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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 »»

Not enough people cross 23 to justify ‘bridge’

June 12, 2014 To the editor: I am very much against a bridge across Highway 23. I am mostly against it because I don’t believe it is that much in nee. more »»

Lower the speed limit on 23

June 11, 2014 To the editor: Marshall has experienced three semi-truck/car crashes on Highway 23 in less than three months. more »»

Cheap shot

June 10, 2014 To the editor: I write in response to David Anderson of Lonsdale from June 4. The situation needs a few more facts than his letter supplies. more »»

Losing respect for Seifert

June 4, 2014 To the editor: In my opinion, Marty Seifert should not have filed for office today (Monday). Sure, in Minnesota, candidates are free to seek endorsement or free to seek voter approval in a primar. more »»

Reaching out for help

May 29, 2014 To the editor: As we enjoy our Memorial Day weekend I would like to ask the Independent and its readers to help a U.S. marine in need. Sg. more »»

Uninformed conclusions about medical care

May 19, 2014 To the editor: The thoughts and conclusions of syndicated columnist Scott Rasmussen concerning modern medical practices which appeared on the editorial page in last Saturday’s Independent (5/17), in... more »»

Marshall youth noticed

May 14, 2014 To the editor: During the week of May 6-9, the Chippewa County Historical Society hosted our 38th annual Heritage Week. more »»

Cash, household items needed for western neighbors

April 29, 2014 To the editor: Three years ago we sent out a request asking if you would help us do another Indian collection of semi loads of clothing, furniture, appliances, bikes, food and also cash to be taken... more »»



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