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Vote Yes for Growth on Nov. 6

October 4, 2012 To the editor: On Nov. 6 the Marshall residents will hit the polling places in Marshall with many decisions to make on who to lead and what to vote fo. more »»

Driver instructors back MERIT Center expansion, promote ‘yes’ vote on local sales tax option

October 3, 2012 To the editor: On behalf of Marshall Driver Education Instructors, we wish to express our enthusiastic support for the construction of a permanent regional traffic safety education training center i... more »»

Vote ‘no’ on voter ID amendment

September 28, 2012 To the editor: When the voter ID amendment was passed by our Legislature it sounded like a good idea. However, when all the facts are looked into, it would be a bad la. more »»

Supports MERIT?Center project

September 27, 2012 To the editor: On behalf of the Marshall Traffic Safety Coalition, I am pleased to offer the coalition’s support to the MERIT Center vehicle training expansion through the Vote Yes for Growth... more »»

Taking issue with DFL?platform

September 27, 2012 To the editor: I recently asked some DFL candidates if they think they would be better off running as independents; considering what’s all on the DFL party platform these days. I got no response. more »»

Obama makes the right decision on biodiesel

September 25, 2012 It may have slipped under the radar, but the Obama administration should be commended for supporting strong domestic energy policy by boosting biodiesel production last week under the Renewable Fuel... more »»

There for the animals

September 25, 2012 To the editor: Back in early April of this year, your newspaper was kind enough to do an article about me and the animal rescue which I operate, and for that I am grateful. more »»

Raises at the White House?

September 20, 2012 To the editor: Why is it that the president’s proposed budget cuts the pay (and retirement benefits) to the military and this year gave the White House staff raises from 10 percent to nearly 40... more »»

Misses Kaul

September 19, 2012 To the editor: The last column I saw by Donald Kaul, syndicated columnist, was in the Independent July 29, 2012. It was called “My Broken Heart. more »»

What will the year 2016 bring?

September 19, 2012 To the editor: To all 2012 voters: Are you scared for your children and grandchildren? Are you afraid of what the United States will become? Go see the movie, “2016. more »»

Bonding project will strengthen area infrastructure, economy

September 19, 2012 To the editor: Redwood and Renville Counties were recently selected to receive $1.89 million in bonding money from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. more »»

Marshall pride

September 18, 2012 To the editor: Pride...Pride starts from the top and goes down. How do citizens in the city of Marshall learn to have pride in their community? They learn from the leaders of the community. more »»

Supports Suss

September 18, 2012 To the editor: I grew up in the small town of Madelia and was recently touring what is now Senate District 16, impressed with the well-maintained roadways, lovely towns and the wonderful, productive... more »»

Swedzinski’s record questioned

September 13, 2012 To the editor: By all accounts, Chris Swedzinski is a nice guy — a devoted dad and an upstanding member of his church community. But Mr. Swedzinski is not running for father of the year. more »»

No to God, and you belong to government

September 11, 2012 To the editor: Did anybody else watch the Democratic Convention last week? If you did, I hope your as abhorred as the rest of us. more »»

On burning ban: What’s good for the state …

September 11, 2012 To the editor: Lyon County, the State of Minnesota has a burning ban, yet Minneota allows various fires any time, any place just to appease certain “pyros. more »»

We can do better than extremist politics

September 7, 2012 To the editor: I am a college student who believes the two dominating parties are taking us down the wrong path to prosperity. Both have a handful of strong points within their political platforms. more »»

Not permissible, not justified

September 5, 2012 To the editor: Woke up on Saturday, September 1, to find several planters destroyed and a heart shaped iron rod planter missing from our yard. more »»

Input on airpark

September 5, 2012 To the editor: After reading in the paper the other day about the positive business growth in Marshall, the paper neglected to include our new airpark west of U.S. Bank. more »»

Lower tax rates are no cure

August 31, 2012 To the editor: I fail to understand how more tax cuts for wealthy individuals will fix our economy. This group has experienced the lowest tax rates ever. more »»



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