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Letters to the Editor

Democrats want to take the game ball home

To the editor: In the fullness of time, political views swing back and forth in public debate. Like a clock pendulum shifting between left to right, but in irregular periods. They tend to be a response to one side going too far or having power too long. Right now the Republicans are in ...

Regional EDA will allow SW MN to survive

To the editor: I applaud all the elected and appointed persons who actively participated in the recent city and county EDA discussion. This is very important but should include many cities and counties. A regional organization is the only way that we in southwest Minnesota are going to be ...

‘Historic’ diplomatic pact on bottom of page?

To the editor: (Wednesday, Sept. 16: Taking it to the street corner) How in the world does the Independent headline their font page with a large picture and story of a local “pop-up” campaign event and report in the AP’s own words Israel’s “historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf ...

Peterson may determine presidential election

To the editor: As the presidential election approaches, the likelihood that the results will be contested are increasing. Donald Trump and his supporters are casting doubt on the legitimacy of mail-in-voting, and Joe Biden is creating a legal team of hundreds of lawyers in preparation for a ...

Law enforcement urges your vote for Dahms

To the editor: The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association represents Minnesota’s public safety officers, including police, corrections officials, dispatchers, and firefighters. We’re writing to urge your support and vote for Senator Gary Dahms in the General Election on Nov. ...

Not buying the Democrat narrative

To the editor: Let me get this right. Trump is causing violence and demonstration in large democratic cities? Does Trump run these cities? Does Trump control the local police? Has Trump kept these cities close for business? (Keeping people unemployed?) Since very early in the riots ...

Freedom, liberty, property at risk this election

To the editor: We have lost an entire summer due to the lack of leadership starting with the city council of Minneapolis, the mayor and especially the governor. Was it worth it? Is anyone “grateful” for what has been done? Is our society better off now that we have gone through this ...

Thanks to the essential industry workers

To editor: On behalf of the more than 450 turkey farmers across Minnesota, we wish to say Thank you to the essential turkey industry workers who are so important to getting turkey from our farms to family’s supper tables. On this Labor Day, we wish you a well-deserved day off to spend with ...

Use science and open up states

To the editor: The editorial in the Sept. 3 Independent admonishes us to “Not let the virus take over.” What hyperbole. In mentioning that Brown County had 20 more “cases” of COVID (CV), an increase of “18%”, we are warned to “not let our guard down.” Really? Brown county ...

Making rich pay for everything doesn’t work

To the editor: Detroit failed because it raised taxes too high for the middle class and the rich. In response, they just moved to get away from taxes. This illustrates the major problem with socialism all the free programs they say the rich will pay for. The problem with this reasoning ...

Revelation is unfolding right before us

Wake up America, Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. Whether you like President Trump or not he has already fulfilled one of the last prophecies in the Bible prior to Jesus’ return. Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel back to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital ...

Warren Quarnstrom was last link to SMSU’s founding group

Dear Editor: As Marshall bids goodbye to Warren Quarnstrom this week it should be remembered that he was the last surviving member of the group which brought about the creation of a state college (and later university) in Southwest Minnesota. Beginning in 1956, this group of activists plotted ...

Important House election

To the editor: I am heading into my second year SMSU and this election is the first time I get to vote for President of the United States. That is an honor I take seriously. But there is another race that has drawn my attention. It is the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Chris ...

Bread and circuses

To the editor: Bread and circuses were the policy of the Roman Empire to put down uprisings. It seems the Democratic party has taken a lesson from their playbook. Instead of showing America, the policies would be Biden administration, they had a 4-day session stating orange man bad. Hoping ...

Drost for voting privacy

To the editor: There was a lot of concern around privacy when Minnesota switched away from caucuses to primaries. One of the biggest concerns was who gets access to that voting data. I would prefer my voting history to be private, as I assume most people would. However, (Rep.) Chris ...

No police will lead to a body count

To the editor: Black Live’s Matter Rioters tries to seize homes in Seattle. Marching through residential neighborhoods yelling “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.” How long similar insanity, will ...

What goes around comes around

To the editor: For me, Marshall is a wonderful town to live in. Love the college — going to Gold College seeing all the students there. I don’t care what color your skin, you students at our college are much to be proud of coming to college to continue your education. Respect goes a ...

Census changes shortchange Minnesota

To the editor: The Trump administration’s abrupt decision to cut a month of data collection from the 2020 census threatens to leave states like Minnesota out in the cold. In normal census years, rural areas are among those most difficult to count. But this year’s numbers are more ...

Comparing 1942 with today’s events

To the editor: In regards to the commentary on 1942 (George Will, July 27), I found it interesting that it was compared to the events of today. As a native of the West I was living and working in Portland at the time of the bombing on Pearl Harbor. Other than the three weeks when the city ...

Attracting businesses from Minneapolis

To the editor: Have American cities entered the Detroit trap? Where in pursuing Democratic policies the tax rate for those cities becomes too high leading to the affluent class leaving the cities destroying the tax base the city needs. It seems our large cities have found another way to ...