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Learning to live with new rules

October 30, 2011 A friend of mine once told me that the very best thing about living in the country was the fact that there were no rules. “I can do any dang thing I want to,” he used to tell me. more »»

Buc Pride takes on new meaning

October 23, 2011 Sporting events don’t always live up to their hype. Take the Super Bowl, for instanc. more »»

Fighting the blight in small towns

October 16, 2011 Small towns in rural Minnesota have many things in common. Declining population, older homes, abandoned buildings – to name a fe. more »»

Shocked on a Sunday morning

October 9, 2011 It’s not often that something on television makes me rise up out of my easy chair and say, “What was that?” (OK, the recent Vikings games have caused that very reaction, but I am not... more »»

Road to the White House on hold

October 9, 2011 When presidential candidate John Davis said he was arriving in Blue Earth at 2:03 p.m. on Oct. 5, the odd time of arrival grabbed the attention of editorial staff at the Register. more »»

Stories contain good/bad news

October 2, 2011 Often times things in life come in good news – bad news scenarios. Or so it seems. Here is a ‘for instance. more »»

This story continues to fascinate

September 25, 2011 I first met Bonnie Williams in 2008, not long after I first moved to Blue Earth. My then next door neighbor, A.B. Russ invited me over to his home to meet her. She had been telling A.B. more »»

Blue Earth streets ‘gone wild’

September 18, 2011 I'm crabby. If you don’t want to hear me crab, then move on to something else in the paper this week. Maybe a good story in our agriculture section. more »»

City budget talks can be puzzling

September 11, 2011 It’s a bit of a puzzle. I refer to the Blue Earth City Council meeting last Monday night. more »»

DNA doesn’t always give answers

September 4, 2011 On television shows like NCIS and CSI the officers collect some DNA from the crime scene and send it to the la. more »»

Suffering with a slow news week

August 28, 2011 When we had our editorial staff meeting last week to plan for this week’s paper that you are now reading, one thing popped out. A lack of news story idea. more »»

BE police question put on hold

August 21, 2011 Many subscribers to the Register have been asking why there have been no more stories concerning the Blue Earth Police Department in the newspaper. more »»

Guess who pays for the state cuts

August 14, 2011 Readers of this newspaper (and every other one in the state) are probably getting sick and tired of seeing the same three letters in stories on the front pages. LGA. more »»

Council’s view on pool is deja vu

August 7, 2011 In the words of Yogi Berra, “it was deja vu all over again.” I refer to the Blue Earth City Council meeting last Monday night. more »»

Someone needs to be in charge

July 31, 2011 There seems to be a lot of consternation – once again – about who is going to be in charge of economic development in Faribault County. more »»

Trying to keep your cool at the fair

July 24, 2011 Everyone says “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” For a week’s worth of weather in the upper Midwest, it was the heat and the humidity. more »»

Blue Earth could be new state capitol

July 17, 2011 This week, while emailing back and forth with Blue Earth native Al Eisele about the Donald Deskey street light Eisele recently donated to the community of Blue Earth, he sent me a link to the... more »»

Perfect symbol of state shutdown

July 10, 2011 Nobody asked me for my opinion, but if they did, I would say this whole shutdown of the State of Minnesota is about the dumbest thing I have ever seen. more »»

These newlyweds are bicycle nuts

July 3, 2011 Not a summer goes by that I don’t get the same type of phone call. Someone spots a couple of bike riders stopping in Blue Earth as part of their big ride. more »»

Covering all the decision process

June 19, 2011 You just gotta love them. Especially if you are in the news biz and have to fill some newspaper pages each week with something interesting – and maybe just a wee bit controversial. more »»

 
 

 

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