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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Will usage justify the cost?
March 18, 2012 We are a bit surprised that the Winnebago City Council is so surprised at the cost of a new bathhouse for a proposed campground. more »»
The redistricting plan stinks
March 3, 2012 We have to add our voice to those who are complaining about the recent redistricting plan for the state that was created by a panel of judges. more »»
The future of newspapers is what?
March 3, 2012 I have this friend who claims to read up to a dozen newspapers a day. Yet, his fingers do not touch paper and ink. He reads daily and weekly newspapers on his portable digital device (PDD). more »»
Sidewalks a council decision
February 19, 2012 While it is nice the Blue Earth City Council asked for input from citizens at a recent meeting, the issue is one that needs more council guidance. The issue? Sidewalks. more »»
Keeping the public informed
February 12, 2012 We have been taken to task this week for a story in last week’s Faribault County Register which dealt with the sale of a piece of public property in Wells to a private enterprise. more »»
Super Bowl ads not all that great
February 12, 2012 Sometimes the commercials are way better than the big game. Not this year. The Super Bowl was actually a very entertaining football game this year. more »»