vote next month

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:This particular election year, some are voicing the opinion that they are not going to vote as neither presidential candidate is their choice.Since we have the privilege of voting in our country, using that privilege is a show of our appreciation for the freedom of speech and ...

Main stream media,Internet favoring Clinton

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To the editor:"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3-5.Mr. (Ted) Suss has made some strong and outrageous demands in his October 11, 2016, Letter to the Editor. He is willing to take a "moral high ground" ...

Castle a good alternative

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In this year's presidential race there is an alternative to the choices put forth by the two-party establishment and mainstream media, a candidate who has consistently stood for constitutionally limited government, a candidate who has been married faithfully to the same woman for ...

Short Takes for Cot. 14

Editorials

Police protocol positive in MarshallTHUMBS UP:We've all seen the stories about cops abusing their power in the line of duty, taking actions that sometimes result in the senseless deaths of suspects. Wednesday's incident in Marshall should serve as a reminder that we don't have such problems ...