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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 »»

Some tough election questions

August 14, 2016 What if you had an election and nobody showed up to vote? Or what if you had an election and there wasn’t anyone to vote for on the ballot? You might think I am once again going to whine about not... more »»

Trying to keep a small town alive

August 7, 2016 I wasn’t always planning on being a newspaper editor, you know. Nope, I once had plans on having a much more noble career. Teaching. Specifically, being a high school English teache. more »»

You still need to vote in November

July 31, 2016 Now that both the Republican and the Democrat national conventions are over, I have a question for you. more »»

Reading newspapers in the library

July 24, 2016 It was good news for the Blue Earth Community Library last Monday night. more »»

Fairly excited that it is Fair Week!

July 17, 2016 It is a big week here in Faribault County. Just in case you didn’t know, it’s fair week. Time for that county-wide gathering of fun under the giant oaks at the fairgrounds in Blue Earth. more »»

Reality television isn’t really real

July 11, 2016 So, if you are one of those people who think that reality TV shows are actually real, I suggest you stop reading this column right now. more »»

‘A whole lot of shaking going on’

July 3, 2016 Let’s be honest. more »»

Learning to drive from Mr. Cranky

June 26, 2016 It happened again last week, on Wednesday afternoon. I was almost involved in an accident in one of Blue Earth’s three roundabouts. Well, OK, it happens a lot. But this time it was serious. more »»

From April Fools to national news

June 19, 2016 I have to admit it. I was a little bit nervous. After all, it was a little like returning to the scene of the crime. I remembered it well. It was back around the first of April. more »»

All atwitter about ‘Social Media’

June 12, 2016 It’s called ‘Social Media.’ You know, it’s things such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn and a host of others. more »»

Giving credit where credit is due

June 5, 2016 Once again, time to give out some credit where credit is due. That’s right, some cheers and jeers. Cheers to the Blue Earth Area High School senior class. more »»

Learning a lesson about golf, life

May 29, 2016 I like sports. Well, most sports anyway. I still have trouble understanding that boxing is a sport. Or car racing. Or synchronized swimming. more »»

Meeting an interesting character

May 22, 2016 So, sometimes in this business, you run into a character. A real character. It has happened to me many times in my long career. It is what makes this job of being an editor so interesting…and fu. more »»

Ugly duckling will become a swan

May 15, 2016 I gave some out-of-town visitors a tour of Blue Earth one day last week. It is not the first time I have done that. more »»

Welcome sign is a welcome sight

May 8, 2016 I really don’t mean to look a gift horse in the mouth. more »»

More to cheer about than jeering

May 1, 2016 Time once again for a few cheers and jeers. • A rousing, hearty cheer goes out for the sale of the poultry processing plant in Wells. more »»



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