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Put your financial ‘puzzle‘ together

January 28, 2016 Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. more »»

Checking the mail

January 27, 2016 Josh, we have lived in our new home for just over six months. At one time I wondered if we would have enough address labels for our outgoing correspondenc. more »»

Counting those carbs

January 27, 2016 These end of January days remind me of spaghetti and meat sauce and pork chops and rice. more »»

The warmth of winter beer

January 27, 2016 I’ve never thought of a dark winter night as being warm, but recently I had a snowy experience that caught my attention. I went outside because I needed some fresh air. more »»


January 27, 2016 A few years ago a coyote wandered into a downtown Chicago sandwich shop and ordered a grilled cheese on rye and a chai latt. more »»

New Year’s resolutions

January 26, 2016 Not sure about you, but I quit making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. Trying to stick to them made me cranky. That’s not completely true as I can be cranky for no apparent reason. more »»

Theater on the prairie

January 23, 2016 Part III: By Feb. 12, 1915, The Barrymore, Marshall’s new theater, was completed at a cost of more than $40,000. Its location was 321 W. Main St. more »»

Editor's column: Let it go …

January 23, 2016 A loyal reader submitted a letter to the editor recently going after the Associated Press for focusing too much on Donald Trump in its coverage of the last GOP presidential debate. I can’t blame her. more »»

If I had a billion dollars

January 23, 2016 A little more than a week ago, I bought my first Powerball ticket in several years. I mean, how often does one see Powerball grow to $1. more »»

On the porch

January 23, 2016 Dallas S. Burt came to Coon Creek Township in 1870 and homesteaded the west quarter of section 24. He was the first settler of Coon Creek Township. more »»

Financial planning at every life stage

January 23, 2016 Just like there are four seasons in a year, there are different seasons of financial planning during your lifetim. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 21, 2016 Question: I have a former foreign exchange student coming to visit us here in Minnesota. He wanted to know what the requirements are for driving in our state and using his foreign driver’s license. more »»

Soup's on

January 20, 2016 Oh baby, it’s cold outside. It’s definitely January in Minnesota. If you enjoy the outdoor activities of winter, you need to have a plan for staying warm outside. more »»

Long johns and warm thoughts

January 20, 2016 It was never one of my finest moments — I wasn’t a fan of getting out of bed at 5 o’clock in the morning to do chores. I didn’t mind the work of feeding and caring for the animals. more »»

Theater on the prairie

January 18, 2016 Part II: This column is a continuation of the series introduced last week. Sources for the entire series will be listed after the final column. more »»

Editor's column: Last time I checked, it’s only a game

January 16, 2016 I’m a mature Vikings fan. I’ve learned to be after being let down so many times. more »»

‘The Revenant’

January 16, 2016 The Academy Award nominees were announced Thursday, and I can say that I’ve seen the movie that garnered the most nods, “The Revenan. more »»

On the Porch …

January 16, 2016 In the Marshall Independent of Nov. 20, 1982, Steve Olson wrote a story on the 1924 Lyon County Band. he photograph featured this week is half of the original photograph of the band taken in St. more »»

Your Health Group fitness 101

January 16, 2016 It’s January. It’s 2016. You have set your New Year’s resolution. You’ve promised to stick with it this year. So it’s time to put that resolution into actio. more »»

Retirees need ‘longevity strategy’

January 15, 2016 The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. more »»



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