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Fearless election prognostications

Believe it or not, I can predict the winner in every single one of the races that will be on the ballot on Tuesday.Are you skeptical?I can prove it. Here is my fearless prediction.In every single one of the races held on Election Day...the candidate who will win is...the one with the most ...

Local voters will have many choices

There is a lot more to this upcoming Nov. 6 election than just electing a president and vice president of the United States.Oh sure. That is a biggie.And, it has become pretty exciting, with most political pundits now saying the race is a dead heat virtually tied at 47 percent apiece.At least ...

Who are you voting for on Nov. 6?

A television newscaster recently said he couldn't believe it was just three weeks until the election."Where did the time go?" he asked, seemingly lamenting the fact that it will soon all be over.Is he kidding?For most of us average Americans, we are more than ready for it to be over.We are sick ...

He championed the 1st Amendment

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has lost one of its staunchest supporters.And, many of us in the newspaper community have lost a good friend.John Finnegan, a former editor of the St. Paul Press, died last week Tuesday at the age of 87.Finnegan was known across the country as an ...

BE gets ‘giant’ national publicity

You have probably heard the old saying that "There is no such thing as bad publicity. All publicity is good if they spell your name right."Now, I don't know if that saying is attributed to P.T. Barnum or Mae West, and it doesn't matter.Blue Earth seems to attract a lot of publicity. Some of it ...

We are part of a global economy

On a recent visit to the new Working for Farmers Success (WFS) grain handling facility at Delavan, it didn't take long for me to feel a bit dwarfed. And that had nothing to do with my short stature.The place is huge.Sure, driving past it all the time and watching its construction progress, it ...

Cities play the tax numbers game

Here we go again.Every year about this time I feel duty bound to write a disclaimer to the stories that are appearing in not only the Faribault County Register, but in other publications as well.It has to do with your property taxes. And governmental bodies such as City Councils increasing ...

Have we come a long way since 1995?

I had to do a little research in the files of past issues of the Faribault County Register and happened upon a rather startling article from March 6, 1995.A technology fair was held at the Blue Earth Area media department for the local citizens of the area.Roughly 100 people showed up.The ...

If you can’t beat’em, join’em idea

If you can't beat'em, join'em.That seems to be the basis for an unusual idea about what to do with a group of old, unused buildings on Blue Earth's Main Street.The buildings, sometimes referred to as the "Three Sisters," are located on the corner of Seventh and Main.The largest one once housed ...

The room was dripping with irony

There was much more angst, irony and confusion at Wednesday night's Blue Earth City Charter Commission meeting than the story on the front page of this week's Register lets on.At one point in time, most of the commission members, the one guest, the city administrator and city attorney and the ...