Honoring pioneering Minnesota women

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 25, 2013 - 8:53 PM

In Marshall, statute honors Mary Whitney's role in Minnesota history.

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clankazoidAug. 26, 1310:45 AM

" ...Minnesotans care enough about both history and art to tax themselves for those purposes, via the 2008 Legacy Amendment. " Young people wonder why they're having such a tough time making it these days. Taxes and inflation. Your 7%+ sales tax buys nice statues, though.

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lordhawhaw1Aug. 26, 13 4:04 PM

We may as well keep honoring women and minorities as it is no longer politically correct to honor white men.

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blasphemerAug. 26, 13 4:31 PM

As a resident of Marshall I feel no pride in the town being named after this man. He is, after all, the officer who led thirty-eight Dakota men to the gallows in Mankato. Also, by the way, give credit where credit is due. The original sculptor was James Dahl. Mr. Sterner only stepped in to complete the project when Jim died unexpectedly. Just a mention of his name would be a nice gesture.

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