Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Opinions

Christmas may be a distant memory for most, but a story surfaced this past week from the recent holiday season that will surely warm your hearts. I know it did mine. I received a call from Diane, a grandmother in Owatonna who shared the story of what happened to two of her teenage grandchildren,...
It's a unanimous opinion. Becky Noble, executive director of the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce, is one of Blooming Prairie's finest. Becky recently announced that she is retiring from a position she has held for the past 20 years. It is said to be a part-time position but Becky has...
For months, well okay maybe years, I have experienced this nagging feeling that one of my closets at home had taken over my life.  I have a closet next to my home office that has become the dumping ground for everything that seems to come into my house. It measures small in size at only about 4...
"Howard, what are you going to break next?" That is an honest question posed by a good friend of mine, Billy Noble of Blooming Prairie. Fighting his own health issues, Billy still has concerns for others and their challenges. Hearing of my GREAT FALL (on Dec. 9), Billy called me to share his...
As we head into a new year, it’s a good time to take a look at how we can change things up. The new year always brings with it the hope for fulfillment, promise, surprise, joy and success. I am certain 2021 will bring us much more happiness and peace than 2020 did. In recent weeks, our readers have...
I’m sure most people are busy checking out and playing with the new toys and gadgets they received for Christmas. I know I am. One of the gifts that ended up under the Christmas tree with my name on it this year and intrigued me the most out of everything I received was a Robot Roomba, or in more...
It’s been tough year for law enforcement.   Since the COVID-19 shutdown last spring, our deputies have dealt with an alarming increase in mental health cases – multiple suicides, suicidal threats, domestic assaults, child abuse cases, and more. The cumulative stress of multiple incidents like this...
By all accounts this has been an extraordinary year with little to no cheer filling our lives. The cheer-o-meter has been running on low, perhaps even non-existent, for most of the year. With a worldwide pandemic followed by great social unrest to a remarkable election that divided our country,...
The Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball and the St. Paul Saints of the Minor Leagues have tied the knot, creating a double-edged attraction for baseball fans in the Upper Midwest. It was rumored a few weeks ago and officially announced last week that the St. Paul Saints will be leaving...
As I witnessed the eyes of young children light up with excitement last week during the county’s Shop with a Cop program at the Target store in Owatonna, which is always gratifying to see, I also learned more about the dark side of how COVID-19 is ravaging our country. Victoria Edwards of the...

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