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Do as I say … you know the rest

June 4, 2016 Used to be, I could get away with anything when it came to my child. Or so I thought. Truth is, parents never can. Our kids are watching us. They’re listening to us. All the time. more »»

A summer bucket list

June 4, 2016 Recently, Minnesota Public Radio said it’s building a list of 40 essential summer activities, a “summer bucket list” of sorts. more »»

Summertime requires health precautions

June 4, 2016 Recent graduations, warm summer days, this week’s Liberty Park band concert, and opening night of the Marshall Area Stage Company’s summer musical all remind us that the wonderful time of summer wit... more »»

On the Porch…

June 4, 2016 The Marshall Community Services’ Talents Academy focuses on creative and educational classes for kids in eighth grade and younger. This year marks the 17th year for the summer progra. more »»

Unity, graffiti and abbreviations

June 1, 2016 The lead story in the news a while back was how we now need to search for unity. A little after that another lead story was how we now need to search for unity. more »»

Appetizer makeover

June 1, 2016 At a recent potluck I attended, someone had brought the popular spinach artichoke dip and tortilla chips as their contribution. more »»

I’m lucky

June 1, 2016 I consider myself a lucky man. It’s not because I have all the advantages and the stuff our society believes is necessary to be fortunate but because of something else. more »»

Good old days

June 1, 2016 I was chatting with my Grandpa Hammer back when I was a young whippersnapper and asked him about the good old days. I was interested in hearing exactly how good those days were. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

May 30, 2016 PART III: This is the third in a series of articles about the early dairy business in and around Marshal. more »»

Editor's column: The NBA — not as fantastic as it once was

May 28, 2016 Imagine you have a job where you can kick someone you know where and not get punished, not really anyway. I’ve ripped on the NBA on this page in the past, and I’m doing it again today. It’s so easy. more »»

A little bit of history

May 28, 2016 Saturday afternoon deemed bright and sunny as Ross and I headed toward Lake Shetek State Park. more »»

On the porch

May 28, 2016 Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, honors men and women who died while serving in the United States military. more »»

Setting financial expectations with family and friends

May 28, 2016 As the weather heats up, so does the planning for vacations, graduations, weddings and family reunions. more »»

Start investing in your children’s educational future today

May 27, 2016 Carolyn Jones With May 29 being Education Savings Day, we want to emphasize the importance of planning for your children’s future today. more »»

Vacation eating

May 25, 2016 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer/vacation season. This season is short in Minnesota, and we like to make the most of it. more »»

Crossing the Rubicon

May 25, 2016 In the days of the Roman Empire and Julius Caesar, crossing northeastern Italy’s Rubicon River wasn’t a good idea. more »»

The guy on the radio

May 25, 2016 Radio has always been an integral part of my life, much in the same way that having a steering wheel is an integral part of driving a car. In both cases, things simply wouldn’t be the same without it. more »»

Important natural resources

May 24, 2016 Last May I whined about the gazillion silver maple tree seeds adorning my yard/the gutters of my house/my driveway/flower pots/any nook and cranny available. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

May 23, 2016 PART: II: This week’s column is the second in a series about the early years of the dairy industry in and around Marshal. more »»

News for same-sex couples about Social Security

May 23, 2016 Last year, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. more »»



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