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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 »»

Committing fraud is stupid and illegal

August 18, 2014 District manager If you’ve ever watched funny videos showing thieves undoing themselves, or read weird news stories about criminals who do stupid things, you have an idea of how we feel at Social... more »»

Musings on being a prairie girl

August 18, 2014 Several years ago, I visited the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colo. On a cloudy day, I could view the mountains from my daughter’s kitchen window as they seemed to blend into the sky. more »»

On the agenda

August 18, 2014 Marshall School Board meeting When: 4 p.m. more »»

Editor's column: Cherish the people in your life, community

August 16, 2014 rad Strootman, who runs the radio station in Marshall, referred to the time when my dad and his buddies were in their prime as a golden age. Not the Golden Age, just a golden age. more »»

Adventures in walking

August 16, 2014 So where has my summer gone? I haven’t been swimming. I’ve only been camping once, and the days are now getting shorter and shorter. more »»

On the porch

August 16, 2014 This summer we have had visitors from a variety of places. Many visit the area to see family and friends or take a trip down memory lane. This past week, we had a man from Omaha, Neb. more »»

Your health: Preserving peace in the midst of life changes

August 16, 2014 Life is all about changes, and some are easier to deal with than others. We know the seasons will change, the holidays will come and go, but we are not always prepared for sudden life changes. more »»



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