Sunday, August 14, 2022

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The middle school students were staring at me, puzzled. I had asked them a simple question, “What are the greatest commandments?” Finally, one spoke up, “Don’t murder?” I shook my head no. “Don’t steal?” Nope. When they ran out of guesses I had them turn to the gospel of Matthew 22:36-40 which says...
Throughout the month of June I had the pleasure of visiting with folks from across Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) 20-county region during our Sprout events. These events, which were held in New Ulm, Dundas, and Winona, were an opportunity to directly share SMIF’s resources and...
Those that talk about the benefits of retirement often stress the fact that you now have time for yourself. You aren’t confined by a time clock or a work schedule. You can do what you want when you want. At least that is the image they try to portray.  For my grandparents, I think that was a pretty...
Throughout the month of June I had the pleasure of visiting with folks from across Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) 20-county region during our Sprout events. These events, which were held in New Ulm, Dundas, and Winona, were an opportunity to directly share SMIF’s resources and...
Google and Facebook have enormous economic and political power in society – especially over the news industry. Many ask if they have played a role in the misinformation that erodes our free press and plagues our democracy. Google and Facebook have a duopoly of the distribution of digital news...
We are less than two weeks away from primary election day in Minnesota. On August 2, voters will go to the polls for what are actually two separate elections if you live in the 1st Congressional District. A special primary will be held to choose an individual to serve out the remainder of the term...
I was thinking Ron Albright
   “I can’t find my phone.” If you haven’t said that yourself, somebody in your household probably has. It is a phrase fraught with anxiety since these modern marvels of communication have become so much more. Our connection has become so strong that to be without them for any extended period makes...
To the Editor: Modernity has its place. But wasn’t it Churchill who said that “A lovefor tradition has never weakened a nation”? Do we now shun the past in itspresent? Should we marginalize those still living in a world free from wi-fi?Before usernames and password updates, before smartphone...
I was thinking Ron Albright
The 4th of July is the biggest celebrated holiday of the summer. It is a time for boating, camping, picnics, parades and of course fireworks. While fireworks are often used for other community celebrations, it is the 4th where they become the dominant feature. For kids, the advent of nightfall...
Kasson-Mantorville’s school board made the right decision last week when they approved a new two-year contract with the Kasson Police Department for a school resource officer (SRO). Controversy arose in the district after Supt. Mark Matuska sent a letter out to parents informing them the district...

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