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Dayton needs to hold his ground on stadium

October 13, 2011 We’re glad a Ramsey County panel nixed the idea of a county referendum on a proposed half-cent sales tax hike that would’ve helped build a stadium in Arden Hills. more »»

Parents: The ball’s in your court on cell phones

October 12, 2011 Parents in the 21st century have plenty to deal with, much like their parents did when they were kid. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 7

October 7, 2011 Bus recall THUMBS DOWN: It’s scary enough when food such as cantaloupe and lettuce are recalled, but now buses are seeing the same fate as well. more »»

‘Super committee’ should spare Medicaid

October 5, 2011 Leading officials from the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the American Lung Association spoke Tuesday in a teleconference about potential cuts to Medicaid as Families... more »»

Short takes for Sept. 30

September 30, 2011 Early duck opener SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Judging from most reports, it appears the Department of Natural Resources made the right call when it requested the Legislature bump up this year’s waterfowl opene... more »»

Opening their arms to troubled youth

September 28, 2011 Marshall Middle School Ministries has one overriding goal: to seal up the cracks of depression that kids can fall into. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 23

September 23, 2011 Where’s Dayton? THUMBS DOWN: We understand Gov. Mark Dayton has a hectic schedule, but we’re disappointed he didn’t make it to Marshall on Sept. more »»

MCAs not perfect to begin with; shutdown didn’t help

September 20, 2011 School superintendents contacted by the Independent last week didn’t mince words when it came to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, required testing under the controversial No Child Left Behin... more »»

Visitors appreciate new park

September 20, 2011 To the editor: My wife and I left from Minneapolis on a vacation on Sunday, 9-11-11. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 16

September 16, 2011 Lawmaker against all these school levies THUMBS DOWN: State Re. more »»

Moving on, but not forgetting after anniversary

September 13, 2011 On the calendar, the 9/11 anniversary is over. In our hearts and minds, 9/11 live on. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 9

September 9, 2011 Falling pheasant numbers THUMBS DOWN: The Department of Natural Resources is working to improve hunter numbers in the state, but it’s an uphill battle. more »»

Two entities better than one for Skunk Hollow

September 8, 2011 Maybe Skunk Hollow Road isn’t high on the city’s or county’s priority list, but both entities can make a statement by working through the issues surrounding the road together. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 2 (UPDATED)

September 2, 2011 Voting in Lynd THUMBS UP: This thumbs up isn’t for how the vote turned out in Lynd, it’s about how the community let its voice be heard loud and clear about the school issue. more »»

Time for some middle ground in Lynd

September 1, 2011 The crusade for a new school in Lynd came to a crashing halt Tuesday when voters in the school district voted down building a proposed $11.5 million school. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 26

August 26, 2011 WIA?in southwest Minnesota THUMBS UP: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources can’t seem to make a move or decision without upsetting some population of people, but we fail to see how its new... more »»

Sounds of Summer — music to our ears

August 23, 2011 All the committee meetings, all the behind-the-scenes volunteer work that took place planning Marshall’s Sounds of Summer festival, appears to have paid off. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 19

August 19, 2011 Wild campaign promises THUMBS?DOWN: Rep. more »»

School a tough sell in a small town

August 18, 2011 The question on the special election ballot for a proposed new school in Lynd is as follows: “Shall the school board of District No. more »»

Short takes for Aug. 12

August 12, 2011 Nursing degree at SMSU THUMBS UP: It would be a huge move for Southwest Minnesota State University to implement a nursing program within the next couple years. more »»



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