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Praise for RTR players

March 8, 2014 To the editor: Thank you Marshall Independent for the great coverage of the RTR theater one-act plays in the Feb. 24 edition. It was good to see such nice coverage from an area newspaper. more »»

Got insurance? STDs, unplanned pregnancy, guilt, depression?

March 5, 2014 To the editor: I saw an ad for Obamacare the week of Dec. 20, 2013, with Susie and Nate. more »»

Anti-bullying legislation needed

March 4, 2014 To the editor: Supporters of the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Act,” House File 826, Senate File 783 include a coalition of more than 120 organizations who represent tens of thousands of Minnesotan... more »»

Facts, beliefs and public debate

February 26, 2014 To the editor: In a letter published in the Independent on Feb 19, John Frerich wrote that he was offended by an editorial published in the Feb 15-16 edition of the Independent. more »»

Keeping sidewalks clean

February 22, 2014 To the editor: I am writing to thank all of the Marshall residents and businesses who fulfill their responsibility to keep their sidewalks clean throughout the winter. more »»

Defending editor

February 20, 2014 To the editor: Mr. Frerich wrote on Feb. 19 that he wants an apology from Mr. Peterson because he used the word “homophobe” inappropriately. I suggest that Mr. Frerich reread the editorial. more »»

In some ways, culture in America has changed for the worse

February 19, 2014 To the editor: It isn’t often that I feel provoked to write on political matters. There are so many more important things in life than politics and all things political. more »»

Concerned about departments’ future

February 13, 2014 To the editor: I’m writing to express my grave concern over the possible discontinuation of the Southwest Minnesota State University departments of Theatre and Music. more »»

Thanks for winter work

February 11, 2014 To the editor: Thank you to the Marshall Parks Department for blowing the snow at Independence Park. more »»

Infrastructure problems

February 6, 2014 To the editor: Our country is facing a major crisis. There are many bridges, roads and water systems that need replacing. Most of these items are at least 50 years old. more »»

Keystone XL Pipe-dream

February 4, 2014 To the editor: Recently I read a syndicated column by Charles Krauthammer attempting to draw the public into supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline. more »»

Waiting for society to become humane

January 22, 2014 To the editor: Seems more and more like 2 Tim. 3:1-5 is referring to this day and age. It predicts that men will become more inhuman, arrogant and ungrateful. more »»

Keep the faith

January 3, 2014 To the editor: We all have heard of the priest molestation of children. Most of the accused priests are dead. The ones that are living have been expelled from the Catholic church. more »»

Show respect on game night

December 24, 2013 To the editor: I very much enjoyed the boys basketball game Dec. 14 at Marshall High School. more »»

The true spirit of Christmas

December 19, 2013 To the editor: Having lived in the Marshall area my entire life, I have heard of the generosity and kindness of the people of this area many times. more »»

Unjust rewards

December 11, 2013 To the editor: All the chief executive officers in large corporations and banks are all rewarded with millions of dollars. The sad part is the common workers aren’t paid a good wag. more »»

A Thanksgiving Eve ‘void’

December 5, 2013 To the editor: This Thanksgiving Eve had a very different feel to it for my wife and me. more »»

The 5% Campaign

December 5, 2013 To the editor: Caregivers who provide Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to people with disabilities and the elderly shoulder a great deal of responsibility in their jobs, taking on... more »»

‘Overcome with gratitude’ from a stranger’s kind act

December 3, 2013 To the editor: At the start of November, I moved to Marshall for my job as a manager at a retail chain. Like many retail workers, I ended up in my store on Thanksgiving. more »»

The ‘Made in China’ syndrome

November 20, 2013 To the editor: Early this year I bought a set of combination wrenches, and as I removed it from the display rack, I noticed something different about the package wording of the next set. more »»



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