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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 »»

Books and beyond

March 10, 2016 Library patron I hadn’t read a mystery for awhile, and then I knew I wanted to read a book by Erin Hart. She will be at the Marshall-Lyon County Library at 6:30 p.m. more »»

How much caffeine is safe to consume?

March 9, 2016 Last week in this column I talked about March being Nutrition Month. It seems there is a month for almost anything, and I recently heard that March is Caffeine Awareness Month as well. more »»

Sinking his teeth into it

March 9, 2016 How much is a tooth worth? The older I get the more valuable or at least the more I have spent on each. more »»

Some things make me pause

March 9, 2016 While traveling along the road of life, there have been those moments when “something” literally brought me to a stop. For instance, while walking, perhaps that “something” is a fallen tree limb. more »»

Celebrating 35 years

March 9, 2016 We are fast approaching the vernal equinox, a day when everyone on earth has equal access to the same amount of sunshine. more »»

Should you retire in ‘stages’ ?

March 9, 2016 For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. more »»

Childhood memories

March 7, 2016 PART V: A continuation of Ella Junette Kalberg Velde’s memoirs, “We Moved to the Woods” “The schools were the usual one room buildings, with a hall for coats and the dinner buckets. more »»

Filing taxes just got (a little bit) easier

March 7, 2016 Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. more »»

Editor's column: Donald Trump — feel the love

March 5, 2016 I’m still trying to figure out Donald Trump. Hopefully I can wrap this up quickly so I can move on with the rest of my life. And then move to Canada if he’s elected. I can’t figure the guy out. more »»

The Daily Burn

March 5, 2016 When I’m watching television shows on Hulu, I’ll sometimes see a commercial for Daily Burn, an online streaming workout from professional trainers. more »»

Caring for ourselves and society: The latest challenge of opiod abuse

March 5, 2016 The Independent is to be congratulated for the series of excellent and comprehensive articles about pain medications which have appeared during the last month. more »»

On the porch

March 5, 2016 The “Last Man’s Club” American Legion Veterans of World War I of Cottonwood was founded on Nov. 11, 1935. In 1936, the group formally organized as a club. more »»



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