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Community Voices

Time to cherish our democracy

On this Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our country — the great American experiment in democracy that began in 1776, when our founding fathers adopted the principles penned in the Declaration of Independence. Those principles became the bedrock of our nation, a road map of ...

The Atlantic Hotel: an historic icon with modern potential

I was surprised this week to learn about the closing of Bello Cucina, the Italian restaurant in downtown Marshall. Bello’s was an asset to the downtown business district. It was good to be able to tell friends and relatives that we had an upscale Italian eating place. The good news is ...

Worried about stock market? Here’s how to reduce your investment risk

During times of market volatility like we’ve seen since the start of 2022, it’s natural to feel a bit skittish about the stock market. It’s a potent reminder that there are risks to stock ownership. Individual stocks are not guaranteed to grow and may lose value. The good news is that the ...

On the Porch

According to John Radzilowski in his book, Prairie Town: A History of Marshall, Minnesota 1872-1997, “the second most talked about holiday after Christmas, at least in the early days, was the Fourth of July”. The communities in Lyon County pulled out all the stops to attract as many people ...

The Vietnam War – Ray Fox – A Marshall infantryman arrives in Vietnam

We’ve begun learning about Ray Fox’s Army service to help us better understand the Vietnam War’s impact on our region. Ray was born in 1945 in Adrian, but his family moved to Marshall in 1957. Ray graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1963 and enrolled in college, an experience ...

Voters should think critically about nation’s economic issues

Many people take an interest in election polls, sometimes maybe too much of an interest. The 2022 midterms are still more than four months away, but already national media is calling attention to President Biden’s poll numbers. They question whether it will mean losses for Democrats in ...