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December 31, 2014


Most of you will recall the Y2K concern 15 years ago. This was a time when Y2K dominated the national news. Private industry and government, federal, state and local, feared that at the turn of the century computers would crash.

January 14, 2015

Editorial: Waste of Taxpayer Money

Over the next several months the Boston Bombing trial court case will make national headlines-as well it should. The jury selection for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to take three or four months.

January 7, 2015

Ticked Off

Boy, this would really tick me off. An Army couple plans a wedding on the 16th tee box at a golf course in Hawaii. President Obama determines he will be playing on the course that day so the Secret Service moves people out of the area so that meant no wedding ceremony.

December 31, 2014

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According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the number of youth using tobacco has dropped from 18.1% in 2011 to 10.6% in 2014. There has also been a decline in chewing tobacco and cigar use by youth.

December 24, 2014

Special Christmas

Growing older I still enjoy Christmas. Only the joy shifts more to being with family than gifts received. What I don't like is all that has to be done to reach that point. This year will be different.

January 14, 2015

Editorial: New Faces

It will be interesting to see how the Kasson City Council responds to the decision making process with three new faces-a mayor and two council members. The same holds true with Mantorville-with two new faces who will be joining the council.

December 24, 2014

Big Game

Soon all the big college bowl football games will be on prime time and for the first time the top four rated teams are to play off for a national championship game. For the first time in over 50 years the Minnesota Gophers will be playing on New Year's Day.

January 7, 2015

Gas Prices

I never thought I would see the day in my lifetime when the price of unleaded gas dipped down so close to $2 a gallon ($2.14 early this week). Someone traveling through Oklahoma told me they saw prices as low as $1.70 a gallon. Can you imagine?











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January 21, 2015


Michaels Restaurant has always been connected to the Hubbell House. In 1946 Paul Pappas opened the Hubbell House in Mantorville and five years later he and three brothers opened Michaels Restaurant in downtown Rochester. Paul's son Don, is now the second generation owner of the Hubbell House.

January 21, 2015

Editorial:New Direction

The Kasson City Council wants to head in a new direction, thus the firing of city administrator Randy Lenth. At least that is the opinion of the three new members to the council.