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June 25, 2015 Question: Can you give out information about fog lights? I notice a lot of people have them on and when I am meeting them on the road in the evening or at night, some are very bright and make seeing... more »»

Rediscover letter writing

June 24, 2015 Some of you may remember the television commercials of years past that prompted us to “Reach out and touch someone. more »»

What’s in a name

June 24, 2015 Do you remember the Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue”? For some of us, the immediate response to that question will be... more »»

Bountiful broccoli

June 24, 2015 My freezer is cleaned out and defrosted. The pint-sized freezer bags are purchased and ready to go. more »»

Aircraft euphoria

June 24, 2015 “My neck hurts,” I groused to my wife. “I think my head might be stuck like this.” She glanced at me and grinned. “You look like a baby bird that’s waiting for a worm.” It was my own fault. more »»

Disposing grass clippings

June 23, 2015 In May, I asked how many seeds can a maple tree drop? The answer is still a gazillion. more »»

Know the impact of retirement goals on your finances

June 23, 2015 The concept of “retirement” has changed dramatically in recent decades. Today’s retirees are traveling, volunteering, pursuing their hobbies — and even working for money. more »»

The railroad town of Tracy

June 22, 2015 The 57.3 miles of track running from Tracy to Gary, S.D., were built in 1872 by a division of the Chicago and Northwestern railway company known as the Winona and St. more »»

Social Security’s evolution

June 22, 2015 District manager The first typewriter to be commercially successful was invented on June 23, 1868. more »»

Editor's column: So many elephants in the room

June 20, 2015 When you scan over your ballot next November on your way to earning another “I Voted” sticker, you could see the name Ben Carson. Or Carly Fiorina. more »»

The female face of money

June 20, 2015 There’s been talk about a woman being put on some form of currency for the past few months. more »»

Your health Avoid the Netflix hangover

June 20, 2015 Netflix just released its new summer shows, and this iPad owner/Netflix user couldn’t be happier! I could stay up until one in the morning watching “Orange is the New Black” Season 3. But I won’t. more »»

On the Porch…

June 20, 2015 The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums was organized in 1991, and is dedicated to “Peers Helping Peers. more »»

New at the library

June 20, 2015 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins • Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Water Knife (Science Fiction / Fantasy) • Barron, Stephanie. more »»

Planning for long-term care

June 19, 2015 It’s difficult to think about your own mortality and health as you get older, but with the right plan in place, you can make sure you are taken care of if you become unable to care for yoursel. more »»

Ask a trooper

June 18, 2015 By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: Why are “new” license plates issued every seven years? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 16. more »»

Stuffing stockings

June 17, 2015 Five or six years ago our family decided that rather than getting large Christmas gifts for everyone we instead would just get stocking stuffers at least for all of the adults. more »»

Five foods to fight prostate cancer

June 17, 2015 Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in American men. It’s also believed to be highly influenced by diet. more »»

Different but the same

June 17, 2015 Things in life are so different, but they are so much the same. more »»

Dairy Month memories

June 17, 2015 June is Dairy Month, a time of the year wherein we pause to thank the folks who risk wet tails to the face so that the rest of us can enjoy ice cold glasses of moo juic. more »»



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