The redistricting plan stinks
March 3, 2012 We have to add our voice to those who are complaining about the recent redistricting plan for the state that was created by a panel of judges. more »»
The future of newspapers is what?
March 3, 2012 I have this friend who claims to read up to a dozen newspapers a day. Yet, his fingers do not touch paper and ink. He reads daily and weekly newspapers on his portable digital device (PDD). more »»
Sidewalks a council decision
February 19, 2012 While it is nice the Blue Earth City Council asked for input from citizens at a recent meeting, the issue is one that needs more council guidance. The issue? Sidewalks. more »»
Keeping the public informed
February 12, 2012 We have been taken to task this week for a story in last week’s Faribault County Register which dealt with the sale of a piece of public property in Wells to a private enterprise. more »»
Super Bowl ads not all that great
February 12, 2012 Sometimes the commercials are way better than the big game. Not this year. The Super Bowl was actually a very entertaining football game this year. more »»
Changing charter shouldn’t be easy
January 8, 2012 It struck many Blue Earth residents as strange that the mayor of the city has the authority to appoint the police chief with little to no input from the City Council. more »»
These stories didn’t make the cut
January 1, 2012 One of the fun things I get to do in this job – and one of the hardest – is compile the Top 10 News Stories of the Year list. It is always surprising to me how much time this takes. more »»
We have some ‘Good News’
December 18, 2011 One thing that I have noticed since moving to Faribault County four years ago. There are a lot of caring, giving people here. more »»
‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
December 11, 2011 “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” I was reminded of the old Clint Eastwood ‘spaghetti western’ classic after last Monday’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. Let me explai. more »»
Man, gotta get me one of these...
November 20, 2011 “Man, I have gotta get me one of these!” That’s what Will Smith’s character said when he took the controls of an alien spacecraft in the movie “Independence Da. more »»
Does he have a snowball’s chance?
November 7, 2011 It isn’t often that a presidential candidate comes to Blue Earth to stump for office. But, that is exactly what happened last Friday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. more »»
Learning to live with new rules
October 30, 2011 A friend of mine once told me that the very best thing about living in the country was the fact that there were no rules. “I can do any dang thing I want to,” he used to tell me. more »»