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No added sugar?

April 27, 2016 According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, we should limit our total daily consumption of added sugars to less than 10 percent of calories per day. more »»

The story continues

April 27, 2016 Don’t you hate it when you finish reading a really good book? It doesn’t make any difference what you’re reading because if it’s good and it ends, you have this feeling, it’s too good to end. more »»


April 27, 2016 It’s been nearly two decades since I began to do this silly writing thing. During that time, folks have often asked if I had considered publishing a collection of my selected works. more »»

Can you make your investments less ‘taxing?’

April 27, 2016 Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. more »»

Teaching kids about the environment

April 26, 2016 OK…I’m struggling here. I’m more behind than usual. Hey…I know what you’re thinking “if she got anymore behind she’d be going backward!” Not even going to argue with you on that one. more »»

Village of Florence rich in history

April 25, 2016 Many villages sprang up along the railroad lines as the rails stretched across the barren prairie, bringing new life and hope for good times and good fortune. more »»

Editor's column: Minnesota’s a bit emptier without our Prince

April 23, 2016 Prince screamed a lot on stage, but he didn’t exactly “scream” Minnesota, did he? His stage persona was all over the place. He was flamboyant and flashy. He was loud and glitzy. more »»

Exercise and Hoopla

April 23, 2016 I’ve just completed my third week of trying to eat a little better. more »»

He’s all talk — and that’s a good thing

April 23, 2016 About this time of year, the questions begin to come. more »»

On the porch

April 23, 2016 The Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels is the latest chain in Marshall to open. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 23, 2016 Question: With all this attention to distracted driving recently, I know that a person can “talk” on a cell phone while driving if they are 18 years old or older. more »»

‘A spoonful of sugar’

April 20, 2016 Nothing in my diet has changed so much as breakfast. Of course I don’t remember much about eating as a baby, but from early in my childhood it was mostly mushy-stuff. more »»

Ballpark fare

April 20, 2016 Baseball and the spring sports season brings the crack of the bat, the smell of freshly cut grass and the aroma of grilled hot dogs and popcorn wafting through the air. more »»

To blend or not to blend

April 20, 2016 Do you think blending is a good thing? Well, you might respond by saying: “It depends on what’s going to be blended — that is, mixed together. more »»

Field work fever

April 20, 2016 Somewhere in a dusty family photo album is a snapshot of a 9-year-old me working on our disc harrow. more »»

Farm women play large roles

April 18, 2016 Part III: We previously looked at the contributions made by women in the settlement of southwest Minnesota, through the Depression, World War II and the farm crisis of the 1980. more »»

Editor's column: Serious about safety

April 16, 2016 Safety costs money. more »»

‘Ordinary Grace’

April 16, 2016 When was the last time you read a book that grabbed hold of you and didn’t let go till you read the last paragraph? For me, it was earlier this week when I read my book club’s April selection,... more »»

On the Porch…

April 16, 2016 The Lyon County Historical Society, Thread Benders Quilt Group, and Fabrics Plus of Marshall are sponsoring a quilt program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

Whipple winner gets things done

April 16, 2016 Rita Fonder has thrived since enrolling at SMSU four years ago. Fonder, this year’s Whipple Scholarship winner, grew up on a farm near Milbank, S.D., just across Big Stone Lake from Ortonville. more »»



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