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The importance of the Iraq war

May 21, 2015 To the editor: “Raise Your Hand If You Now Think The Iraq War Was A Good Idea” — that was the heading of the political cartoon in the Independent, 5/18/15. more »»

Marshall youth impress

May 16, 2015 To the editor: During the week of May 5-8, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted its 39th annual Heritage Week. more »»

Questions farming letter

May 15, 2015 To the editor: The recent letter to the editor, “What America thinks about farming,” written by John Andersen has some strong opinions and I respect the author’s right to express his views. more »»

What America thinks about farming

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Recently, I read an article in the Iowa Farmer Today titled “The average farmer: what Americans think about farming is a big deal. more »»

We need MinnesotaCare

May 12, 2015 To the editor: When our representatives voted last week to eliminate MinnesotaCare as part $1. more »»

Why side with big business, energy?

May 12, 2015 To the editor: Senator Lyle Koenen, along with Senators David Brown and Bill Weber, has sponsored an energy bill that will stop small wind and solar production in our state. more »»

Public Forum

May 6, 2015 Lawsuits not necessary to address accessibility for the disabled To the editor: Recently there was a letter to the editor from a member of the non-profit Disability Support Alliance (DSA), that... more »»

Supports governor’s transportation plan

May 1, 2015 To the editor: As someone who frequently travels on local roads, I agree that we have a lot of work to do to get our transportation infrastructure up to spee. more »»

Why not ‘let the coal fired power plants continue their energy production?’

April 28, 2015 Remember about seven or eight years ago when CURE and other environmentalists were telling us we had to stop the Big Stone II power plant project because it would cause more global warming? Now it... more »»

Access discrimination ‘rampant’

April 22, 2015 To the editor: Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law the members of the Disability Support Alliance are very happy to see that the Marshall Chamber of... more »»

Concerned about solar plant here? Attend a meeting next week

April 21, 2015 To the editor: We want to inform the public of the upcoming information and environmental assessment scoping meetings will take place at 6 p.m. Monday and again at 11 a.m. more »»

Buffer strips and clean water

April 16, 2015 To the editor: In regard to Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for filter strips along waterways, the CRP has a continuous sign-up period for a 30-120 foot buffer for 10-15 years. more »»

Good news for MERIT Center

April 9, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of the MERIT Center Board, we want to formally thank Governor Mark Dayton for including $2.5 million in his proposed bonding bill for our driver’s course expansion. more »»

Would like to see RTR as ‘school of choice’

April 2, 2015 To the editor: When I graduated from RTR in 2001, I had received such a quality education, that I was able to test out of a semester’s worth of college classe. more »»

Great volunteering experience

March 31, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to tell you about my experience at Westside Elementary Marshall Public School as an Americorps Minnesota Reading Corps volunteer. more »»

Teachers doing some great work

March 31, 2015 To the editor: I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers in Marshall Public Schools. As a literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps for West Side. more »»

Minnesota to suffer if TPP fails

March 20, 2015 To the editor: Minnesota is a leading producer and exporter of agricultural products, ranking third among the states in the value of its agricultural exports. more »»

Collin Peterson is not one of us

March 18, 2015 To the editor: The 7th Congressional District is the most conservative district in the state of Minnesota. Yet, for the past 24 years the Democrat Collin Peterson has held office here. more »»

Transgender in high school athletics

March 17, 2015 Did you notice the March 9 AP article in this paper: “Republican lawmakers want to undo transgender athletics rule”? “Minnesota State High School League member schools must allow transgender student... more »»

What about permanent compensation for buffer strips?

March 3, 2015 In the next few weeks, representatives from several state and local agencies will be meeting to discuss the details of an initiative by Governor Dayton to establish a 50-foot buffer strip along all... more »»



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