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Voter ID barriers

November 3, 2012 To the editor: My mom was born when women received the right to vote. The current voter ID amendment, if passed, will create barriers that will successfully take that right away from he. more »»

Support their rights, too

October 31, 2012 To the editor: People in various cultures have had arranged marriages to enhance the father’s status in life, had parents choose their spouse based on their values etc. etc. more »»

Property tax relief and LGA payments

October 31, 2012 To the editor: Over the past couple years, I’ve had an opportunity to meet with thousands of residents in southern Minnesota and answer questions about issues facing our great state. more »»

Photo ID

October 31, 2012 To the editor: Would you be surprised to learn that the photo on your photo ID is inconsequential when it comes to the voting process and that the cost of voter photo ID is substantially more than... more »»

Why we are voting ‘yes’

October 31, 2012 To the editor: The Marriage Amendment voters will consider on Nov. 6 preserves the historic and traditional definition of marriage as “the union of one man and one woma. more »»

No room for more hate, discrimination

October 31, 2012 To the editor: I will start by saying that I don’t normally follow politics very closely, and I don’t voice my opinion very often, but I can’t sit idly by and not make my voice heard about the... more »»

For this reason

October 31, 2012 To the editor: There has been a mountain of reasons advanced about why same sex marriages should be acceptabl. more »»

Obamacare and insurance

October 30, 2012 To the editor: In a recent letter to the Independent, Susan Hoff explains that she is a conservative who believes in freedom and cannot understand why liberals want to give up their freedom. more »»

Think about those who would be restricted with Voter ID

October 30, 2012 To the editor: Minnesota has a proud history of clean elections and a system that encourages voting. more »»

Marriage amendment letter rebuttal

October 26, 2012 To the editor: Recently, a contributor to these pages wrote that the government shouldn’t take away the right to marry. more »»

Time to move forward at RTR, but let public have its say

October 25, 2012 To the editor: On Monday, Oct. 15, I attended the RTR school board meeting in Russel. more »»

Supports Anderson for Supreme Court Justice

October 25, 2012 To the editor: Minnesota voters should not overlook the election for Minnesota Supreme Court as they mark their ballots this November. more »»

Oberloh would bring fresh ideas to St. Paul

October 25, 2012 To the editor: When I heard the news that Al Oberloh was running for the State Senate, my first thought was, he’s exactly what we need — a tough-minded, independent problem-solver who will shake up ... more »»

Avera Marshall updates contract negotiations

October 25, 2012 To the editor: In response to today’s 3A photo of the hayride sponsored by the Minnesota Nurses Association, the union representing our 76 registered nurses, it seems like a good moment to give the... more »»

Freedom and tyranny

October 24, 2012 To the editor: Fellow Voters, I am a conservative. I am trying to understand the thinking of the liberal voter. I expect that someone out there can help me. more »»

Supports Voter ID amendment

October 24, 2012 To the editor: There has been a lot of concern over the photo ID in the last few days. I have been an election judge for many years. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for MERIT Center, sports complex

October 23, 2012 To the editor: I am writing to lend my support for the MERIT Center and Amateur Sports Center projects on the ballot in November. more »»

Political letters notice

October 23, 2012 Letters on old issues or about the candidates themselves will no longer be published; the deadline for submission of letters on new issues is Friday, and they will be published Saturday. more »»

Groups support sales tax vote

October 23, 2012 To the editor: On Nov 6, 2012, residents in the community of Marshall will be given the opportunity to provide funding for two significant economic development projects that will allow Marshall to... more »»

Projects will spur more development

October 23, 2012 To the editor: Please join me on November 6 voting yes to both economic development projects to be supported with a local option sales tax. more »»



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