Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Opinions

Kirby Puckett hit one of his most important home run in the 10th inning of the sixth game of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves in 1991.
“Let's Play Ball! The Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team enters its 60th year with the 2021 season starting Thursday, April 1 with the season opener in Milwaukee. As we embark on another Major League Baseball season, we are intent on forgetting how the coronavirus interrupted sports...
There is one industry that sometimes gets overlooked in the mad rush we all call life. It's agriculture. Having grown up on a farm in central Minnesota, I am well aware of the importance farmers play in our society. My father operated a large hog farm for 50 years before retiring in the late 1990s...
Everyone needs a hobby or something creative to do in their spare time. Ron Nelson of rural Blooming Prairie is attracted to the restoration business. "It's kind of fun to restore something to its original state," he says. Nelson, former Owatonna city utilities employee, definitely is one who doesn...
Contrary to what we may think at times, there are teenagers doing extraordinary things in our communities. One doesn’t need to look any further than Jennifer Burtis of Owatonna to figure that out. Burtis, 17, is a member of the American Heritage Girls Troop, a national Christian-based character...
It is difficult to believe that it has been one year since we were introduced to COVID-19 and its grip that it has had on people around the globe. COVID is still with us but its strangle hold on us has been diminished, mainly because of vaccines and the public's willingness to wear masks and follow...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose records a podcast at his home studio in what he describes as “my little man cave.”
Law enforcement has been in the blood of Scott Rose’s family for many years. His grandfather was a special deputy in North Dakota in the 1930s. His father, Bob, was a deputy for more than 30 years in Dodge County. In his late 20s, Rose became a deputy sheriff in Dodge County and worked his way up...
One can just feel the energy and excitement as people cautiously come out of hiding after being locked down for the past year. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many folks' emotional well-being. And rightfully so. I was fortunate to speak at the Exchange Club of...
It's true! Contact lenses can disappear, too. I have had the contact move above the cornea and try and try, and I have a heck of a time finding the hiding contact. After addressing in last week's Reflections column about the issue of losing or misplacing my glasses, I decided to share some...
I know we all have our horror stories about the U.S. Postal Service. I have shared mine a few times over the years. And, unfortunately, our readers get to live their own nightmares far too often with the delivery of our newspaper. My biggest gripe with the postal service is its mail delivery. I'll...
"Hey Judy! Where are my glasses?” That's a refrain that is echoed every day by me, Howard. Eye glasses, meaning regular glasses, readers and other optical aids, like contact lenses, are my life line. Without them, my actual functioning is put in jeopardy. "Hey Howard," Judy replies: "They're on the...

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