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We can still find some good news

This issue of the Faribault County Register may be the one which has the biggest “variety packs” of stories we have ever produced. This is our annual pre-Christmas issue known as “The Good News” edition. But, because of COVID-19, it is not filled with the same types of Christmas ...

Taking turns on BE street projects

And now it’s my turn. It was about the time that I moved to Blue Earth 13 years ago that the City Council started an aggressive plan for reconstructing the city’s streets ­– and the utilities underneath the pavement – a few blocks each year. Streets like Fourth, Moore, East 10th, ...

Surviving near-death experiences

I almost bought the farm the other day. No, I don’t mean I went out and looked at a cute farmstead acreage which I could purchase and raise a few chickens, goats and a cow or two on. No, I mean ‘bought the farm’ as that euphemism for getting killed and/or dying. In fact, I almost ...

Life is like a box of conundrums

“Conundrum: co-nun-drum; noun. A confusing or difficult problem or question.” There you go, the official dictionary meaning of the word conundrum, a word that has been a favorite of mine for many years. One of the reasons it is a word I have always liked is due to one of the additional ...

No Thanksgiving? Still be thankful

What? No Thanksgiving? Who’da thunk it? Remember back in June when we were wondering if there was going to be a county fair, State Fair, Giant Days or any other Faribault County town celebrations because of this pandemic thing? And then there wasn’t. Did you ever think back then that ...

To wear a mask or not wear one?

It has been roughly eight months now. Eight months since our daily lives changed. So, how are you coping? If you are like me, you have learned to adjust. But still, you are getting a little weary of it all. I know I am. For instance, I now carry a mask or two in my coat pockets, another ...

Time again to salute “Our Heroes”

With Veterans Day on Wednesday, you will see that once again we have published a magazine to coincide with the day set aside to honor all the veterans of our country. The magazine is titled “Our Heroes” and it is a special salute to some of the heroes of Faribault County. This is the 18th ...

For what it’s worth, my two cents

Maybe you noticed it too, in the town or city where you live. Or in the town you live nearby, if you live in the countryside. An increase in people out and about enjoying the great outdoors this past summer. I guess they say it was because of the coronavirus pandemic. People couldn’t gather ...

Enjoy all Minnesota has to offer

There is a very special place in Minnesota.It is a serene, soul-refreshing, beautiful and unique hideaway from civilization. It is almost mystical.It is 1.1 million acres of pristine wilderness called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.Perhaps you have heard of it. Maybe you have been there. Many ...

An interview with the ‘Big Guy’

During Giant Days this year, I had the unusual opportunity to interview one of the giants of our community. In fact, it was with 'the' giant of Blue Earth, the jolly green one.Here is a transcript from that interview.Me: Thanks for allowing me to visit with you Mr. Giant. Or may I call you ...