Monday, September 24, 2018

Opinions

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) recently wrote an editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune arguing Minnesota’s titanium, copper, nickel, and platinum deposits are low-grade and economically risky to develop. If these resources were truly valuable, so they argued, the...
A comment from an area teacher caught my attention while I was covering the “Honeycrisp for Harberts” fundraiser at Friday night’s football game in Blooming Prairie and jarred some raw emotions for me.  As we chatted about the tragedy involving a Dodge Center family that has marred the opening of...
I love photojournalism. It’s a particular form of journalism involving the collecting, editing and presenting of news material for publication that employs images in order to tell a news story. They are visual images of a story that back up a writer’s words. In the case of papers like ours, a...
Several months ago, I was pleased to see my hometown of Kiester join forces with five nearby towns to create a new community foundation called Our Town USA. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), we support communities in capturing and retaining philanthropic wealth through community...
 In Minnesota, summer always seems to come too late, and never last nearly long enough.  Here we sit, once again, with Labor Day just around the corner. It would be easy to use this as an excuse to go looking for that box of sweaters in the back of the closet, or start shopping for pumpkin spice...
It has become an annual tradition for our newspaper that puts us face-to-face with our readers.  For the past nine years, the Steele County Times has enjoyed getting out into the community by having a booth at the state’s largest county fair, Steele County Fair. We typically offer newspapers, fans...
When firefighters like Jeff Laskowske from Albert Lea arrive at a fire, they are fully aware of the dangers they face from the flames and smoke. But Jeff, and millions of other firefighters like him, are exposing themselves to another deadly risk each time they show up to work—cancer. Three years...
It almost seems too good to be true. In fact, that’s exactly what has some Dodge County officials thinking as they dig into a proposal that would potentially save taxpayers nearly $425,000 over the next seven years. But after they keep researching it, they are finding out that it’s not too good to...
When I came to the Senate in January, I fought for and won a seat on the Agriculture Committee because I know how important agriculture is to creating and supporting Minnesota jobs and our state’s economy.     I also know that Minnesota producers have been struggling for several years with a steep...
With some fairs past and a few still to come, it means only one thing. School is just around the corner once again. Getting back to school is extra special for my 11-year-old daughter this year as she heads into middle school. It’s scary for me to think the elementary days are now in the rearview...

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Steele County Times & DCI

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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