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Letters to the Editor

Are we being told the whole truth?

To the editor: As I am composing this letter to the editor, a week before Memorial Day, it looks as though Minnesotans will observe that special holiday, due to restrictions proclaimed by government officials, in an abnormal manner. Supposing that we want to be good obedient citizens, will we ...

Delivery during the pandemic

To the editor: As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that this is not going to be a short sprint but rather a marathon. Like any skilled marathoner will tell you, it is not about speed or a fast start, but rather, pacing is key. At the onset of the stay-at-home order in ...

No logic to governor’s orders

To the editor: The end of the rope is here. There is no more. We have a governor that has no idea nor does he care of the devastation he has brought on to the thousands of businesses, to say nothing for the tens of thousands of the citizens of the, once, great State of Minnesota. He is ...

Vote by mail easy and safe

To the Editor: If you’ve ever voted by mail in an election, you know how easy and safe it is. I have since 1990. Every year, thousands of Minnesotans securely cast their ballots from wherever they are. Fact:130,000 Minnesotans (in 78 of 87 counties) already live in communities with no ...

Keep pro-life Trump in the White House

To the editor: To all United States citizens. Now that we have time on our hands because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I would like you to watch Francis Chan’s video of the rope illustration, available on YouTube.com. The video shows Chan holding a long white rope, a short portion of which ...

Is everyone in agreement with distant the learning transition?

To the editor: In her April 21 article, “Students are adapting to distance learning MPS says,” Deb Gau provides a well researched and uplifting account of how various Marshall Public Schools officials have assessed the sudden transition students have made from traditional face-to-face ...

Thank you volunteer seamstresses

The board of The Legacy Foundation thanks all the people who spent their time sewing masks for members of our communities. As a board of directors, we are pleased to have under written the cost for the material to produce these masks. Please note that through your efforts, we made masks ...

Reporting on our neighbors is communism

It is a good thing to try and slow the spread of the virus. But have you heard the latest? Last week on WCCO TV news out of the Twin cities it was reported that if we see our neighbors not social distancing we should report them. There were a couple of phone numbers listed that you could ...

Can America survive without a leader?

To the editor: America survived the Civil War because Abraham Lincoln took responsibility for keeping the nation together. We survived the Great Depression and World War II because Franklin Roosevelt took responsibility for reviving the economy and defeating fascism. In contrast, our ...

Volunteering during COVID-19

To the editor: With the events surrounding COVID-19, stay at home order from Gov. Walz and unemployment uncertainties, we have heard a lot about volunteering. Pre-pandemic, the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) was part of a coalition in the State of Minnesota to bring changes to ...

U.S. Economy is being destroyed

This virus will be with us for some time. We must open up this economy now! Slowing the spread of this virus while destroying the economy is not the right strategy. We can protect the elderly and most vulnerable, while getting on with some normalcy. Some of the media has done its best to spread ...

Let consumers decide the level of safety

To the editor: Bars, restaurants, barber shops, salons, flower shops, etc. are owned and operated by mostly individuals in rural areas. They know and live with their clientele and are fully capable of adapting safe measures of operating their businesses without edicts or dictates from a ...

‘Minnesota Quarantine’

To the editor: “Minnesota Quarantine” (To the tune of “Oh, My Darling Clementine”) Refrain: Oh, this endless, oh, this endless, oh, this endless quarantine. We seem stuck at home forever, dreadful story, quarantine. Bars and grills shut, no more hair cuts. Grocers working ...

Thanks for the local news

To the editor: After reading your editorial in today’s (Saturday) paper about “Local news matters...”, I just wanted to reach out and say thank you to you and all of your staff, including carriers. I’ve subscribed to the Independent for many years and greatly appreciate receiving my ...

Urge Biden to release delegates to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

To the Editor: About a year ago this writer cited his misgivings in this newspaper about electing people over 70 to the Presidency of the United States. Given that I fit in that age category and may occasionally be sensible, (or stubborn) I have not changed my view. I worry where we are ...

Pick up pre-cut material to make masks

To the editor: I am following up regarding making masks for our public and private servants (medical, hospice, senior citizens, schools, police and first responder teams). What has been done and is being done to make masks is as follows: Fabrics Plus of Marshall has been coordinating with ...

We are in this together

To the editor: I do a lot of walking for exercise since I retired seven years ago. Marshall has always been a nice city to walk in. In the past four weeks though, I have noticed on my walks that everyone is smiling and waving, whether meeting other walkers at a distance, drivers going by, ...

Remember that eternity never stops when going to vote

To the editor: Now we have time on our hands with the virus. I would like you to watch Francis Chan TV video, “The Rope.” He has a long white rope with one end red. The red is this world and the white is eternity that goes on and on and never stops. We have election coming up and you ...

Lift your spirits with music

To the editor: We’ve been in our “Little House on the Prairie” for the past week and, depending on our ages and medical conditions, we have at least another week to stay home in an attempt to stop the coronavirus. My recommendation for everyone is to search “Coronavirus Guidelines ...

Civility is needed more than ever

To the editor: I read Mr. Nafziger’s letter stating, among others things, how this country is in danger of becoming Communist. I don’t believe we solve anything with vitriolic and hate filled rhetoric. Here’s what I think: First, I have advanced degrees in American History, ...