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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 »»

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 »»



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