Opinion

Peterson is asset to Minnesota

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am writing this letter in response to the Aug. 4 edition of the Redwood Gazette front page coverage of Congressional candidate (Torrey) Westrom's visit to Redwood Falls and his recent mailing.In response to Westrom's comments on Obamacare, 250,000 Minnesotans have now enrolled ...

Short takes

Editorials

Seifert defeated, but not outworkedTHUMBS UP:We want to applaud Marty Seifert, who fell short in his quest to become the Republican of choice to face off against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. Seifert may not have won Tuesday's primary, but he can be proud of his campaign. He didn't have as ...

Newest Tiger looking forward to new challenge

Editorials

Two schools. Both use the acronym MHS. Both could justify "Eye of the Tiger" as their school song. Both are in cities with four-year universities. And, as of July, both have had Scott Monson as their superintendent.Monson is a few days away from his first day of school in his new hometown, as ...

Local control of library

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:By forcing the Marshall Library to rejoin Plum Creek, which is clearly what most of the City Council wants, we will lose local control of our library and instead have it managed by a bureaucrat in St. Paul.Under the guise of rules and efficiencies, Plum Creek will decide what ...

Here’s why climate change is a ‘heated’ topic

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Aug. 7 writer of "Why the debate on climate change?" says, "I am not an authority on climate change. I defer to those smarter than I who study the issue full time." And: "I know this is a 'heated' topic but I am not sure why."Here are a couple reasons:1. A 2012 Congressional ...

The GOP: Where did it go?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:It seems that since the evening of President Barack Obama's first inauguration this party has disappeared, or have I misinterpreted GOP as the Grand Old Party? I grew up a Democrat and have thought of it as the party for common middle class people - the People's Party. But I ...

Library has a lot going for it

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Paula Nemes, adult services librarian at the Marshall-Lyon County Library, listed 15 ways in which the library continues to serve its patrons. (Independent Public Forum Aug. 15.)As a frequent patron, I too, find the MLCL to be "vibrant and versatile" and the staff very friendly ...

Senator supports Newman for AG

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As we consider the many issues which face the state of Minnesota as well as the problems the federal government causes by not living up to their obligations, ie. the Lewis & Clark Pipeline, etc., we need an attorney general who will stand up for the people of Minnesota. ...

Seifert would give new meaning to ‘local voice’ in St. Paul

Editorials

Marty Seifert undoubtedly felt right at home at Farmfest on Tuesday and by all accounts excelled in the GOP gubernatorial debate with his clear homefield advantage, and it's his true rural roots and small-town values that make him our candidate of choice in next week's primary.Here's why: We ...

Officer’s death should wake us up

Editorials

The death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, a 19-year-veteran of the force, is tragic to say the least, and it should make us all angry.Laid to rest Wednesday, Patrick was fatally shot after making a simple traffic stop last week - in the middle of the day - and the incident is ...

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 ...