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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 »»

Caucuses are Tuesday, if you care

February 5, 2012 Republican candidates and members of the media from across the country flocked to Iowa last month for the state’s caucuses. more »»

Police issues warrant quick action

January 29, 2012 Tom Fletcher probably thought he had entered the Twilight Zone last wee. more »»

Tragedy has a local connection

January 22, 2012 Sometimes tragedy strikes us in ways we don’t even expect. Case in point. more »»

Moving like a well-oiled machine

January 15, 2012 It is moving along like a well-oiled machine. There really is no other way to describe it. more »»

Changing charter shouldn’t be easy

January 8, 2012 It struck many Blue Earth residents as strange that the mayor of the city has the authority to appoint the police chief with little to no input from the City Council. more »»

These stories didn’t make the cut

January 1, 2012 One of the fun things I get to do in this job – and one of the hardest – is compile the Top 10 News Stories of the Year list. It is always surprising to me how much time this takes. more »»

A different sort of Christmas story

December 25, 2011 Some parts of this story are true. Other parts may or may not be true. You can decide for yourself if that really matters. more »»

We have some ‘Good News’

December 18, 2011 One thing that I have noticed since moving to Faribault County four years ago. There are a lot of caring, giving people here. more »»

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’

December 11, 2011 “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” I was reminded of the old Clint Eastwood ‘spaghetti western’ classic after last Monday’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. Let me explai. more »»

Farewell to a very good friend

December 4, 2011 I lost a really good friend last Wednesday night. So did the community of Blue Earth. Dr. more »»

BE police chief issue needs fixing

November 27, 2011 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a familiar old adage. more »»

Man, gotta get me one of these...

November 20, 2011 “Man, I have gotta get me one of these!” That’s what Will Smith’s character said when he took the controls of an alien spacecraft in the movie “Independence Da. more »»

Tracking down history takes time

November 13, 2011 This week you will find a special bonus inside your Faribault County Register – our ninth edition of the popular “Our Heroes” magazine. more »»

Does he have a snowball’s chance?

November 7, 2011 It isn’t often that a presidential candidate comes to Blue Earth to stump for office. But, that is exactly what happened last Friday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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