Sunday, September 24, 2017

Opinions

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...
Some romances are written in the stars. Others just start there. The Space Between Us follows the journey of Gardner, the first person born on Mars. The child of an astronaut who’s unknowingly pregnant when she goes into space, Gardner’s existence is kept hidden from the world as he grows up on the...
I can’t begin to imagine the pain and horror Patty and Jerry Wetterling have experienced over the 28 years. It’s almost incomprehensible.  On Friday during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention, I had the opportunity to hear the Wetterlings speak about the tragedy that has gripped...
Leap into a lovely movie with La La Land. This new musical follows the love story of Sebastian, a jazz pianist who dreams of opening his own club, and Mia, an aspiring actress. They meet, and after some initial friction, begin to fall in love. The demands of trying to follow their dreams in tinsel...
Monster Trucks is a Frankenstein of a film, a few good parts, a few bad ones. The movie focuses on high school student Tripp, played by Lucas Till, who discovers a giant squid-like creature in the junkyard where he works. The monster, accidentally released from an underground lake by oil drillers,...
Janis Ray just can’t leave the West Concord school building she began teaching in nearly 60 years ago even though school ended long ago. Her days of teaching are long over with, but she’s still occupying the building that last saw students in the early 1990s. These days Ray is operating the West...

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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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