Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Graduation is over, the Twins are clawing their way out of last place and we’ve had enough rain to stave off a draught at least until mid-summer. May was, and usually is, an extremely busy month. Yes, there are graduation ceremonies (as opposed to the 2020 awkward commencement) and some had the...
Hundreds of Dodge County and Byron high school seniors will receive their diploma during graduation ceremonies beginning tomorrow. Most, if not all, of the graduating seniors will march into the stadium, auditorium or gymnasium to the music of Pomp & Circumstance. This has been a part of...
I read with interest the recent column by Sheriff Scott Rose, “Stop demonizing our law enforcement” (DCI- May 6 edition). His politically charged piece chastises Governor Tim Walz, questioning “what has our Minnesota Governor done to support law enforcement?” I ask, what has local law enforcement...
Those of us who lived during the 1970s remember the shameful resignation of Richard M. Nixon from the presidency due to a break-in of the National Democratic headquarters offices at Watergate. It also brought us the Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer from Georgia, to fill the oval office and clean up the...
Finally, I have found someone who disagrees with me and is willing to speak up. A guy from Byron called in a week ago last Friday. He left a message that he would like to see a variety of opinion on the opinion page. Apparently, the opinions and political cartoons are a bit too conservative for him...
  Last week was one of those weeks! Has anyone ever had one of those days when everything begins to pile up like a train wreck? Last week was just that at the Dodge County Independent. At first, a few Byron subscribers did not get their DCI and that was followed up by phones on Friday with...
Has anyone else noticed Canadian geese flying south with suitcases in tow? This April weather has even migratory birds wondering, what gives? Winter has been reluctant to loosen its grip on Minnesota. Cold, driven by harsh bone-chilling winds from the Canadian north has been plunging south onto the...
It’s time to get the boat ready for the Minnesota fishing opener, which is May 15. Clean the inside of old bait, be certain that the pedestal seats are comfortable, not cracked and rotting and get the rod and reel out of the rod rack in the garage. There’s nothing like the fishing opener in...
Dodge County claims No. 2 at first ever Minnesota State High School League tournament in St. Paul. They eventually fell to Gentry Academy, but not before defeating Hermantown’s Hawks and Little Falls’ Flyers in quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. Living on the edge has become part of the...
Hockey, wrestling, March Madness and a host of high school and college sports are bombarding all of us. Over the weekend, Kasson-Mantorville, Hayfield and Byron wresters took their place on center stage. Tuesday night the Dodge County Wildcats (a team made up of K-M, Byron, Dover-Eyota, Hayfield,...

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