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Bargains galore

October 30, 2013 Life is filled with wonderful bargains. Happenings designed to make the heart sing. more »»

Halloween

October 30, 2013 “Trick or treat, money or eat, give us something good to eat!” That’s the whole version of the kids’ chant tomorrow night. more »»

Editor's column: Click …click … ^!*#_!)@

October 26, 2013 I bet computer mouses (mice?) are taking a beating this month. Millions of people have been trying to sign up for health care online since mandatory coverage became law on Oct. more »»

This weekend in the arts

October 26, 2013 As fall rolls on, the arts and entertainment events are starting in full swing. With concerts, plays and even a radio drama going on, there isn’t a shortage of things to do around the region. more »»

A second look at the 'choosing wisely' recommendations

October 26, 2013 Earlier this month this column introduced and discussed a new program for patients and physicians called Choosing Wisely. more »»

On the recruiting trail

October 26, 2013 "October is a key month for us.” That’s what Sean Culhane, admissions counselor at SMSU, says. And he should know. Last week, SMSU hosted Mustang Days, a two-day visit day carved out around MEA wee. more »»

A cyber horror story

October 23, 2013 It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a blood-curdling scream reverberated throughout our house! “What happened?” asked my wife as she rushed to my side. more »»

Score big in your chili bowl with NuVal

October 23, 2013 As temperatures cool down and with football season under way, what better way to score big with your family and friends than with chili? Chili recipes vary greatly among regions of the country,... more »»

Water, water where art thou?

October 21, 2013 Part III: A water source survey was conducted in 1933. The survey investigated and rated the possible sources as follows: 1. Soft water well field southwest of town. (Preferred) . more »»

Editor's column: Therapy comes in all forms

October 19, 2013 We all gripe about how stressful and hectic are lives are, that there’s no time to slow down, relax and enjoy things, if only for a little whil. more »»

Farewell to ‘Alice’

October 19, 2013 In a couple of past columns, I mentioned that I was looking forward to reading the last book in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s “Alice” series. And on Tuesday, it finally came out. more »»

SMSU’s record-setting running back

October 19, 2013 Growing up near a couple of chiropractors in the small town of Armstrong, Iowa, proved to be fortuitous for Tyler Tonderum, the record-setting Southwest Minnesota State University running back. more »»

Coffee time

October 16, 2013 “Coffee is restful,” a farm wife once told me as she served a boiling mug of java that was strong enough to lift the back end of a bus. “You have a cup of coffee, and you get some rest. more »»

A country wedding

October 16, 2013 On the 7th of September my niece, Trisha, was “hitched” to the love of her life, Kevin. The invitation included directions to a farm site. Casual attire was encouraged. This was my kind of affair. more »»

Harvest trail mix

October 16, 2013 October brings harvest and Halloween. The combines and trucks are out in force, harvesting this year’s corn and soybeans. more »»

Editor's column: Police tape at the Memorial

October 12, 2013 National parks in this country closed down last week because there is no federal budget in place. more »»

In search of a Lite Brite

October 12, 2013 One of my Facebook friends posted a photo of a Lite Brite on his page earlier this week. There are times when I tend to get all nostalgic about toys and games I played with when I was younge. more »»

A different perspective

October 12, 2013 Sometimes, it’s instructive to listen to someone from a half a world away talk about Southwest Minnesota State. They tend to see things through different eyes. more »»

Choosing Wisely is new program for physicians and patients

October 12, 2013 The art and science of medical practice and patient care have been undergoing dramatic changes since the times of physician-god Imhotep and physician-philosopher Hippocrates through the Middle Ages... more »»

Smart phoney

October 9, 2013 Some future archeologist may unearth our civilization and discover evidence of a people who were hopelessly dependent on “smart” devices. more »»

 
 

 

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