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Celebrities have their say, but why listen?

October 3, 2012 Two pro football players are getting plenty of attention off the field this week after they went public about their stance on the marriage amendment that will be coming up for a vote in Minnesota in... more »»

Short takes for Sept. 28

September 28, 2012 Land donation vote not unanimous THUMBS DOWN: We find it hard to understand why a Marshall City Council member would vote against the agreement that would ensure the Schwan Food Co. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 21

September 21, 2012 Expanded gambling pays off THUMBS UP: There are still people griping about expanded gambling and how some of its proceeds will go toward a new stadium for the Minnesota Viking. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 14

September 14, 2012 Well done, RTR THUMBS UP: With all the negativity surrounding the Chicago school system and all the hype — some good, some bad — with Minnesota’s new testing system — it’s gratifying to see a small... more »»

Tuesday a time to reflect, but what about the other days?

September 12, 2012 Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the worst act of terrorism on American soil that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 7

September 7, 2012 Veterans Wall THUMBS UP: We’re firmly behind the historical society’s push for a Veterans Honor Wall at the home of the new Lyon County Museum. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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