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Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Feb 6

February 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 Jan. 30

January 30, 2015 Taxes for transportation should be Plan B… or C THUMBS DOWN: Our roads are in terrible shape. Many bridges, too. Something needs to be done. On that, all politicians can agree. more »»

Short Takes

January 23, 2015 Big win for Mustangs THUMBS UP: Despite the fact it was followed up by a 26-point loss, we congratulate the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for its one-point win last... more »»

Short takes for Jan. 17

January 16, 2015 White House choked THUMBS DOWN: The White House on Monday admitted it erred in not sending a high-ranking official to France last weekend to take part in the historic anti-terror march that... more »»

Short Takes for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015 Hopefully the start of something good for women’s basketball team THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team for snapping its 19-game losing... more »»

Skip out on 2016 session… are they serious?

January 7, 2015 If Minnesota politicians are genuine about their idea of cramming more work into this session in order to skip the 2016 session just because of construction at the Capitol, they’d better think agai. more »»

Short takes for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015 Bike/walking trail funding THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see more progress being made on the financial side for the bike/walking path from Marshall to Camden State Park. more »»

Can both sides of solar project come out happy?

December 31, 2014 When we first heard some Marshall residents were scoffing at the idea of Marshall being home to a large solar farm, we thought the over-reacting bug had bit them. more »»

Short Takes for Dec. 26

December 26, 2014 If schools want a 4-day week, maybe state should let them have it SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Note to the state: When it comes to four-day weeks, let the school decid. more »»

Short Takes for Dev. 19

December 19, 2014 ‘The Interview’ saga SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Dec. more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version) for Dec. 12

December 12, 2014 THUMBS UP: • Thank you, Minnesota, for taking steps to crack down on people who drive without auto insurance. more »»

2014 SMSU volleyball: What more can we say?

December 11, 2014 This will go down as the fall sports season that didn’t want to end, and we were all captivated by the success of the group that bridged two sports seasons: the Southwest Minnesota State University... more »»

Short Takes for Dec. 5

December 5, 2014 Shameful act THUMBS DOWN: We’ve all heard of the spirit of giving. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014 Part of the Elite THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team for two huge wins in the recent NCAA Central Regional Championship — statement-making wins... more »»

On Ferguson, remember the family

November 26, 2014 What happened in Ferguson on Monday night and into Tuesday after it was announced that there would be no indictment against embattled police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael... more »»

Short takes for Nov. 21

November 21, 2014 Rural feel in House leadership THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see Republicans in the house lean rural this week when it came to forming House committees. more »»

Minneota, D-B both winners in our eyes

November 20, 2014 Prep Bowl 2014 will not be just another Prep Bowl for southwest Minnesota high school football fan. more »»

Short takes for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014 Missing the dome THUMBS?DOWN: We won’t say we told you so, because we really didn’t, but wouldn’t it be nice now to have the much-maligned Metrodome back? Hindsight is 20-20, but wasn’t there any... more »»

Short Takes (Quick-hit version)

November 7, 2014 THUMBS UP: • It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year for high school sports fans, and we congratulate the Marshall girls cross country team, which finished fifth at the state meet last... more »»

Today is not your average Tuesday

November 4, 2014 Do you feel a change is needed in Washington? In St. Paul? Well, today’s your day to be a part of that chang. more »»



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