Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Opinions

This year’s Minnesota State Fair marked a special milestone for Minnesota newspapers. It was the 30th anniversary of the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation’s museum at the Fair.  I have been fortunate to be part of the foundation as one of its board directors for several years. During that time,...
My feet and back still hurt as I write this, nearly 35 years later. Young college students returning to school might be amazed to learn that, once upon a time, your predecessors had to stand in line to get their classes. And then they stood in line to get their books. Oy. Yes, it was the Dark...
I know that school is just around the corner; I just don't plan on acknowledging it.  I don't hate school, far from it. But I can't help the weird feeling of dread and excitement I get every time around the end of August.  I've always found joy in learning, and I understand it's an important part...
The man responsible for killing Mary Malakowsky's daughter nearly 30 years ago was so drunk he could hardly stand up. His friends laughed and carried him out to his car and they even turned the key becaise he couldn't just befor he drove away.  Ever since Shelly Malakowsky was decapitated and...
It feels like fall out there. Except for three or four hot days (maybe a couple more?), it’s been a cool, wet summer. Great sleeping weather. Odd but nice to wake up wrapped in a sleeping bag in August in Minnesota. Normally it’s too hot even to think about sleeping bags, sweaters and jackets ‘...
I don’t like public speaking. Not many people do. Once you find someone who does, it’s like a diamond in the rough. They are so rare, so special. Generally, people who enjoy speaking, and speaking to a crowd are the people you see up on stage. People who seem to shine just a little bit...
It’s hard to believe, but my summer internship with the DCI has come to an end. My time here has been a BIG learning experience. From asking the right questions, interviewing the right people, and most importantly not backing into a sentence, I’ve learned a lot about how to be a better writer...
The Steele County Fair wouldn't be the fair without a little polka music, and yes, one man in particular along with his concertina.  Throughout the six-day fair that wrapped up Sunday night, Luverne Wanous of Owatonna logged in yet another fair. For the 81-year-old musician, he has been...
"I'm sorta glad that them people got hit and I'm glad that girl died. They were a bunch of Communists out there protesting against somebody's freedom of speech, so it doesn't bother me that they got hurt at all."  - Justin Moore, Grand Dragon of the Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux Klan, to WBTV in...
As the summer days dwindle to a close, so does the peaceful bliss that cover the town.  I know it will get colder soon, and I know I’ll need to start waking up earlier soon. Summer comes and goes far too quickly for me to fully enjoy it, and I know when September comes I’ll wait for June to...

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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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