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July 25, 2014 Vikings need PR upgrade THUMBS DOWN: Chris Kluwe is the No 1. more »»

 
 
 
We deserve to see MNsure rates before Nov. 4

July 23, 2014 Republicans didn’t back off on pushing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to release 2015 MNsure rates prior to this year’s election. more »»

Suing Obamacare is Washington’s summer rerun

July 21, 2014 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. more »»

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July 21, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials It’s time to discuss voting changes Mower County officials and the state of Minnesota are both right for taking steps to make voting easier for the public... more »»

Short Takes for July 18

July 18, 2014 Host city does well THUMBS UP: It’s been a pretty busy summer week in Marshall. more »»

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July 14, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Raising standards on pet breeders The implementation July 1 of a new state law governing large commercial dog and cat breeders is a welcome step in... more »»

Short takes for July 11

July 11, 2014 The Wall is here THUMBS UP: Make sure to stop out at Independence Park to take advantage of an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often. more »»

Give the library some time

July 10, 2014 A Marshall resident — and we assume, Marshall-Lyon County Library patron — submitted a letter to the editor last week concerning the contentious MLCL/Plum Creek Library System battle. more »»

Is the medium the menace?

July 7, 2014 n aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»

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July 7, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Women’s rights dealt a blow by Hobby Lobby decision In the name of freedom of religion, the U.S. more »»

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June 27, 2014 Business-friendly THUMBS UP: CNBC has ranked Minnesota the sixth best place for business — up from 15th place from a year ago. more »»

Tough pill to swallow, but library board had no other choice

June 25, 2014 Is it the perfect scenario? No. But patrons of the Marshall-Lyon County Library can breathe a bit easier this week knowing that regular library services will be available in the future. more »»

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June 20, 2014 Weather to the extreme THUMBS DOWN: The Midwest section of the country has seen its share of devastation at the hands of recent storm systems, especially in Nebraska where two lives were lost... more »»

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June 13, 2014 Shooting for success THUMBS UP: Congratulations to all the youth who took part in the recent Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship on June 9. more »»

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June 9, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Measles: A deadly disease not yet vanquished The advent of safe, effective vaccines makes it easy to forget that measles were a childhood rite of passage... more »»

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June 6, 2014 Moving on from the convention SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We weren’t at last weekend’s GOP State Convention, so we won’t pile on in the aftermath of what happened when gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert... more »»

On presidential firings

June 6, 2014 President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive... more »»

Short takes for May 30

May 30, 2014 Closing the lock THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see our representatives in Washington, D.C. come through with successful legislation that will close the Upper St. more »»

Veterans deserve accountability after VA fallout

May 28, 2014 Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend sprinkled with cook-outs and old war movies on TV. more »»

Short takes for May 23

May 23, 2014 Another major merger SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Of course, it’s far too early to tell what the ramifications will be of the AT&T-DirecTV merger that has yet to be federally approved, but we get the sense... more »»

Short takes for may 16

May 16, 2014 Medical marijuana close to reality THUMBS UP: One thing the Legislature did get right was medical marijuana, where it was able to compromise after much emotional debate and testimony. Gov. more »»

 
 

Pow wow set for July 26, 27 in Pipestone July 26, 2014

Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers will sponsor its 15th annual Pipestone Pow Wow from noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at 400 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone. The public is invited to experience American Indian music, dancing, food and other activities. more »

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Weather balloon saga, Part 2

July 14, 2014 This past weekend turned out to be a lot more eventful than I had expected. more »

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