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November 4, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost of living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. more »»

Is President Obama a Christian?

November 3, 2015 To the editor: One of Webster’s definitions of a Christian is “having the qualities demonstrated and taught by Jesus Christ.” The Bible says in Matthew 7:16a “By their fruit you will recognize the. more »»

A ‘normal’ American

October 27, 2015 To the editor: Since reading Froma Harrop’s column headlined, “...the party of ‘normal,’” (Independent Oct. more »»

U partnerships

October 24, 2015 To the editor: I recently met with Representative Chris Swedzinski, and I thank him for sharing his valuable time and thoughtful ideas with m. more »»

Search for Brandon: What about marsh/fen areas?

October 21, 2015 To the editor: In the extensive searches that have occurred since Brandon Swanson’s disappearance, no rivers, streams, crop or wildlife areas have yielded his body. more »»

Vote is investment in the kids

October 14, 2015 To the editor: A Greek proverb says that “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit i. more »»

No levy means cuts

October 14, 2015 To the editor: Our children are our future. I think everyone agrees with that statement, no matter what side of the school issue you are on. more »»

It’s dark longer now — keep that in mind when outside

October 10, 2015 To the editor: Now that fall is upon us and the days are getting shorter, I would like to remind our bikers, joggers, and paper carriers to please take a minute and consider what you are wearing whe... more »»

Freedom OF religion, Part II

September 17, 2015 To the editor: Out of concern for others, I would like to add a thought to my “Freedom OF religion” article (Public Forum, Sept. 10, 201. more »»

Freedom OF religion

September 10, 2015 To the editor: Some 10 years ago, a girl was checking out my groceries at Marshall’s Hy-Vee. When she saw the packaged pork chops, she motioned to another clerk who came and handled the meat. more »»

Spiritual health is ‘real crisis of our time’

September 3, 2015 To the editor: Predictably, the editor of the Marshall Independent, when talking about the murder of two journalists in Virginia by a hateful former employee who wanted to “start a race war,”... more »»

A columnist ‘on his stool’

September 1, 2015 To the editor: It seems that according to Robert Reich in his Au. more »»

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act needs to keep progressing

August 25, 2015 To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act with broad, bipartisan support. more »»

545 vs. 300 million

August 11, 2015 To the editor: I have read about the new local wheelage tax and the increase in sales tax by another .5 percent. I run across the amounts we are already taxed and worth rememberin. more »»

Clown circus, Trump and Republicans

August 6, 2015 To the editor: With a great deal of enthusiasm and enjoyment, I am watching the “clown circus” which is the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. more »»

Good luck saving bowling in Marshall

August 1, 2015 To the editor: Hello from an owner of a small bowling alley in Nebraska. We hear that your bowling alley has close. more »»

Lowering speed limit makes sense

July 23, 2015 To the editor: Lavern Eick’s mission to “convince the Minnesota Department of Transportation to permanently lower the speed limit to 45 m.p.h. more »»

Doesn’t trust big media

July 21, 2015 To the editor: In 1933, Germany was the world’s largest producer of information; 7,000 periodicals, 30,000 books published annually, many of the largest cities had from six to 20 daily newspapers;... more »»

Minnesota’s outstate racial integration examples: acceptance and resistance

July 15, 2015 To the editor: Unlike most other midwest states where African Americans have lived continuously for 200 years or more, Minnesota still has communities with few or no black residents. more »»

Peterson gets it right with RPA

July 14, 2015 To the editor: It isn’t every day a politician in Washington gets it right, but that’s what Rep. Collin Peterson has done. Rep. more »»



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