Saturday, November 18, 2017

Opinions

Absolutely crazy. That’s the reaction of most people as they digested what took place in Dodge County over the weekend.  A wild police chase involving a stolen cement mixer truck in the Kasson and Dodge Center area has folks buzzing all across the country.  It turned out to be quite the Sunday...
As Americans celebrate National Ag Day on March 15, there is a movement going on in Minnesota to improve farm safety, especially when it comes to tractors. While agriculture is important to our very existence in many ways, those who are committed to working the land are often in danger. Farming is...
With waves of warmth, it looks like our relatively wimpy winter may be moving on out for the season. I love spring, and it is so refreshing to get a string of 60 plus degree days this early in the year. As a youngster growing up in the central part of the state, I can remember some hellacious snow...
It’s not often that a community is able to soak up the limelight of a sports state championship. But this week Kasson and Mantorville are celebrating the capturing of a state wrestling title.  While many schools may only get such an opportunity once, this is actually the second time in four years...
“I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” Ernest Hemingway once said.  It appears Hemingway wasn’t the only one who found value in sleep. Minnesotans also like to catch their Zzzzz’s. And now we’re being labeled as some of the best sleepers in the country.  It’s...
Hearts are plentiful during the month of February. The biggie involving hearts comes on some romantic day when lovers of all ages share their hearts and lots of love. But as I grow older in years, I have found something even bigger than Valentine’s Day involving hearts. February is American Heart...
It once was junk and tossed aside, but now recycled trash is stuffing the state’s coffers as well as the wallets of many Minnesotans. The stuff that once was trash delivers $3.4 billion worth of economic treasures, according to a new report issued last week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
I got a shot or jolt of inspiration last week in the Twin Cities. No, I wasn’t at the doctor’s office, but rather the Minnesota Newspaper Convention, a gathering of editors and publishers from newspapers across the state. This is always an inspiring time for me to find out what the industry trends...
By now everybody has likely made their New Year’s resolutions, which often end up being self-centered and all about me. But there is one resolution I hope people may consider yet for 2016 if they haven’t already.  It’s giving the gift of blood. I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous or exciting,...
Food may sometimes get a little overrated, but as I found this week hope starts with food. My youngest daughter and I found that out on Monday as we took advantage of the holiday to package food at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. It is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding...

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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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