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‘Last Tango in Halifax’

March 22, 2014 A few months ago, Ross and I were sitting and watching PBS. There was this British show on, and it had a title that wanted me to watch more episodes — “Last Tango in Halifax. more »»

After more than 40 years, SMSU’s locksmith hangs up his keys

March 22, 2014 Walk around campus with Gene Verschelde, and you’ll find his fingerprints everywhere. The large bar in the Conference Center? That’s his work. The tables in the training room? He built ’em. more »»

Finally spring

March 19, 2014 Congratulations! If you are reading this, you have survived yet another brutal Midwestern winter! Unless you went south and spent the past few months in the Sunbelt, in which case those of us who... more »»

From cold to hot

March 19, 2014 I have a husband who takes his lunch to work on a regular basis. Many of his fellow workers do the same. more »»

Salad season — just around the corner?

March 19, 2014 The calendar says it’s still March, but I think everyone is ready for spring. It’s been a long, cold winter, and I think we’re all ready for some warm days and green grass. more »»

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014 The Norwegian Vikings traveled to Ireland in 800. The influence of the Norwegians in Scotland and Ireland lasted throughout the Middle Ages. They founded the city of Dublin in about 840. more »»

Editor's column: Sad weekend hits close to home

March 15, 2014 We normally don’t publish the names of the deceased before they’re released by authorities. It’s more important we get it right than get it first, especially when it comes to such a sensitive subject. more »»

Hiking, art and Indian food

March 15, 2014 I don’t know what I was thinking when I suggested taking a hike at Blue Mounds State Park last Saturday. more »»

Your health: Quench your thirst with proper hydration

March 15, 2014 Thirsty? Hungry? Shaky? Dizzy? It is possible that you are suffering from dehydration. Luckily, there is a simple solution. more »»

Medical genetics: We are what we are

March 15, 2014 Eight years ago, this column featured a discussion of the status, futuristic implications, and ethical concerns of the field of medical genetics. more »»

Bandits who were once in the area

March 10, 2014 “Bandits Get $4,500 in Raid this Morning,” read one of the headlines of the Marshall News Messenger on Jan. 3, 193. more »»

Stuff journalists like

March 8, 2014 A couple or so months ago, one of the suggested pages that I should like on Facebook was Stuff Journalists Like. Nothing like catering to me, eh Facebook. more »»

The teaching opportunity of a lifetime

March 8, 2014 Ariana Anderson learned about the educational system in Thailand — and even more about herself — during a student teaching experience in Udon Thani, Thailand. more »»

The awards season

March 5, 2014 The awards season is again upon us, an annual rite that takes place during approximately 12 months of each year. more »»

A line in the water

March 5, 2014 I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked the whereabouts of my husband and have replied, “He’s gone fishing.” Those who know him well are not surprised. more »»

Enjoy the taste of eating right

March 5, 2014 While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. more »»

Editor's column: The ‘N-word’ is disgusting but it’s not going away

March 1, 2014 The National Football League is trying too hard. The question is, what’s its angle? The NFL, it seems, won’t rest until the game is stripped down to the point where it’s hardly watchable. more »»

Saving J.C. Penney

March 1, 2014 In searching for a column idea this week, I turned to Yahoo news (it’s become a go-to when I’m stuck and it’s Thursday afternoon and I really haven’t thought of anything clever or earth-shattering t... more »»

Doing SMSU proud from the sidelines

March 1, 2014 A couple of Southwest Minnesota State University alumni hope to lead their respective Marshall High School basketball teams to the state tournament later this month. more »»

Understanding your cough: Irritation causes irritation

March 1, 2014 Especially in the late winter and spring seasons, a frequently expressed patient concern is a “dry cough. more »»

 
 

 

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