Saturday, November 17, 2018

Opinions

One of the hidden treasures in my hometown of Brownton that has always had a lasting impression on me turned out to be an icon in community journalism across Minnesota for decades. I was fortunate enough to get my start in the newspaper industry back in the early 1980s under Chuck Warner, the long-...
  I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Hendrickson Forum in Minneapolis.  The keynote speaker at the forum was Jackie Freiberg, an international best-selling author, who shared some unconventional, business-best practices of global leaders.  Even though her advice was geared towards...
It was nearly 30 years ago when Annie Anderson felt like she died. She really didn’t, but what she experienced that night has set off years of torture and torment mentally, physically and psychologically. At times, Anderson, the advertising director for the Dodge County Independent, wonders if she...
An old saying states, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” My first steps as a writer were when I joined DCI last summer, and I was nervous about the transition from schoolwork to working for a newspaper. Thankfully, I had an editor who was willing to help me as I was adjusted...
Addictions to gambling, coffee, Facebook, alcoholism, smoking, the internet, drugs, or work run rampant with many people. I've been fortunate to never be addicted to any of those. However, I must confess I do have an addiction. It surrounds popping a snack to satisfy my late night hunger cravings....
My legs hurt, and my calves ache, but I think I'll be okay. Walking in heels is harder than most people would think, and I believe women don’t get enough credit for doing it all day. I only did it for approximately three hours and I can attest. It isn’t pleasant.  Standing in heels for two hours...
It has been quite a year as managing editor of the DCI.  In the hour or so it took to pass we covered school boards, city councils and the county board, visited plays and concerts, the Dodge County Fair, Survival Days in West Concord, Festival in the Park in Kasson, a haunted house in Mantorville,...
It didn't last long. After only two months, a major grocery chain is back inserting its weekly specials into area newspapers and shopper publications. The chain had pulled the inserts at the beginning of the year. I am purposely leaving out the name of the chain because it really doesn't matter....
Easter has never played a significant part in my life, as it is a religious-centered holiday, and well, I don't come from a fairly religious family. At least my parents, my siblings, and I aren't. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy candy, or pastel colors, or the transition into spring, though. I’m...
Spring is on the horizon (even though it may not feel like it)! As the Earth awakens and I start to see grass and other signs of life, I’m reminded of the old saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” For a refresher, this means we should take the time to soak in the world around us.  I think this saying...

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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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