Monday, January 21, 2019

Opinions

Since I graduated from college a couple of years ago, I haven’t been very political with my columns that I write. I saw something recently though that really caught my attention, and something that I think is important to point out to our readers. Steve Simon, our Secretary of State, put out a...
As a local news reporter one of the things that I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to do is see local elected officials being sworn into office. Usually for people being sworn into local office this takes place during regularly scheduled government meetings but last week I got to see it...
Christmas is a season filled with hope, inspiration, joy and happiness. Because of this, our newspaper came up with a special holiday gift for our readers. In last week’s edition, we proclaimed the good news of Dodge County and beyond. Our staff members came up with a variety of stories,...
As I get ready to board my 7 a.m. flight back to Minnesota, I look around and see people from all around the world traveling to places all around the world. Even with google and other search engines I often notice that people don’t really know much about other states or about other countries. I...
 As I compiled the year-in-review items for this week’s edition, I also handled the important task of picking the top 10 news stories for 2018.  It proved to be a great time for me to reflect on the past year of happenings throughout the greater community of Steele County.  While some years it’s...
You’ve likely heard the phrase it takes a village (the work of many) to raise a child. The other night I felt like it takes a village to keep a Christmas tree standing. As people were leaving a family Grinch holiday party that I hosted at my house, we looked over at the Christmas tree and nearly...
As I write my final column for 2018 I begin to reflect on the past year.   What a ride it’s been.   2018 is the first full year that I have lived in Minnesota and I have really settled in as a Minnesotan.   While I still will always be a city boy from Rhode Island at heart I now accept my role...
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be exhausting and stressful to say the least, especially as folks are dashing around trying to find that perfect gift for their loved ones. My daughter recently came home with a report from school that caught my interest. It’s something that made me...
The newspaper community was saddened to hear about the closing of two local newspapers the Byron Review and Star Herald of Dodge Center. Fifteen years ago, Melanie and Larry Dobson, along with their daughter Emily, made a commitment to the community by buying the papers, and since then became...
For those of you that read my columns weekly, you probably know that many of the things that take place in small towns is different than what took place where I grew up. One of those things without a doubt is different holiday celebrations. I think one of the really awesome things that happens in...

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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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