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Randy Carlsen


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September 3, 2014


There is a Letter to the Editor this week written by a young person talking about the difficulty of crossing an intersection, especially on Mantorville Avenue. With school under way it is especially important for motorists to be on the lookout for young bikers and walkers.

September 17, 2014

Editorial: Pets

First of all, I am not an animal hater. Also, I do realize there are people who value their pets as if they were their children. I get that. I can also understand why a person would take children to an event like Marigold Days.

September 10, 2014

Lies Are OK

I was informed by a reader that last Tuesday, the day following Labor Day, the Federal Appeals Court struck down the 101 year old Minnesota law that made it illegal to intentionally lie in a campaign.

September 3, 2014

Dangerous Job

When people discuss dangerous jobs you hear of firefighters, police, electrical power line workers, loggers, steel workers, etc. How about the duties of an embedded journalist covering news in a hostile environment?

September 24, 2014

Editorial: Humbling

A week ago Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing a patriotic event. As members of the Patriot Guard stood at attention bearing flags in front of the Mantorville home of Nancy Tobiason....

August 27, 2014

Editorial: Candidates

In a way it surprised me that there are 10 candidates for two open council seats in the City of Kasson. A majority of the time people pay lip service about the need for change and that's as far as it goes. Not this election.

September 17, 2014

Editorial: News Stories

Last week was a problem. There were more front page stories than the front page could handle. There were two ladies turning 100 within four days of each other and both at Prairie Meadows Senior Living.

August 27, 2014

Independent investigation to take place in Dodge County

Today the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association has confirmed a complaint filed by Outer Boundary Magazine publisher Steve Krueger will be assigned to a detective from another county for investigation.

September 10, 2014

LTE Nathan Nord

Four years ago, I started to campaign for a 30 year veteran of the D.C.S.D. He was the only one brave enough to “Go against the Grain” and resist the type of law enforcement that thinks they can break the very laws they have sworn to uphold in order to get their man.











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October 1, 2014


I don't understand the DUI laws. Last week there was the sad case of a 57-year-old man who had a history of DUIs and did not have a valid driver's license for almost 30 years driving the wrong way and killing a young boy.

September 24, 2014

Editorial: Sports

Sports have not taken the headlines as the National Football League season gets underway. Unfortunately, however, the biggest headlines are sports related.

October 1, 2014

Editorial: Kometeer Revived

In this week's paper section you will notice a special page written, photographed and laid out by a group of students and adviser Lisa Goihl (KMHS language arts instructor) interested in starting a school paper.