Sunday, August 20, 2017

Opinions

They probably won’t go down as the most exciting or sexiest spring breaks for my college- aged children. But then again I tend to feel spring breaks are far over-rated any way.I am often amazed at how many parents of teenagers and even younger kids make a big splash about spring breaks and often...
Holy Moley, it’s almost fantasy baseball time again. Time to assemble the 2017 version of my fantasy team, Dirt’s Clods (kind of a long story, but it involves news coverage of the rough old days of stock car racing, which is a really long, sordid story). The Clods are an original member of the...
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...
A tale as old as time is being retold. Beauty and the Beast is the latest addition to Disney’s line-up of live-action remakes of animated classics. This time around Emma Watson serves at the titular beauty, while Dan Stevens plays the beast. They make for charming leads, and the ensemble cast of...
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...
And now the rest of the story. As our staff prepared the annual spring farm tab, which is one of our largest publications of the year and comes out this week to rural residents, I came across something that intrigued me from the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, who famously coined the phrase, “...
t came many years later, but a well-deserved honor found its way to a fallen Hayfield police chief and his widow within the past few weeks.  Doug Claassen was given a hero’s tribute 18 years after battling to keep the residents of this county safe. He had been injured by a violent suspect in 1977,...
Batman is back in all his Lego brick glory to take on his greatest gallery of villains yet. After defeating the latest caper of Gotham’s criminals led by the Joker, Batman finds himself at a loss for what to do when crime in the city begins to drop rapidly removing the need for a masked vigilante....
Corporate America seems to be eating away our small communities in ways that are troubling to say the least.  How often do we see corporate giants taking over small town businesses and not always doing some pretty things? It’s happened in the media business with big corporates buying up the small...

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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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