Thursday, March 30, 2017

Opinions

In the midst of what had the potential of being pure chaos, there was a spirit of calm and collectedness in Ellendale last Friday. Ellendale may be just a county away, but preparedness is the message that I would love to bring to the forefront here in Dodge County also. I witnessed such great...
Record warmth for early November smothered most of Minnesota over the weekend, providing the perfect chance to get some much needed yard work done. I had a mountain of leaves in my back yard. It looked like a daunting task that would take forever to get done.  What had been a splendor of beautiful...
By now I’m confident that most of you are tired of this year’s political bantering and smears that have taken center stage, especially with the presidential election. Less than one week and we can finally put it all behind us. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve refrained from jumping into the...
While October is winding to a close, it’s important to recognize something before it totally slips away. October is National Pork Month.  Pork has always been near and dear to my heart as I grew up on a hog farm in the central part of the state. I’ll admit I don’t miss the hoots and hollers I...
It likely comes as no surprise to most that there is a lot of brokenness going on in our families these days. It seems like there is something lurking around every corner that tries to destroy our family system. Divorce rates are soaring, poverty is on the rise, children are neglected and abused,...
Sometimes it’s the most celebrated thing, yet other times it’s the most cursed thing around.  We have found ourselves on both ends of that amazing spectrum.  If you haven’t figured out what I’m referring to, it’s the local newspaper. There are times when we hit the mark and knock it out of the...
Fall is always a special time of the year as farmers get the opportunity to reap the benefits of what they hope will be a bumper crop. Harvest season is once again upon us as long as Mother Nature cools her jets in the rain department. I have many fond memories of growing up on our family farm in...
For several years I have labored and struggled over mowing my lawn, which painfully takes about three hours out of my schedule to complete. I’m not typically one to complain, but as I grow older I keep thinking to myself that it’s time I get a riding mower to get the job done in less than half the...
It’s something that didn’t come out at any news conference regarding the Jacob Wetterling case last week, but one of the lead prosecutors attributes her success with the case to her small town roots. Janelle Kendall is the top prosecutor for Stearns County, the area where Jacob was mysteriously...
There are not many opportunities for the newspaper industry to showcase what life was once like in the business many years ago. But there is one chance thousands of visitors to the Minnesota State Fair get each year to catch a glimpse of living history of newspapers. It’s the Minnesota Newspaper...

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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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