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Take your time when giving thanks this year

November 25, 2015 What are YOU thankful for this year? Considering all that’s going on around the world, your list should be a long one. more »»

Short Takes for Nov. 20

November 20, 2015 Charlie Hebdo THUMBS UP: We like Charlie Hebdo’s defiant cover this week that reads "They got the weapons -- Screw them, we got the Champagne!" The cover also shows a man drinking Champagne as it... more »»

They don’t make penalty flags big enough

November 17, 2015 It’s clear as day that an obviously-frustrated Minneapolis North Community High School football player purposely poked Minneota’s Isaac Hennen in the eye late in Saturday’s Class A Prep Bowl final. more »»

Short Takes

November 13, 2015 Embarrassment at Mizzou THUMBS DOWN: There are certainly much bigger things going on at the University of Missouri — things that speak to the moral fabric of the campus in terms of race relations ... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

November 6, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 30

October 30, 2015 School testing SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Good to see Minnesota is really digging into school testing and vetting what school tests could be potentially eliminated, as the trend to reduce testing of student... more »»

What's benefit of banning lead shot?

October 30, 2015 To the editor: Allow me to qualify my following remarks by saying that I generally stand firmly in the corner of wildlife and habitat management by scienc. more »»

Minnesota sports fans lost in many ways this week

October 29, 2015 This has been a tough week for Minnesota sports fans. more »»

Short takes for Oct. 23

October 23, 2015 Bus vs. semi THUMBS DOWN: It was a scary morning Wednesday for those involved in the bus/semi crash in Marshall, and we’re thankful no one was kille. more »»

Attend one of two solar farm meetings

October 20, 2015 Public meetings. They are the most useful tool available for citizens to get their point across. more »»

Short Takes

October 16, 2015 Addressing an ‘erosion of space’ THUMBS UP: The process of figuring out what to do with the schools in Marshall — this is referred to as a Facilities Study, in case you haven’t heard — came to... more »»

Gov’t. center should be ABE’s long-term home

October 15, 2015 We urge Lyon County commissioners to extend the lease with Southwest Adult Basic Education, as opposed to making ABE find a new, permanent home in the new year as the county works to make more room... more »»

Short takes for Oct. 9

October 9, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” is a new feature that will run periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Short Takes

October 2, 2015 Just a slight tweak on Main, if you please SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We love the new road on Main Street, and we hate to nitpick, but we would like to see a slight change near Southview. more »»

On Carson’s Muslim comment

September 30, 2015 To the editor: “Those in positions of leadership in our society must familiarize themselves with the religions of all their citizens, and they must begin to emphasize the commonalities that unite us... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

September 25, 2015 The “Quick-hit” version of “Thumbs Up” runs periodically as a twist to the regular commentary normally published in this space on Fridays. more »»

Carson probably surprised even The Donald

September 23, 2015 We don’t blame Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for dropping out of the GOP presidential rac. more »»

Short takes for Sept. 18

September 18, 2015 MHS homecoming queen choice epitomizes our openness THUMBS UP: We normally don’t reserve space in this section for homecoming kings or queens, but we’ll make an exception this time around. more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 11

September 11, 2015 De-fense! De-fense THUMBS UP: We’re only three games into the 2015 high school football season, but has there been a more dominant team in the state than the Marshall Tigers? Scores in the Tigers’... more »»

Short Takes for Sept. 4

September 4, 2015 Anti-police chants THUMBS DOWN: We’re all for groups like Black Lives Matter protesting in public places and taking advantage of its right to do so at major events like the Minnesota State Fair,... more »»



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