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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 »»

Cities play the tax numbers game

September 9, 2012 Here we go again. Every year about this time I feel duty bound to write a disclaimer to the stories that are appearing in not only the Faribault County Register, but in other publications as wel. more »»

Have we come a long way since 1995?

September 2, 2012 I had to do a little research in the files of past issues of the Faribault County Register and happened upon a rather startling article from March 6, 1995. more »»

If you can’t beat’em, join’em idea

August 26, 2012 If you can’t beat’em, join’em. That seems to be the basis for an unusual idea about what to do with a group of old, unused buildings on Blue Earth’s Main Street. more »»

The room was dripping with irony

August 19, 2012 There was much more angst, irony and confusion at Wednesday night’s Blue Earth City Charter Commission meeting than the story on the front page of this week’s Register lets on. more »»

What we need here is a little paint

August 5, 2012 On almost every night of the summer one can see the residents of Blue Earth walking, biking or even running around town. more »»

Summer of 2013 won’t be pretty

July 8, 2012 It won’t be pretty. more »»

Just what is an adult-use business

July 1, 2012 Just mention the words adult business and watch what happens. People immediately become concerned that an adult book store or a strip club is going to locate next door. more »»

Deskey brands exist, like dinosaurs?

June 24, 2012 I guess I actually knew that the company Donald Deskey founded ‘way back when’ was still around. In fact, last year I wrote in a column that it was still in existence. more »»

Mom: Eat your exotic vegetables!

June 17, 2012 What is the strangest food you have ever eaten? For those of us in the Midwest, the answer might be lutefisk. more »»

Yes, it looks just like a street light

June 11, 2012 I have to admit, I was a skeptic. When I first heard the name Donald Deskey at a Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce meeting, I had no idea who he was. more »»

After a year, still some bad drivers

June 3, 2012 Perhaps you recall a column I?wrote about a year ago. It dealt with driving issues in Blue Earth. more »»

Not easy running paper 143 years

May 27, 2012 Running a newspaper isn’t easy. Not that I’m whining. Because running a newspaper can also be fun. But, it is not easy. First, there are all the events to cove. more »»

The changing of the guard at BEA

May 20, 2012 If there is one thing that is never going to change, it is the fact things are always going to change. Change is inevitable. more »»

What is the best use of the land?

May 13, 2012 The Blue Earth City Council finds itself with a big problem; one that it might take the wisdom of King Solomon to solve. more »»

Print shops started newspapers

May 4, 2012 Visiting with Tom Bartley at Bartley Printing this past week brought back a flood of personal memories. Memories of print shops past. Thoughts of printing shops no longer in existence. more »»

Cemetery theme was not intended

April 29, 2012 An alert reader might notice an unintentional editorial comment in this week’s Faribault County Register. more »»

Helping kids as best as we can

April 22, 2012 “Sometimes you just have to do the best that you can. And then you have to step back and hope that it was good enough.” That mantra about life could pertain to many things. more »»

Fascination with Kony 2012 video

April 15, 2012 There is always more to any story than what first meets the eye. more »»

Confession time about the news

April 8, 2012 Pull-leeze tell me that you spotted the Register’s annual April Fool’s Day story in last week's edition. Many people did comment to me during the week that they read it and enjoyed it. more »»

 
 

 

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