Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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We saved up our appetites all year long for the phenomenon which is known as “food from a truck.” With fair vendors traveling from venue to venue, let the snacking party begin, and as my mom always says, “If you go away hungry, it’s your own fault.” Most of you are probably well aware of what I’m...
As we head into the dog days of summer, several new laws take effect this week. The laws impacting newlyweds, minimum wage earners and drug offenders are coming into play after being passed by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year.   I’d like to give readers a brief rundown of the new laws...
I love the fair!  My wife Rosie knows that when its fair week, I’ll be gone from open to close.  It’s something I’ve always loved working.    I had many questions asked of me this past week: • Why aren’t you standing in your booth? • Why are you here day and night – you’re the boss? • Why are you...
It evoked a keen sense of sadness and regret.  Feelings of distress overcame me last week as I walked through the “Tunnel to Tower” exhibit at the Dodge County Fair.  The 9/11 Never Forget display brought back vivid memories of watching those horrifying images on television of planes flying into...
The times they are a changin’ We are a people that don’t like ruts, so we make changes. The problem with that is that we are people that don’t like change. What we need to be is a people that learn to be content where we are, but always ready to move on to the next note life prompts us to bellow....
You can rule with integrity or you can rule with intimidation. You can be a leader or you can be a bully. Kasson’s mayor, Steve Johnson showed his true colors during last week’s council meeting as he went on a public rant after indicting himself.  “I made a decision,” Johnson said and continued, “I...
In case you haven’t noticed, one of the hallmark staples of this newspaper is a weekly feature called “Land of Dodge Stories.”  We began running this feature last fall. Each week we dedicate an entire page or more to a single feature story with photos.  Over the past nine months, we’ve shared...
A couple weeks ago I stopped by the Berne church where my daughter and I enjoyed wood-fired pizza. Not only did we get a slice of yummy meat lover’s pizza, but we also got a slice of Swiss heritage.  What impressed me the most about the pizza event that attracts thousands to rural Dodge County each...
Lukas Wharton didn’t have a care in the world.  That’s certainly what we would wish for with any child, especially at the tender age of 5 years old. After all, how can life be any more carefree at that age? Lukas was just out enjoying a late afternoon ride in his play wagon when, sadly, our...
Picking a career can be one of the toughest decisions anybody will ever have to make. Police officer? Nurse? Administrative assistant? Politician? Attorney? Teacher? Business associate? Pastor? The list of opportunities is endless. How about adding agriculture to the top of that list? With...

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