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Community Voices

A superstar Super Bowl

There is great news for Kansas City Chiefs fans! Taylor Swift has won the Super Bowl! Well, OK, she may have had a little help from her boyfriend, Travis Kelse. Also, from that guy named Mahomes and maybe Coach Reid and all of those other guys who were running around on the Las Vegas gridiron ...

Projects and initiatives — the year ahead

The coming year will be an eventful year for the city of Marshall with many projects and initiatives on deck for City Council and staff. After the successful November 2023 referendum on the new aquatic center that has dedicated sales tax revenue to fund construction, the design process has ...

Ringing the bell for Salvation Army

Delores Richards and I, Dennis Ozmun1, are the two volunteer coordinators for the Lyon County Salvation Army. What a roll-a-coaster ride this has been. Looking over the last few years in 2020, we had $40,348. In 2021 we were just over $50,000. 2022 brought in just over $44,000, and 2023 we ...

Dedicate this session to correcting bills passed last year

The 2024 legislative session kicked off this week, and it is an honor and a privilege to be back at the Capitol serving the residents of Senate District 15. Last year, members in the majority passed nearly $10 billion in tax hikes, in addition to spending the entire $19 billion surplus. ...

Fearing more of one party ramming activist’s wish list

It’s no secret Democrats have a thing about bringing California-style laws to Minnesota, from banning employee non-compete agreements to energy policies such as forcing more electric cars into our free market and beyond. While I generally oppose making Minnesota the California of the ...

Floor cleaning season

It’s the time of year when keeping your floors clean is about like using a kitchen colander to stem the flow of Niagara Falls. This is especially true if you have pets or children or pets that you consider to be your children. The combination of melting snow and bare earth creates that ...