Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Tuesday was a day filled with mixed emotions for me as I escorted my oldest daughter, Kyrie, off to the airport to board a plane as she takes off for four months to study abroad in Belgium.  Study abroad comes with a rollercoaster of emotions, even for dad. No doubt my daughter will be experiencing...
As chaotic as the holiday season can be during the month of December, the last thing one wants to cram into the schedule is a move. But that’s exactly what we did at the Dodge County Independent this past month. Over the past few weeks, we have taken up our long-time roots on First Avenue for the...
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, maybe not exactly outside with the lack of snow cover. But certainly it is  with festive decorations galore all over the place.  One of the most striking holiday displays I have come across is prominently displayed along Highway 14 in Dodge Center...
It may have been the Grinch who stole Christmas from the people of Whoville, but that same Grinch hasn’t found a way to steal anything from our family. In fact, the Grinch has actually inspired something that would make his heart pretty queasy. Tradition is a big part of the holiday season for many...
Skyrocketing student fees. High transportation costs. Rising health care costs. And incomes not keeping pace with inflation. Those are just some of the reasons why families raising children today are struggling. America has an economic dilemma that is hitting the middle class especially hard. What...
Growing up in rural Minnesota meant only one thing in our household. Our radio was tuned to WCCO-Radio, the 50,000-watt blow torch that blankets much of the upper Midwest. I grew up listening to one of the nation’s most enduring and popular radio duos of all time, Boone and Erickson. They were a...
I played basketball for Cloverdale Christian School, a small Mennonite school with about 30 students.  My siblings and I are not Mennonite, but the school district we were in would have required an hour and half bus ride both ways to school every morning, and that just wasn’t cool. I grew a lot in...
The spirit of cooperation and recognizing those efforts were alive and well last week in the tiny little Steele County community of Hope. Amidst a half dozen or so law enforcement officers and bank officials, the star of the show was a shaken bank teller who almost one year ago had a gun shoved in...
This column series has largely focused on what sports can teach us about life. There are, however, some things we do in sports that never seem to find their way into real life. I’ve compiled my top five list below.  Spanking teammates While there is definitely national debate over corporate...
Growing up in rural Minnesota meant only one thing in our household. Our radio was tuned to WCCO-Radio, the 50,000-watt blow torch that blankets much of the upper Midwest. I grew up listening to one of the nation’s most enduring and popular radio duos of all time, Boone and Erickson. They were a...

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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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