Marshall Independent, 26 May 2016 02:41:56 EDTThu, 26 May 2016 02:41:56 EDT you can't beat 'em, build a wall front-page story in Tuesday's Independent highlighted Donald Trump's desire to build a wall. No, not THAT wall - a wall around his luxury golf course in Ireland. You may wonder why such a story splash-landed on Page 1A of your local paper.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTAnother bumpy road to a non-solution back to the transportation game. The Legislature is up to bat. And the pitch Sauuuwiiiing and a miss. The count is now 0-2. Too bad this isn't a game.Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes to go, Ashley THUMBS UP: Congratulations to Marshall High School's Ashley Schotzko, who placed second overall at last weekend's national speech tournament. What a great accomplishment for this 2015-16 Class AA state champ.Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTQuick reminder to politicians: These little-town blues aren't melting away is plenty to love about living in rural Minnesota. We enjoy a bit of a slower lifestyle out here. The traffic is less compared to the metro area. The honking we get here is more likely to come from a goose than a Grand Am.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes Help protect roads in the winter THUMBS UP: The Minnesota Department of Transportation last week invited farmers to take part in a temporary-season solution to the problem of blowing and drifting snow on our roads.Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT