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Say ‘Yes’ to cheese for National Dairy Month

June 4, 2014 June is National Dairy Month, which means it’s time to spread awareness about the health benefits of dairy! Milk and yogurt are commonly touted for their health benefits but did you know that cheese... more »»

Remembering the good olde days

June 2, 2014 Part III: Before copy machines, there was only a couple of ways to make copies of important papers. more »»

Raining cats and dogs

May 31, 2014 t’s not always easy to talk to Chuck Schmidt over the phone. If your timing is off, the dogs barking in the background will drown out his voice. more »»

‘It’s Judy Blume!’

May 31, 2014 When a movie is made from a book, the first thought that may run through your head is “will the movie be better than the book?” or vice vers. more »»

Happy trails

May 28, 2014 My wife and I depend on luck whenever we embark upon motorcar vacations. We like to “live off the land” using only a credit card and the maps app on my smart phon. more »»

Lost and found

May 28, 2014 I opened the cabinet door and reached for the measuring cups that were nestled together on the top shelf. Oops! Where’s the one-cup size? I had used it only a couple of days before. The search was on. more »»

Herbs, spices and rubs

May 28, 2014 Last spring I took a little inspiration from my daughter and planted some fresh herbs in my flower beds. (She lives in Texas and has fresh herbs planted year round just outside her front door. more »»

Editor's column: I wish racists would watch their mouths

May 24, 2014 Merriam-Webster defines profanity as “offensive language,” an “offensive word.” I’ll buy that. more »»

A new state park pass

May 24, 2014 With the temperature above 70 on Sunday, it was time to finally get out to a state park. And to one without snow on the ground. more »»

Choosing Wisely is a new program for physicians and patients

May 24, 2014 Editor’s note: This column was published in October 2013 when the Choosing Wisely program was being introduced. more »»

Session ’14: Who are the winners?

May 21, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up its 2014 session last Friday. A newspaper headline followed with “Winners: Marijuana and Tax Relie. more »»

Remembering the good olde days

May 19, 2014 PART I: We didn’t have fast food — all the food was slow — and we ate at home. more »»

‘That’s not nice’

May 17, 2014 Earlier this week, the weather was on the severe side down in South Dakota and Iowa. more »»

The business of caregiving

May 17, 2014 When SMSU opened its doors in 1967, there were three academic buildings that greeted the 509 students who were part of the charter class: Central Academic Building (now Bellows Hall), PE and Fine... more »»

A quick pat-down before school?

May 10, 2014 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Parents need to be as involved in the lives of their children as much as humanly possible. Smother them if you have to. Be snoopy. more »»

Time for some barbecue

May 10, 2014 After church on Sunday morning, Ross and I were trying to figure out where to do lunch. Somehow the idea of heading to Brookings, S.D. came about, and we found ourselves tooling down U.S. more »»

Born to teach

May 10, 2014 As a child, SMSU senior Taylor Swenson used to line her dolls up in the living room in her own make believe classroom. That’s where her dream of becoming a teacher was nurtured. more »»

Why can’t we take our meds…?

May 10, 2014 Most of us obtain our information by the usual means: family, friends, work associates, and the media — radio, television, the Internet and associated devices. more »»

A truly special Mother’s Day

May 7, 2014 This year is a special one for Mother’s Day. more »»

Old Phil, veteran barber

May 5, 2014 Part I: The following article appeared in the Nov. 23, 1906, issue of the “Marshall News Messenger.” Then it was published again in the May 1993 issue of the “Lyon Tale,” under my name. more »»

 
 

 

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