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I sure love going to the county fair

Well, this is it. After missing last year, the Faribault County Fair is back. It is the 160th time a county fair has been held here in our county. The 160th edition of the fair was supposed to be last year, but then, we all know about why that fair never happened. So, this year’s fair is ...

Giving a great big, GIANT Cheer

It is that time again. A couple of Cheers to those who deserve some praise, and a couple of Jeers to those who do not. One of our biggest Cheers in a long time goes out to any and all who had anything to do with Giant Days weekend in Blue Earth. Wow! It was totally awesome. After the whole ...

Remembering my friend Al Eisele

Someone I considered a good friend (despite having spent very little time together in person) died last week. Blue Earth native son, Albert “Al” Eisele, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, just one day after his 85th birthday. He died of congestive heart failure at an assisted-living ...

The day I almost killed a kid…

I almost killed a kid last week. I know what you might be thinking. Some smart aleck kid was acting up, throwing a tantrum, sassing his parents, using bad language, or worse, and so I wanted to slap him. No, that is not it. I am basically a pretty non-violent person. No, I mean I ...