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What we need here is a little paint

August 5, 2012 On almost every night of the summer one can see the residents of Blue Earth walking, biking or even running around town. more »»

Summer of 2013 won’t be pretty

July 8, 2012 It won’t be pretty. more »»

Just what is an adult-use business

July 1, 2012 Just mention the words adult business and watch what happens. People immediately become concerned that an adult book store or a strip club is going to locate next door. more »»

Deskey brands exist, like dinosaurs?

June 24, 2012 I guess I actually knew that the company Donald Deskey founded ‘way back when’ was still around. In fact, last year I wrote in a column that it was still in existence. more »»

Mom: Eat your exotic vegetables!

June 17, 2012 What is the strangest food you have ever eaten? For those of us in the Midwest, the answer might be lutefisk. more »»

Yes, it looks just like a street light

June 11, 2012 I have to admit, I was a skeptic. When I first heard the name Donald Deskey at a Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce meeting, I had no idea who he was. more »»

After a year, still some bad drivers

June 3, 2012 Perhaps you recall a column I?wrote about a year ago. It dealt with driving issues in Blue Earth. more »»

Not easy running paper 143 years

May 27, 2012 Running a newspaper isn’t easy. Not that I’m whining. Because running a newspaper can also be fun. But, it is not easy. First, there are all the events to cove. more »»

The changing of the guard at BEA

May 20, 2012 If there is one thing that is never going to change, it is the fact things are always going to change. Change is inevitable. more »»

What is the best use of the land?

May 13, 2012 The Blue Earth City Council finds itself with a big problem; one that it might take the wisdom of King Solomon to solve. more »»

Print shops started newspapers

May 4, 2012 Visiting with Tom Bartley at Bartley Printing this past week brought back a flood of personal memories. Memories of print shops past. Thoughts of printing shops no longer in existence. more »»

Cemetery theme was not intended

April 29, 2012 An alert reader might notice an unintentional editorial comment in this week’s Faribault County Register. more »»

Helping kids as best as we can

April 22, 2012 “Sometimes you just have to do the best that you can. And then you have to step back and hope that it was good enough.” That mantra about life could pertain to many things. more »»

Fascination with Kony 2012 video

April 15, 2012 There is always more to any story than what first meets the eye. more »»

Confession time about the news

April 8, 2012 Pull-leeze tell me that you spotted the Register’s annual April Fool’s Day story in last week's edition. Many people did comment to me during the week that they read it and enjoyed it. more »»

Will usage justify the cost?

March 18, 2012 We are a bit surprised that the Winnebago City Council is so surprised at the cost of a new bathhouse for a proposed campground. more »»

The redistricting plan stinks

March 3, 2012 We have to add our voice to those who are complaining about the recent redistricting plan for the state that was created by a panel of judges. more »»

The future of newspapers is what?

March 3, 2012 I have this friend who claims to read up to a dozen newspapers a day. Yet, his fingers do not touch paper and ink. He reads daily and weekly newspapers on his portable digital device (PDD). more »»

Sidewalks a council decision

February 19, 2012 While it is nice the Blue Earth City Council asked for input from citizens at a recent meeting, the issue is one that needs more council guidance. The issue? Sidewalks. more »»

Keeping the public informed

February 12, 2012 We have been taken to task this week for a story in last week’s Faribault County Register which dealt with the sale of a piece of public property in Wells to a private enterprise. more »»

 
 

 

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