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Editor's column: ‘Stand your ground’ lets us down

July 20, 2013 George Zimmerman’s life will never be the same. more »»

Smoking, lung cancer and personal health

July 20, 2013 Recent news item: July 1, 2013, the state of Minnesota raises the cigarette tax an additional $1. more »»

Vacation time

July 17, 2013 Summertime is the traditional season for family vacations, an activity wherein you spend so much time with the ones you love that you can’t stand them anymore. more »»

Preserve fresh herbs

July 17, 2013 If you ever have more fresh herbs than you know what to do with, this information is for you! Perhaps you have fresh herbs growing in your gardens — or when you buy them, you always end up with more... more »»

The Blue Moon Ballroom

July 15, 2013 Part II Wiola Henshall, the daughter of Pete and Hilda Brantman, who helped her mother run the Blue Moon after her father’s death, recalls that she and her mother always booked only the best bands... more »»

Editor's column: Farm bill? More like a farm bomb

July 13, 2013 “Thank God, we can do something!” That’s a quote from by Rep. more »»

Shakespeare in Sioux Falls

July 13, 2013 There were a few raindrops that fell as Ross and I trekked to Sioux Falls, S.D. more »»

25 years later

July 10, 2013 This week marks the 25th anniversary of the event that used up approximately eight of my nine lives. more »»

Sizzle and smoke

July 10, 2013 As food prices increase at a much faster rate than our incomes, many of us purchase cheaper cuts of meat — less expensive but still costly. Once-inexpensive cuts — pork ribs, round steak ... more »»

Editor's column: Another plan destined to go up in smoke?

July 6, 2013 I’m not against the idea of a tobacco tax as a way to raise revenue in Minnesota — we can argue until our lungs collapse about whether it’s fair or not, and even that depends on how one defines... more »»

Is there a doctor in the … airplane?

July 6, 2013 “One of the last places anyone wants to have a heart attack — or deliver a baby — is on board an aircraft.” Air travel is a commonplace activity. more »»

Loan services at the Marshall-Lyon County Library

July 3, 2013 All I know is what I read in the papers,” was the famous opening line for Will Rogers in his vaudeville act in the 1920s and 1930s. more »»

Can I?eat that?

July 3, 2013 The recent warm, damp weather has caused herds of mushrooms to erupt from our lawn. more »»

Choose cherries: more than just a sweet, summertime treat

July 3, 2013 Summer screams cherries! These delectable super fruits are not only delicious but provide many health benefits as well. more »»

Class reunions

July 1, 2013 Summertime is the time when most high school class reunions take plac. more »»

Editor's column: Many candidates, much talking, so pay close attention

June 29, 2013 here are a number of Republicans chomping at the bit to unseat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014, and you can expect a full field and primary next year leading up to the election. more »»

Weather and Judy Blume

June 29, 2013 Earlier this year, we complained that winter was lasting way too long (well getting snow in May was just plain wrong). Now we’re getting to the time where it’s just too hot. more »»

Flour power

June 26, 2013 We Americans have it made. All of life’s essentials — electricity, water, cookies — are instantly available at the slightest whim. more »»

Growing a rainbow

June 26, 2013 After the winter that lingered on much too long, I was eager to get into the garden. The majority of the planting was done on a very warm sunny day. It felt wonderful to be outdoor. more »»

Fourth of July and picnics

June 26, 2013 The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and we are in the middle of the summer season. We wait all year long for these long, warm days of summer. more »»



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