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The first Mike’s Café

October 20, 2014 Part I: Most of us can relate to an eating place that became near and dear to us sometime or other, due to not only the food but the camaraderie of friends that we met there. more »»

Editor's column: Face to face? Not exactly, but better than nothing

October 18, 2014 Before this week, Facebook to me was a sock with a hole in it where the big toe goes. It was like a flat tire. Like an expired dairy product in the back of my Frigidaire. Like a comb in my bathroo. more »»

The best things in life are free

October 18, 2014 Now I’m all about the cheap or the free when it comes to merchandise, whether it be clothes, DVDs, food or music. So when iTunes basically gifted its users with the new U2 album, I was pumped. more »»

On the porch

October 18, 2014 The Lyon County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Dessert Social is on Thursday in the community room at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Game Review: Addicted to video games: Who pays the price?

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: First of a two-part series on gaming addiction. The Nov. 1 Game Review column will focus on treatment for the gaming addict. In 2007, Michael and Iana Straw, of Reno, Nev. more »»

Your health Ahisma: The daily practice of non-violence

October 18, 2014 We currently live in a world full of negativity in the media — whether it be disease, war or political scandals. It is easy to turn off the television and not have to listen to the negativity. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 18, 2014 Question: I like to drive with my tailgate down on my pickup for better gas mileage. The other day, a friend told me this was illegal. Is that true? Answer: According to Minnesota State Statute (M. more »»

New at the library

October 18, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Anderson, Gerald. Death Before Dinner (Otter Tail County, #1) • Austin, Lynn. Keepers of the Covenant • Cain, Chelsea. more »»

A crescent sunset on Thursday

October 18, 2014 The year 2014 has sure been a year of eclipses around here, with the two total lunar eclipses we had in April and October and a partial solar eclipse that is happening this wee. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 17, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit n Adult open volleyball will be from 6:30-9 p.m. more »»

Open enrollment: A great time to review your retirement plan

October 16, 2014 If you work for a medium-to-large company, you may now be entering the open enrollment period — that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefit. more »»

True friends are few

October 15, 2014 According to the dictionary, a friend is a person whom one knows well and is fond of. In my opinion, a friend is so much more. more »»

Chips or chocolate?

October 15, 2014 The results of a survey on snacking habits from around the world was recently released, shedding some interesting light on trends from around the world about what we like to snack on. more »»

The journey continues

October 15, 2014 Isn’t it satisfying to know that one’s life journey is continuing? Guess it is better that it’s continuing than the alternative, right? And whether that journey means going from point A to point B,... more »»

Autumn’s arrival

October 15, 2014 There can be no doubt that we have entered the season known as fall. more »»

Barns come in all shapes, sizes

October 13, 2014 Barns of all shapes and sizes have graced the rural countryside since Northern European settlers began farming the land. more »»

Editor's column: Too many cooks in our schools’ kitchens

October 11, 2014 Once again this week we were reminded of the headache that has been caused in our schools by the Health and Hunger Free Act of 2010. more »»

Art and remembering a mentor

October 11, 2014 This past Saturday I wasn’t too sure if Ross and I were going to be able to go on the Arts Meander. But a phone call from him around noon or so turned that day aroun. more »»

Speaking up during homecoming

October 11, 2014 Homecoming is traditionally a time when alumni return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and relive what for many was the best four years of their lives. more »»

Infection is a crucial factor in our lives; Ebola is most recent episode

October 11, 2014 September marked the birthday of Mary Mallon (1869-1938), “Typhoid Mary,” an Irish cook best remembered as the vector in several outbreaks of typhoid fever in 19th century New York and Long Island. more »»



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