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Letters to the Editor

You can be tested for COVID-19 at no cost

To the Editor: Covid-19 testing here appears to be robust. If you think you have COVID symptoms or have been in contact with a positive case, you can be tested at no cost. Avera Marshall has also introduced Covid antibody testing for those who believe they have recovered from it. That is ...

Read and study the instruction for yourself

To the editor: The letter writer in the June 23rd Public Forum attested to the seeming fact that she and her six siblings, “memorized the Ten Commandments and knew the first three tell us how God wants us to love him and the rest, how to love our neighbor.” Memorization requires ...

Plan to pay it forward

To the editor: This is a letter of thanks to a gracious person who paid for our meal. A neighbor and I were in line at Taco Bell on Thursday, June 25, at 12:25 p.m. and I ordered food for five boys who were fishing , my 92-year-old mother and myself. We ordered boxes of burritos, nachos and ...

Minnesota Math Corps needs tutors

To the editor Did you know that in Minnesota, 40 percent of 8th graders aren’t proficient in math? As part of Minnesota Math Corps, an AmeriCorps program, I’m trying to change that statistic. Being a tutor is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and I’m writing today ...

Suicide and LGBTQ flag in Middle School

To the editor: Concern that “more LGBTQ youth contemplate suicide compared to heterosexual youth” was expressed by the writer of ‘Follow Jesus’ mandate may save lives.” When I grew up in the 50s, “gay” was sung in songs about spring, meaning “happy”. Most families ...

Visiting those in nursing homes

To the editor As a child, I was fortunate enough to grow up with great-grandparents within my hometown. This allowed me to get to know them and stirred my mind into the fascinating world of genealogy. Getting to know them meant visiting, and many of those visits were in nursing home ...

Setting historical record straight on Pilgrims,Thanksgiving gathering

To the editor: First, thank you to Dr. Anita Gaul for responding to my June 10 letter to the editor ( School board’s statement on LGBTQ flag). I think that next to love, communication is the essence of life. I agree with Dr. Gaul that our nation is unfortunately still grappling with ...

In-Action from an incumbent

To the editor: It’s no secret that our state’s public schools are struggling. Even before COVID-19, many school districts had to make difficult decisions around cutting staff, programs, and activities because the funding simply isn’t there for them to thrive. However, COVID-19 ...

Follow Jesus’ mandate may save lives

To the Editor: Regarding the LGBTQ flag in the Middle School cafeteria, a recent letter to the editor stated that “A flag that contains colors representing lifestyles contrary to God’s Word are not inclusive.” I will assume that by “God’s Word” the writer is referring to the ...

I smell fraudulent activity in COVID-19

To the editor: The 1st amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits any laws that inhibit the free exercise of religion and interfere with the right to peaceful assembly. These rights are not given to us by the government but are inherent to us. We are born with these rights! These are rights ...

Disappointed elected officials blaming others

To the editor: On June 1 the Marshall Independent published a recap of the town hall meetings held by Sen. Gary Dahms and Rep. Chris Swedzinski. Having listened to the town halls on the radio, I can say the summary accurately represented what our elected officials had to say. There were a few ...

Will we ever be free?

To the Editor: It is happening again. Ferguson, LA, Baltimore, now, Minneapolis and spreading. Riots, looting, property damage and arson. We are in the midst of lawlessness, chaos and anarchy. All this has taken much of the focus off, what is seeming to be, a complete over reaction turned ...

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 ...