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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 »»

On the Porch…

July 16, 2016 Where We Shopped and What We Wore: Retailers in Lyon County, 1870-1965 is the title of the Lyon County Museum’s new exhibit opening in October! This exhibit will replace the early healthcare of Lyo... more »»

Identity theft

July 14, 2016 Identity theft is a big problem. How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. more »»

Ask a trooper

July 14, 2016 Question: I own a 1994 BMW. Last time registration was due, I purchased a collector plate and joined the BMW club. more »»

Gardening woes

July 13, 2016 Gardening season is here and already I have goofed up a couple of times. more »»

Healthier backyard picnics

July 13, 2016 The warm weather and longer days entice us outside, and it is fun to fire up the grill and enjoy some of our summer favorites. more »»

Patience and understanding

July 13, 2016 I am always amazed how we humans, for all our differences, are so much alike. Certainly we have different ways of doing things (eating, dressing, praying and interacting with each other, etc. more »»

The fine art of wheedling

July 13, 2016 I was in a farm supply store the other day when I heard it. I immediately recognized it as the voice of a person who is highly skilled the fine art of wheedling. more »»

Prisoner-of-war camps in Minnesota

July 11, 2016 Part I: Back in the spring of 1999, when I was director of the Lyon County Museum, we became involved with Marshall seventh-graders in their unit study of World War II. more »»

Preparation starts with information

July 11, 2016 District manager Your parents were there for you when you were born. They’ve been with you through the most important achievements of your life. more »»

Editor's column: Can we please start this week over?

July 9, 2016 I had this week’s column pasted on this page by Wednesday afternoon. It was about a black man who changed basketball teams so he could win an NBA championship. more »»

Hole in the Mountain Park

July 9, 2016 After spending a few hours in Hendricks and Balaton last Saturday shooting photos of their annual festivals, I was grateful for a free day on Sunday. The weather deemed sunny and not too hot. more »»

On the porch

July 9, 2016 Summer in southwest Minnesota has a different meaning for everyone, but most people this summer will consume ice cream, which is especially tasty on hot summer days. more »»

Make your remodeling dreams come true

July 9, 2016 You have the resources to turn your house into the dream home you’ve always wanted. Now what? Here are some tips to help you plan your remodel. Compile your wish list. more »»

Gen Xers must juggle both money and time

July 8, 2016 If you’re an older member of Generation X — that is, if you were born in the early- to-mid-1960s — you may have a lot of balls in the ai. more »»

A shining summer sangria

July 6, 2016 Viewed from a sunny vantage point of 575 feet above it, the river glistened. more »»



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