Saturday, December 15, 2018

Opinions

In the hectic world we live in today, it’s easy to get caught up in everything and forget about the significance or importance of someone or, in this case, something. I even find myself falling victim to not appreciating things as much as I should from time to time. I think it’s easy to...
Despite the obstacles we have faced with the challenges of running a small newspaper, there has been a bit of sunshine at the end of the storm for us. This past weekend our newspaper was recognized with a pair of national journalism awards. One of the hurdles we have faced over the past couple...
Last May as I was getting ready to graduate college from Franklin Pierce University, I was asked to come visit a small town called St. James, Minnesota to interview for a staff writer position with the local paper.  I had never been to Minnesota before but I decided to fly from my hometown of...
This past weekend I lived the legend. The legend of King Henry and his royal court, that is. King Henry featured his 16thCentury European village at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which has been going on every weekend since mid-August and wraps up this coming weekend. The Renaissance is an...
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...

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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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