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On the porch

July 30, 2016 In 1955, the Church of Saint Edward in Minneota celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Parishioners compiled the church’s history, and a pamphlet was produced. more »»

‘Shanks’ horses’

July 27, 2016 On my fairly new car, I believe the battery may still be under warranty, but that did not help when I went into the garage last Friday to start the car only to find that there was absolutely no... more »»

Heat wave

July 27, 2016 It has been a “Heat Wave” and not of the type that Linda Ronstadt sang about in her popular song from the 1970s. It’s been hot and humid outsid. more »»

New friends/old friends

July 27, 2016 All of us have had experiences with reunion. more »»

Straw houses

July 27, 2016 The story of the three little pigs — that intrepid trio of real estate tycoons — is best known for its building code violations. As you may recall, the first little pig built a house made of straw. more »»

Never question the bond between dogs and family

July 27, 2016 Facebook saved the day on Sunday. more »»

Littering isn't a nice thing to do

July 26, 2016 Let’s start with a much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (No…I’m just drinking coffee at my desk. more »»

History of the Lyon County Fair

July 25, 2016 Part I: “Despite the fact that the grasshoppers were doing most of the harvesting, a fair association was organized and the first Lyon County Fair was held in October of 1874,” according to the... more »»

You can still file and suspend, even with these changes

July 25, 2016 You probably heard that changes in the law now affect the way you file for certain benefits. more »»

Editor's column: Go! Just be smart about it

July 23, 2016 On the surface, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Pokemon Go. more »»

Meeting ‘Ma’

July 23, 2016 Another sunny Saturday dawned on the prairie last weekend as I contemplated making another drive to Walnut Grov. more »»

On the porch

July 23, 2016 “Migrant Voices: The Marshall Area Narrative Inquiry Project” panel exhibit opened in May at the Lyon County Museu. more »»

What does Brexit mean for your investment strategy?

July 23, 2016 The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) following a referendum known as “Brexit,” was the latest test for investment markets worldwide. more »»

Don’t keep family in the dark about your plans

July 21, 2016 Neil Frost You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. more »»

‘Convenient’ fruits and vegetables

July 20, 2016 On the cover of the “American Profile” supplement that accompanied the Marshall Independent on the Fourth of July weekend, there was a picture of a summer menu item that they called Taco on a Stick. more »»

Cats and dogs

July 20, 2016 Not so long ago I was asked to write a story about pets. It was a surprise request because although I’d grown up with pets, there hasn’t been one in our family for years. Where to begin... more »»

A county agent confab

July 20, 2016 Voyaging to Arkansas during the dog days of summer might seem counterintuitive. A person should save a trip to Dixie for the dead of one of our howling Dakota winters. more »»

Prisoner-of-war camps in Minnesota

July 18, 2016 Part II: The second site in Minnesota to receive prisoners was the Roger Brothers Seed Company in Olivia. more »»

Editor's column: The difference between insight and incite

July 16, 2016 Shut up, shut up! Just. Shut. Up! Parents carry around a constant concern about what their kids do with their technology. more »»

An action-filled weekend

July 16, 2016 It had been a while since I was last in Walnut Grove. On Saturday I was looking forward to buying Charlotte Stewart’s memoir and hopefully being able to meet her in person, albeit briefly. more »»



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