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School referendum is too much at one time

May 6, 2016 School officials — in Marshall and all over the state — are facing mountains of unprecedented challenges these days. more »»

Legislators have work cut out for them

May 4, 2016 We’re in for a long two-and-a-half weeks. That’s about when the 2016 session is to adjourn. more »»

Short takes for April 29

April 29, 2016 It’s come to this, GOP: Time to get behind Trump THUMBS DOWN: It’s time for Republican presidential candidates to make a decision to get out of the race and get behind frontrunner Donald Trump. more »»

Keep plugging away at affordable health care in rural MN

April 27, 2016 No matter who you’re represented by in the area, you should take heart knowing your elected official continues to keep a watchful eye on rural heath care issues. more »»

Short Takes

April 22, 2016 Slip of the Trump THUMBS DOWN: Donald Trump, the likely GOP nominee for president, is at it again, and he recently proved that even his verbal flubs are over-the-top. more »»

The noise you hear is the rumor mill at full bore

April 21, 2016 Rumors, secrets, allegations, whispers. Sounds like a soap opera. Indeed, these are the days of our lives in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District. And it’s not alone. more »»

Other Views

April 18, 2016 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials MnSCU chancellor has been an agent for positive change The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system that Chancellor Steven Rosenstone say... more »»

Short takes for April 15

April 15, 2016 Transportation? THUMBS DOWN: It would be nice to hear if there has been any real progress at the state Capitol on transportation — how we’re going to fix our state and county highways, township... more »»

Our legislators can’t be bored, can they?

April 13, 2016 Here we go again. more »»

Bang, bang … er, ‘hello’

April 12, 2016 We’ve lamented in this space in the past when we feel our state Legislature wastes time on useless policies and issue. more »»

Short Takes

April 8, 2016 Help for teachers coming? THUMBS UP: Minnesota lawmakers are working on legislation that would give teachers more authority when dealing with classroom assaults. We’re all for it. more »»

Why we love sports

April 6, 2016 Monday was one of those days that reminds us why we love sports — and every level pitched in. more »»

Vote stealing within the GOP? Gasp. We need an investigation

April 5, 2016 Republican presidential candidate and everyone’s favorite patronizer and hater of successful prominent women Donald Trump says something about every week (day?) that makes our eyebrows raise and our... more »»

Short Takes

April 1, 2016 MHS Honor Society’s good deed THUMBS UP: Well done, Marshall High School Honor Society, which raised $650 for the city of Marshall’s Veterans’ addition to Memorial Park. more »»

Short Takes

March 25, 2016 Miss debates? Neither do we THUMBS UP: Quick: When was the last presidential debate? Gotta think about it a bit, don’t you? Isn’t it nice that we’ve hit somewhat of a lull when it comes to debates... more »»

Wind energy, cont.

March 24, 2016 To the editor: I very much appreciate the response of Lyon-Lincoln REA General Manager Tim O’Leary to my wind energy letter. more »»

Legislation to address disability suits a must

March 23, 2016 One legislative item that might not grab the big headlines this spring has to do with abusive lawsuits that have been filed under state disability laws. more »»

Short Takes

March 18, 2016 Arena can still benefit city, county THUMBS UP: The Lyon County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to offer the Marshall Area Hockey Association $250,000 for the Lockwood Motors Ice Arena. more »»

No way around it: Senate Republicans picking their poison

March 17, 2016 President Barack Obama on Wednesday revealed his choice (Merrick Garland) to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia — which is his constitutional duty. more »»

The five-day tournament — talk about madness

March 15, 2016 March Madness is upon us, and that means basketball. Lots of basketball. There are many things to love about this time of year, including state high school basketball tournaments. more »»



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