Friday, March 1, 2024

Opinions

Two stories in this week’s DCI got me thinking about the state of the nation and how we react. First was the announcement that absentee voting is now open for the Presidential Primary in Minnesota coming up on Tuesday, March 5. For decades Minnesotans made their preferences known for president by...
West Concord is the latest community to experience serious difficulties in keeping ambulance services going because of a lack of volunteers. At a special council meeting recently, residents learned that the city would be suspending ambulance service from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday....
   Just as the Dodge County Independent maintained in December when it outlined why the Dodge Center Messenger is not a legal newspaper, the city attorney for Dodge Center has come to the same conclusion. In an editorial in the Dec. 7 edition, the DCI argued that the Messenger does not qualify as a...
BY TIM PENNY   As the holiday season winds down and we start to look ahead to the new year, I always like to take this time to reflect on, and celebrate, the accomplishments from this past year. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), this means thinking back on the ways that our...
  The transgender movement is pressing its agenda everywhere. Most publicly, activist teachers are using classrooms to propagandize on its behalf and activist health professionals are promoting the mutilation of children under the euphemistic banner of “gender-affirming care.” Christopher F. Rufo,...
Hard to believe but Christmas Day is already past and it is now time to look ahead to the New Year. One thing about this year’s Christmas; it was definitely the strangest weather I can remember. Fifty-two degrees and rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Minnesota is pretty unbelievable. I can...
Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar have formally requested that the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service conduct a full audit of the Minnesota-North Dakota District following persistent reports across Minnesota of delayed and unreliable mail service. “We...
So many things can happen in five months. Or not, as the case seems to be with the Triton School Board minutes. As the end of the year approaches, cities and counties around the state are readying for annual, organizational meetings, which for some happen in January. While not usually very exciting...
The most famous editorial in American journalism was published 119 years ago in the New York Sun, as a reply to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanion. The editorial was titled “Is there a Santa Claus?” and its most memorable passage was this reassuring declaration: “Yes, Virginia, there is a...
We recently had one of the most unique and challenging first responder rescues I can ever remember here in Dodge County, reminding us once again how amazing the men and women are who serve here. A 69-year-old male citizen had fallen down a 30–40-foot Zumbro River cliff on his property landing on...

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