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Dahms an advocate for rural MN

October 25, 2016 To the editor: It has been my pleasure to know Senator Dahms and work with him to address our rural issues. more »»

Which way will you go?

October 25, 2016 To the editor: We now have a reason to vote in the national election. more »»

Supports Trump, Peterson

October 25, 2016 To the editor: The Republican candidate for President of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump. more »»

Way to go marching band

October 22, 2016 To the editor: I would like to thank the Marshall Tigers marching band for their performance this yea. more »»

What’s in store for America?

October 21, 2016 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 eithe. more »»

Remember to vote next month

October 19, 2016 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. more »»

Main stream media,Internet favoring Clinton

October 18, 2016 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. more »»

Castle a good alternative

October 18, 2016 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... more »»

Trump needs to go, signs and all

October 11, 2016 To the editor: Now is the time for moral courage on the part of all Republican endorsed candidates for public office in our area to fully repudiate Donald Trump as a candidate for President. more »»


October 8, 2016 Saturday, Nov. 5, is the last day the Independent will print Letters to the Editor commenting on or endorsing candidates or issues for the election on Nov. 8. Thursday, Nov. more »»

Supports Kruse in 16A

October 5, 2016 To the editor: In a time of heated political exchanges and lock step partisanship, it is good to know there are people running for office who understand the importance of maintaining a cool head and... more »»

A little clarification

October 1, 2016 To the editor: Last month our feedlot received some negative publicity from the article entitled “ Resident Calls for Lyon County Feedlot Permit to be Revoked,” due to an unfounded pollution claim... more »»

Out of a pair of questionable candidates, Clinton seems to be the better choice

September 29, 2016 To the editor: Just north of Marshall on state Highway 23 there is a sign that reads “Trump the Dishonest Hillary Clinto. more »»

Help bring Minnesota back to No. 1 in voting

September 29, 2016 To the editor: With another presidential and state election approaching on Nov. 8, I wanted to express some of my thoughts. more »»

Reaction to immunization letter

September 22, 2016 Reaction to immunization letter To the editor: Immunizations protecting children from diseases like polio, measles, chicken pox, whopping cough, et. more »»

Where is value of life?

September 22, 2016 To the editor: On a recent “Good Morning America” show, (Hillary) Clinton bemoaned the fact that this 12-year-old boy had shot this animal. How terrible that he had killed this anima. more »»

Put children’s lives ahead of policies

September 15, 2016 To the editor: The Sept. 7, ‘Supports third party candidate’ writer says we should vote for Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party). more »»

Immunizations are key

September 13, 2016 To the editor: Immunizations are a way to prevent kids from getting sick before ever being exposed to an illness. more »»

Questions concerning RTR School Board chairman

September 9, 2016 To the editor: Having read the article in the Sep. more »»

Supports third party candidate

September 7, 2016 To the editor: In a year where the majority of people have a bad feeling about the election this November due to two of the most wildly unpopular major party candidates in recent history it’s... more »»

Take part in Out of Darkness Walk

August 31, 2016 To the editor: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in this country. more »»



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Unleash the hounds!

September 29, 2016 This weekend is SMSU’s Homecoming. I’m wondering about the theme — “Mustangs Unleashed.” I’ve never heard of a horse being leashed, much less unleashed. A horse can be unbridled. more »

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