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On the porch

April 18, 2015 This past week, we had a visitor who is very interested in the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862 come in the museum. He had read somewhere that James W. Lynd was one of the first victims of the conflict. more »»

This year’s SMSU commencement speaker, learned of hard work at a young age

April 18, 2015 When a kid gets up at 4 in the morning to fry doughnuts, then cleans up the bakery until about noon, he learns a little bit about working hard when needed and getting things don. more »»

Four financial questions many newlyweds ask

April 18, 2015 Randy Groff Soon after the wedding is over — and the chaos of planning had subsided —many newlyweds start asking themselves questions related to their financial situation. more »»

Marshall Community Services

April 17, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit The MCS Summer brochure will be released on April 18. more »»

How to be an ‘environmental’ investor

April 17, 2015 Next week, we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action to improve the environment. more »»

Your health Quench your thirst with the proper hydration

April 17, 2015 Thirsty? Hungry? Shaky? Dizzy? It is possible that you are suffering from dehydration. Luckily, there is a simple solution. more »»

New at the library

April 17, 2015 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Remember—you have access to materials in Plum Creek and beyond. Ask for help at the circulation desk to get started (537-7003). more »»

Ask a trooper

April 16, 2015 Question: There are way too many other drivers on their cell phones calling or texting. Why don’t you enforce these laws? We never hear about it. more »»

Turning 65

April 15, 2015 It’s official. I’m a senior citizen in every sense of the word‚ mentally and physically. Not only do S.S. checks arrive, I’m also eligible for Medicare. more »»

From the land of sky blue waters

April 15, 2015 I expect all of us have memories from our youth that time can’t wash away. more »»

Rhubarb — ’tis the season

April 15, 2015 Rhubarb and asparagus are a couple of the first food items to be harvested in the spring it seems. more »»

The first time

April 15, 2015 I was a late bloomer by today’s standards; my first time was when I was 16. It was a rainy summer Saturday, and my buddy Steve and I felt trapped in our farmhouse. more »»

Is it too late to save for retirement?

April 15, 2015 If you’re like many Americans, you haven’t saved as much as you’d like for retirement. But you can take steps now to boost your retirement savings. more »»

In recognition

April 14, 2015 Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. more »»

Homesteading in Lyon County

April 13, 2015 Part II: Writing soon after they arrived about what was probably a revival meeting Marshall, Mary writes, “My shoes were too poor to go, and I had no gloves. more »»

Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

April 13, 2015 District manager April 14 is both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. more »»

Editor's column: My email cup overfloweth

April 11, 2015 I had 62 emails waiting for me when I got to work Sunday. Not a one wished me a happy Easter. But it’s OK, because three of them were willing to let me in on the secret to having a larger… you kno. more »»

I’m no Julia Child

April 11, 2015 As I sat down for a taste test at the Schwan Food Co. Research and Development facilities, I eyed the piece of pumpkin pie and thought about, well, food in genera. more »»

On the Porch…

April 11, 2015 Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages. more »»

Nick’s Notes: Sincere cheer

April 11, 2015 If you have not been down to Mustang Field to see a Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs softball game, you’re missing out on the most of joyful part of the spring sports season: the cheers of the... more »»



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