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Confession time about the news

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.Some claim to have spotted it right away. Others say they started reading it in disbelief, then realized it was ...

Will usage justify the cost?

We are a bit surprised that the Winnebago City Council is so surprised at the cost of a new bathhouse for a proposed campground.It seems that any project, from a picnic shelter to any public works construction, quickly approaches that $100,000 cost in a hurry these days.While it might seem that ...

The redistricting plan stinks

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.After every census, conducted every 10 years, the national congressional districts and state legislative districts are redrawn so that each district is ...

The future of newspapers is what?

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). In his case it is an iPad, but it could just as well be a Kindle Fire or some other tablet or a laptop ...

Sidewalks a council decision

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.Council members asked residents of Galbraith and 12th streets if they wanted sidewalks in front of their homes as part of this ...

Keeping the public informed

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. At issue is the fact that some people feel the story had some inaccuracies in it, and others feel that the fact ...

Super Bowl ads not all that great

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. As one of the announcers said near the end of the game, “We should just have these two teams play each other every year.” Well, maybe not. I ...

Caucuses are Tuesday, if you care

Republican candidates and members of the media from across the country flocked to Iowa last month for the state’s caucuses. Then they all headed to New Hampshire, South Carolina and finally, Florida last Tuesday. Each state was a big deal in the race to determine the Republican candidate for ...

Police issues warrant quick action

Tom Fletcher probably thought he had entered the Twilight Zone last week. Fletcher, the newly designated Blue Earth police chief, was at the last Blue Earth City Council meeting to see if the council would affirm Mayor Rob Hammond’s appointment of the 13-year police officer to the vacant ...

Tragedy has a local connection

Sometimes tragedy strikes us in ways we don’t even expect. Case in point. You have probably seen and heard about the cruise ship striking a rock and running aground off the coast of Italy. It would be hard not to have heard, as it has dominated the state, national and even international news. ...