Friday, May 26, 2017

Opinions

It’s not often that a community is able to soak up the limelight of a sports state championship. But this week Kasson and Mantorville are celebrating the capturing of a state wrestling title.  While many schools may only get such an opportunity once, this is actually the second time in four years...
“I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” Ernest Hemingway once said.  It appears Hemingway wasn’t the only one who found value in sleep. Minnesotans also like to catch their Zzzzz’s. And now we’re being labeled as some of the best sleepers in the country.  It’s...
Hearts are plentiful during the month of February. The biggie involving hearts comes on some romantic day when lovers of all ages share their hearts and lots of love. But as I grow older in years, I have found something even bigger than Valentine’s Day involving hearts. February is American Heart...
It once was junk and tossed aside, but now recycled trash is stuffing the state’s coffers as well as the wallets of many Minnesotans. The stuff that once was trash delivers $3.4 billion worth of economic treasures, according to a new report issued last week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
I got a shot or jolt of inspiration last week in the Twin Cities. No, I wasn’t at the doctor’s office, but rather the Minnesota Newspaper Convention, a gathering of editors and publishers from newspapers across the state. This is always an inspiring time for me to find out what the industry trends...
By now everybody has likely made their New Year’s resolutions, which often end up being self-centered and all about me. But there is one resolution I hope people may consider yet for 2016 if they haven’t already.  It’s giving the gift of blood. I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous or exciting,...
Food may sometimes get a little overrated, but as I found this week hope starts with food. My youngest daughter and I found that out on Monday as we took advantage of the holiday to package food at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. It is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding...
A sad case involving a Steele County family has captured state and national headlines in recent weeks. It involves Cory Neal Stucky, 30, who has work connections in Dodge County, and his nearly 2-month-old baby. Back in July, the baby died while being cared for by Stucky in their Blooming Prairie...
Tuesday was a day filled with mixed emotions for me as I escorted my oldest daughter, Kyrie, off to the airport to board a plane as she takes off for four months to study abroad in Belgium.  Study abroad comes with a rollercoaster of emotions, even for dad. No doubt my daughter will be experiencing...
As chaotic as the holiday season can be during the month of December, the last thing one wants to cram into the schedule is a move. But that’s exactly what we did at the Dodge County Independent this past month. Over the past few weeks, we have taken up our long-time roots on First Avenue for the...

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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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