Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Opinions

Since my birthday has gone and passed now, I think it’s a appropriate to tell you some quirks about me that people usually don’t typically know. Seeing as I’m almost an adult now.  •I hate spaghetti. Yes, I hate the most romantic food known to common cuisine. I think it’s disgusting and I don’t...
While in search of the great pumpkin last week, I veered off to the Steele County Cetention Center in Owatonna, which houses prisoners for Dodge and Steele counties as well as other areas, of all the places. The jail is not exactly the place where one would think of finding pumpkins. But there...
If sugar is the devil, I've been in Deepest Heck since about Day One.  I ate whole boxes of sugar-filled cereal as a kid. Became great friends with Tony the Tiger, Sonny the Cuckoo of Cocoa Puffs fame, and Toucan Sam of Froot Loops fame, then ran down to the neighborhood Mom and Pop grocery store...
“Do you feel safe in school?” It’s a question they ask us every year, in a survey we take in school. I believe it’s right under the one that asks us if we have been bullied in the last six months.  I never have questioned my safety. I’ve lived in the same town since I was born, and the people...
The more you hang around area grade schools and high schools, the more you love the kids. You realize how young they are. You remember the angst of your own school years (“Does she like me? MAYBE! Should I ask her to the Homecoming dance?), you see that these are kids being kids, and you have to...
Two years ago when I took over the DCI, I made a commitment to our readers that I would produce one of the best small-town newspapers in Minnesota. That’s exactly what happened last week when the DCI picked up four national awards for journalistic excellence. Each of the awards showcased our...
There is nothing like a Friday night football game. I have next to no idea how the sport works, other than the objective of the game itself.  Where I come from, football will always be second to hockey, but it will never come last.  Kasson-Mantorville loves football.  It’s an entire event, and the...
National Pet Peeve Week is comin’ ‘round again. Second week in October (web-holidays.com). So many peeves, so little time … •Slow drivers. Fast drivers. Crazy drivers. Clueless drivers. Texting drivers. Drivers who live in the passing lane. Lazy drivers who take up 1.5 (or more) parking spots. Dang...
We’ve all likely heard about the Black Lives Matter movement involving large groups of people over the past few years campaigning against violence and systemic racism. The group regularly holds protests against police killings of black people and broader issues of racial profiling and police...
My mother and father couldn't agree on a house.  My mother was a city person and my dad was a country type of person. Somewhere along the way they met, got married, bought a house, and then had a couple kids. Something most people don’t actually know about my parents is their wedding anniversary...

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

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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