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Getting the ‘full Midwest experience’

August 24, 2013 Southwest Minnesota State University students begin classes on Monday. more »»

10 Questions with DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr

August 17, 2013 What more can be done to improve waterfowl numbers? “The continental population right now is very good; we’re in pretty good shape, but the amount of precipitation that falls determines that. more »»

Another park to visit

August 17, 2013 Although it’s not a state park, Ross and I decided to explore Beaver Falls County Park near Redwood Falls last Saturday. While we were heading for his nephew’s birthday party in St. more »»

New year, new honors at SMSU

August 17, 2013 You ready?” That’s the two-word question being asked around campus recently as university personnel prepare to welcome the Class of 2017 members back this coming week for Gold Rush Days. more »»

A fair experience

August 14, 2013 If a person is known by the company they keep then my wife and I are glamorous supermodels, albeit the kind who have bad breath and a slobber problem. We recently attended a regional fair. more »»

Siggi’s – the perfect back-to-school treat

August 14, 2013 Siggi’s is a thick and creamy, skim-milk yogurt, referred to as skyr, which is based on a traditional recipe used in Iceland for more than 1,000 years. more »»

‘Make Over, Make Do, Or Do Without’

August 12, 2013 The above phrase — the title of this column — was heard often during the Great Depression of the 1930s and became the unofficial motto of an entire generation. more »»

Sports: Welcome to rock bottom

August 10, 2013 Sports can be a beautiful thing, poetry in motion, but with its dark side growing larger and darker by the day, I wonder if that beauty is worth our time and attention, or our kids’ time and... more »»

Spending time at the fair

August 10, 2013 Sure it may seem like that when I’m at an event such as the Lyon County Fair or Boxelder Bug Days, I’m doing a story or taking photos. more »»

Making a stop at his alma mater

August 10, 2013 Bruce Hagen felt a sense of pride as he took the tour of SMSU with 15 of his friends last Tuesday. “The place has changed so much,” he sai. more »»

Junk or antique?

August 7, 2013 My wife and I enjoy watching “American Pickers” and “Antiques Roadshow” even though such TV shows often drive us craz. more »»

Going to market

August 7, 2013 On the third of July, yours truly could be found at the farmers market at Central Park in Cottonwood. It was my first experience as a vendor. more »»

Corn and carbs

August 7, 2013 As the month of July winds down, the locally-grown sweet corn becomes available and does it ever taste good! The season got a late start this year, since it was so cool and wet for such a long time... more »»

Editor's column: Quit tossing around the word ‘hero’ like it’s just another word

August 3, 2013 United States Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the man who released classified documents to Wikileaks, has been referred to as a hero for his actions. more »»

‘Magic Mike’ and mayhem

August 3, 2013 Sometimes I have a strange interest in true crime stories, no matter how gory they may be. more »»

Fairs provide a variety of experiences

August 3, 2013 Today is the last day of the 2013 Lyon County Fair and, as such, marks the “winding down” of our regional fair season. more »»

Templeton Rye

July 31, 2013 We pulled up to a nondescript shed that sat at the edge of a rye field. “You sure this is the right place?” asked my wife. more »»

More bang for your buck

July 31, 2013 Despite what most people think, it is possible to eat healthy and save money. There are healthy economical foods located throughout all the grocery store aisles. more »»

Old country provides feeling

July 29, 2013 As I stood on the lush green farm field of the Vats Valley that lay peacefully between the towering mountains, the uninvited thought came into my mind, “I belong her. more »»

Editor's column: Who doesn’t love a new baby?

July 27, 2013 Just another baby? Maybe to you and me, the birth of all births in England on Monday was nothing more than that. And when Kate Middleton delivered, a pretty large portion of U.S. more »»



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