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We want to keep readers informed

I heard a comment last week which I have heard several times in the past. It has to do with someone wanting a city council, school board or county board, to do a better job of keeping them, the public, informed of what they, the public government body, is doing. Sometimes it is the council ...

What is wrong with some people?

You know what old guys do? They sit around and drink coffee and whine about what is wrong with the world these days. I think I figured out the two things that are wrong with people these days. It came to me as I grabbed my first cup of Joe this morning. The first thing is people these ...

Nothing is ever really over until…

Is it really that easy? Does it just take a confusing mask decree by the CDC that says vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks inside or outside anymore, but non-vaccinated people should? And a governor saying that people in Minnesota can socially gather together because enough folks ...

Time for a Cheer here, a Jeer there

We drove over to Worthington this past Thursday evening to meet up with family for dinner at a restaurant. It was in Worthington because it is the halfway point between our two homes. On the way there I had a slight panic attack. I had forgotten to bring a mask...or, I mean, a facial covering. ...

Road construction season begins

Now it’s my turn. Or should I say our turn, my wife and me. As well as all our neighbors on West 10th Street, those folks who live on the cul-du-sac on South Nicollet, everyone on Bartel Drive, Hood and North Walnut streets in Blue Earth. And most of the folks who live in Easton, plus ...

Exciting news at BEA High School

Sometimes something happens that just plain warms my heart and makes me feel pretty good. That probably happens to most folks once in a while One of those heart-warming things for me has been happening the past few weeks. I have been making some trips up to Blue Earth Area High School to ...

What do California, the Twins and Mondale have in common?

What do a chance encounter in California, the Minnesota Twins and Walter Mondale all have in common? Read on to find out. My wife Pam and I took advantage of having had our COVID shots and the fact that travel and the state of California has opened back up enough to head to that state to ...

Newspapers taking on the big guys

Last year in June we had to travel into Wisconsin a little way on a little family business trip, despite the pandemic. In case you wonder, we did follow all protocols and stayed safe. The trip took us through the town of Hastings, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River. We stopped for gas, ...

A new kind of spring is in the air

Spring is in the air. Can you feel it? I can. Oh sure, the spring plants are poking their heads out of the ground and starting to grow like they do every year. The tulips, the hostas and other plants are coming along. The grass is actually turning green and is going to have to be mowed ...

A confession and my 2-cents worth

Fake news I have a confession to make. I lied to you last week and I apologize. I wrote that we had forgotten all about having an April Fool’s Day story in the Faribault County Register for the first time ever. That was not correct. In fact, it was a downright lie. It was fake news. If ...