A letter to redistricting panel

Community Voices

The Minnesota Legislature is now in the process of using the 2020 U.S. Census to draw new boundaries for eight U.S. House districts, 67 state Senate seats and 134 state House posts. Since Republicans have a majority in the Minnesota Senate while Democrats control the House, it is widely ...

Veganism: a choice for some but not for everyone

Community Voices

Next week we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, which for most people includes feasting on plenty of slow roasted turkey. The turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts, big meals for entire families. It’s traditional to eat plenty of food in the middle of the day, have some pie later when ...

On the Porch

Community Voices

“Marshall Known as Important Music Center” was the headline in the Thanksgiving 1919 Booster Edition of the Marshall News-Messenger. Photographs of the Marshall Municipal Band and the Marshall Ladies Fleur De Lis Band appeared along with an article highlighting their achievements. Edgar ...

Calling in medical reinforcements


Governor Tim Walz is calling in reinforcements from the Department of Defense. Because the surge in COVID cases is overwhelming the staff at some hospitals, the department of Defense is sending in emergency medical workers for the Hennepin County Medical Center and Centra Care, which runs the ...

Rittenhouse case complicated by gun


If you have been following the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old charged with killing two people and wounding a third in the Kenosha, Wis., demonstrations last year, you have to feel for the jury given the task of deciding his guilt or innocence. There’s no doubt that Rittenhouse, ...