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2014 SMSU volleyball: What more can we say?

December 11, 2014 This will go down as the fall sports season that didn’t want to end, and we were all captivated by the success of the group that bridged two sports seasons: the Southwest Minnesota State University... more »»

Short Takes for Dec. 5

December 5, 2014 Shameful act THUMBS DOWN: We’ve all heard of the spirit of giving. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014 Part of the Elite THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team for two huge wins in the recent NCAA Central Regional Championship — statement-making wins... more »»

On Ferguson, remember the family

November 26, 2014 What happened in Ferguson on Monday night and into Tuesday after it was announced that there would be no indictment against embattled police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael... more »»

Short takes for Nov. 21

November 21, 2014 Rural feel in House leadership THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see Republicans in the house lean rural this week when it came to forming House committees. more »»

Minneota, D-B both winners in our eyes

November 20, 2014 Prep Bowl 2014 will not be just another Prep Bowl for southwest Minnesota high school football fan. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014 Missing the dome THUMBS?DOWN: We won’t say we told you so, because we really didn’t, but wouldn’t it be nice now to have the much-maligned Metrodome back? Hindsight is 20-20, but wasn’t there any... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

November 7, 2014 THUMBS UP: • It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year for high school sports fans, and we congratulate the Marshall girls cross country team, which finished fifth at the state meet last... more »»

Today is not your average Tuesday

November 4, 2014 Do you feel a change is needed in Washington? In St. Paul? Well, today’s your day to be a part of that chang. more »»

Short Takes

October 31, 2014 Johnson made right call on Redskins nickname issue THUMBS UP: We agree with Minnesota Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson’s decision this week to vote against a Hennepin County... more »»

Short Takes

October 24, 2014 Re-joining PCLS THUMBS UP: Another chapter was written this week in the Marshall-Lyon County Library/Plum Creek Library System story, and we support the MLCL board’s vote to re-join the PCLS. more »»

Public shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to speak their minds

October 23, 2014 The school board at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, like any school board, has status, control and the power to make decisions for its school(s), assumingly in the best interest of all involve. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014 Settlement for abuse victims THUMBS UP: Church officials and abuse victims were brought together during a news conference Monday announcing the historical legal settlement that will require the... more »»

IP candidate should’ve been invited to party

October 16, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson debated in Duluth on Tuesday in an event put on by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Again, Go. more »»

Short Takes

October 10, 2014 Another step in equality THUMBS UP: It’s been a good week for gay marriage advocates in the U.S. On Monday, the U.. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

October 3, 2014 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 Friday. more »»

Short Takes

September 26, 2014 Another child killed by drunk driver THUMBS DOWN: Here’s an impending trial worth keeping your eye on: Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Mohs is facing multiple charges of criminal vehicular homicide an... more »»

Short Takes

September 19, 2014 MLCL — a step in the right direction THUMBS UP: The Marshall-Lyon County Library was back in the news earlier this week when its board voted 4-2 on Monday to re-join the Plum Creek Library System. more »»

Shame, shame Vikes, but at least you got it right

September 18, 2014 Reading the Independent on Wednesday, it might have appeared to you we were a bit behind the times, but really, it’s not our fault. more »»

Undeniable star power gets AP back in the game

September 17, 2014 This is a snippet of what Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson said in a statement Monday: “No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. more »»



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