Sunday, July 22, 2018

Editorial

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...
The Steele County Times continues to evolve. Over the last couple of weeks our county staff writer has taken a new position in another one of our properties. Shannon Granholm (formerly Kinley, she recently got married) has been promoted to the news editor position over at the DCI in Kasson. Our...
Over the years I have covered many criminals and the crimes that go along with them. Some are shocking to the conscience, others are downright silly and humerous while there are those that are horrifying and sad. For obvious reasons, some stick out in my mind more than others.  One of those cases...
As I enjoyed the Fourth of July in Blooming Prairie, I couldn’t help but notice all the fun and excitement the different events brought to the faces of young and old alike. Even before the fireworks filled the night sky, people definitely were getting a bang out of the festivities. From people...
With high school graduation wrapping up a few weeks ago, it’s now time for my family to focus on getting another teenager off to college in less than two months. That can be a scary proposition, especially when it comes to church and associated faith moments.  Last week my son, Caleb, and I made a...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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