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Editor's column: Life is good when there’s a big-shot in town

August 1, 2015 Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along in this job that makes me think, “Man, I’m glad I have this job.” I look forward to those days, because mine is a job that can wear me down. more »»

 
 
 
Let’s color!

August 1, 2015 When I was a kid, there was nothing like coloring. It all started when I got the 8-pack of fat Crayola crayons when I went to kindergarten. As I grew older, the crayon packs got bigger — 24, 48, 64. more »»

On the Porch …

August 1, 2015 The Lyon County Fair is approaching soon! The fair starts on Aug. 5 and ends on August 9. The LCHS has a little blue building at the fairgrounds located by the 4-H buildin. more »»

‘Nightmare bacteria’ are now the ‘Superbugs’

August 1, 2015 [Antibiotics]…The more you use, the more you lose… Some years ago in this column I discussed a medical situation which has been on the minds of many physicians of all specialties, and to some extent... more »»

What should you know about establishing a trust?

July 31, 2015 You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. more »»

Ask a trooper

July 30, 2015 Question: What type of license endorsement would I need to operate the new Can-Am Spyder three-wheel motorcycle/vehicle in Minnesota? Answer: They are classified as a motorcycle in Minnesota, and yo... more »»

Farmers are the best

July 29, 2015 Most of us would agree the best food is locally grown by farmers we know and trust. The United Soybean Board, and Hy-Vee, Inc., are partnering for a “Grown in the USA” promotion in July. more »»

Suiting up in the business world

July 29, 2015 The mark of a businessman in the 1950s and into the 60s and later was a suited (yes, with a tie) fellow carrying a briefcase. Over the last 50 years or so, that sentence has become almost meaningless. more »»

Veni, Vidi, Vici

July 29, 2015 “I Came, I Saw, I Conquered” —Veni, Vidi, Vici. more »»

DIY home repair

July 29, 2015 Among the many benefits of homeownership are the joys of home repair. The current fad among homeowners is do-it-yourself home repair. more »»

Uses for manure

July 28, 2015 While debating subject content for today, my eyes fell upon the title, “How Solid Waste Is Doing You a Solid. more »»

Half a century of help with Medicare

July 27, 2015 On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law with these words: “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. more »»

Barns

July 27, 2015 Part I: Barns are one of America’s icons, one that is representative of the cultivation of the land and as housing for the farm animals. more »»

Editor's column: No email? NOW what are we supposed to do?

July 25, 2015 You want to disrupt our lives, terrorists? Bombing us or poisoning our food or water supply will do some damage. Online threats and propaganda are scary, too. more »»

Being a ‘happy’ camper

July 25, 2015 I’m not the best camper in the world. more »»

On the porch

July 25, 2015 Summer is still in full swing! Many of us are taking advantage of the warm weather by spending time outdoors and traveling. The family road trip is one of several popular activities in the summertime. more »»

A challenge for the times – money and memory issues

July 25, 2015 The increasing prevalence of dementia diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s disease is affecting more families in America. more »»

Marshall Community Services

July 24, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.marshallmn.com. n Twins trip will be on Wednesday, July 29. more »»

Term vs. permanent insurance: which is right for you?

July 24, 2015 What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income — so you need to protect it. more »»

Ask a trooper

July 23, 2015 Question: Hi, I read your Ask a Trooper responses in the daily news and have a question for you: common sense I am aware it is illegal to leave your dog in the car, but I was also told its illegal t... more »»

Books and beyond

July 23, 2015 Library patron I just finished The “Accidental Tourist,” by Anne Tyler. I chose it now because my husband recently read it and said it was one of the best books he’d read in a long time. more »»

 
 
 

 

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July 31, 2015 On Tuesday, I took photos of young people having fun shooting off “rockets” made from drinking straws as part of a summer science class. more »

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