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Editorials

Plenty of options to keep youths busy this summer

School for most southwest Minnesota students will be ending soon and a lot of youths will have extra time on their hands for a few months. Unfortunately, many youths will fill that extra time with screen activities — TV shows and social media outlets. While we are not advocating against ...

Look out for large farm equipment on roads

Another planting season is upon us and that means large farm equipment will be sharing rural roads across southwest Minnesota with other vehicles. The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week reminded motorists traveling on these roads to keep a look out for farm equipment. MNDOT ask ...

Don’t let vandalism spoil our enjoyment using city parks

The city of Marshall has many quality of life assets that makes it a great place to live. Among those assets are more than a dozen city parks. In some respects, those parks are likely Marshall’s crown jewels. When making that argument we think about Legion Park’s tall, shady trees along ...

Marshall’s Career and Technical Institute valuable educational resource

“When will I use this skill in real life?” That’s a common question asked by high school students everywhere. A renewed emphasis on vocational education is on the rise in Marshall. After overcoming several hurdles, the opening of the Marshall Public Schools’ new Career and ...

Pool referendum investment for the future

Marshall residents make a big decision on Tuesday, Nov. 7, as they vote to approve or reject a special referendum to raise sales taxes to fund a new city aquatic center. Their decision will determine whether Marshall will be able to provide the community with state of the art summer ...

School resource officers needed in schools, not choke holds

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison provided needed clarity last week about what measures school resource officers (SROs) are allowed to use to restrain unruly students. His briefing is the latest state effort to reassure officers and schools that they will not be prosecuted for using ...