Saturday, December 4, 2021

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There certainly is little debate that we are in the midst of some unprecedented times as we grap- ple with the coronavirus pandemic. As I checked in on my parents this past weekend, my 86-year-old father shared how he has never experienced anything like this during his lifetime. It seems...
The past few days have been challenging to say the least in keeping our readers informed of perhaps the greatest crisis of the modern age. Information is constantly changing and new twists and turns are coming at every angle. It seems what had been addressed one hour is changing the next. It’s a...
In a 2016 video from a talk at Oxford University, (Michael) Bloomberg said, “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer.” The former New York City mayor continued, “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes...
Todd Hale of Owatonna hosts a weekly Big Band Show on KRFO Radio.
I’ve only known him for 10 years, but as Sid Hartman, who turns 100 this week after 80 plus years in the radio and newspaper businesses, would say he’s a close personal friend. I’m referring to my dear friend Todd Hale. He has been an icon in the Owatonna area for more than 60 years having...
COVID-19 or in layman’s terms the coronavirus is bashing the na- tion’s stocks and oil prices. In fact, just Monday alone stock fell precip- itously by more than 2,000, with the Dow Jones Industrial average end- ing the day at 23,851.02. Oil finished the day at 30.92 a barrel. So what? What...
Mardi Gras is a Christian holiday and most often associated in the U.S. with New Orleans. Since the mid-1700s, Mardi Gras has been celebrated openly, but not with all the parades and hoopla that we know today. Also known as Carnival, it’s celebrated in many countries around the world on the day...
Since moving back home to Minnesota, I have taken an interest in the number of people who have been upbeat about the future of the Dodge County Independent. There are those who have been focused on the DCI in this commu- nity newspaper because they’ve invested so much of their lives in the...
It’s a special time around our house this week as the queen of our household  celebrates yet another birthday. This queen has the run of the house day and night and really doesn’t have to do anything or report to anyone. She quite often gets a little temperamental and thinks she owns the place. She...
It’s happening...warmer weather and baseball are showing up on the same weekend. Our Minnesota Twins are beginning the 2020 season in spring training at Fort Myers basking in beautiful Florida sunshine. (The Twins thumped the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 16-0 in the first official game of...
Just a few miles down the road from Blooming Prairie, it became perhaps the most bitter labor strife in Minnesota’s history. I’m referring to the 1985-86 Hormel strike by 1,500 workers in Austin. Hormel is the only Minnesota Fortune 500 company not based in the Twin Cities and employs 1,800 people...

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