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Joe Wilkins’ new book has themes that hit close to home

March 17, 2019 There are perks to being a writer with other writer friends. You sometimes get to view their work before it hits the shelve. more »»

Sunday liquor sales a big question

May 28, 2017 Liquor stores across Minnesota now have the opportunity to be open on Sundays – both the ones which are privately owned and the city-owned municipal liquor stores. more »»

Farewell to a friend from New Ulm

April 16, 2017 It happened again last week. I had to say goodbye to a good friend. It is something that seems to happen all too frequently lately. Maybe that is a sign of getting old – you have a lot of old friends. more »»

Never any fake news in the FCR?

April 9, 2017 You have probably been hearing a lot about “fake news” lately. more »»

Blue Earth ‘gains’ another church

March 26, 2017 You know, when I first came to Blue Earth, nearly 10 years ago, I?was struck by many things in this nice little community. One of those was the number of churches. more »»

Making sense of health insurance

February 26, 2017 The healthcare insurance industry is in a bit of a turmoil, as everyone knows who keeps up with the national news. more »»

Will they come if the city builds it?

January 22, 2017 It still is difficult for some folks to understand there is a housing shortage here in Blue Earth and the rest of Faribault County. more »»

Honorable mention stories of 2016

January 1, 2017 I can hardly believe that our list of top 10 stories for 2016 does not include three stories that each involve millions of dollars. more »»

All of Minnesota voted for Clinton

December 25, 2016 So did you feel that disturbance in the Force last Tuesday? It was almost as though a million people cried out at once. OK, enough with the Star Wars references. more »»

Video evidence of Christmas past

December 16, 2016 It was exactly two years ago this week that I?wrote my From the Editor’s Notebook column about my best – and worst – Christmas ever. Maybe you remember it. Maybe you don’t. I’ll refresh your memory. more »»

Don’t fret – it will all be over soon

October 30, 2016 Soon. Very soon. I promise. Just over a week to go, and it will all be over. It was just over a year ago when I first wrote about this upcoming election. more »»

Hoping for the best for the Sisters

October 23, 2016 Tim Clawson is a busy guy. more »»

What’s in a name? Everything...

October 16, 2016 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Billy Shakespeare wrote that. You probably know him as Willia. more »»

Blaming it on too much caffeine

October 9, 2016 It is getting so close I can almost taste it. Well, maybe taste isn’t the right sense. But, I can see it. I have been watching it all summer out my office window. And, I can certainly feel it. more »»

I’m gonna need a new lawnmower

October 2, 2016 I had to go home after work one day last week and mow my lawn. Again. It really needed mowing; I had not been able to do it for a few days and the grass was tall, lush and green. more »»

I was sure ready for some football

September 25, 2016 Please don’t hate me. But, I was one of the lucky 66,483 people who attended the very first regular season Minnesota Vikings football game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium last Sunday evening. more »»

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 16, 2016 I hope you read this week’s edition of the Faribault County Register. Why? Because it is chock-full of information which you need to know about. more »»

His return to the Waldorf Astoria

September 11, 2016 While I am away from my editor’s desk enjoying a couple of days off this week, I thought you might enjoy this recent column by my good friend and fellow editor – and Blue Earth native son – Al Eisele. more »»

Are you ready for some football?

September 4, 2016 And, just like that, summer is over. Oh, I know, it is still officially summer until Sept. 22, when it will be the autumnal equinox and the “real” start of fall. more »»

My questions finally get answered

August 28, 2016 There were several things I noticed about Blue Earth when I first moved to this fine city. And I have listed them in this space before, I know. more »»

Having some fun at Relay for Life

August 21, 2016 There is just something kind of special about the annual Relay for Life event in Faribault County. Really special. It is like a fun community picnic, only with a serious purpose. more »»



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January 17, 2017 This current week’s issue of the Faribault County Register (Jan. 16, 2017) is one you should not miss. more »

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