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BEA High School still looks new

March 17, 2013 I can remember the first time I saw the Blue Earth Area High School. I was pretty impressed. It looked pretty new. more »»

An incredible survival story

March 10, 2013 It is an incredible story of survival in a Minnesota blizzard. So incredible as to be almost unbelievable. But, why would an 87-year-old man about to die, lie? That man is Hollace A. more »»

A farewell note from the editor

February 25, 2013 I’m thinking this is going to be my final column for the Faribault County Register. Very shortly I am going to be out of here. Call it early retirement. Call it having my ship come in. more »»

Handing out some cheers and jeers

February 17, 2013 Cheers to the Blue Earth Area School Board for voting to proceed with remodeling – and relocating – the schools offices in the middle and elementary school. more »»

Do we need a special biking lane?

February 10, 2013 I have to admit that I become befuddled sometimes. “Befuddled” is an old guy term for “confused.” And, at Monday night’s Blue Earth City Council meeting, I definitely was a little befuddled. more »»

Everyone wants a small donation

January 13, 2013 I once interviewed an elderly woman in Blue Earth who had a problem. She had a huge stack of mail on her kitchen table and it was all requests for money. more »»

These BE water skis were special

January 6, 2013 Many people have heard the story of water skiing being invented in Minnesota. more »»

Choosing a Top 10 list never easy

December 30, 2012 This year we are bringing you our choices for the Top 10 Stories in Faribault County for 2012 a week earlier than usual. Well, you might think so, anyway. more »»

A special kind of welcome home

December 16, 2012 The phone call caught me off guard. Last Saturday afternoon I was in Winnebago bowling with the Blue Earth Area Mentors (BEAM) group when my cell phone rang. more »»

Land swap doesn’t please everyone

December 9, 2012 Well, the Blue Earth City Council did make a decision Monday night concerning the land swap with the Faribault County Fair Boar. more »»

Now that was a defensive effort

December 2, 2012 Please indulge me in giving you a little personal background information before I get to the meat of this week’s column. I have covered high school sports for 40 years. more »»

Council needs Solomon’s wisdom

November 23, 2012 Where is King Solomon when we need him? You remember that Biblical story, don’t you? When two women both claimed a baby was theirs, King Solomon called for a sword and said the only fair thing to d... more »»

1972 Bucs in first-ever State Tourney

November 18, 2012 Like everyone else in western Faribault County, I have a severe case of Buc Fever. And, I’m not talking about deer hunting. more »»

We all have our own special hero

November 11, 2012 It is with some sense of pride that we present our 10th edition of the ‘Our Heroes’ magazine, which comes out this week, just in time for Veterans Day. more »»

Fearless election prognostications

November 4, 2012 Believe it or not, I can predict the winner in every single one of the races that will be on the ballot on Tuesday. Are you skeptical? I can prove it. Here is my fearless prediction. more »»

Local voters will have many choices

October 28, 2012 There is a lot more to this upcoming Nov. 6 election than just electing a president and vice president of the United States. Oh sure. That is a biggie. more »»

Who are you voting for on Nov. 6?

October 21, 2012 A television newscaster recently said he couldn’t believe it was just three weeks until the election. “Where did the time go?” he asked, seemingly lamenting the fact that it will soon all be ove. more »»

He championed the 1st Amendment

October 8, 2012 The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has lost one of its staunchest supporters. And, many of us in the newspaper community have lost a good friend. John Finnegan, a former editor of the St. more »»

BE gets ‘giant’ national publicity

September 30, 2012 You have probably heard the old saying that “There is no such thing as bad publicity. All publicity is good – if they spell your name right.” Now, I don’t know if that saying is attributed to P.T. more »»

We are part of a global economy

September 16, 2012 On a recent visit to the new Working for Farmers Success (WFS) grain handling facility at Delavan, it didn’t take long for me to feel a bit dwarfed. And that had nothing to do with my short stature. more »»



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