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Dairy farm Olympics

August 17, 2016 The Olympics have arrived, that international pageant of physical perfection and multinational corporate advertising. more »»

History of Lyon County Fair

August 15, 2016 Part IV: The carnival rides have always been very much a part of the county fair, and they have always been run by good companies. more »»

Editor's column: Dad vs. the mall — no contest

August 13, 2016 ABC has brought back some old-school game shows for the summer, one of them being $100,000 Pyramid. more »»

At the threshing show

August 13, 2016 I had actually suggested going to the Pioneer Power Threshing Show in Hanley Falls on Saturday. For once, I was going there as a non-newspaper person. more »»

Marine recalls the landing at Tarawa

August 13, 2016 Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series of stories about Stan Kindler. Kindler, a PFC in the U.S. more »»

On the Porch…

August 13, 2016 The history of farming in Minnesota from 1850 to the mid-20th Century can be divided into three periods. more »»

Continuing medical history along the highway: The Riverside Sanitorium in Granite Falls

August 13, 2016 A recently featured article in the June 27 Marshall Independent discussed an ongoing exhibit about the Riverside Sanitarium now on display at the Andrew Volstead House in Granite Falls, an ongoing... more »»

What can investors learn from roller coaster rides?

August 11, 2016 If you have an interest in looking up obscure holidays and celebrations, you will find that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. more »»

It’s veggie time

August 10, 2016 Vegan? Vegetarian? ME? You have to be kidding, but if there is a time of the year when those don’t sound too bad, it is essentially the time from August through October. more »»

Camden and Shetek

August 10, 2016 Earlier this summer I invested in a Minnesota state park sticker that was good for the entire year. more »»

A perfect match

August 10, 2016 I don’t remember my first sip of coffee, but I expect the brew crossed my lips in my early teen. more »»

Museum hopping in Little Rock

August 10, 2016 The words “little rock” are Choctaw for “the place where there are so many museums you can’t swing a cat without hitting a docent.” At least that’s how my wife and I saw the cit. more »»

History of Lyon County

August 8, 2016 Part III: In the August 1964 article in the Marshall Messenger, Ray Newell, county agricultural agent, predicted there would be 548 county 4-Her’s showing 2,375 project exhibits at the County Fair,... more »»

Hit a home run with Social Security

August 8, 2016 A home run is a highlight of any baseball game. The fans cheer with excitement to see a player rocket the ball into the stands. more »»

If the crown fits … something must be wrong

August 6, 2016 There she is, Miss … Troublemaker. Wait, Miss … Rulebreaker. Um, Miss … Wrongdoer. more »»

The battle against the cold

August 6, 2016 It started out innocently enough last Wednesday evening, I felt a little irritation in my throat. Then it turned into the “ugh, it just hurts to swallow” sore throat later in the nigh. more »»

On the porch

August 6, 2016 The 113th annual Lyon County Fair is Aug. more »»

What we learn from the jobs report

August 6, 2016 Investors and market analysts pay close attention to the latest trends in economic data in order to gauge the potential impact to the investment worl. more »»

Tomato time

August 3, 2016 If you garden or frequent the farmer’s market, you can tell that the tomato season is here! It takes awhile to get those tomato plants to produce, but once they start, they usually produce an... more »»

Sipping and sitting

August 3, 2016 Picture yourself sitting in your favorite summer plac. more »»



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