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Officer’s death should wake us up

August 7, 2014 The death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, a 19-year-veteran of the force, is tragic to say the least, and it should make us all angry. more »»

Short Takes

August 1, 2014 Is going back to PCLS really that bad? THUMBS DOWN: The Marshall-Lyon County Library continues to be in an unfortunate state of limbo, and the more we think about it, the more we agree with those... more »»

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July 28, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Catholics must demand achdiocese changes What would you do if you just discovered the highest-ranking leaders of an organization you thoroughly believe in... more »»

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July 25, 2014 Vikings need PR upgrade THUMBS DOWN: Chris Kluwe is the No 1. more »»

We deserve to see MNsure rates before Nov. 4

July 23, 2014 Republicans didn’t back off on pushing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to release 2015 MNsure rates prior to this year’s election. more »»

Suing Obamacare is Washington’s summer rerun

July 21, 2014 In television, summer reruns are becoming a thing of the past. Noting a jump in demand for fresh entertainment in the hot months, TV execs are responding with original programming. more »»

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July 21, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials It’s time to discuss voting changes Mower County officials and the state of Minnesota are both right for taking steps to make voting easier for the public... more »»

Short Takes for July 18

July 18, 2014 Host city does well THUMBS UP: It’s been a pretty busy summer week in Marshall. more »»

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July 14, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Raising standards on pet breeders The implementation July 1 of a new state law governing large commercial dog and cat breeders is a welcome step in... more »»

Short takes for July 11

July 11, 2014 The Wall is here THUMBS UP: Make sure to stop out at Independence Park to take advantage of an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often. more »»

Give the library some time

July 10, 2014 A Marshall resident — and we assume, Marshall-Lyon County Library patron — submitted a letter to the editor last week concerning the contentious MLCL/Plum Creek Library System battle. more »»

Is the medium the menace?

July 7, 2014 n aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»

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July 7, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Women’s rights dealt a blow by Hobby Lobby decision In the name of freedom of religion, the U.S. more »»

Short Takes

June 27, 2014 Business-friendly THUMBS UP: CNBC has ranked Minnesota the sixth best place for business — up from 15th place from a year ago. more »»

Tough pill to swallow, but library board had no other choice

June 25, 2014 Is it the perfect scenario? No. But patrons of the Marshall-Lyon County Library can breathe a bit easier this week knowing that regular library services will be available in the future. more »»

Short Takes

June 20, 2014 Weather to the extreme THUMBS DOWN: The Midwest section of the country has seen its share of devastation at the hands of recent storm systems, especially in Nebraska where two lives were lost... more »»

Short Takes

June 13, 2014 Shooting for success THUMBS UP: Congratulations to all the youth who took part in the recent Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship on June 9. more »»

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June 9, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Measles: A deadly disease not yet vanquished The advent of safe, effective vaccines makes it easy to forget that measles were a childhood rite of passage... more »»

Short Takes

June 6, 2014 Moving on from the convention SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We weren’t at last weekend’s GOP State Convention, so we won’t pile on in the aftermath of what happened when gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert... more »»

On presidential firings

June 6, 2014 President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive... more »»



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