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Blaming it on too much caffeine

It is getting so close I can almost taste it.Well, maybe taste isn't the right sense.But, I can see it. I have been watching it all summer out my office window.And, I can certainly feel it. There has been a rumbling, which sometimes shakes the whole building, causing things to fall right off ...

I’m gonna need a new lawnmower

I had to go home after work one day last week and mow my lawn. Again.It really needed mowing; I had not been able to do it for a few days and the grass was tall, lush and green.I may be wrong, but I think this is the first summer I can recall where I had to mow the lawn every week. Sometimes I ...

I was sure ready for some football

Please don't hate me. But, I was one of the lucky 66,483 people who attended the very first regular season Minnesota Vikings football game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium last Sunday evening.However, unlike some of the folks at the game, I had not spent some crazy amount of money for my ticket. I ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I hope you read this week's edition of the Faribault County Register. Why? Because it is chock-full of information which you need to know about.Of course, the truth is, I hope you read every issue of the Register. It is how you can keep yourself up-to-date about what is going on around the ...

His return to the Waldorf Astoria

While I am away from my editor's desk enjoying a couple of days off this week, I thought you might enjoy this recent column by my good friend and fellow editor and Blue Earth native son Al Eisele. Enjoy.I don't remember anything from my first visit to the Waldorf Astoria, the famous New York ...

Are you ready for some football?

And, just like that, summer is over.Oh, I know, it is still officially summer until Sept. 22, when it will be the autumnal equinox and the "real" start of fall. And I also know we can still have some beautiful, warm days, with temperatures in the 80s, perhaps. Maybe even 90. You will still be ...

My questions finally get answered

There were several things I noticed about Blue Earth when I first moved to this fine city. And I have listed them in this space before, I know. But here they are again, my questions from eight years ago.Why are so many of the streets in such bad condition? Why is there no welcome to Blue Earth ...

Having some fun at Relay for Life

There is just something kind of special about the annual Relay for Life event in Faribault County.Really special.It is like a fun community picnic, only with a serious purpose. That purpose, of course, is raising funds to fight cancer. And, this year they raised between $70,000 and $75,000. The ...

Some tough election questions

What if you had an election and nobody showed up to vote?Or what if you had an election and there wasn't anyone to vote for on the ballot?You might think I am once again going to whine about not being able to choose someone to vote for in the presidential election this coming November. But, I ...

Trying to keep a small town alive

I wasn't always planning on being a newspaper editor, you know.Nope, I once had plans on having a much more noble career. Teaching. Specifically, being a high school English teacher.However, it was while in college at Mankato State University that I was turned to the dark side. Journalism. ...