Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Everyone wants to keep more of his or her hard-earned money. There are at least a dozen ideas to help folks keep more of their dollars. After maxing out credit cards buying Christmas gifts, many are trying by paying the minimum amount each month, which is useless. When most card companies charge...
This photo taken during last summer’s Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna of Cali Nelson, 7, of Ellendale and her cow earned local fair officials a first place award this past weekend.
Our little sleeping beauties have earned the Steele County Free Fair a top prize in the annual convention of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs this past weekend in the Twin Cities. You may recall that last summer we published a photograph of Cali Nelson, 7, of Ellendale snuggled right next...
A few inches of snow fell on the region last Monday and Tuesday. Many folks in our neighborhood were up shortly after 6 a.m. to tackle the shoveling of those nuisance snowfalls. Monday morning’s few inches were mainly light and no sweat. Tuesday’s morning snow was wet and heavy, and proved to be...
LeMar Nelson was the heart beat of Blooming Prairie for many years. His heart stopped beating last week with his passing at age 87 but his impact on this small, southeastern community will be everlasting and has always been positive. LeMar was one of the more recognizable old-timers in Blooming...
Folks from across the region found out last week just exactly how big the law enforcement family is. Just days after Waseca officer Arik Matson, 32, was shot in the head by a suspect in a disturbance call, police officers, deputies, firefighters and others gathered for a candlelight vigil outside...
It’s been just over a month since moving into the publisher’s office at the Dodge County Independent. During that first month, I’ve met a lot of good folks. I’ve met the hockey coaching staff (the ones in charge of the county’s premier hockey team). I’ve met Kasson’s mayor early on as he was in a...
With a real beard, Al Martin has been entertaining children as well as adults in the Owatonna area as Santa Claus for more than 30 years.
Some holiday traditions never die off. The red jolly old Saint Nick with the big beard, and yes, sometimes the big belly, is one of them. Santa Claus has a long history steeped and woven into Christmas traditions with families for centuries. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red...
Sad days were recorded as 2019 fades into our collective memories. No, I’m not referring to the latest Vikings loss, nor am I referring to the poorest college officiating that stole a win from Ohio State over undefeated Clemson. I am referring to the hatred that seems to be targeting Jews and...
Having lived in the south for several years, my wife and I developed a taste for southern food. You know, barbeque. Pulled pork, baby back ribs, baked beans with chunks of pulled pork and potato salad. Last week, I visited Kasson’s Misplaced Magnolia. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when...
With the new year, and a new decade as well, upon us this week, we have decided to kick things off in a big way with the newspaper. We’re creating an opportunity for readers as well as potential new readers to kick off the new decade by winning some cold hard cash. We might actually be accused of...

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