Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Opinions

Minnesotans know it’s spring when Old Man Winter teases us with some spring-like temperatures and then dumps a boatload of snow on us! That defining occurrence is out of the way, so it’s on to the traditional sign of spring–high school tournament time! Hockey playoffs have begun (boys and girls),...
It’s been a year since Minnesota and the rest of the nation was shut down. Panic ensued. At first swipe Dr. Anthony Fauci and the rest of his medical advisory team said masks don’t work. Then, we were hit with mandatory mask wearing. More confusion led to lockdowns. Senior care facilities were...
No one likes moving! I have moved five other newspapers to different buildings in four different states. This move from Main Street to the old Shopko building nearly killed me. Every piece of equipment: desks, computer, printers, shelving, copiers and every gadget needed to publish a newspaper had...
Did you hear it early last week? It was the sound of cars driving on slushy roads. Big deal? Well, after the Polar Vortex parked on the state over the past few weeks, the sound of slush is a welcome signal that spring is just around the corner. For most Minnesotans winter is no big deal....
Today’s the day! It’s the day we, the staff of the Dodge County Independent, move to our new location at 301 South Mantorville Ave. Suite 200, a.k.a. the old Shopko building. We chose the location right next to Clem’s Cups & Cones for obvious reasons. (I know, no one was thinking of an ice...
Have you ever tried downsizing. Older folks generally have trouble parting with things that have been a part of their home and life for decades. Pictures of the kids returning home from their first day of kindergarten get a “we can’t part with that.” Or a number of Terry Redlin prints that once...
We’ve lost our lease. Yep, we have to vacate our office by February 28. Our building’s owner wants to develop other businesses in the entire building. This spot on Main Street has been home to the DCI and ADvantage for the past five years. Let’s call it familiar. Owners Ed and Tina Butler...
After decades of round steering wheels there’s a car company designing the future cars it manufactures sporting rectangular steering ‘wheels’ on its Model S and X. If you guessed Tesla, you are correct. We have a few Teslas around town, but the sci-fi looking Tesla cockpits will impress even the...
As publisher of the Dodge County Independent and ADvantage for more than one year, our editor, Karen Jorgensen (a.k.a. the Great Dane), suggested that it was time to change my column from Back Home Again to something that is more in keeping with a person who managed to live through year one. That...
Once again the Minnesota Vikings are not in the National Football League’s National Football Conference championship game. Rather, the game is set to pit Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field home of the frozen tundra. Weather for that NFC match up is expected to reach...

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Dodge County Independent

Dodge County Independent and ADvantage
Plaza 57
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Suite 200

Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
Plaza 57
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Suite 200

Kasson, MN 55944