Sunday, September 24, 2017

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The 160th-annual Dodge County Fair attracted the masses - hundreds of people eager for fun and food here in high summer in good ol’ southeast Minnesota. Holy cow, the fun: from 4-H judging and bull-riding to hot music to a demolition derby to the talent show, milkshake shoot-out, all those...
As I drove around Dodge County surveying storm damage July 19, I came across a grieving woman. For me, emotion got in the middle of doing my job as a journalist. It was a tough night for Darlene Schmidt of Owatonna as she stared at serious damage to her son’s turkey barns north of Claremont....
Throughout the summer I find myself getting out of the house more than I usually would in past years. I’ve been busy with family trips, dance practices, and my job. I’m starting to notice how busy I’ve become. I kind of like it. To add to my already eventful summer, my friends and I have decided...
Got a haircut the other day – quite a few of them, actually – and gazed across the street at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, home of many childhood memories. Rochester was small enough back then that you could probably hear the Fairgounds-based stock car- racing racket across town. We certainly...
A common saying is, ‘Never talk about politics, religion, or money,’ but today I’m going to ignore that guideline. In our current news environment, we can no longer afford to not talk about politics. But I’m not going to bash or praise our current president. Instead, I want to talk about local...
I have had the chance to y the friendly skies many times over the years, but none of those came close to matching up to my experience last week. As part of a media promotion, I had the unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the Roaring Twenties Thursday afternoon in Rochester. I...
For most of us, summer is a time when life slows down. So, make the most of your summer by doing those activities that you didn’t have time for during the school year – like reading. For students, summer gives us a chance to read for fun instead of having to read textbooks or the works of...
Memorial Day through Labor Day is usually the cause for great celebration, as it is summertime in Minnesota. But it is also a dreaded time, at least on Minnesota roadways. To police officers, this time period is known as the 100 deadliest days for drivers. Statistically speaking, this is when...
"What are your plans for the future?"   It’s a question that’s been asked and answered in hundreds of different ways. It’s a question that I despise but I find now follows me as I trek my way through high school. My answer is a continuous “I don’t know,” but as of recently I’ve taken to...
Another superhero swung into theaters this weekend, and he is a welcome addition. Spiderman: Homecoming is exactly the superhero movie the summer needed. Following the adventures of Spiderman, alias Peter Parker, the movie picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War with the teenage...

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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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