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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 »»

Short Takes for Aug. 12

August 12, 2016 Zebra mussels THUMBS DOWN: The DNR said this week that zebra mussels have been confirmed in five Minnesota lakes, including in Lake Florida in nearby Kandiyohi County. more »»

Trump got our attention again — and that, folks, is his game

August 11, 2016 Donald Trump has done it again, saying this in reference to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. “… if she gets to pick her (Supreme Court) judges, nothing you can do about it. more »»

Short Takes for Aug. 5

August 5, 2016 AAA for Minnesota THUMBS UP: Good news on the fiscal front for Minnesota, as the state’s bond rating was recently bumped up to AAA. more »»

$15 is too steep, but minimum wage needs another boost

August 4, 2016 Minnesota’s minimum wage for large employers jumped to $9.50 on Monday. more »»

Texas or elsewhere, an inevitable move

August 2, 2016 A day after a shooting in a crowded entertainment district in its capitol city, the state that has never been shy about its love of guns started allowing weapons on its public university buildings t... more »»

Short Takes for July 29

July 29, 2016 Putting the ‘student’ in ‘student-athlete’ THUMBS UP: SMSU tennis. more »»

Parties down

July 26, 2016 With one political convention down and one currently under way, it’s really getting difficult to tell which party is the strongest, and that’s bad news for Democrats, considering a couple months ago... more »»



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