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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 »»

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 »»



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