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A jaunt to the State Fair

August 30, 2014 It was a little later in the morning on Monday, but Ross and I were making our way to Falcon Heights to partake in the “Great Minnesota Get-Together”— the State Fair. more »»

On the porch

August 30, 2014 School is back in session for many students in the area. Did you know that the first consolidated school district in Minnesota occurred in Lyon County? In 1905, the Lynd School District N. more »»

Marshall Community Services

August 29, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Websites for students

August 28, 2014 By the time you read this, school is in session already. more »»

Notes from the garden

August 27, 2014 Once again it is that time of the year when those of us who garden ask ourselves: Why did we plant two zucchini plants instead of just one? How many loaves of zucchini bread do we really use in a... more »»

Work to become a better investor

August 27, 2014 Neil Frost On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. more »»

Tailgates, sliders and family fun

August 27, 2014 Can anyone believe Labor Day is already upon us? For most of us that means football and tailgates. more »»

Septic system insurrection

August 27, 2014 All homeowners are familiar with a few inescapable truisms. more »»


August 27, 2014 When was the last time you were surprised? A jaw dropping, eye popping surprise that pushed a wondrous “WOW” out of your mouth. Well, it happened to me a couple of weeks ago. more »»

Bringing in the sheaves

August 25, 2014 Part I Harvest will begin in southwestern Minnesota soon. This time of year is payback time for farmers, the culmination of all their hard work during the crop season. more »»

Editor's column: A long way from Ferguson, in more ways than one

August 23, 2014 The Rev. Jesse Jackson may have overstated it a bit when he called the shooting of Michael Brown an execution, but I forgive him for that — Jackson has never been one to shy away from hyperbol. more »»

‘Everything is Awesome’

August 23, 2014 It was a kids’ movie for me this week as I checked out “The Lego Movie” from the library, along with “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. more »»

On the Porch …

August 23, 2014 In the spring of 1895, Father Jager of Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall and St. Edwards of Minneota arranged a get together of Polish Catholics. more »»

Student body president fits at SMSU

August 23, 2014 When SMSU senior Rachael Posusta transferred to SMSU after a semester at North Dakota State, she didn’t know a soul on campus. Today, the Silver Lake, Minnesota, native is the student body presiden. more »»

Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

August 22, 2014 Neil Frost It’s back-to-school time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binder. more »»

Marshall Community Services

August 22, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Six simple steps to financial success

August 20, 2014 Thrivent Financial After watching the stock market soar to record highs during the first four months of the year, many investors are wondering if they should make changes to their investment... more »»

Old potato, new potato, best potato?

August 20, 2014 Potatoes are available throughout the year, although the type varies according to the season. more »»

State Fair time

August 20, 2014 Tomorrow is the first day of the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together — also known as the Minnesota State Fair! The State Fair is a popular, end-of-the-summer event for many people, and it is one of th... more »»

Let Go and Stretch

August 20, 2014 I am a bit of a sentimental realist. One of the bits of wisdom I usually give new parents is this: “You must begin now to let go of your child. more »»



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