Cities play the tax numbers game
September 9, 2012 Here we go again. Every year about this time I feel duty bound to write a disclaimer to the stories that are appearing in not only the Faribault County Register, but in other publications as wel. more »»
Have we come a long way since 1995?
September 2, 2012 I had to do a little research in the files of past issues of the Faribault County Register and happened upon a rather startling article from March 6, 1995. more »»
If you can’t beat’em, join’em idea
August 26, 2012 If you can’t beat’em, join’em. That seems to be the basis for an unusual idea about what to do with a group of old, unused buildings on Blue Earth’s Main Street. more »»
The room was dripping with irony
August 19, 2012 There was much more angst, irony and confusion at Wednesday night’s Blue Earth City Charter Commission meeting than the story on the front page of this week’s Register lets on. more »»
Just what is an adult-use business
July 1, 2012 Just mention the words adult business and watch what happens. People immediately become concerned that an adult book store or a strip club is going to locate next door. more »»
Deskey brands exist, like dinosaurs?
June 24, 2012 I guess I actually knew that the company Donald Deskey founded ‘way back when’ was still around. In fact, last year I wrote in a column that it was still in existence. more »»
Not easy running paper 143 years
May 27, 2012 Running a newspaper isn’t easy. Not that I’m whining. Because running a newspaper can also be fun. But, it is not easy. First, there are all the events to cove. more »»
Print shops started newspapers
May 4, 2012 Visiting with Tom Bartley at Bartley Printing this past week brought back a flood of personal memories. Memories of print shops past. Thoughts of printing shops no longer in existence. more »»
Helping kids as best as we can
April 22, 2012 “Sometimes you just have to do the best that you can. And then you have to step back and hope that it was good enough.” That mantra about life could pertain to many things. more »»
Confession time about the news
April 8, 2012 Pull-leeze tell me that you spotted the Register’s annual April Fool’s Day story in last week's edition. Many people did comment to me during the week that they read it and enjoyed it. more »»
Will usage justify the cost?
March 18, 2012 We are a bit surprised that the Winnebago City Council is so surprised at the cost of a new bathhouse for a proposed campground. more »»