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Perfect symbol of state shutdown

July 10, 2011 Nobody asked me for my opinion, but if they did, I would say this whole shutdown of the State of Minnesota is about the dumbest thing I have ever seen. more »»

These newlyweds are bicycle nuts

July 3, 2011 Not a summer goes by that I don’t get the same type of phone call. Someone spots a couple of bike riders stopping in Blue Earth as part of their big ride. more »»

Covering all the decision process

June 19, 2011 You just gotta love them. Especially if you are in the news biz and have to fill some newspaper pages each week with something interesting – and maybe just a wee bit controversial. more »»

Warning! This is a crappy column

June 12, 2011 It’s not the most pleasant of topics for genteel conversation. But, it is something we all do everyday. Politely stated, it is using the toilet and then flushing i. more »»

Not your average U.S. Senator

June 5, 2011 When the front page story about Senator Amy Klobuchar visiting Blue Earth last Tuesday night says there was very little fanfare, it is almost an understatement. more »»

S.W.O.T.s of the City of Blue Earth

May 29, 2011 Have you ever thought about why you live where you live? For most of us the answer is either that we were born here and it is the family home, or we came here because of work and found a... more »»

Many Civil War vets buried here

May 22, 2011 A couple of years ago I wrote about a Civil War soldier from Faribault County and mentioned that he was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. more »»

Fort Blue Earth was short-lived

May 18, 2011 An ‘Editor’s Notebook’ column from a couple of weeks ago elicited an unusual response. more »»

One more April Fools Day story?

May 7, 2011 I have to admit, it sounds like an April Fools Day story possibility. I wish I would have thought of it. It would have made for a dandy one. more »»

Please, no shooting the editor

May 2, 2011 I was having coffee one day last week with my friend (and former next-door-neighbor) and local history buff A.B. Russ, when he said something startling. more »»

Commissioners correct to wait

April 26, 2011 Sometimes you just have to wonder. more »»

Viking stadium bill a hot potato

April 16, 2011 While there were many topics covered at the Eggs and Issues forum in Blue Earth last Saturday, one received some special attention and included a kiss from a state senator. more »»

Round and round we go, again

April 9, 2011 In answer to your unasked question, yes, I did hear a comment or two about the annual Register April Fools Day stor. more »»

‘Lemon tree very pretty, but...’

April 3, 2011 The Delavan Community Theater group almost had a serious issue crop up last week. You see, they are heavy into rehearsals for their spring play right now. more »»

Jim Nichols knew it was coming

March 27, 2011 Jim Nichols was right. In fact, he was so right he was downright visionary. more »»

Who calls the shots on river dumping?

March 20, 2011 There are a lot more issues floating around the controversial Buffalo Lake Energy pipeline plan than just whether the water headed to the Blue Earth River is polluted. more »»

Getting paid for beachcombing

March 13, 2011 They get up early every day and head down to the beaches in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They walk for miles, heads down, seeking their elusive ‘treasure.’ They search all day. Every day. more »»

Deskey’s next design revealed

March 7, 2011 Last week’s column told the story of Blue Earth native Donald Deskey, who went on to fame as a designer of such diverse things as Radio City Music Hall and the Crest toothpaste tub. more »»

Who the heck is Donald Deskey?

February 28, 2011 If you were at the Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet in January (or if you read about it in the pages of the Faribault County Register) perhaps you remember that Gartzke’s... more »»

An astounding amount of money

February 21, 2011 It’s pretty amazing, when you actually think about it. Fire departments and ambulance squads in Faribault County received a huge amount of money last week. more »»



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