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Tim Miles on the hot seat

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Sorry to hear about the reports coming out of Nebraska that former Southwest Minnesota State University basketball coach Tim Miles may be on the way out as coach of the Cornhuskers basketball team. Miles coached the Mustangs from 1997 to 2001 and posted a 78-39 overall record. Miles has been the Nebraska coach since 2012 and has established a winning record of 116-113. The Big 10 is a tough conference to maintain continual success. Hopefully the reports are wrong.

Obey road closure signs

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Some motorists are taking risky chances when they ignore closed street signs on flooded roads. City and county officials have good reasons to post these signs. Better to be safe than sorry.

Legislature, governor helping farmers

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The Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz should be commended for the quick action on providing support to farmers who suffered collapsed barns because of the heavy snow. Walz signed the bill on Monday. It provides zero-interest disaster loans to help farmers replace the damaged barns. Walz was right on when he said the bill was “critical” for farmers hit by extreme snow and blizzard conditions.

Town halls good idea for Council

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Keeping the communications lines open between elected officials and constituents is vital to maintain a transparent government. Members of the Marshall City Council started to hold another series of town hall meetings this week. Councilmen Russ Labat and Steven Meister held the first town hall on Tuesday at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. They responded to concerns about economic development with the recent news Shopko closing all of its remaining stores, including the one in Marshall. Council members James Lozinski and Crag Schafer held their town hall on Thursday evening, while Glenn Bayerkohler and John DeCramer are slated for April 1.

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