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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 »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Feb 6

February 6, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015 Taxes for transportation should be Plan B… or C THUMBS DOWN: Our roads are in terrible shape. Many bridges, too. Something needs to be done. On that, all politicians can agree. more »»

Short Takes

January 23, 2015 Big win for Mustangs THUMBS UP: Despite the fact it was followed up by a 26-point loss, we congratulate the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for its one-point win last... more »»

Short takes for Jan. 17

January 16, 2015 White House choked THUMBS DOWN: The White House on Monday admitted it erred in not sending a high-ranking official to France last weekend to take part in the historic anti-terror march that... more »»

Short Takes for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015 Hopefully the start of something good for women’s basketball team THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for snapping its 19-game losing... more »»



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