Opinion

Why the debate on climate change?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am not an authority on climate change. I defer to those smarter than I who study the issue full time. According to NASA, "Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the ...

Voting encouraged

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On Aug. 12 we have a very important primary election to determine who the endorsed candidates will be in several positions on Nov. 4 general election.I want to remind everyone that a new law was passed allowing early voting in Minnesota.The process is: Go to the Auditors Office ...

Aug. 12 — a very important day

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:It has been encouraging to see all of the "Marty Seifert for Governor" signs around town and along the highways in the state. It is an indication that there are many people who would like to see Marty as our governor. He is very well qualified for the position, which those of us ...

MLCL versatile, vibrant

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In regards to your "thumbs down" on the Marshall-Lyon County Library (MLCL) in Friday's paper:Because the MLCL policy was to keep new titles available only to MLCL taxpayers for three months (not six as erroneously reported elsewhere), the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) stopped ...

List of issues at library ‘extensive’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Although there have been letters to the editor and editorials in the newspapers, and several people spoke at the Lyon County Commissioners' informational meeting regarding Marshall Lyon County Library's relationship with Plum Creek Regional Library System, it is abundantly clear ...

Short Takes

Editorials

Is going back to PCLS really that bad?THUMBS DOWN:The Marshall-Lyon County Library continues to be in an unfortunate state of limbo, and the more we think about it, the more we agree with those who want the library to go back into the Plum Creek Library System. Is this the best, perfect-world ...

Thank you, Municipal Band

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:It is time to again give a public word of thanks to the members of the Marshall Municipal Band and participants in special feature appearances. They bring a most high level of skills and desire to perform a demanding and varied program of band music and variety acts every week of ...

MLCL board members need to check pride at the door

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I attended the library public meeting on Wednesday night. From what I heard, according to Minnesota State Law, Lyon County is required to give $218,000 a year to one or more libraries belonging to a regional library system. The Marshall library used to belong to the Plum Creek ...

Other Views

Editorials

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorialsCatholics must demandachdiocese changesWhat would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in have for almost 30 years misled everyone to cover up crimes of their front-line leaders?Catholics ...

The rest of the story on the library

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I was put on the library board in January. In January, the library director had a meeting with my wife and me and told us all the horror stories of Plum Creek. I don't just listen to one side of the story, but rather I research out the whole story.At that time, I began to call the ...

Short Takes

Editorials

Vikings need PR upgradeTHUMBS DOWN:Chris Kluwe is the No 1. reason all businesses, companies, corporations, and any other organizations - sports or otherwise - need a strong public relations department. No matter what happens as the Vikings start training camp this week, one thing's for sure - ...

Public Forum for July 25

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Dear Lyon County Commissioners:I attended the commissioners' meeting Wednesday evening and several inconsistencies in the various statements made puzzle me:1. Mark Ranum, the director of the Plum Creek regional library system, as well as several area librarians adamantly stated ...

We deserve to see MNsure rates before Nov. 4

Editorials

Republicans didn't back off on pushing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to release 2015 MNsure rates prior to this year's election. They hounded him publicly to do just that since he announced he would wait until after the November election.It appears the Republicans are getting their way.Good for ...

‘Bullies’ have destroyed library system

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:A handful of bullies have destroyed our library system for the community at large for their own egos.They can sit and gloat that they are able to order the books they want, with community resources, and then just sit on them til every last member of their little clique or book ...

Step up and show your support for our library

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As the children's librarian at the Marshall-Lyon County Library for the last 32 years I have had the privilege and joy to present programs to many of the children in Lyon County at the libraries in Marshall, Balaton and Cottonwood, school program in Russell and family daycares in ...

Suing Obamacare is Washington’s summer rerun

Editorials

In television, summer reruns are becoming a thing of the past. Noting a jump in demand for fresh entertainment in the hot months, TV execs are responding with original programming.In Washington, however, suing Obamacare gets played over and over and over again, whatever the heat index. These ...

Other views

Editorials

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorialsIt's time to discuss voting changesMower County officials and the state of Minnesota are both right for taking steps to make voting easier for the public in an effort to boost voter turnout, and it's time to discuss more changes.Starting with the Aug. 12 ...

Short Takes for July 18

Editorials

Host city does wellTHUMBS UP:It's been a pretty busy summer week in Marshall. Late last week and during the weekend, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was on full display at Independence Park, and Monday hundreds of bicyclists pedalled into town for the annual MS Tram. A combination of nice ...

Name change for the library?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:If the Marshall Library board voted to withdraw from the Plum Creek Library System, Lyon County no longer has representation within that system, (right?).State law requires counties to "partner" with other county systems, (right?).We can settle this problem without even changing ...