Friday, December 9, 2022

Opinions

The often-portrayed image of a public library was a majestic stone building with a librarian with her hair in a bun, that sat behind a large desk and enforced a code of silence throughout the building. Although far from reality in today’s society, it made for a good, stereotyped representation for...
With the primaries for state and federal offices and the filing period for local offices over, the 2022 election season can now begin in earnest. What is notable about this year’s ballot is that there are several contests for offices on the local level, especially school boards. In the Kasson-...
Spell check has been a godsend since I began my weekly columns. This feature has saved me from many embarrassing writing errors. While spelling has never been one of my strengths, it seems like it is getting harder and harder with the advertising onslaught of purposefully misspelled words.  The key...
Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for choosing a good active adult housing community? My husband and I, who recently retired, are planning to relocate to an area closer to our grandkids and are interested in buying a house in an age-restricted 55-plus housing community. Active...
If Governor Walz wants to mend fences with rural Minnesotans, he could start by cleaning house at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Specifically, the mid-management bureaucracy blocking complete compliance with Minnesota laws empowering the highly-successful County Based Purchasing...
When our servicemembers signed up to sacrifice and defend our nation, there was no waiting line. And when they come home, there shouldn’t be a waiting line to access the care they need. I have always believed that when we ask our young men and women to fight for our nation, we make a promise to...
It has been, as it is every year, a busy summer in the DCI coverage area. We just concluded a weekend of Kasson Festival in the Park activities. Earlier this summer we enjoyed Stagecoach Days, Dodger Days, the Dodge County Fair, Byron’s Good Neighbor Days, Survival Days, Hayfield’s Sesquicentennial...
While I’ve lived in Minnesota for 52 years, I’m still considered an outsider by some because I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Despite loyalties to sports teams, growing up in rural Wisconsin or Minnesota have an amazing number of similarities.  We both know what is expected to be knee high by...
I had visited El Patron when they first opened but had not been back until a couple months ago. El Patron is the Mexican restaurant that took over the space previously occupied by Daniel’s in Kasson, located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 57 on the south side of the city. A couple months...
Is the U.S. government ready to take climate change seriously? It looks like that may be the case. After years of inaction by the federal government, the Senate last week narrowly approved legislation dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act on a 51-50 vote with the vice president casting the tie-...

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