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It took THIS long to reach a tipping point?

October 25, 2016 So, now it’s time for a special session? Don’t get us wrong, we’re glad our elected officials could soon be getting together in St. more »»

Short Takes for Oct. 21

October 21, 2016 Tournament time THUMBS UP: The regular season of high school football wrapped up Wednesday, and we wish all our local teams good health and good luck in the postseaso. more »»

Short Takes for Cot. 14

October 14, 2016 Police protocol positive in Marshall THUMBS UP: We’ve all seen the stories about cops abusing their power in the line of duty, taking actions that sometimes result in the senseless deaths of... more »»

Lesser of two evils — is that really what this is coming down to?

October 13, 2016 We’ve used space on this page over the last few months to remind readers to give Donald Trump a chance to make his mark, to not write him off because of something he said. We can’t do that anymore. more »»

Newspaper carriers deserve applause

October 8, 2016 Every day more than 53 million newspapers are delivered to readers. Those compendiums of news and community information arrive on doorsteps all across our land as if by magic. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 7

October 7, 2016 Wetterlings once again show strength THUMBS UP: Jacob Wetterling’s parents once again showed their tremendous personal strength when they released a short video Tuesday talking about how they drew... more »»

The healthcare headache

October 4, 2016 Still wondering whom to support in your district this year? There are many things to consider when casting your vote next month, simply because there are so many important things to get done in St. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 30

September 30, 2016 Guess we’ll wait ‘til 2017 THUMBS DOWN: Last Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton waved the white flag on any special session. That should be a red flag to all of u. more »»

Families of missing children need our attention

September 27, 2016 Sunday was a special, albeit very sad day in Minnesota, as we officially said goodbye to Jacob Wetterling. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 23

September 23, 2016 Doing the city of Canby proud THUMBS UP: Kudos to Canby Elementary, which was recently ranked as the state’s top elementary school in multiple measurements ratings. more »»

Sadly kind of expected, but not the reaction we were hoping for

September 21, 2016 With the nation’s largest Somali community, perhaps it’s easy to say some kind of terror attack by a person of Somali descent was inevitable, but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept. more »»

Are we naive enough to believe that bullying had actually gone away?

September 20, 2016 A news item posted by the Washington Post last week told the story of 9-year-old Jackson Grubb of West Virginia, who hanged himself earlier this month. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 16

September 16, 2016 It’s ‘Pursuit’ time once again THUMBS UP: If you’re looking for something to do Saturday, check out the annual Pursuit of Excellence marching band event at Southwest Minnesota State University. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 9

September 9, 2016 Marshall loses longtime educator THUMBS DOWN: The Marshall education community lost an important part of its family recently with the passing of former teacher Gregory Van Hee, who died of leukemia. more »»

Move on, but never forget

September 8, 2016 Each year at this time, we are reminded. Reminded of the horror of planes crashing into the World Trade Center buildings, the U.S. Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvani. more »»

Short Takes

September 2, 2016 Shame on you, Mylan THUMBS DOWN: There is plenty of things wrong with our health care system, and price gouging is one of them. more »»

Short Takes

August 26, 2016 Good call, SOS THUMBS UP: While not everyone was 100 percent content with so many Sounds of Summer events getting moved indoors Thursday and Friday, seeking shelter from rain and the threat of... more »»

What a shame Lochte’s hot water gets all the pub

August 24, 2016 There are certainly plenty of reasons for Americans to be proud of in looking back at the Summer Games. There’s swimmer Katie Ledecky, who won four golds and one silver in the pool. more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 19

August 19, 2016 MN near the top again THUMBS UP: A report released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Election Performance Index ranks Minnesota second in the country for its overall election performance,... more »»

With city in flux, a steadfast leader steps forward

August 17, 2016 Bob Byrnes’ mayoral seat was barely warm when floodwaters swallowed parts of the city of Marshall in 199. more »»

An Olympic-sized letdown

August 16, 2016 Hope Solo, the goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team, seems to have come down with a case of Trumpitis — she can’t stop saying things that make her look bad. more »»



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Unleash the hounds!

September 29, 2016 This weekend is SMSU’s Homecoming. I’m wondering about the theme — “Mustangs Unleashed.” I’ve never heard of a horse being leashed, much less unleashed. A horse can be unbridled. more »

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