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Time to control those blood-suckers

July 16, 2014 To the editor: The year 2014 has brought our fair community the opportunity to distinguish ourselves from our rural Minnesota city peer group. more »»

Optimist Club starts up

July 15, 2014 To the editor: The Marshall Area Optimist Club, chartered June 24 to join in service to the Marshall area, had its first meeting July 9 at noon at the Pizza Ranch. more »»

Thanks for the support

July 15, 2014 To the editor: Thanks to the following people from the communities of Marshall, Tracy and Slayton for their letters of support in my twin brother, Warren, and my nomination to Minnesota amateur... more »»

Who is upholding the Constitution?

July 12, 2014 To the editor: Isn’t it wonderful? The Supreme Court has upheld the First Amendment which reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercis... more »»

P & Z not just a ‘rubber stamp’

July 11, 2014 P & Z not just a ‘rubber stamp’ To the editor: In a letter to the editor on July 9, Jack Miller expressed frustration with what he sees as a “rubber stamp” process in county planning and zoning. more »»

Save the jobs — man isn’t changing climate

July 9, 2014 To the editor: The EPA’s new regulations calling for a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from stationary power plants; 30 percent or more in some cases, is essentially worthles. more »»

Frustrated with ‘rubber stamps’

July 9, 2014 To the editor: I received a notice in the mail a couple of weeks ago from Lyon County regarding a request to expand a hog confinement facility nearby. more »»

Behind the library board

July 5, 2014 To the editor: A public “thank you” to the Marshall-Lyon County Library Board for standing up for the rights of the taxpayers of Lyon Count. more »»

Lack of concern for Marine disturbing

July 3, 2014 To the editor: I find it very difficult to understand the complete lack of concern exhibited by President Barack Obama and our State Department regarding the U.S. more »»

To patrons of the Marshall-Lyon County Library and branch libraries in Cottonwood and Balaton

July 2, 2014 To the editor: At a special meeting held on June 30, the Marshall-Lyon County Library Board (MLCL) voted to rescind its earlier decision accepting terms that would have allowed the library to... more »»

On library, community needs to rally, look ahead

July 2, 2014 To the editor: The news about the library board’s decision to withdraw from Plum Creek was quite surprising, especially in light of the strong support for staying in the system a little over a week... more »»

Library proud of its collection, service to community

July 1, 2014 To the editor: Though your remarks about the library on Wednesday, June 25, are accurate and clear, I find I am offended that you think that without Plum Creek Library System and the MNLINK system,... more »»

Keeping students on the right track

June 26, 2014 To the editor: We would like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers at Park Side Elementary School in Marshall. more »»

Meals for many

June 26, 2014 To the editor: One in six people in the U.S. do not have enough access to food. Hunger could be impacting someone you know – your friend, neighbor or co-worker. more »»

Musings about the city

June 24, 2014 To the editor: I feel that the Marshall city council has, over the years, made great decisions about the way the city is laid out, compared to other cities. more »»

Supporting Seifert

June 24, 2014 To the editor: I am supporting Marty Seifert for governor in the Aug. 12 primary. Simply said he is the strongest candidate to beat Mark Dayton. more »»

Gas prices are for real

June 19, 2014 To the editor: When I got my first car in 1960 the gas was selling for 20 cents a gallon. I filled my gas tank for about $2.50. The prices stayed very reasonable for many years. more »»

Cowardly act of hate

June 18, 2014 To the editor: Beware of cowardly vandalism within your neighborhood. more »»

Sharing hospice concerns

June 17, 2014 To the editor: In the evening in the spring of 1983 I was called to our Marshall nursing home to see a patient about a medical condition. more »»

Letters from a concerned library supporter

June 13, 2014 Editor’s note: The following letters are being shown together; the second letter appeared in the Independent but the first one, which did not, is being published here to put the second letter into... more »»



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