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County Fair will be missed

October 4, 2014 To the editor: When County Fair closes, you will realize how much it will be missed. more »»

Who is the greater blessed?

October 2, 2014 To the editor: Who is greater blessed? Those who are receiving items or those who bring it! It’s been three years since we did a collection for our Native friends in South Dakota. more »»

Response to author of Obama speech letter

September 23, 2014 To the editor: The author of the Public Forum letter, “Obama’s ISIS speech, the Bible and ‘Innocents’” wondered if President Obama knew about “the genocidal commands of Yahweh, the Old Testament God... more »»

Flood control idea

September 19, 2014 To the editor: I have been reading and hearing of the problems with the Red River flooding in the north. more »»

NRCC on the ‘attack’

September 18, 2014 To the editor: Last month, the Republican National Campaign Committee (NRCC) made up a fake news site to trick people into thinking that their misinformation was real news, and then they made up a... more »»

Obama’s ISIS speech, the Bible and ‘Innocents’

September 16, 2014 To the editor: On Wednesday night, Sept. 10, 2014, President Obama gave his ISIS speech, ordering military strikes against ISIS. more »»

Efficiencies key for transportation improvements

September 6, 2014 To the editor: Minnesota’s economy depends on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. more »»

Forgive parents of hurting child

September 6, 2014 To the editor: This letter is in regard to David, Angela and Trey Brown’s current circumstances that I heard about on the news. more »»

Affordable Care Act, health exchange good for Minnesota

August 29, 2014 To the editor: There are those who would turn back the clock by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare. This is a short-sighted and narrow view. more »»

Conyers gets her due

August 28, 2014 To the editor: Hats off to Ellayne Conyers for being nominated for the title of Minnesota’s Outstanding Senior Citizen. She is so deserving of this honor. more »»

Enlightenment blossoms in Marshall

August 27, 2014 To the editor: Once again with gratitude and very positive thoughts I write this letter to Marshall residents. more »»

Too soon to judge in Ferguson

August 27, 2014 To the editor: In your editorial Aug. 23 you said using the term “execution” in the shooting of Michael Brown “may have been overstating it a bit. more »»

Hagedorn, Republicans and racism — an Indigenous perspective

August 26, 2014 To the editor: I read with a great deal of interest the comments re: Indigenous Peoples, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 23, (and Independent Aug. more »»

Columnist off the mark

August 22, 2014 To the editor: Robert Reich’s editorial (The disease of American democracy) makes it sound like Ronald Reagan would not let the air traffic controllers unionize. more »»

MNsure: a step forward for rural Minnesota

August 16, 2014 To the editor: A few weeks ago I drove to St. Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. more »»

Peterson is asset to Minnesota

August 16, 2014 To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the Aug. more »»

Local control of library

August 14, 2014 To the editor: By forcing the Marshall Library to rejoin Plum Creek, which is clearly what most of the City Council wants, we will lose local control of our library and instead have it managed by a... more »»

Here’s why climate change is a ‘heated’ topic

August 14, 2014 To the editor: The Aug. 7 writer of “Why the debate on climate change?” says, “I am not an authority on climate change. I defer to those smarter than I who study the issue full time. more »»

The GOP: Where did it go?

August 13, 2014 To the editor: It seems that since the evening of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration this party has disappeared, or have I misinterpreted GOP as the Grand Old Party? I grew up a Democrat an... more »»

Library has a lot going for it

August 12, 2014 To the editor: Paula Nemes, adult services librarian at the Marshall-Lyon County Library, listed 15 ways in which the library continues to serve its patrons. (Independent Public Forum Aug. 15. more »»



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