Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Opinions

This New Year was spent with family watching Ohio State thump NCAA’s No. 2 Clemson in a 49-28 semi-final and Alabama’s Crimson Tide took care of Notre Dame in lop-sided matchup by a score of 31-14. It was great to watch the New Year’s Day college football games of 2021 without a thought of 2020....
I was beginning to think Minnesota was a victim state of global warming. Alas, winter finally arrived. A storm moved into our neck of the woods last week and dumped a payload of the white stuff. Here’s what the Weather Channel issued last Tuesday: “IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The...
The year had started out as a somewhat normal new year, but by late February the wheels fell off! Officials in Washington, heads of the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, Dr. Anthony Fauci and a host of Chinese Communist Party leaders were telling of the coronavirus that was...
It’s been tough year for law enforcement.   Since the COVID-19 shutdown last spring, our deputies have dealt with an alarming increase in mental health cases – multiple suicides, suicidal threats, domestic assaults, child abuse cases, and more. The cumulative stress of multiple incidents like this...
Concerts, Christmas programs, business Christmas office parties and in-person Christmas Eve services for the most part have been cancelled, zoomed or held in a manner that falls within the guidelines of the governor’s orders. However, during this holiday week – between Christmas Eve and New Year’s...
Governor’s orders do not permit weddings, funerals and similar events to take place between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. So, if anyone was thinking of having a wedding around 10 p.m. or before 4 a.m., better rethink the plans. And, if Dear-Old-Dad kicks the bucket, and my family is thinking of conducting my...
Thanksgiving is behind us. Yes, millions of U.S. citizens took to airports, highways and visited with family and friends over Thanksgiving. All of us were warned that there would be an extreme spike following the holiday. Well, my wife and I thought it was worth the risk to venture to Maple Grove...
Area Chambers of Commerce are not allowing the Grinch to steal Christmas 2020. Kasson, Mantorville, Byron and West Concord area businesses are launching an all out attack on the Grinch and hosting activities targeting moms, dads, kids and grandparents. Kasson’s Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is...
No one is surprised when an eight-foot gator climbs out of a South Carolina water hazard and trapes across a tee box. But it’s not quite as common in Minnesota. A three-foot alligator emerged 10 feet in front of Cory Klocek when he was hunting near East Bethel on Saturday’s opener. It being 2020,...
Earlier this week I received a call from a young woman upset that an editorial in this newspaper titled: “It’s over and the winner is…?” She was upset, claiming it was pro-Trump. In conversing with this reader, I suggested that she consider writing a letter or guest column refuting what she had...

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