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What are your excuses for not investing?

June 17, 2015 We all make excuses. Most of the time, they’re pretty harmless. But you could be hurting yourself if you make excuses for not taking action in some areas — and one of those areas is investing. more »»

Family reunions

June 15, 2015 This is the season – summertime – for the annual watering of the family roots. We’ve all been there – sometimes reluctantly – but we’ve usually been there. more »»

Find security with a solid retirement plan

June 15, 2015 Achieving financial independence is key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. more »»

Editor's note: Giving thanks — in June

June 13, 2015 As I’ve written here before, I don’t think it’s right we devote just one day of the year to literally give thanks. more »»

Cool cars

June 13, 2015 When I walked onto the grounds at Runnings last Saturday I had a plan in mind for doing a story from the Shades of the Past sho. more »»

On the porch

June 13, 2015 Forty-seven years ago on June 13, 1968, the first F5 tornado ever recorded in Minnesota struck the town of Tracy. At around 7 p.. more »»

Marshall Community Services

June 12, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Ask a trooper

June 11, 2015 Question: How fast can I drive before getting stopped? Is there a tolerance? Answer: The short answer is the speed limit, and there is no tolerance. more »»

In recognition

June 11, 2015 A huge “thank you” to the anonymous man and nurse who helped my brother-in-law save my dad’s life at Applebee’s on Saturday, May 30, after he had a choking episode. more »»

Smile and say ‘cheese’

June 10, 2015 In case you didn’t know, June is Dairy Month — a special time to acknowledge the dairy farmers and all the good foods they help to provide. more »»

One day I met a woman

June 10, 2015 One day I met a very special elderly woman. We’ll call her Mary — it’s not her real name, but she would like that name. more »»

Is my food safe? There’s an app for that

June 10, 2015 When good foods go bad, it’s generally caused by two types of bacteria: one that spoils your food and another that spoils your stomach. more »»

Sparkles the adventure cat

June 10, 2015 A couple of years ago my wife and I decided to get a cat. I think women like cats because they have many things in common such as being cool and aloof and having little use for men. more »»

Funding your child’s college education

June 10, 2015 Are you looking for a great gift to give to the children in your life this holiday season? If so, consider giving the gift of higher education. more »»

Daddy — Daddy — Daddy

June 8, 2015 NOTE: Many times over the years I have observed small children at the funerals of loved ones struggling to understand what has happened. more »»

Getting married soon? Give SS your new name

June 8, 2015 District manager Every year, June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and “wedding season. more »»

Editor's column: I’ll pull for The Purple anyway

June 6, 2015 The stars sure are aligning for the Vikings — thanks to their biggest on. more »»

Some birthday musings

June 6, 2015 It’ll be just a few short days before I turn another year older. I don’t think I’ve gotten much wiser though. more »»

On the Porch...

June 6, 2015 In the 1930s, one of the most popular areas for outdoor recreation in Lyon County was the 27 acre tract of land along the Cottonwood River in Section 2, Custer Township called Garvin Park. more »»

Valuable and useful sources of medical information

June 6, 2015 In last month’s column, I discussed the current notable concerns about the validity of media sources for personal and public health care information. more »»



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