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Short takes for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014 Settlement for abuse victims THUMBS UP: Church officials and abuse victims were brought together during a news conference Monday announcing the historical legal settlement that will require the... more »»

 
 
 
IP candidate should’ve been invited to party

October 16, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson debated in Duluth on Tuesday in an event put on by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Again, Go. more »»

Short Takes

October 10, 2014 Another step in equality THUMBS UP: It’s been a good week for gay marriage advocates in the U.S. On Monday, the U.. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

October 3, 2014 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Friday. more »»

Short Takes

September 26, 2014 Another child killed by drunk driver THUMBS DOWN: Here’s an impending trial worth keeping your eye on: Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Mohs is facing multiple charges of criminal vehicular homicide an... more »»

Short Takes

September 19, 2014 MLCL — a step in the right direction THUMBS UP: The Marshall-Lyon County Library was back in the news earlier this week when its board voted 4-2 on Monday to re-join the Plum Creek Library System. more »»

Shame, shame Vikes, but at least you got it right

September 18, 2014 Reading the Independent on Wednesday, it might have appeared to you we were a bit behind the times, but really, it’s not our fault. more »»

Undeniable star power gets AP back in the game

September 17, 2014 This is a snippet of what Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson said in a statement Monday: “No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. more »»

Short Takes

September 12, 2014 Vietnam memorial THUMBS UP: The Independent featured the Minneota Vietnam Memorial & History Center in our Monday edition and will again with a more in-depth story in Saturday’s paper because we’r... more »»

Not just another Thursday

September 11, 2014 Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Yes, 13 years after the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, just saying or hearing or reading “Sept. 11” resonates. And it reminds us of the horrors of terrorism. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Sept. 5

September 5, 2014 Note: The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

It’s been a long day — and that’s a good thing for kindergartners

September 3, 2014 While some students across the state, including in Marshall, have been going to classes for a couple weeks already, everyone else debuted their new school clothes and put their new school supplies t... more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014 Fall sports season is here THUMBS UP: The 2014 high school football season in Minnesota got under way last week, but area teams had to wait until this week to hit the fiel. more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 22

August 22, 2014 Leave high schools out of logo/nickname issue THUMBS UP: While we understand why the majority of people who make up the American Indian community in this country have taken issue with some sports... more »»

Short takes

August 15, 2014 Seifert defeated, but not outworked THUMBS 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. more »»

Newest Tiger looking forward to new challenge

August 14, 2014 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 universitie. more »»

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

August 8, 2014 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... more »»

Officer’s death should wake us up

August 7, 2014 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. more »»

Short Takes

August 1, 2014 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... more »»

Other Views

July 28, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Catholics must demand achdiocese changes What would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in... more »»

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

 
 
 

 

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October 17, 2014 At last some possible good international news. The 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls might be going home. more »

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