Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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With the vast array of communication devices, we now have at our fingertips, reaching out to people a distance away is easier than ever. We rarely write letters and wait impatiently for the mailman to deliver a response. Using long distance to call someone is a thing of the past. With a cell phone...
I love walking outside during the summer in Minnesota. My wife, Lori and I frequently go for walks on trails in the woods. We recently took a walk around Rice Lake. The green plants and trees were so vibrantly green as we walked around the lake. It was a beautiful space to be in and just breathe....
The Minnesota League of Minnesota Cities has recognized 35 state lawmakers, including Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester), as 2023 Legislators of Distinction. Chosen legislators are honored for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s state legislative session....
     There are 12 townships in Dodge County (Ashland, Canisteo, Claremont, Concord, Ellington, Hayfield, Mantorville, Milton, Ripley, Vernon, Wasioja, and Westfield). As of writing this Letter to the Editor, ONE township as a website: Milton Township (milton-township.com), Ripley Township has a...
For my wife’s birthday, we had our whole family together. Both of our daughters and our son-in-law cooked and cleaned in the kitchen. However, their idea of cleanliness exceeded my expectations. When I tried to help by wiping off the counter with a dish rag, my oldest daughter told me I couldn’t...
Readers of the Dodge County Independent are probably well aware of issues concerning delivery of their newspaper. In the past couple of years we have heard from many of you complaining about late delivery of your newspaper. We are thankful that most of you have been understanding and realize that...
When I was growing up, my family was always close by. My grandparents lived in nearby towns and most of my aunts and uncles lived locally too. Those that had moved were still in the state or just over the border. The same was true of my wife, even if her family circle was in a community 400 miles...
   Summer is in full swing and that means that it is that time of the year to break out the flip-flops, sunscreen, and charcoal. As people make their way to the lake, as they gather for summer BBQs, and sit out by the pool it can be easy to allow the relaxed atmosphere of summertime to carry over...
It’s that time of year again. The first Friday in August has become the annual date for the Dodge County Stroll, the local version of Relay for Life. Relays for Life take place throughout the United States as a time to remember those who have lost their lives to cancer as well as supporting those...
July marks one of my favorite months atSouthern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). It is the time of year when we get to distribute more than 20,000 books to organizations that work with young children in our 20-county region. The importance of early literacy cannot be overstated. Not only...

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