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Presidential trivia

March 23, 2016 Sixty-five years and about one month ago, the XXII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. more »»

Easter ham

March 23, 2016 Ham is a traditional centerpiece for many people for Easter dinner. If you serve ham on Easter, what kind do you like to buy? Under USDA regulations, four types of ham products can be labeled “Ham. more »»

Oh those black sheep

March 23, 2016 He’s/she’s the black sheep of the family! Upon hearing that phrase, most of us know exactly what’s being said about a certain person. That family member is undesirable. more »»

Airplane anxiety

March 23, 2016 My wife and I recently got reacquainted with the slings and arrows of modern air travel. I am married to a nervous flyer. more »»

Digging in the dirt

March 22, 2016 As I’m starting this…March 7…it’s 65 degrees out there. more »»

Childhood memories

March 21, 2016 Part VII: A Continuation of Ella Junette Kalberg Velde’s memoirs, “We Moved to the Woods” In the spring we would go fishing. more »»

Editor's column: Champions off the court

March 19, 2016 The MHS girls’ basketball team ran into a roadblock Tuesday on their way to a state title. Their road to becoming upstanding adults, however, is wide open. more »»

But am I ‘official’?

March 19, 2016 It’s Thursday afternoon, and I’m stumped for something to write about for this column. So I’m turning to the website, for an idea, any idea. more »»

On the Porch…

March 19, 2016 In a couple of months, it will be three years since the Lyon County Historical Society had a grand opening in the former Marshall-Lyon County Library building for the home of the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Take a day to organize your finances

March 19, 2016 If you’re like most people, you periodically set aside time to clean out your home, garage or closets. It’s equally as important to take time to organize your finances. more »»

Ask a trooper

March 17, 2016 Question: If I rent a properly licensed and lighted tow dolly from a rental company, can I tow a non-running vehicle that is not licensed (no current plates) and not insured? Do I need tail lights... more »»

Is your ‘financial umbrella’ in place?

March 17, 2016 April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. more »»

A taste of summer

March 16, 2016 On the first Saturday of March, the Fruit Club truck made a stop in Marshall with some tasty strawberries that had recently been picked in Florida and delivered to Minnesota. more »»

Do you know who you are?

March 16, 2016 It’s happened to all of us. more »»

Altoona adventures

March 16, 2016 My wife and I recently took a business trip to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines. Well, not exactly Des Moines. My seminars took place in a casino/hotel located at nearby Altoona, Iowa. more »»

Childhood memories

March 14, 2016 PART VI: A continuation of Ella Junette Kalberg Velde’s memoirs, “We Moved to the Woods” When we moved to Red Top, Uncle Andrew decided to move the store to the building which had served as th... more »»

Editor's column: ‘You have to plow right through grief’

March 12, 2016 Trina Thomas doesn’t need proof of the love she shared with her late boyfriend, Paul Myklebust. more »»

17 years and counting

March 12, 2016 I’m sometimes asked how long I’ve worked at the Independent. On March 15, it will be 17 years. more »»

On the Porch…

March 12, 2016 The Prairieland Genealogical Society (PGS) is hosting a genealogy conference titled, “Local Approach to Genealogy in Marshall” on Saturday, April 2. more »»

Ask a trooper

March 11, 2016 Question: I’ve noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have white front car doors. I recall some years back that they did no. more »»



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