Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Those Vikings of old probably played some fun Viking games when they weren’t pillaging and rampaging around Scandinavia. A modern-day game called Kubb (rhymes with ‘tube’) is also known as Viking Chess. Hard to believe the burly bearded fellows with the horns had more fun than those who competed...
A former Minnesota senator is making a run for the U.S. Congress. Vicki Jensen, DFL of Owatonna, announced Monday afternoon that she wants the congressional seat currently being held by Tim Walz. In March, Walz announced he is running for Minnesota governor in 2018. In making her announcement,...
Motorists on eastbound Highway 14 west of Kasson will encounter a lane closure beginning Monday morning while crews repair concrete pavement. MnDOT maintenance workers will be repairing the concrete roadway in the eastbound right lane of Hwy 14. That lane will be closed near mile marker 197 for...
Years ago my friend Jim and I agreed to meet for a workout. I didn’t make it there. Slept in or something. And I never saw Jim again, because a couple days later he took his life. I felt terrible. But there were, of course, undercurrents in his life that few if any of us knew about. Couldn’t...
Business decisions are never an easy task for anyone involved.  I’ve had my fair share of decisions impacting the businesses I operate and I’ll be the first to admit they agonize me the most.  One thing I learned long ago was that you’re never going to make everyone happy and you’re almost always...
A group photo with Sarah Srp and her day care kids is all lined up. The kids are in place, the photographer is ready to push the button, and … … and a little girl comes out of nowhere and pops into the center of the frame. “Photo bomb!” Srp shouts. The Kasson woman, surrounded by about seven wee...
The ongoing feedlot issue in Dodge County that appeared to be sent out to pasture after years of court battles is not over, after all. Lowell and Evelyn Trom of Westfield Township filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon asking the state’s highest court to review the...
For the first time since his death in 1999, Minnesota and the rest of the nation are honoring a fallen Hayfield police chief. On Monday night, the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association remembered Douglas Claassen at a ceremony at the Peace Officer’s Memorial in front of the State Capitol...
Erik Derby said his friend Wyatt Coy was something else. “He was a great guy. I miss the heck out of him,” said Derby, a senior at Kasson-Mantorville High School. “He always knew how to make me laugh. He made these funny faces. He had the best laugh ever, too. If you ever heard him laugh, it...
The Minnesota Supreme Court is being asked to look into the on-going feedlot issue in Dodge County. On Tuesday, Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to review the feedlot controversy that has been swirling around southern Dodge County...

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