Sunday, August 14, 2022

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All right, who's in charge of the weather around here? A few weeks ago we have moderate, nearly spring-like weather, and now that it is spring, there’s little proof that spring has really arrived. Last week’s rainy, gray and showers mixed with snow was the last straw in proving to anyone with half...
Dodge County’s only surviving team in the Minnesota State High School League basketball tournament is the Hayfield Vikings boys’ team. They are survivors. They are also CHAMPIONS, again. They conquered a back-and-forth slugfest with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 51-49. (Think about that—it took three...
It’s basketball playoff time and the Hayfield Vikings are fighting for the top spot in girls and boys A competition at Williams Arena (a.k.a. the Barn). Hayfield’s teams are the only Dodge County and Byron High School remain in contention for a state title. Last Thursday night I watched as the...
It’s been a lot of years since the days of black & white photography. It’s been even longer since my first shooting of the Cloquet Lumberjacks and the Hibbing Blue Jackets. It was Cloquet’s shot to move on to the state tournament. There was however, a huge obstacle standing in the Jacks way to...
Just a week from today is St. Patrick’s Day. There are a lot of stories about St. Patrick and some of them are true. However, there will be a St. Paddy’s Day this Saturday as part of the Kasson Downtown Task Force. From 3 to 7 p.m. businesses on Main Street will be open and celebrating St. Paddy’s...
Winter is almost over. Yes, I understand that March is one of the snowiest months in Minnesota but look at the facts: there are only 17 days remaining until spring begins. (And there are only 10 days until Daylight Saving Time rolls our way.) Winter sports are winding down. Hockey, both boys and...
Now that Hillary Clinton has made it apparent that she’s considering another run for the White House in 2024 because Joseph R. (Let’s Go Brandon) Biden, Jr. is experiencing a lack of cognitive reasoning and she wants the Oval Office. Simply stated, Joe has lost his mind. However, if Hillary becomes...
National Public Radio (NPR) has sparked conversation about the color of one’s emoji might be racists—certainly white privilege is the yellow-handed thumbs up emoji. Yes, that NPR, the taxpayer funded public radio using three reporters to get to the bottom of these small digital racist icons....
"Another city replaces lost newspaper" was the headline of a letter to the editor that was brought to the DCI office last week. The Lake County Press was starting up after its former owner shuttered the Lake County News-Chronicle in 2020. In fact, the company that created the Lake County Press...
Last Saturday was one of those days made for exploring the snowmobile trails in Dodge County. It was a sunny day that brought out ‘bilers from all over the area. They were all gathered in Riverside Park in Mantorville as part of the annual Ride For Wyatt and served as a fundraiser for suicide...

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