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Never any fake news in the FCR?

You have probably been hearing a lot about "fake news" lately.Even President Donald Trump has been making a big deal about all the mainstream media creating a lot of fake news mainly calling stories about him which he doesn't like, "fake."Is this a new thing? No.Some sort of fake news has been ...

Blue Earth ‘gains’ another church

You know, when I first came to Blue Earth, nearly 10 years ago, I?was struck by many things in this nice little community.One of those was the number of churches. When I first drove around town, it seemed there was a church everywhere I looked.I saw seven grouped together just near the downtown ...

Making sense of health insurance

The healthcare insurance industry is in a bit of a turmoil, as everyone knows who keeps up with the national news.And, for us average Joes trying to figure it all out, well, it is darn near a full time job.If you have insurance through a group plan at your work, a single individual insurance ...

Will they come if the city builds it?

It still is difficult for some folks to understand there is a housing shortage here in Blue Earth and the rest of Faribault County. You drive around and see for sale signs all over and think, "Hey, there are homes for sale here. What are you talking about?"But there is a shortage of the types ...

Honorable mention stories of 2016

I can hardly believe that our list of top 10 stories for 2016 does not include three stories that each involve millions of dollars.One would think that any story involving those kinds of big-money numbers would automatically make the list. I would for sure think that.But they didn't. They are, ...

All of Minnesota voted for Clinton

So did you feel that disturbance in the Force last Tuesday? It was almost as though a million people cried out at once.OK, enough with the Star Wars references. I have obviously seen those movies one too many times.The disturbance in the Force and the crying out of millions of people at once ...

Video evidence of Christmas past

It was exactly two years ago this week that I?wrote my From the Editor's Notebook column about my best and worst Christmas ever.Maybe you remember it. Maybe you don't. I'll refresh your memory.Turns out my best and worst Christmases ever were the same Christmas, the one in 1992. It was about ...

Don’t fret – it will all be over soon

Soon. Very soon. I promise.Just over a week to go, and it will all be over.It was just over a year ago when I first wrote about this upcoming election. It has been a long year, especially when it has come to the presidential campaign.A campaign that, at least in my humble opinion, wasn't very ...

Hoping for the best for the Sisters

Tim Clawson is a busy guy.As the executive director of the Faribault County Development Corporation (FCDC), he helps the county and several cities in the county, including Blue Earth, with their economic development plans.You see his name in the pages of the Faribault County Register all the ...

What’s in a name? Everything…

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."Billy Shakespeare wrote that. You probably know him as William. Does calling him Billy make any difference in how you think of him? Not according to the bard himself.As any reporter knows, names are important. ...