Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Do you hear that? It’s absolutely silent. After an all too short visit from our daughter and her three sweet little girls, it’s back to just noises like the furnace kicking in, the refrigerator running and the occa- sional car driving by the house. What three young girls bring to an empty-nester...
Something that I learned early on in my journalistic career dating back to the early 1990s is that if you ever want to get a pulse on the community and find out what’s going on, stop in and talk to the local chamber directors. Chambers have a vast amount of knowledge about what’s happening in the...
It’s always gratifying to win awards for one’s work. Such was the case last week when we came home with a whopping nine awards—the best ever for us in the state journalism contest. There are a couple projects that I am especially proud of in winning awards this year. Among the many awards, we...
It had been 50 years since the Kansas City (Missouri) Chiefs won Super Bowl IV, beating the Minnesota Vikings.  It’s been a week since the Chiefs repeated their conquest, this time against the  San Francisco 49ers. So why has it taken more than 50 years for our NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings, to...
Everyone wants to keep more of his or her hard-earned money. There are at least a dozen ideas to help folks keep more of their dollars. After maxing out credit cards buying Christmas gifts, many are trying by paying the minimum amount each month, which is useless. When most card companies charge...
This photo taken during last summer’s Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna of Cali Nelson, 7, of Ellendale and her cow earned local fair officials a first place award this past weekend.
Our little sleeping beauties have earned the Steele County Free Fair a top prize in the annual convention of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs this past weekend in the Twin Cities. You may recall that last summer we published a photograph of Cali Nelson, 7, of Ellendale snuggled right next...
A few inches of snow fell on the region last Monday and Tuesday. Many folks in our neighborhood were up shortly after 6 a.m. to tackle the shoveling of those nuisance snowfalls. Monday morning’s few inches were mainly light and no sweat. Tuesday’s morning snow was wet and heavy, and proved to be...
LeMar Nelson was the heart beat of Blooming Prairie for many years. His heart stopped beating last week with his passing at age 87 but his impact on this small, southeastern community will be everlasting and has always been positive. LeMar was one of the more recognizable old-timers in Blooming...
Folks from across the region found out last week just exactly how big the law enforcement family is. Just days after Waseca officer Arik Matson, 32, was shot in the head by a suspect in a disturbance call, police officers, deputies, firefighters and others gathered for a candlelight vigil outside...
It’s been just over a month since moving into the publisher’s office at the Dodge County Independent. During that first month, I’ve met a lot of good folks. I’ve met the hockey coaching staff (the ones in charge of the county’s premier hockey team). I’ve met Kasson’s mayor early on as he was in a...

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