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What we need here is a little paint

On almost every night of the summer one can see the residents of Blue Earth walking, biking or even running around town.Even on the many evenings of hot, excessively humid evenings we have had this year, people are out and about. Of course many of them take advantage of the cooler mornings and ...

Summer of 2013 won’t be pretty

It won't be pretty.While recent street and utility reconstruction projects in Blue Earth the past four years or so have been easily avoided (unless you lived there), next year's project will be harder to miss.It is, of course, the reconstruction of Highway 169 nearly the full length of its ...

Just what is an adult-use business

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.There has been a lot of talk around the area ever since it was reported that the county is looking at creating an adult-use ...

Deskey brands exist, like dinosaurs?

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. And still working with Proctor-Gamble, still designing packages for Luv diapers, among many, many other things.I just hadn't ...

Mom: Eat your exotic vegetables!

What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?For those of us in the Midwest, the answer might be lutefisk.It has always amazed me that hundreds of folks will stand in line to eat this lye-soaked fish.Or maybe you have gone to a wild game feed sometime and sampled elk, raccoon, turtle or even ...

Yes, it looks just like a street light

I have to admit, I was a skeptic.When I first heard the name Donald Deskey at a Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce meeting, I had no idea who he was.I was told he was a well-known industrial designer, who had been born and raised in Blue Earth.They said he was famous.OK. But I had never heard of ...

After a year, still some bad drivers

Perhaps you recall a column I?wrote about a year ago.It dealt with driving issues in Blue Earth. Some of the specifics listed included loud vehicles, no stopping at intersections and bikers motorized and not.I had more comments on that column than any other I have written in the past four ...

Not easy running paper 143 years

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 cover. Sports, school, meetings, parades and award ceremonies. The list is almost endless.You should see our calendar here at the Register. It ...

The changing of the guard at BEA

If there is one thing that is never going to change, it is the fact things are always going to change.Change is inevitable.Whether it is the weather, our jobs, growing old, technology or clothing styles everything changes.There are some big changes going on at Blue Earth Area Schools.One could ...

What is the best use of the land?

The Blue Earth City Council finds itself with a big problem; one that it might take the wisdom of King Solomon to solve.I refer, of course, to the fact that there are now two groups who have an interest in the property at the fairgrounds that has been a go kart racing track for many years.The ...