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Letters to the Editor

Hoping Swedzinski speaks out against vile language

To the editor: In reference to Anita Gaul’s op-ed of Nov. 7, I am hoping that as an elected public official Representative Chris Swedzinski will speak out against the vile language used by many of his supporters against his opponent Doria Drost. Unless he condones that kind of sexist ...

We can wait a little longer

To the editor: I am grateful to live in a state that has one of the safest and most secure elections systems in the country. We can also be proud that we have a reputation for leading the nation in voter turnout. I recognize the importance that regardless of skin color eligible voters must ...

Ritter definitely a leader

To the editor: Congratulations to the Marshall voters — you have the opportunity to soon make Steve Ritter your mayor. For 36 years my wife and I have resided in rural Marshall and have noticed a significant difference from when we first called Marshall our home to now. While other ...

Time to vote in Democrats

To the editor: So, I am now mostly retired from my job as child psychiatrist for Woodland Centers Mental Health Center. It has been a joy and privilege to care for kids and families out here where I grew up — Cerro Gordo township, Lac Qui Parle County, West Central, Minnesota. This ...

Freedom and life

To the editor: Freedom for all U.S. citizens, instead of socialism. Life for all of the unborn babies of the USA — the future citizens of our country, instead of killing them. Kneel, pray, vote. May the Holy Spirit guide you. May God bless you. May God bless the United States of ...

Drost would be refreshing change

To the editor: There are many reasons to vote for Doria Drost for the Minnesota House. Her opponent, Representative Chris Swedzinski provides many of them, such as: • His no votes on the insulin bill, Covid 19 relief packages, the bonding bill, and more; • His lack of support for ...

Impressed with Mayor Byrnes

To the editor: Congratulations to Marshall with the news of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs are using Red Baron Expo and Arena for several months as their training headquarters. I would like to congratulate Mayor (Bob) Byrnes and Marshall for their role in bringing this sports tourism asset to ...

Consider Ritter for Marshall mayor

To the editor: We currently have an opportunity to elect Steve Ritter as Mayor of Marshall, and I urge all of you to consider his candidacy very closely. Steve has been a member of this community since a very early age and has been involved in business in Marshall his entire life, working ...

Ritter will be a great mayor

To the editor: I write to express my support for Steve Ritter for Mayor. Even though I no longer live in Marshall, I do pay real estate taxes in Marshall. Steve Ritter did not request that I write this letter. Steve and I have been good friends and business partners for many years. I ...

Ritter will do excellent job as mayor

To the editor: My time as a member of the city council in the mid-1970s involved serving with Bill Ritter (father of Steve). Forward to the 1990s in my second time of being on the city council, I served with Dan Ritter (brother of Steve). I found both to be very dedicated and hard working ...

Ritter cares about his community

To the editor: I have been in business in the Marshall area for about 45 years and have known the Ritters for probably that long. The boys (Steve included) use to drive the debris trucks to and from my construction sites. Later, I built a building for Steve and the Whole time I had nothing ...

Fight wave of anti-life and socialism

To the editor: It’s 2020 — time to see clearly. You can fool some of the people all the time. You can fool all of the people some of the time. But you can’t fool all the people all the time. We are facing many choices and fake news doesn’t want to provide the truth. We have from ...

Byrnes a champion for Marshall

To the editor: I write in support of re-electing Bob Byrnes as mayor of Marshall. While we no longer live or vote in Marshall, I have memories of working with Bob on the city council from 1990-1992 and with him as mayor from 1992-2000. My husband Dan served on the city council 2000-2004. ...

Why Collin Peterson deserves to be re-elected

To the editor: While voting for representatives to Congress often involves several considerations, all farmers and agribusiness related voters need to give serious thought to supporting Collin Peterson. Regardless of the Democrat label he carries, Republicans have plenty of reasons to give ...

Keep Byrnes at steering wheel for steady course

To the editor: As the mayor of a nearby city here in Southwest Minnesota, I take a great deal of interest in what is happening in other cities in our part of the state. While many cities struggle with a variety of issues, the City of Marshall has enjoyed an unprecedented run of stability and ...

Pro-life is not just pro-birth

To the editor: As a person who cares deeply about my Catholic faith, I have studied carefully several pieces from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops including the Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The Catholic Bishops are clear; they do not tell people how ...

Madetzke will do excellent job on school board

To the Editor: First of all, I want to say that it is very encouraging to see so many candidates running for election to the school board. It is important for the voters to have choices. I would encourage you to become familiar with the backgrounds of the candidates and their positions on ...

Peterson is far from being a conservative

To the editor: In response to Merlin Marlowe’s letter to the editor dated Oct. 14 entitled “Peterson has conservative ideas” — Peterson is far from conservative. The writer sites various issues on which Collin Peterson is “conservative”. However, don’t let Collin’s vote ...

Swedzinski has served area well

To the Editor: I look forward to casting my vote for Representative Chris Swedzinski in the District 16A contest for the Minnesota House of Representatives. He has served our District well, and he continues to hold to the Republican Party’s values: pro-life, pro-family, pro-education, ...

Make America decent again

To the Editor: As many of you may have noticeAs many of you may have noticed, the Lyon County Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party has been hosting weekly pop-up offices on East College Drive in Marshall and other locations around the county for the past four months. We simply erect a tent and ...