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Editor's column: The Donald lured me in a bit, but I’m off the hook now

January 30, 2016 I tried. I tried to go along, at least a little bit, with Donald Trump. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. I tried to tell people, “Hey, it’s good he’s speaking his mind — it’s refreshing. more »»

I’m a Barbie girl

January 30, 2016 Like most girls, I had Barbie dolls when I was younger. Mind you, I didn’t get too many new ones. more »»

On the porch …

January 30, 2016 This week, Mary Peterson Grota, a former resident of Marshall, called about a research request. She wanted to know if her brother’s birth announcement was in the February 1926 newspape. more »»

‘Foodie’ keeps busy on SMSU campus

January 30, 2016 How important are scholarships to students? “Without them, I don’t know if I would be able to go to college,” said SMSU sophomore Samantha Pardy, a hospitality management major and business minor. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 28, 2016 Question: Is it illegal to coast in neutral? Answer: It is not illegal, however it was at one point.  The 1937 law stated, “Coasting. more »»

Put your financial ‘puzzle‘ together

January 28, 2016 Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. more »»

Checking the mail

January 27, 2016 Josh, we have lived in our new home for just over six months. At one time I wondered if we would have enough address labels for our outgoing correspondenc. more »»

Counting those carbs

January 27, 2016 These end of January days remind me of spaghetti and meat sauce and pork chops and rice. more »»

The warmth of winter beer

January 27, 2016 I’ve never thought of a dark winter night as being warm, but recently I had a snowy experience that caught my attention. I went outside because I needed some fresh air. more »»


January 27, 2016 A few years ago a coyote wandered into a downtown Chicago sandwich shop and ordered a grilled cheese on rye and a chai latt. more »»

New Year’s resolutions

January 26, 2016 Not sure about you, but I quit making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. Trying to stick to them made me cranky. That’s not completely true as I can be cranky for no apparent reason. more »»

Theater on the prairie

January 23, 2016 Part III: By Feb. 12, 1915, The Barrymore, Marshall’s new theater, was completed at a cost of more than $40,000. Its location was 321 W. Main St. more »»

Editor's column: Let it go …

January 23, 2016 A loyal reader submitted a letter to the editor recently going after the Associated Press for focusing too much on Donald Trump in its coverage of the last GOP presidential debate. I can’t blame her. more »»

If I had a billion dollars

January 23, 2016 A little more than a week ago, I bought my first Powerball ticket in several years. I mean, how often does one see Powerball grow to $1. more »»

On the porch

January 23, 2016 Dallas S. Burt came to Coon Creek Township in 1870 and homesteaded the west quarter of section 24. He was the first settler of Coon Creek Township. more »»

Financial planning at every life stage

January 23, 2016 Just like there are four seasons in a year, there are different seasons of financial planning during your lifetim. more »»

Ask a trooper

January 21, 2016 Question: I have a former foreign exchange student coming to visit us here in Minnesota. He wanted to know what the requirements are for driving in our state and using his foreign driver’s license. more »»

Soup's on

January 20, 2016 Oh baby, it’s cold outside. It’s definitely January in Minnesota. If you enjoy the outdoor activities of winter, you need to have a plan for staying warm outside. more »»

Long johns and warm thoughts

January 20, 2016 It was never one of my finest moments — I wasn’t a fan of getting out of bed at 5 o’clock in the morning to do chores. I didn’t mind the work of feeding and caring for the animals. more »»

Theater on the prairie

January 18, 2016 Part II: This column is a continuation of the series introduced last week. Sources for the entire series will be listed after the final column. more »»



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