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Defending the Cup

June 28, 2014 If Sunday’s World Cup match between the United States and Portugal hadn’t ended the way it did, you likely would be reading about my cats getting spayed right now. more »»

Stargazing in the summer comfort zone

June 28, 2014 The stars and constellations of summer are now well out of their winter slumber over southwestern Minnesota, and they’re waiting for you to enjoy them on a warm clear July evening. more »»

Indulging in fair food

June 28, 2014 At any fair or festival, whether it’s Boxelder Bug Days, the Lyon County Fair or the Minnesota State Fair, there’s usually a wide variety of fair food availabl. more »»

On the porch

June 28, 2014 In 1993, at the age of 94, Ray Baldwin Jr. wrote his memoir, “Looking Back.” Baldwin’s memoir is a well-structured account of his life, which is divided into decades in the book. more »»

Weather conducive to tomato troubles

June 26, 2014 It is that time of the year again when we start to fuss over our tomato plants. more »»

Farmer’s market memories

June 25, 2014 After being told for several months that it’s on backorder, our warm weather has at last arrive. more »»

Toddlers and trash cans

June 25, 2014 What is it about a trash can that little ones find so fascinating? When the children were at the age where they could walk, the trash can; particularly the one in the kitchen, became a very popular... more »»

Could you afford to live to 100?

June 25, 2014 Neil Frost Here’s an interesting statistic: In the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Burea. more »»

June is Dairy Month

June 25, 2014 More than 75 years since the annual celebration began, June Dairy Month continues to recognize dairy foods and the people who make them possible to enjo. more »»

Buying recycled

June 24, 2014 Lyon County Recycling coordinator Better Homes and Garbage, Seat Yourself, By the Yard, RockTenn, Anchor Glass, lol designs, Liberty Carton Company…these are a few of my favorite things. more »»

Bicycles make their debut

June 23, 2014 Back in 1889, about a million cyclists relied on bikes for social entertainment as well as a quick way to get out of town, according to author Robert A. more »»

Helen Keller would have appreciated Social Security’s efforts

June 23, 2014 District manager June 27 is Helen Keller Day, a commemorative holiday established by President Jimmy Carter in 1980 on her 100th birthday. more »»

Good to have you back, Bill

June 21, 2014 This is all you need to know to understand what kind of person Bill Swope is: Before I could even shake his hand to unofficially kick off our visit at Morningside Heights earlier this week, he looks... more »»

The best outdoors town

June 21, 2014 This past Sunday, one of my former hometowns was named the country’s best outdoors town by Outside Magazin. more »»

Which shall it be: tap or bottled water?

June 21, 2014 One of the frequent healthcare questions I see in the media and often asked is related to the use of water in the home and in the environment and in which form is it most beneficial to the patient... more »»

Your health: Don't become a phone potato

June 21, 2014 Facebook, email, Weather Channel, iFunny, USA Today — those are just a few of the applications that I check on my cell phone before getting out of bed in the morning. more »»

Summer Triangle is on the rise

June 21, 2014 Summer arrived astronomically in Marshall at 5:51 a.m. today, the moment of the annual summer solstice. more »»

On the Porch

June 21, 2014 Even as late as the 1940s and early 1950s, nearly every farmer was producing their own dairy products. Farmers separated the cream from the milk by using a DeLaval, or another such cream separator. more »»

What can vacations teach you about investing?

June 19, 2014 Neil Frost Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation seaso. more »»

Branson by air

June 18, 2014 The major goals of any vacation include relaxing and “getting away from it all. more »»



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