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Let's fix problems that DO exist

September 6, 2012 pponents of the proposed voter ID amendment — a mean-spirited amendment as it has been dubbed by some — that will be on the ballot this November have plenty of ammunitio. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 31

August 31, 2012 Marshall streets improving slowly but surely SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We’re glad some of the trouble spots have been addressed on Marshall’s streets, but more work needs to be done. more »»

Growth trend in Marshall a good sign

August 30, 2012 One way to measure a city’s growth is outside businesses and companies making the decision to take up roots there. Another, more obvious one, is new businesses. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 24

August 24, 2012 The loss of another local artist THUMBS DOWN: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jim Dahl family and those close to him. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 17

August 17, 2012 Spared worst of drought THUMBS UP: Some parts of Minnesota appeared to have dodged the drought bullet. more »»

Some meaty subjects

August 15, 2012 By now you may already have heard of LFTB, i.e. Lean Finely Textured Beef. Doesn’t sound too bad with that initialism. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 10

August 10, 2012 Farmers left hanging THUMBS DOWN: It’s disappointing that our government leaders in the House couldn’t pass a 2012 farm bill before adjourning for five weeks. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 10

August 10, 2012 Farmers left hanging THUMBS DOWN: It’s disappointing that our government leaders in the House couldn’t pass a 2012 farm bill before adjourning for five weeks. more »»

Keeping our distance

August 7, 2012 We wrestled a bit with the idea of covering Drake Bigler’s funeral Monday, but it wasn’t a very difficult decision to keep our distance from the services. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 3

August 3, 2012 Supporting the Biglers THUMBS UP: This is an extremely difficult time for the Brad Bigler family, and they have some tough days ahead as they deal with the loss of their son, Drake, who was killed i... more »»

Sad weekend reminds us of highway dangers

July 31, 2012 It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: planning and attending the funeral of their child. more »»

Short takes for July 27

July 27, 2012 Sound bites on tragic events not always necessary THUMBS DOWN: This goes out to all public figures, especially politicians. more »»

Silver linings hard to come by, but we have to look

July 25, 2012 When bad things happen, we look for silver linings, just not right away. more »»

Short takes for July 20

July 20, 2012 Safety on Highway 23 THUMBS UP: It became clear this week that Lyon County continues to pay close attention to safety issues along Minnesota Highway 23, and it’s good to know the county board’s... more »»

Ballot questions: It's only words

July 18, 2012 The wording of ballot questions concerning constitutional amendments to be voted on in November in Minnesota is garnering plenty of attention and is headed to court. more »»

Short takes for July 13

July 13, 2012 Coaching departures THUMBS DOWN: The rash of coaches leaving Marshall High School is a true sign they’re all quality teachers, leaders and coaches desired by other schools, but they will be hard to... more »»

To DEED: Please keep politics out of the process

July 12, 2012 It’s anybody’s guess as to how the $47.5 million in DEED grant money will be divvied up, but we hope rural Minnesota isn’t left in the dark. The money was made available after Gov. more »»

Short takes for July 6

July 6, 2012 Fireworks on the 4th THUMBS UP: Southwest Minnesota residents who love fireworks are fortunate to have options when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. more »»

Play hard, but play it safe this 4th of July

July 3, 2012 As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, we want to remind our readers near and far to take every precaution to ensure safety on the waters this week and for the rest of the summer as well. more »»

Short takes for June 29

June 29, 2012 Murals, murals on the walls THUMBS UP: The cool thing about the mural project that will culminate with a trio of colorful murals on display by next year isn’t just the covering up of a few bare wall... more »»

 
 
 

 

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