Sunday, July 23, 2017

Opinions

Corporate America seems to be eating away our small communities in ways that are troubling to say the least.  How often do we see corporate giants taking over small town businesses and not always doing some pretty things? It’s happened in the media business with big corporates buying up the small...
Some romances are written in the stars. Others just start there. The Space Between Us follows the journey of Gardner, the first person born on Mars. The child of an astronaut who’s unknowingly pregnant when she goes into space, Gardner’s existence is kept hidden from the world as he grows up on the...
I can’t begin to imagine the pain and horror Patty and Jerry Wetterling have experienced over the 28 years. It’s almost incomprehensible.  On Friday during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention, I had the opportunity to hear the Wetterlings speak about the tragedy that has gripped...
Leap into a lovely movie with La La Land. This new musical follows the love story of Sebastian, a jazz pianist who dreams of opening his own club, and Mia, an aspiring actress. They meet, and after some initial friction, begin to fall in love. The demands of trying to follow their dreams in tinsel...
Monster Trucks is a Frankenstein of a film, a few good parts, a few bad ones. The movie focuses on high school student Tripp, played by Lucas Till, who discovers a giant squid-like creature in the junkyard where he works. The monster, accidentally released from an underground lake by oil drillers,...
Janis Ray just can’t leave the West Concord school building she began teaching in nearly 60 years ago even though school ended long ago. Her days of teaching are long over with, but she’s still occupying the building that last saw students in the early 1990s. These days Ray is operating the West...
It’s hard to be a good man in a tough world. It’s also hard to be a fresh movie in a well-worn genre. “Live By Night” is a good gangster film, but it’s not untouchable. The film follows the story of Joe Coughlin, played by Ben Affleck, a disillusioned Irish WWI veteran turned bank robber turned...
Hidden Figures is a bio-film focusing around three black women who broke race and gender barriers at NASA in the 1960's.
There’s a lot to discover in the new movie, “Hidden Figures”. It follows the trials of African American women working for NASA in the middle of the 60’s space race. At the heart of it is Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, a real-life mathematician who helps calculate the flight and...
Newer isn’t always better. I’ve painfully found that out over the past three months. What started out as a simple desire to improve efficiency within our organization has turned into a bad disaster at my expense, of course.  Last fall after attending a trade show, I got the idea to switch our...
There was no shortage of news—both the good and bad—throughout Dodge County during 2016, and the stories and photos of decisions and events filled the pages of the DCI each week. As we outline throughout the rest of this week’s edition, the past year has been one of tragedy and triumph across the...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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