Friday, April 27, 2018

Editorial

As a tyke I stood in our backyard at home and joined my mom in chatting up neighbors over the fences.   To the south was Ella Mae, a feisty lady whose garage smelled like apples and who paid me $4 to mow her lawn and shovel her walk and driveway. That was more than enough cash for a kid to buy...
Because we are still between seasons (although the sports staff has been busy compiling information and writing preview articles), my thoughts the past week or so have gravitated to serious thoughts about spring.  The slow melt we have been enjoying for the last few days has made one thing...
When I was growing up, it seemed so simple to know exactly what agriculture provides society. Granted I grew up on a crop and livestock farm in central Minnesota to help bolster my knowledge.  I guess I had the inside scoop on many facets of agriculture that have served me well throughout my life....
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard some interesting comments from a couple of local business people about newspapers. They’re comments that infuriate me to no end. But perhaps more importantly the comments make me realize how lacking of knowledge people are when it comes to community newspapers. “...
It’s finally summer! These next couple months are a great time to relax and enjoy the great weather. Once you’re relaxed, it’s important to remember that fun summer adventures are available. All you have to do is look for them. My advice is, don’t wait until August to start your summer adventure...
Vicky Heitman is throwing this out there: Who’s interested in having a farmers’ market at her place of business, Prairie Meadows Senior Living Community? Heitman, the Kasson facility’s marketing director, has a vision of “Produce on the Prairie,” featuring produce, pastries, cookies, crafts,...
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...
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...
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...
No sooner had the ink dried on our newspaper and the ques-tion came firing at us: Why did you publish public salaries? A few weeks ago we pub-lished a rundown of the highest salaries of public officials in Dodge County. In addition,we printed a complete list of all employees showing their monthly...

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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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