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Caution: Winter has arrived, but most winter woes can be prevented

December 5, 2015 We here in southwest Minnesota are fully aware that, as of Monday last, we had our first snow, and the season of winter and its characteristic weather are fast approaching. more »»

Looking for love

December 5, 2015 I can look at my burgeoning closet and dresser of clothes and say “I have nothing to wear!” The same seems to hold true of the Netflix selection. more »»

On the porch …

December 5, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society’s annual Holiday Home Tour is happening this weekend on Sunday (Dec. 6) from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and they are available at the museum and Hy-Vee. more »»

Books and beyond

December 4, 2015 Library Patron One of my book clubs read “The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness,” by Simon Wiesenthal, last April. more »»

Marshall Community Services

December 4, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

December 4, 2015 Austin DeMuth It’s certainly the season for giving — and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. more »»

The Christmas stamp

December 3, 2015 After almost 50 years, I am giving up a tradition. The tradition was a personal one. more »»

Books and beyond

December 3, 2015 Library patron I was reading “Roofwalker” in preparation for the author Susan Power’s reading at the Marshall Festival in late October. more »»

Ask a trooper

December 3, 2015 Question: How many of your patrol cars have been struck while at a crash scene? Answer: Winter driving can be and is dangerous for all of us when the weather and road conditions deteriorat. more »»

Baking season is here

December 2, 2015 As we turn the page on the calendar and head into the month of December, our thoughts turn to the details and preparations we make for the upcoming holiday season. more »»

Because it’s good for you

December 2, 2015 Oh boy, how many times have we all been admonished to do this or that...because it’s good for you? I’ve reached the point in my life that whenever I hear that phrase, I cringe. more »»

Holiday cleaning

December 2, 2015 The holidays certainly have their benefits — the main one being having license to consume coma-inducing amounts of food — but there is also a dark side to this season. more »»

How can the Fed’s actions affect you?

December 1, 2015 Neil Frost When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. more »»

Letters reveal life of Marshall pioneer

November 30, 2015 Part II: Writing soon after they arrived about what was probably a revival meeting in Marshall, Mary writes, “My shoes were too poor to go, and I had no gloves. more »»

Cyber Monday value at

November 30, 2015 With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself exploring those tempting online shopping deals. The day after Thanksgiving has nearly become a holiday of its own. more »»

Local/State Briefs

November 30, 2015 Brooklyn Park officer’s gun goes off in tangle with suspect BROOKLYN PARK (AP) — Authorities say a Brooklyn Park police officer’s gun discharged during an altercation with a suspect. more »»

Edito's column: Vikings owe me, big time

November 28, 2015 What does a ticket to a sports contest afford me? What should it afford me? I asked myself that Sunday, coming home from the Vikings-Packers disaster. It’s a fair question, too. more »»

Some Black Friday shopping

November 28, 2015 By the time this column comes out, Black Friday will have come and gone. And Small Business Saturday will take its place. more »»

On the porch

November 28, 2015 Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding yea. more »»

Preparing to help

November 28, 2015 Stephanie Geier didn’t really know what she wanted to major in when she first enrolled at SMSU. “All I knew is that I wanted to help people,” she said. more »»



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