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Learning a lesson about golf, life

May 29, 2016 I like sports. Well, most sports anyway. I still have trouble understanding that boxing is a sport. Or car racing. Or synchronized swimming. more »»

Meeting an interesting character

May 22, 2016 So, sometimes in this business, you run into a character. A real character. It has happened to me many times in my long career. It is what makes this job of being an editor so interesting…and fu. more »»

Ugly duckling will become a swan

May 15, 2016 I gave some out-of-town visitors a tour of Blue Earth one day last week. It is not the first time I have done that. more »»

Welcome sign is a welcome sight

May 8, 2016 I really don’t mean to look a gift horse in the mouth. more »»

More to cheer about than jeering

May 1, 2016 Time once again for a few cheers and jeers. • A rousing, hearty cheer goes out for the sale of the poultry processing plant in Wells. more »»

Finding a good story in Finding Zoe

April 24, 2016 I learned a long time ago as a newspaper editor that everyone has an interesting story to tell. Something about themselves or their past life was extraordinary in some way. more »»

Living a good life way into the 90s

April 17, 2016 It is always fun for us to do one of our Senior Sections here at the Register. more »»

A Golden reason behind a new name

October 11, 2015 Wow, where did that come from? Our front page story this week reports that the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority (EDA) decided to change the name of the new industrial park – again. more »»

Working hard for a B.E.-utiful town

October 4, 2015 Some people are lucky. They were born and raised in a small town. Not me. I had to discover them on my own. more »»

The public’s ‘Right to Know’

March 23, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is in full swing with no lack of high-profile issues. more »»

MnDOT needs to do it right

November 10, 2013 We applaud the Blue Earth City Council for sticking to their guns with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. more »»

Many things to stay aware of

October 13, 2013 Last week was National 4-H Week and Fire Prevention Week and coming up is National School Lunch Week. This two week period also includes Child Health Day (Oct. 7), Leif Erickson Day (Oct. more »»

Giant step towards ending bullying

October 6, 2013 Wednesday should be an interesting morning in Blue Earth. After all, it isn’t every day that the name of the city, Blue Earth, is changed to Orange Earth. more »»

BEA High School still looks new

March 17, 2013 I can remember the first time I saw the Blue Earth Area High School. I was pretty impressed. It looked pretty new. more »»

An incredible survival story

March 10, 2013 It is an incredible story of survival in a Minnesota blizzard. So incredible as to be almost unbelievable. But, why would an 87-year-old man about to die, lie? That man is Hollace A. more »»

A farewell note from the editor

February 25, 2013 I’m thinking this is going to be my final column for the Faribault County Register. Very shortly I am going to be out of here. Call it early retirement. Call it having my ship come in. more »»

Handing out some cheers and jeers

February 17, 2013 Cheers to the Blue Earth Area School Board for voting to proceed with remodeling – and relocating – the schools offices in the middle and elementary school. more »»

Do we need a special biking lane?

February 10, 2013 I have to admit that I become befuddled sometimes. “Befuddled” is an old guy term for “confused.” And, at Monday night’s Blue Earth City Council meeting, I definitely was a little befuddled. more »»

Everyone wants a small donation

January 13, 2013 I once interviewed an elderly woman in Blue Earth who had a problem. She had a huge stack of mail on her kitchen table and it was all requests for money. more »»

These BE water skis were special

January 6, 2013 Many people have heard the story of water skiing being invented in Minnesota. more »»

Choosing a Top 10 list never easy

December 30, 2012 This year we are bringing you our choices for the Top 10 Stories in Faribault County for 2012 a week earlier than usual. Well, you might think so, anyway. more »»



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A billion dollar jackpot

January 12, 2016 Holy cow! I never knew I had so much power. Or that I could predict the future so well. In the From the Editor’s Notebook column in last week’s Faribault County Register (Jan. more »

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