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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

September 2, 2015 As we all know, life includes all sort of experiences — some good and some not so good. more »»

Fairs, festivals and food

September 2, 2015 The Great Minnesota Get-Together (aka the Minnesota State Fair) is in full-swing and runs through Labor Day. Summer is winding down, and that brings the last of the outdoor festivals and fairs. more »»

Ancestral investigations

September 2, 2015 Who do you think you are? I mean besides your name, address and underwear size? Whatever you think the answer might be, you’re probably wrong. more »»

Investors can learn much from the American workforce

September 2, 2015 We’re getting close to Labor Day, a celebration of the men and women who roll up their sleeves and go to work each day. more »»

Sears founder North Redwood’s claim to fame

August 31, 2015 How would it feel to go to bed one night in one town and wake up the next morning in another? Aliens from outer space cannot be blamed for such an occurrence — only the city fathers from twin towns. more »»

Proof second chances do exist

August 31, 2015 Last February, Mike Berg hadn’t even met Kristy Leopold. Today, he considers the SMSU senior a part of his family.  Berg is an executive with The Schwan Food Co. more »»

Editor's column: Be careful not to age yourself

August 29, 2015 Age is but a number. Easy to say when you’re 25 or 30 and you’re trying to convince someone older that they’re not as old as they think they are. more »»

On a summer weekend

August 29, 2015 It was a busy weekend starting with a visit to the Daily Grind Saturday morning to meet friends and then off to the farmers market before doing an hour of Zumba. more »»

On the porch …

August 29, 2015 Solon J. Wetherbee was owner of Wetherbee’s Ace Hardware store that was located on the corner of Main and 4th streets in Marshall (the building where Bot Appliance & Electronics is located). more »»

Ask a trooper

August 27, 2015 Question: I was recently pulled over for an equipment violation. On the citation there is a box with “pm, m, gm” with the “pm” circled. I’m curious as to what that indicates. Thank you for your tim. more »»

A good read

August 26, 2015 Thanks to a first cousin of mine from whom I seldom hear more than once a year, usually at Christmas, I just read David McCullough’s new book, “The Wright Brother. more »»

Mini-fridge makeover

August 26, 2015 The mini-fridge is an essential appliance for college living. more »»

As the crow flies

August 26, 2015 Yes, I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve heard the phrase: “As the crow flies.. more »»

Skid steer recycling

August 26, 2015 “Recycle, reuse, make do” isn’t just sound advice. For many of us, these words are a creed to live by. They also explain why I now own a skid steer loader. more »»

What not to recycle

August 25, 2015 Dedicated recyclers, I need your help! (“She needs help, but we’re thinking it’s a little late already.”) In July, the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Sioux Falls, S.D. more »»

Marshall Fire Department’s 125th anniversary

August 24, 2015 PART II: “Recorded minutes of the department reveal that on Feb. 6, 1894, Herman Bladholm was appointed janitor for February, March and April and was to receive $5 for the period. more »»

Social Security brings a lot to the table

August 24, 2015 Take a day to enjoy a fun summer picnic! Whether you plan one for the whole neighborhood, or a quiet day for two, you’ll need to bring a basket full of delicious foods. more »»

Editor's column: All that lies between Point A and Point B

August 22, 2015 I worked up a good sweat during a 40-minute walk in Marshall last Friday. more »»

Stumbling over Shakespeare

August 22, 2015 As I was grocery shopping earlier this week I noted that Halloween candy was already on the shelves. more »»

On the porch

August 22, 2015 The Marshall Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year with the main celebration happening now during Marshall’s Sounds of Summer celebration. more »»



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