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Backpack Awareness Day

September 17, 2014 Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. more »»

Frie enjoying her new job as principal at Lincoln Elementary

September 16, 2014 Iowa native Courtney Frie was recently hired as the new principal at Lincoln Elementary in Ivanhoe. Working with children and imparting a good education are very important and enjoyable to her. more »»

C.H. Whitney, founder of Marshall

September 15, 2014 Part II: This is the second in a series of columns about the Yankee families that settled Marshall in the late 1600s and the early 1700s. more »»

Someday is closer than you think

September 15, 2014 District manager For many people, Someday is an elusive day on the far-off horizon — always close enough to see but too distant to touch. Perhaps Someday you plan to go skydiving. more »»

Editor's column: A blinding light on a big problem

September 13, 2014 Whom to blame, whom to blame. Did the NFL drop the ball on the Ray Rice abuse incident? Sure it did, fumbled it right out of the back of the end zone. more »»

A day at the Ren Fest

September 13, 2014 Throughout the last 18 years, I’ve tried to make it to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival during the season. more »»

On the Porch…

September 13, 2014 The 1900 book, “A Souvenir, Marshall, MN” is a fascinating read about Marshall’s early infrastructures and business owners. more »»

SMSU a springboard for this ‘Newsie’ student

September 13, 2014 It’s been a pretty good week for Josh Spreiter. On Monday, he had to decide which television news reporting job to accept, WDIO-TV in Duluth, or WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, Wis. He chose the latte. more »»

New at the library

September 13, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Bowen, Rhys. Queen of Hearts: A Royal Spyness Mystery • Child, Lee. Personal • Downie, Ruth. more »»

Water: Our most important recyclable resource

September 13, 2014 “Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink…” As eloquently stated by the “ancient mariner” in the eponymous poem by 19th century writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge, this adage aptly describes a... more »»

The evil celestial eagle soars high in the sky this month

September 13, 2014 I hope you had a chance to enjoy the harvest full moon last week over southwestern Minnesota and as nice it was, I’m glad it’s overwith. more »»

Marshall Community Services

September 12, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit n Punt, Pass and Kick event will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»

Ask a trooper

September 11, 2014 Question: I have questions about registering a car I’m in the process of restoring (early 1970s vintage) with an original Minnesota license plate from the same year as the car was made. more »»

Changing of the seasons

September 10, 2014 Can it be that it is getting darker in the morning when I get up and at night it is no longer light outside when I go to bed. Is summer at an end? Some say it ends at Labor Day, but I’m not ready. more »»

Lean beef, heart health and Big 10

September 10, 2014 Did you know that beef is part of the Big 10? Not that Big 10; beef is high in 10 essential nutrients. more »»

Family matters

September 10, 2014 I grew up being constantly reminded (implicitly or actually) that family matters. So much meaning in so few words. The implicit manifestation of family matters came via “the look” from a paren. more »»

Football adventures

September 10, 2014 It had been over 30 years since my wife and I attended a college football game, so our recent game day adventures should count as a new experience. more »»

Prepare yourself for the unexpected

September 10, 2014 Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. more »»

C.H. Whitney, founder of Marshall

September 8, 2014 PART I: As we drive down Highway 19 into the city of Marshall we see the statue of Mrs. Whitney pouring water onto the groun. more »»

Editor's column: Shoot, text — do just about anything — at your own risk

September 6, 2014 Surely there are those of you out there who feel bad for movie star Jennifer Lawrence after her nude photos taken on her phone were leaked. I’m not one of them. Never will be, either. more »»



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