Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Since COVID-19 interrupted life in Dodge County and surrounding areas of southeastern Minnesota, it’s been totally unusual. First, businesses were closed, unless the State of Minnesota deemed them essential. Restaurants and bars were limited to carry out only, no inside service. No church services...
A melodrama played out last Tuesday afternoon at the Kasson-Manorville Minnesota Wifi Performing Arts Center. It was the conclusion a two-year drama that began in 2018 when a domestic dispute ended with a woman killing her husband. It was not one of the one-act plays performed at the PAC. Unlike...
Squeezing all of the chores we’ve put off earlier in the summer ‘til now is becoming monumental undertaking. Staining the deck, replacing the weather stripping on the bottom of the garage door, replacing chipped strips on each side of the garage door, pruning the dead branches on a bush just...
If there is anything positive that has come out of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s the news from major retailers regarding Thanksgiving and the Black Friday holiday shopping kick off. For years, I have complained about how Thanks-giving has turned into Thanks-buying. I have often wondered where some of...
This Twilight Zone social atmosphere raging in the U.S. is lunacy. Locally, there have been manifestations of conflict between support for law enforcement and Black Lives Matter (BLM). Why? Is it wrong to support our local law enforcement agencies? Does supporting police, sheriff and Minnesota...
I’ll admit it. I’m not real crazy about wearing my protective mask, but if anything, it’s probably all for selfish reasons. I’m not one to start any sort of controversy over adapting to Minnesota’s new mask order, which took effect on Saturday. Basically, if you’re out in public, you need to mask...
If there’s such a thing as normal life anymore, we seem to be inching our way toward what most would consider normal. Last weekend my wife and I had a garage sale. People actually showed up. Some of the garage-salers wore facemasks, others did not. No big deal. After wrapping up the sale, I was...
As I’m sure many of you are figuring out, it’s tough to find anything to do this summer in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a love for art and specifically Terry Redlin, I have the perfect respite for you to enjoy. Take a short road trip over to Watertown, S.D. to visit the Redlin Art...
There’s continued hysteria coming from various groups in our nation to abandon those who protect all the people of this nation. One must ask…and replace them with what? Having two nephews in law enforcement, I am concerned for the safety of them and their fellow officers. Theirs is a dangerous...
How can someone accused of murder be smiling? That’s what many people were asking themselves after they saw last week’s newspaper offering the most recent booking photo of Lois Riess from the Steele County Detention Center. I know I was one of them a little taken back by her smug smile. Though she...

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