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Car buying blues

June 8, 2016 My wife and I endure the experience, whether we want to or not, every few years or so. We bravely go through it even though it’s a royal pain in the patoot. No, I don’t mean colonoscopies. more »»

Talk to your adult children about smart financial moves

June 8, 2016 If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. more »»

Books and beyond

June 7, 2016 Library patron It’s been the baseball season for awhile now, and I wanted to read a baseball book next. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

June 6, 2016 Part IV: This is the fourth in a series of columns about the early dairy businesses in and around Marshall. Of the 11 dairies, Paul Schwan’s Dairy was the only one to remain in operatio. more »»

Do as I say … you know the rest

June 4, 2016 Used to be, I could get away with anything when it came to my child. Or so I thought. Truth is, parents never can. Our kids are watching us. They’re listening to us. All the time. more »»

A summer bucket list

June 4, 2016 Recently, Minnesota Public Radio said it’s building a list of 40 essential summer activities, a “summer bucket list” of sorts. more »»

Summertime requires health precautions

June 4, 2016 Recent graduations, warm summer days, this week’s Liberty Park band concert, and opening night of the Marshall Area Stage Company’s summer musical all remind us that the wonderful time of summer wit... more »»

On the Porch…

June 4, 2016 The Marshall Community Services’ Talents Academy focuses on creative and educational classes for kids in eighth grade and younger. This year marks the 17th year for the summer progra. more »»

Unity, graffiti and abbreviations

June 1, 2016 The lead story in the news a while back was how we now need to search for unity. A little after that another lead story was how we now need to search for unity. more »»

Appetizer makeover

June 1, 2016 At a recent potluck I attended, someone had brought the popular spinach artichoke dip and tortilla chips as their contribution. more »»

I’m lucky

June 1, 2016 I consider myself a lucky man. It’s not because I have all the advantages and the stuff our society believes is necessary to be fortunate but because of something else. more »»

Good old days

June 1, 2016 I was chatting with my Grandpa Hammer back when I was a young whippersnapper and asked him about the good old days. I was interested in hearing exactly how good those days were. more »»

History of dairies in Marshall

May 30, 2016 PART III: This is the third in a series of articles about the early dairy business in and around Marshal. more »»

Editor's column: The NBA — not as fantastic as it once was

May 28, 2016 Imagine you have a job where you can kick someone you know where and not get punished, not really anyway. I’ve ripped on the NBA on this page in the past, and I’m doing it again today. It’s so easy. more »»

A little bit of history

May 28, 2016 Saturday afternoon deemed bright and sunny as Ross and I headed toward Lake Shetek State Park. more »»

On the porch

May 28, 2016 Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, honors men and women who died while serving in the United States military. more »»

Setting financial expectations with family and friends

May 28, 2016 As the weather heats up, so does the planning for vacations, graduations, weddings and family reunions. more »»

Start investing in your children’s educational future today

May 27, 2016 Carolyn Jones With May 29 being Education Savings Day, we want to emphasize the importance of planning for your children’s future today. more »»

Vacation eating

May 25, 2016 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer/vacation season. This season is short in Minnesota, and we like to make the most of it. more »»

Crossing the Rubicon

May 25, 2016 In the days of the Roman Empire and Julius Caesar, crossing northeastern Italy’s Rubicon River wasn’t a good idea. more »»



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