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Short Takes for May 15

May 15, 2015 Tax cuts shouldn’t trump MinnesotaCare THUMBS DOWN: Tax relief is great, but if it comes at the expense of cutting helpful programs, we’re not for it. more »»

Short Takes for May 8

May 8, 2015 They really cleaned up THUMBS UP: Hats off to everyone involved in last month’s city clean-u. more »»

Short Takes for May 1

May 1, 2015 Change order for the sports complex THUMBS DOWN: The Marshall City Council on Monday approved a change order of more than $71,000 for earthwork at the site of the new regional sports complex. more »»

Forget natural disasters, the Guard has bigger things to worry about

April 30, 2015 The national media — the serious and the satirical — celebrated Baltimore mom Toya Graham Wednesday morning for publically you-know-what slapping her masked, rock-wielding 16-year-old son, who was... more »»

Short Takes

April 24, 2015 Nothing proficient about this THUMBS DOWN: This week’s statewide testing fiasco was ridiculous, and the state should get a refund for what it’s paying a testing contractor every year. more »»

Short Takes for April 17

April 17, 2015 With mall, we have to get this right SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Someday, we will all look back on the summer of 2015 as a year of major change and transition in Marshall. more »»

Seeing orange on Marshall roads

April 15, 2015 Folks, there’s no getting around it — well actually there is, and they’re called detours — the heavy lifting on road construction in Marshall will begin Monday (some would argue it already has begun). more »»

Short Takes

April 10, 2015 Finally, some rain THUMBS UP: While it’s nowhere near the moisture we all really needed, it was good the area got some rain this week. more »»

Momentum for rural Minnesota

April 9, 2015 If you thought Gov. Mark Dayton’s call earlier this year for increased funding for greater Minnesota was just lip service, think again. more »»

Short takes for March 27

March 27, 2015 Legislation would protect motorists’ privacy THUMBS UP: We hope the work Sen. Amy Klobuchar is doing to help ensure our personal privacy in our vehicles pays off. more »»

Short Takes for March 20

March 20, 2015 Cameras in rental cars THUMBS DOWN: Cameras in rental cars? Please say it ain’t so. more »»

They should have another 5% coming

March 19, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget proposal goes a long way for many areas in critical need — from transportation, to education. more »»

Thank you, Mr. Carr

March 17, 2015 People like Robert Carr don’t come along very often. Some have money, but no heart. Some have a big heart, but little money. Mr. Carr had bot. more »»

Short Takes for March 13

March 13, 2015 Wait on announcing section realignments THUMBS?DOWN: The Minnesota State High School League is mandated to realign sections as enrollment fluctuates from year to year, new programs are introduced... more »»

Let’s move on from ‘last in, first out’

March 10, 2015 Our elected officials are making some noticeable headway on the teacher layoff issue in Minnesot. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

March 6, 2015 THUMBS UP: • We wish continued success to the Marshall girls basketball team, which rolled to a 42-point win in its Section 2AAA opener Wednesday nigh. more »»

Short Takes for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015 High school events: What's going on? THUMBS DOWN: A brawl at a high school hockey game? This is getting ridiculous. Get control of your kids, coaches. more »»

Short takes for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015 A black eye for dance THUMBS DOWN: What a shame this year’s state dance tournament was marred by avoidable controversy and will likely be asterisk-ized because one of the teams was accused of... more »»

Dayton’s road plan not perfect, but it’s a start

February 19, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton was pretty straightforward in talking about his $6 billion plan to begin fixing our roads and bridge. more »»

Short Takes

February 13, 2015 Raises OK, but a bit excessive SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We don’t mind Gov. more »»



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