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September 24, 2016 The Model Clothing and Shoe House was founded by N.E. Pehrson at 119 Third St. in Tracy in 1898. more »»

Homecoming Week — so much to capture

September 24, 2016 Our office — Communications and Marketing — had a Homecoming planning meeting last week. more »»

Consider all aspects of college savings options

September 22, 2016 It’s almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. more »»

Just for Ted

September 21, 2016 Roughly two-thirds of the mail received (by snail mail, i.e. the U.S. Postal Service) is what email users call junk mai. more »»

Just for Ted

September 21, 2016 Roughly two-thirds of the mail received (by snail mail, i.e. the U.S. Postal Service) is what email users call junk mai. more »»

Some like them hot

September 21, 2016 Are you a fan of red hot chili peppers? I must admit that when I eat peppers, I usually opt for the sweet ones, such as the red, orange and yellow peppers. more »»

Red, white and orange

September 21, 2016 Ah, the good old Red, White and Blue — a piece of tri-colored cloth that means so much to us. My first real memory of the flag happened in my early elementary school years. more »»

Prayers for Rick

September 21, 2016 An unfamiliar number lit up my phone. The young lady on the other end identified herself as Jessica and asked if she could speak to me about my farm accident. I said, “Of course. more »»

SOCIAL SECURITY: Social Security covers children battling cancer

September 19, 2016 The effects of cancer on our society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with the disease. more »»

Editor's column: Helping others is just his way

September 17, 2016 Helping others comes naturally to some, even when the people you’re helping are complete strangers and live a world away. Maj. more »»

Boutique and barbecue

September 17, 2016 Last Saturday was a day spent mostly outside looking at things, whether it was people performing music or selling their ware. more »»

On the porch

September 17, 2016 The photograph this week features a bowl that is in museum’s collection. more »»

Art at the ‘Bank’ for SMSU alumnus

September 17, 2016 SMSU alumnus Nicholas Schleif’s artwork will be prominently displayed in the new U.S. more »»

Should you pay off your home mortgage early?

September 17, 2016 Randy Groff Many people who carry a home mortgage dream of the day when they will no longer face the burden of a monthly house bill. more »»

September is Family Meals Month

September 14, 2016 Are family meals a lost art? In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become the norm. more »»

Decide for yourself

September 14, 2016 It started with someone telling me I wouldn’t like onions and because he was older, I listened to him. In my innocence (some people would call it being dumb), I listened to him. more »»

Editor's column: We should all learn from Jacob’s story

September 10, 2016 It’s easy — and normal — for us to sit back and tell ourselves how important it is for the Wetterling family to finally have closure. more »»

Monson Lake and Sibley

September 10, 2016 On Labor Day, Ross and I visited not one, but two state parks. more »»

Medical musings and other thoughts at the state fair

September 10, 2016 Last week I enjoyed a few days at the Minnesota State Fair. more »»

On the Porch…

September 10, 2016 The passage below about 100 years of business in Lyon County was written by Bob McVenes for the Lyon County Centennial book published in 1970. more »»



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