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Editorials

Shop local to help make our community grow

Our mission is to increase awareness of how shopping locally creates economic growth in the Marshall community. — Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce A profile on today’s front page presents a good reminder for us about the benefits of shopping local. Shauna Bjorklund tells her story about ...

No time for taking chances this holiday

The horrible weather predictions we have been getting this week couldn’t come at a worse time, with families getting ready to gather for the Christmas holidays. The National Weather Service is predicting several inches of snow over the next few days, whipped by strong wind that will not only ...

Senior care should be a state funding priority

In Minnesota, the senior care industry is very much under the control of the state. The state determines how many beds a skilled care facility can have, and controls how much they can charge patients, even private pay patients. Over the years, the state has seemed to pay more attention to its ...

Musk is out of his depth at Twitter

It is said that a fool and his money are soon parted. Well, Elon Musk didn’t get where he is today by being a fool, but he parted with $44 billion of his money to buy Twitter, and now he seems to be running it into the ground. Musk said he purchased Twitter over concerns that the massive ...

The qualities of a champion

“A testament to all the things coaches revere: commitment, dedication, hard work, sacrifice.” Star Tribune sports writer Jim Paulsen wrote that sentence in his story last weekend on the Minneota football team capturing the Class 1A championship Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Paulsen ...

Iowa pushed back in the pack

The big news in the world of U.S. politics last week was the demotion of the Iowa caucuses by the Democractic Party. The Democrats have decided to hold their caucuses in Iowa later and make South Carolina the first contest for Democratic candidates. The decision won’t affect Iowa ...