Monday, September 25, 2017

Opinions

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...
Old and tired. No, I’m not referring to me, though I feel that way some days. That was actually the diagnosis given to us regarding the appearance of our newspaper last spring when we brought in a top-notch newspaper consultant to help us.  Kevin Slimp, who travels around the country helping...
Over this past year, we have been digging into the on-going battle against impaired driving with stories, columns and editorials about the devastating effects having one too many can have on our society. We had hoped to get through the year without an alcohol-related driving death in Dodge and...
It’s back to the magical world of Harry Potter, and even further back in time. This family friendly fantasy film follows Newt Scamander, a British wizard with an affinity for studying and collecting magical creatures, as he lands in New York City in 1926 with a magical suitcase full of fantastic...
May the force be with you for it’s certainly with this latest edition to the Star Wars universe. “Rogue One”, set between episodes three and four of the saga, follows a band of misfits and rebels on their mission to find a weakness in the evil galactic empire’s newest weapon, the Death Star. For...
An interesting cartoon came across my desk this week that not only gave me a chuckle, but it really hit it on the head in describing the plight of America’s newspapers, including your very own Dodge County Independent (DCI).  It’s a battle newspaper journalists face every day.  Silly in the sense...
War is Hell, but “Hacksaw Ridge” certainly isn’t. The movie follows the story of Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, a conscientious objector, who nonetheless enlists to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II as a field medic. Doss’s religious beliefs bar him from carrying a weapon or...

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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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