Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Over the past few weeks we have written several stories, editorials and columns about the Hwy. 14 expansion between Owatonna and Dodge Center finally getting underway after decades of political fighting to find the funding. At the groundbreaking a couple weeks ago most of the ceremony seemed to...
One of the more interesting stories I have recently covered for our sister newspaper, the Steele County Times, is how boxing is aiming to slow Parkinson’s disease. I featured a group of Parkinson’s patients and in many cases their spouses who have taken up boxing and other fitness at the Owatonna...
Over the past few weeks we have written several stories, editorials and columns about the Hwy. 14 expansion between Dodge Center and Owatonna finally getting underway after decades of political fighting to find the funding. At the groundbreaking a couple weeks ago most of the ceremony seemed to...
The Blooming Prairie community loves its veterans. That can be easily understood when viewing the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial in its existence just to the east of the BP Servicemen's Club. The Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial will officially be dedicated next Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day...
The shovels flew with dirt Friday as local, state and federal leaders marked the ceremonial beginning of the Hwy. 14 expansion between Dodge Center and Owatonna. This is a long time a coming. Nearly 40 years to be exact. That’s right some people have been pushing for almost four decades to improve...
As journalists, we are usually the ones behind the camera asking questions and taking photos. But recently the role was reversed for our staff at the DCI. A few weeks ago a crew from Twin Cities TPT (Public TV) came to Dodge County to feature our newspaper and some of the challenges we’ve been...
As the editor of a local community newspaper, it’s common to field lots of questions throughout the week from various people regarding different aspects of the newspaper. First of all, I’d like to say that it is encouraging to see that our readers care enough to offer comments, suggestions and yes...
Want to know who our business leaders of tomorrow will be? Just hang out with some 61 Blooming Prairie Elementary School second graders. They were a part of a Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Entrepreneur Program last week. See story elsewhere in this issue of The Times. The program...
At some point during this time of the year, I say the same thing. Why did we plant so many trees?  This occurs when I am raking a lawn full of leaves. Before we moved in over 40 years ago, the area had been a corn field, so there was nothing here but a new house and a newly seeded lawn. So...
The shovels are going to be flying with dirt this Friday as state leaders, law enforcement officials and others mark the ceremonial beginning of the Hwy. 14 expansion between Dodge Center and Owatonna. This is a long time a coming. Nearly 30 years to be exact. That’s right some people have been...

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