Monday, October 22, 2018

Opinions

Say it ain’t so. That’s the feeling that overcame me Sunday morning as I headed off to church and large snow flurries were covering my vehicle. By the time I came out of church nearly three hours later, the ground was pretty much white. “Wait a minute,” I thought to myself, “It’s only Oct. 14. What...
Last Wednesday was World Mental Health Day a day that is important in some way to almost every single person in the world. While not all people have some type of mental health issue they most likely know someone who does, whether they know it or not. Over the course of last week I also saw many of...
When I was growing up I lived in an over 80,000-person city where the local school and city budgets were close to $200 million. One of the things that I noticed was that often times people didn’t really pay attention to what was going on in the city unless it was going to directly impact them. ...
In the hectic world we live in today, it’s easy to get caught up in everything and forget about the significance or importance of someone or, in this case, something. I even find myself falling victim to not appreciating things as much as I should from time to time. I think it’s easy to...
Despite the obstacles we have faced with the challenges of running a small newspaper, there has been a bit of sunshine at the end of the storm for us. This past weekend our newspaper was recognized with a pair of national journalism awards. One of the hurdles we have faced over the past couple...
Last May as I was getting ready to graduate college from Franklin Pierce University, I was asked to come visit a small town called St. James, Minnesota to interview for a staff writer position with the local paper.  I had never been to Minnesota before but I decided to fly from my hometown of...
This past weekend I lived the legend. The legend of King Henry and his royal court, that is. King Henry featured his 16thCentury European village at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which has been going on every weekend since mid-August and wraps up this coming weekend. The Renaissance is an...
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) recently wrote an editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune arguing Minnesota’s titanium, copper, nickel, and platinum deposits are low-grade and economically risky to develop. If these resources were truly valuable, so they argued, the...
A comment from an area teacher caught my attention while I was covering the “Honeycrisp for Harberts” fundraiser at Friday night’s football game in Blooming Prairie and jarred some raw emotions for me.  As we chatted about the tragedy involving a Dodge Center family that has marred the opening of...
I love photojournalism. It’s a particular form of journalism involving the collecting, editing and presenting of news material for publication that employs images in order to tell a news story. They are visual images of a story that back up a writer’s words. In the case of papers like ours, a...

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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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