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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 »»

These girls gave others a lesson

February 14, 2011 Every once in a while, the important things in life come into focus. Such was the case last Friday night in St. Peter. more »»

Quaday quits his Quotes column

February 7, 2011 Next week’s Faribault County Register will be different – something will be missing. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Register will not contain a ‘Quaday’s Quotes’ colum. more »»

Blue Earth promotes active living

January 31, 2011 Do kids still walk or ride their bike to school? Or the park, the pool, a friend’s house? We did, when I was a kid, back in the ‘olden days.’ And, they still do. more »»

Teaching an old dog to tweet

January 24, 2011 I once was able to keep up. I was one of the first people around who owned a VCR, a cell phone, computer, digital camera, laptop, had an email address, etc. more »»

Getting riled up over roundabouts

January 17, 2011 I went to cover a special meeting last Tuesday night, and found out there wasn’t one. It was something else instead. The meeting was at the Public Safety building, a.k.. more »»

Hope the council was listening

January 10, 2011 Blue Earth City Administrator Kathy Bailey conducted an interesting seminar last Monday night. more »»

2010 was a year full of odd stories

January 2, 2011 Was 2010 a strange year, or was it just me? By strange, I guess I mean from a news story point of view. more »»

Playing the devil’s advocate role

December 27, 2010 This week’s front page may seem a little strange to some of our readers. more »»

Time for one more Elmer story

December 20, 2010 If everyone at Elmer Knudsen’s funeral today (Monday) were to start telling favorite ‘Elmer stories,’ the service could go on for days. Everybody knew Elmer. more »»

They remember it like yesterday

December 12, 2010 December 7 is a day many people remember for one reason. It is the day Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, and the U.S. entered World War II. more »»

Residents busy giving to others

December 6, 2010 With Thanksgiving over and roughly 20 days left until Christmas, we have definitely entered the holiday season. One name for this time period is the season for givin. more »»

Are budgets really necessary?

November 30, 2010 Everyone knows budgets are a good thing, and very necessary. Whether it is a personal household budget, a church budget, or a school district or city budget, it is a great tool. more »»

A perfect tree for our Green Giant

November 20, 2010 In next week’s Faribault County Register we will have photos of all of the activities which were occurring in Blue Earth on Saturday. more »»

Countywide cooperation needed

November 13, 2010 Economic development is a difficult activity. Especially here in southern, rural Minnesota. Let’s face some facts. The economy, overall, is not in great shape. more »»

You are only as old as you feel

November 6, 2010 I had what I guess is referred to as a ‘milestone’ birthday last week. I was hoping to just slip past it with little notice and minor fanfare, but that didn’t happen. more »»

Thinking ahead about crosswalks

October 30, 2010 With the 2010 construction season winding down, most residents who have been affected by construction projects are hoping they all get completed before another Minnesota winter sets in. more »»



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