Sunday, May 28, 2017

Editorial

Christ has risen! Christians across the world celebrated Holy Week and Easter to mark the most significant event in human history—the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  My parents always instilled in me the importance of Easter going back to my childhood days of getting up in the wee...
I want to share about what I consider an amazing accomplishment for our local newspaper that adds value for readers. This week marks the 20th consecutive week in which we have published letters to the editor on the opinion page under the heading of “Mailbag.” Many of those weeks going back to early...
Happy first week of spring. If this week has proved anything, it is that March weather in Minnesota can be unpredictable. Just when we thought winter might be over, we got hit Sunday afternoon and evening with another shot of snow. Fortunately, the weather is warming and the sun is getting high...
This past week’s temperatures makes it seem like spring is here. But living in Minnesota, I’m sure that there will be at least one, if not more, days of cooler weather and possibly even snowstorms heading our way. When I think of spring I really think of baseball. I enjoy sitting in Target Field...
For the past couple of weeks the News Enterprise has been looking at some of the ways people in Dodge County and the surrounding areas are dealing with food insecurity problems. Food insecurity doesn’t have to mean going hungry. Rather, it’s not having a consistent, affordable access to healthy...
Writing a weekly column can be difficult at times. It’s not so much the writing aspect of it, but rather coming up with a relevant topic that is going to have broad appeal to readers.  Over the past five years since I began this column, I have written about a variety of topics. Some of them seem to...
Last thoughts of winter Although the weather may not be conducive to moving on to a new season, some last thoughts from the winter sports are still in order. I was sad to see the girls lose to Goodhue in the sub-section semi-finals, as I have followed the team closely all season and had hopes, like...
Finally, it looks like spring may be here. I say that cautiously because we all know what kind of snow March can bring to southern Minnesota. I guess we better enjoy it while we can. A couple of short notes. First, this week we are continuing our series on addressing the food insecurity needs of...
  It was kind of interesting on Saturday morning watching a group of young people on ice, with brooms and pushing a ball toward a net. In a way it was like ice hockey, but not really. It was called broomball. And it is an event that the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored at the ice...
Driving along on Minnesota roadways has basically become like swerving around an obstacle course.  If there’s not an idiotic driver you’re trying to avoid from bad driving behaviors, there’s always a pothole or two or three to dodge.  Our roads are nasty, disgusting and downright frightful.  The...

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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