Thursday, April 15, 2021

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By now, everyone probably is aware of my love for the fairs. As many fair lovers are finding out this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is crimping our lifestyle for the summer. On Saturday, I set out in the search of fair food to at least wet my appetite with some treats. I brought my oldest daughter...
Our readers in Owatonna got a dose of the postal blues a couple weeks ago, most likely without even really noticing it except for a delay with their delivery. As we do every week on Wednesday (unless it’s a holiday), we delivered the newspapers to the Owatonna Post Office. The newspapers are tied,...
Excitement was building for area pools to open for the shortened season. Moms, Dads and kids full of pent up energy were looking forward to the opening of pools around Dodge County. Kasson’s pool opening was set for last Friday. Wouldn’t ya know it, kids were awakened by rain pelting the roof of...
We’ve all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in some way or another over the past three months. As crazy as things have been during the crisis and under all the problems and issues that have resulted from the outbreak, there are countless stories of people that have made a difference and...
It’s only mid-June and I’m to the point where I feel I’ve already been through a full year of ups and downs. I was talking with our editor, Karen Jorgensen last week and we were recounting the significant things that have happened since January 1, 2020. The year began with the Iowa caucuses. The...
For the past several weeks, well okay maybe months already, I have felt like a shaggy dog. There have been days where I have felt like hiding and not showing my face any where. It seems my hair is growing out of control and there is no one around to take care of my problem. For those who know me, I...
A sure sign of life beginning to normalize in Kasson is the number of cars parked on Main Street. During the months of COVID-19 shutdown, the number of cars parked on the street was quite bleak. There were a few employees using the wide-open spots, but virtually no shoppers were going into salons,...
A major highlight of my summers ever since growing up on the farm has been the county and state fairs. Ever since I can remember, I have been involved with a fair in some shape or form. One of my first memories is showing pigs at the county fair. I still remember showing a champion hog and having...
After several years of living south of the Mason-Dixon Line, my wife and I were enamored with the thunder boomers, lightning crashes and the wall clouds that moved through the area last week. It reminded us of the severe weather we experienced while living in Arkansas and Missouri, the heart of...
This past week I had the pleasure to interview a woman who turned 107 years old on Sunday. My only regret with this story is that I didn’t get to personally meet Elrose Milverstedt, who grew up in Dodge County and now lives in Owatonna. Knowing that social distancing requirements are in effect...

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