Saturday, April 29, 2017

Editorial

Like many Minnesotans, my ear was glued to the radio last week when federal and state authorities announced a new development in the decades-old disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. It’s a shocking crime that captivated the hearts of the entire state back in 1989. And now, 26 years later, it still...
One of my favorite things to do in life is enjoy family activities with my children.  That has become a challenge over the last few years with two going off to college and another stuck at home with mom and dad. I’ve had a hard time adjusting to having only one child at home, but I’m trying to make...
The power of the press is an amazing thing. Each week thousands of people depend on their local newspaper to tell them the news and information they need to know about life in general. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good, while other times it’s plain old indifferent.  When we think of...
The Steele County Times has hit a touchdown of its own this fall sports season. Now that we’re half way through the fall sports season, I want to highlight a little bit of the magic that has been going on at the Times. We launched a special section called “Front Row Football” at the beginning of...
As I headed to Missouri over the weekend, it became apparent that the crops are looking pretty robust this fall. I noticed a few combines in the fields harvesting in Iowa and that tells me it won’t be long for Minnesota farmers. With the looming harvest comes a plea for farm safety. I know it’s a...
By now most of you have likely heard or read about Cecil the Lion. While I feel for the lion, the reaction it has caused is outrageous.  In July, an international furor came about over the killing of a collared lion in Zimbabwe. The lion died at the hands of a Minnesota dentist, who is dealing with...
I am a survivor.  I have survived being ambushed. No, I didn’t dodge a sniper as I was tracking down a hot news tip. Sadly, that happens from time to time with journalists and did just last month in Virginia. But, rather, I pulled myself together enough to survive an emotional ambush. Barely,...
As I walked around the Steele County Fair last week, I couldn’t help but think how the fair is built on tradition. Some of those traditions keep growing stronger year after year. Such is the case with the 4-H livestock auction, which was held Saturday morning. It’s referred to as the 4-H Sale of...
As we all know, life is all about making the right choices. One of the areas where this is most imperative comes from operating a motor vehicle, especially when personal safety is at risk. Beginning this week, Minnesota is sinking some teeth into its texting law with higher fines. Drivers who...
The penalty for driving around drunk is going to become potentially harsher beginning this coming weekend. On Aug. 1, Minnesota’s DWI laws are going to change to reflect what some have viewed as a loophole for several years. The threshold for one of the enhanced penalties in the law will drop from...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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