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Do you have a small-business retirement plan?

September 24, 2015 If you’re a small-business owner, you’ve always got a lot to do: marketing your products or services, hiring employees, paying your bills, coping with competition — the list goes on and on. more »»

Grads and reunions

September 23, 2015 It seems that these days there are lots of graduations, many of which include gowns and mortar boards. Kindergarten graduations in full regalia are no longer unusual. more »»

Whole grains

September 23, 2015 The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans note that when it comes to eating grains in our diet, half of our intake should be from whole grain. more »»

The new vs. the old

September 23, 2015 I wasn’t convinced I needed a cell phone. The old tried and true landline phone worked just fine, and I was comfortable with it. more »»

Football season

September 23, 2015 There’s a crispness in the air, and the breeze carries the tang of fermenting corn silage. This can mean only one thing: it’s football season. more »»

Young families: The cost vs. protection challenge

September 23, 2015 Being young and starting a family is one of the most exciting times in many people’s lives — lots of opportunities ahead and so many memories to make togethe. more »»

Wetherbee’s memoirs continued

September 21, 2015 PART III: This is the last column, which was written by Roe Wetherbee in January of 1970, in his own handwriting on the back of several sheets of a big calenda. more »»

This fall, ease into retirement

September 21, 2015 Sept. 23 marks the first day of fall. During this season, many people reflect on the gradual passing of time as green leaves turn gold and pine needles blanket lawns. more »»

Is it me …?

September 19, 2015 From the Vikings, to pot-smoking church-goers: A?few observations In looking back in our PDF morgue from a year ago, I ran across a column I wrote about things that struck me as peculia. more »»

Two fascinating women

September 19, 2015 In the last month or so, I’ve read a couple of historical fiction books on two women with amazing life stories. I was eagerly awaiting the release of Paula McLain’s new book “Circling the Sun. more »»

On the porch

September 19, 2015 On Nov. more »»

Sitting down with some of SMSU’s finest

September 19, 2015 There are all sorts of events planned for next week’s Homecoming activities, but one of my favorites over the years has always been the Alumni Awards luncheon. more »»

Your Health Be where your feet are

September 19, 2015 Be where your feet are. more »»

SMSU Homecoming 2015

September 19, 2015 Five alumni and one retired professor will receive Alumni Association awards at a Sept. 25 noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. more »»

Ask a trooper

September 17, 2015 Question: My front license plate fell off recently; am I required to display one? Can I display it up in the front windshield? Why do we need two license plates anyway? Answer: This is what... more »»

Night dreams

September 16, 2015 Do you ever dream while asleep? My husband has told me that he never dreams. I dream quite frequently. Some people are able to recall portions of their dreams when they awaken. more »»

The ultimate farmers market

September 16, 2015 Farmers markets are a concept that most of us are familiar wit. more »»

The grandson and the bachelor

September 16, 2015 Sometimes things don’t work out as you wish and then sometimes there are those eye-popping surprises when you least expect them. more »»

German fest

September 16, 2015 My wife and I recently attended a party that was so swanky, even the dogs wore tuxedoes. Our Saturday saturnalia was actually a two-part event. more »»

Term vs. permanent insurance: Which is right for you?

September 16, 2015 What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income — so you need to protect it. more »»



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