Monday, September 25, 2017

Opinions

It was a nice day in March, 2005. I remember, because that was the last time I saw my beautiful red 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck.We were bailing up Highway 218 south of Austin, heading to Winona for a fun day with friends. I had my head in the clouds at 60 miles an hour. Couldn’t stop thinking...
It’s so easy to fall away from spirituality, from pausing to consider the big picture and give thanks for all our blessings. You just go along with the fast-paced madness, working and frowning and worrying, hardly breathing,  tense, cynical, slowly dying on the vine. It’s easy to return when you...
For years it was impaired driving that took an ugly toll on our roadways. And while drunk driving still continues to be a problem, there is a new issue that has emerged that may be just as dangerous if not worse. It’s texting while driving, or distracted driving. Last week’s tragedy that killed 13...
Go, Go, Power Rangers!          If you didn’t chant that along in your head, you’re either lying or you aren’t the intended audience for this latest addition to the Power Rangers Franchise.          This grittier reboot of the classic TV show, directed by Dean Israelite, gives us the origin of the...
An older couple stopped by the DCI last week, and, after more than a little prodding by his wife, the husband – let’s call him Ole; he wouldn’t give us his real name – was still too stoic to tell us about the big something that was clearly on his mind. So the wife, Lena – don’t use her real name...
They probably won’t go down as the most exciting or sexiest spring breaks for my college- aged children. But then again I tend to feel spring breaks are far over-rated any way.I am often amazed at how many parents of teenagers and even younger kids make a big splash about spring breaks and often...
Holy Moley, it’s almost fantasy baseball time again. Time to assemble the 2017 version of my fantasy team, Dirt’s Clods (kind of a long story, but it involves news coverage of the rough old days of stock car racing, which is a really long, sordid story). The Clods are an original member of the...
As journalists celebrated Sunshine Week last week, it comes at an extraordinary moment in the history of this country with the continued adversarial relationship between the presidency and the press.  For those who have read my columns with any consistency, you will be the first to know that I...
A tale as old as time is being retold. Beauty and the Beast is the latest addition to Disney’s line-up of live-action remakes of animated classics. This time around Emma Watson serves at the titular beauty, while Dan Stevens plays the beast. They make for charming leads, and the ensemble cast of...
The little lady at the convenience store counter sized me up, looked at me shrewdly  for a few seconds.  “How many cats do you have?” How many cats? Oh. She’d seen the bag of kitty litter I’d lugged up to the counter. Two, I said. She was quiet again. “I had a cat,” she said. “He was named Charlie...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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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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