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Why the Federal Reserve matters to you

October 31, 2015 The Federal Reserve (the Fed) has been highly prominent in the news media over the last few months as it debated when to begin raising interest rate. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 30, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Books and beyond

October 30, 2015 Library patron When I started rereading “Gilead,” by Marilynne Robinson, ©2004 (for a book club assignment), I spent several days reading the first few pages over and ove. more »»

A ‘maniacal’ marketer

October 30, 2015 Jen Keohen’s enthusiasm is contagious. The SMSU sophomore is president of the Mustang Maniacs, a group of Mustang-crazy fans whose job it is “to chant, scream, yell and bring the energy u. more »»

Beware of scary inhabitants of the investment world

October 30, 2015 In just a few days, witches, zombies and vampires will be converging on your house, asking for candy. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 29, 2015 Question: My question is related to the blocking of rear license plates and the taillights on vehicles equipped with rear mount bicycle racks, and also the large platforms that mount into a receiver... more »»

The little stool

October 28, 2015 When the girls were just toddlers, I acquired a small four-legged stool. Over the years this stool has come in handy on many occasions. A few drops of paint and some scratches provide proof of use. more »»

Halloween Saturday night

October 28, 2015 Halloween lands on Saturday this year, and if you have “trick-or-treaters” in your household, this is the perfect night for Halloween to land on! The kids can sleep in, put the finishing touches on... more »»

Halloween ‘spirits’

October 28, 2015 I am not sure what to make of spirits. more »»

Turning the earth

October 28, 2015 Dear Paul and Chris, I know you are both incredibly busy with your careers in the city so I thought I would dash off a quick note regarding life back here on the farm. more »»

Kids making a change

October 27, 2015 It was recently MEA time, which means students were out of school for a four-day “weekend. more »»

Addison General Store

October 26, 2015 Part I Many of the early settlers of Marshall came, settled for a few years and then moved on. One family that came and stayed was that of R.M. Addison. more »»

Phil Dacey: The Godfather

October 26, 2015 The Godfather of Marshall Festivals. How else would you describe Phil Dacey? The poet, former SMSU English professor and originator of Marshall Festivals gave a rare public reading on Friday, Oct. more »»

Editor's column: Terrible Twos? What about the Terrible Teens?

October 24, 2015 Apparently, zombies are still in this year as Halloween approaches. The undead are still popular and will be walking the streets — and hitting the bars, I’m sure — Halloween nigh. more »»

On the porch …

October 24, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society is a member of the West Central Minnesota Historical Association. The WCMHA is a collaboration of county historical societies and area museums of 10 counties. more »»

Reversing Alzheimers?

October 24, 2015 Editor’s note: This column will be a periodic feature in the Independent Weekender. This is the first of two parts on treatment choices for Alzheimer’s. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 23, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

When investing, put time on your side

October 23, 2015 Now that we’re well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing — and it’s important to use that time wisely. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 22, 2015 By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I own a 1987 Toyota based RV. The dashboard instrument cluster is pretty minimal. No tachometer, etc. more »»

Leaves and gardening

October 21, 2015 Marshallites did not need to go far this fall in order to enjoy the brilliant colors of many trees. Just a ride around town would have sufficed. more »»



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