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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 »»

Sparkles the Adventure Cat

February 26, 2014 The hawk glared imperiously from his high perch on the barn rafter, his telescopic eyes focused upon the furry critter below. The tiniest whisker twitch was observed and analyzed. more »»

A taste of the tropics

February 26, 2014 If a trip to some warm tropical paradise is not in your plans this winter, fear not. Let Hy-Vee bring the tropics to you with its abundance of tropical fruits this month. more »»

Getting through the winters

February 24, 2014 Back in the olden days, when I was a kid living in the country, we often were forced to stay in town after school because of the snowstorms and unpassable roadways. more »»

Lake Benton Grocery has a new look

February 24, 2014 LAKE BENTON — When Steve’s Affiliated Foods in Lake Benton changed hands last August and reopened under new ownership as the Lake Benton Grocery, a lot of people in town breathed a sigh of relief. more »»

Business Briefs for Feb. 24

February 24, 2014 ACMC-Granite Falls doctor finalist for state award The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians has announced that Kenneth Carter, M.D. more »»

Putting his best speech forward

February 24, 2014 You’d have to use your imagination to pair two more divergent majors as Speech Communication and Chemistry. more »»

Editor's column: Taste, who needs taste?

February 22, 2014 I’ve received some really good, positive feedback on my column a couple weeks ago about my health issues. more »»

If I?had won Powerball

February 22, 2014 Back in my seventh-grade art class, we were asked to design our dream house if money was no object. more »»


February 19, 2014 It seems like you can’t swing a cat these days without hitting someone who has penned a book about parenting. more »»

A missed experience

February 19, 2014 When I was growing up during the 1950s, there were a number of rules we kids were expected to follow, such as picking up our toys, no running in the house and going to bed at a certain time. more »»

Promoting healthy eating habits

February 19, 2014 “Lead with a Story” is the title of the book by Paul Smith that I am currently reading before I retire for the evening. more »»

The blizzard of 1952

February 17, 2014 Part II: We were completely lost. I don’t know how many hours we went on like this. Then I felt something hard under my right hand. more »»

Editor's column: Sam is no Robinson, but he’s changing the playing field

February 15, 2014 Chances are pretty good there won’t be a “Michael Sam Day” in the NFL in 50 years like Major League Baseball has a “Jackie Robinson Day” every season. Good. more »»

Taking care of the heart

February 15, 2014 Besides being a short month and the one that contains Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Awareness Mont. more »»

Taking the pressure off

February 15, 2014 If you go to the doctor’s office enough times, you’re bound to develop an interest in medicine. That’s the way SMSU sophomore Rebecca Koepp sees it. more »»



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