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Bicycling enthusiasts were of all types

October 12, 2015 Bicycles were developed in the 1870s and known as “the two-wheeled wonder. more »»

Editor's column: I hope this picture is worth 1,000 DOLLARS

October 10, 2015 I love my daughter, even though she does plenty of things to annoy me. I have my buttons like the rest of you, and she knows exactly which ones to push. more »»

Garvin Park and the arts

October 10, 2015 I don’t know what it is about Ross and I and Garvin Park, but we seem to end up traversing through either the non-trails or on the wrong side of the river and have to walk further than we intended. more »»

On the porch …

October 10, 2015 Gerard Van Altvorst was born on March 18, 1875, in Megen, Holland. He came to the United States in 1883 with his parents, Hendrik and Anna (Witsiers) Van Altvorst, and brothers and sisters. more »»

Farmers’ skills can pay off for investors, too

October 9, 2015 In many parts of the country, it’s harvest season. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 8, 2015 Question: With the law of $300 fines in construction zones, I have a question. I know the white and black speed limit sign is the legal speed limit. more »»

October is “Let’s Talk Month”

October 8, 2015 New Horizons Crisis Center is again joining Teenwise Minnesota in encouraging and supporting parents in their efforts to talk to their children, throughout their lifetime, about sexuality and health... more »»

I’ve been thinking....

October 7, 2015 It’s a very short comment; just three words, but when I say those words to my hubby, his facial expression changes and without speaking a single word, I can tell what he’s thinking ... more »»

Picture doesn’t tell story

October 7, 2015 "A picture is worth a thousand words.” So what you will get today is the thousand words (not really that many) about a picture. more »»

Healthy harvest snacks

October 7, 2015 October brings harvest and this is the one season when I enjoy my commute to work and back so that I can watch what is going on in the fields. more »»

So much in so little time

October 7, 2015 Have you ever been in a mental state where so much has happened you aren’t sure where to begin? Well, I find myself in that plac. more »»

Sir Elton

October 7, 2015 My wife and I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend an evening with a knight. Sir Elton has been a major part of our music culture for five decades. more »»

Social Security disability helps people who work

October 5, 2015 People with disabilities are challenged with both overcoming barriers and with convincing others that those barriers do not define them. more »»

Cookbooks of yester-year

October 5, 2015 PART II: Most old cookbooks contain information on a variety of subjects, sprinkled liberally with advice to the homemaker from the “store of knowledge” of the author. more »»

Editor's column: This is a double bogey of an idea

October 3, 2015 The Ryder Cup golf extravaganza will come to Minnesota next year, and that’s a really good thing. For golf fans. more »»

So we went to the Ren Fest

October 3, 2015 For the last few years, Ross and I have made an annual trek to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. more »»

Healing from the past with hypnosis

October 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This column will be a periodic feature in the Independent Weekender. We all know of stories about stage hypnosis, where volunteers will do strange things in front of their classmate. more »»

On the porch

October 3, 2015 The following history was provided to the Lyon County Historical Society by Harold Mellenthin. Harold will turn 90 at the end of October. The photograph featured is Harold at 15 years old in 1940. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 2, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Act soon to close your insurance gap

October 2, 2015 If you work for a fairly sizable company, you may be entering your open enrollment season, when you can add or adjust your employer-sponsored benefits. more »»



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