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Editorial: Getting away with bullying just too easy

December 8, 2011 This is for the kids out there who know all too well how much power a bully can have. more »»

Short takes for Dec. 2

December 2, 2011 Bell ringing allowed THUMBS UP: Early this week, Brainerd-based Mills Fleet Farm said it would prohibit Salvation Army red kettle bell ringers at its stores this holiday season because, as company... more »»

Wilf needs to keep an open mind on stadium sites

December 1, 2011 Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s proposed contribution to a new stadium would be one of the largest stadium contributions any professional sports team owner has ever made. more »»

Legislature must step up against bullying

November 24, 2011 We strongly encourage our local legislators to follow up on Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s call Wednesday for legislation to address bullying in our schools. more »»

Editorial: Enough with all the ‘super’ talk

November 23, 2011 There’s probably not a daily newspaper in this country that didn’t run a supercommittee story on Page 1 Tuesday, but we ask: Was it even news? Newsworthy, yes. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 18

November 18, 2011 State champs again THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Marshall High School volleyball team on winning this year’s Class AA state title and to the Minneota Vikings for taking home the third-place... more »»

Black … Thursday?

November 17, 2011 We’re disappointed that some stores in Minnesota, most notably Walmart and Target, have made the move to open earlier than normal for Black Friday. A number of stores will open their doors at 10 p.. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 11

November 11, 2011 Voters support their schools THUMBS UP: Voters in the Marshall School District, as well as those in Milroy and Dawson-Boyd school districts, made the right choice to extend their respective... more »»

Tuesday’s vote as good as it gets

November 10, 2011 In a perfect world, schools wouldn’t have to ask taxpayers for money. more »»

National Anthem, spirit of patriotism, will survive without Ventura

November 8, 2011 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura doesn’t like being told no. He doesn’t like being told he can’t do somethin. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 4

November 4, 2011 Still strong in our schools, but what does future hold? SIDEWAYS THUMBS: The good news: Minnesota continues to lead the nation in overall math achievement, according to “The Nation’s Report Card,”... more »»

Violence begets attention, but smears Occupy campaign

November 1, 2011 When does violence and breaking the law pay off? Sounds like a strange, perhaps even inappropriate question. more »»

Get informed on referendum

October 25, 2011 It’s referendum time again, this time in Marshall, where the school is asking voters to renew the $675 per pupil operating levy — which would not increase current tax levels. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 21

October 21, 2011 ‘Occupiers’ SIDEWAYS THUMBS: By a 2-to-1 margin, respondents to our latest poll think Occupy Wall Street protestors are wasting their time and are not making a difference. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 14

October 14, 2011 Buckling up THUMBS UP: Seatbelt data gathered as a result of seatbelt checks from Sept. 19-25 shows that baseline seatbelt useage in southwest Minnesota is 81.1 percent. more »»

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 »»



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