Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Opinions

It's been unbearably cold for the past few days. Just thinking about earlier last week and how it was in the 50's makes it feel like a completly different lifetime. Usually I’m not one to complain about the cold, as it never really bothers me. What bothers me about this unwelcomed cold, though, is...
Manny and Delia Guajardo hoped to assist 100 children with sweet deals on toys and clothes during the Christmas for Children Drive at their store, Sophia’s Thrift Store and Clothing Bank in Kasson. “It’s not going to happen,” Manny said. That’s because the number jumped to nearly 140 kids. And...
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “It’s just a number,” over the past few weeks. The unthinkable happened to me a week ago. I turned 50 years old on Dec. 12. As my family and friends celebrated the grand occasion with me, they kept reminding me that I shouldn’t worry about turning...
As the sun has set on another harvest season in Minnesota, perhaps one of the state’s oldest farmers reaped another bountiful crop, though not a record one. Within the past couple weeks, Lowell Trom, who farms on the south end of Dodge County, completed yet another harvest. The 88-year-old...
I was writing sports and feature stories for the daily Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa. Came home late one late autumn night and edcided at the last minute to take a walk around the block, even though it was blustery cold and raining. Was only about four houses from my own when I heard a...
Camp can be fun if you go with the right people. I’ve never been to a camp. No summer music camps or Girl Scout camps, or anything of that sort. We didn’t sing Kumbaya and cook S’mores, although I wouldn’t hate that.  No, this was purely educational for me.  Camp MRC stands for Medical Reserves...
A 1996 photo of Resident Bill Clinnton tells the story of winter in our region. He is stepping off Air Force One on a February day at the Mason City (Iowa) Airport, wearing a jacket fit for fall weather. The look on his face plainly says: “WHOOOO!” Winter defines us here in “MinneSNOWta.” It can...
The grisly case of a man burned up in a vehicle and left for dead in a soybean field in a remote area of Steele County more than a year ago has finally come to a conclusion with an unusual twist. A few weeks ago, Peter Escobar, 25, of Albert Lea received an interesting sentence for the death of...
Saving money can be hard. For me, it’s not too hard. Just don’t go out or do anything and you’ll find that none of your money will disappear.  But during this time of year, that’s next to impossible.  I’ve found that saving your money throughout the summer isn’t difficult at all, and disciplining...
She's been gone almost four years already. Seems like yesterday. She was my bestest buddy, my biggest fan. My mom was something else all over again, as she would say. She could be a real so-and-so, as she would say. She was a feisty little third-generation German, owner of the world’s biggest...

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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