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Randy Carlsen


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October 15, 2014


Have you driven in downtown Minneapolis lately and checked out the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium? Whether you are for or against a new stadium, a person has to be impressed with what is being built.

October 29, 2014

Editorial: What Now

A former Steele County Fair Board member, who was on the Board at the time of the incident and serving as a county commissioner, will be banned from the Steele County Fairgrounds next year during the county fair.

October 22, 2014

Kettle Drive

I was told an interesting fact about the Salvation Army Kettle Drive which is held through the holiday season. One of the most notable locations for the kettle drive is Erdman's County Market where individuals, members of service organizations or churches sign up to cover a block of time to ring the bell.

November 19, 2014

Youth Tobacco

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the number of youth using tobacco has dropped from 18.1% in 2011 to 10.6% in 2014. There has also been a decline in chewing tobacco and cigar use by youth.

October 29, 2014

Letter to the editor: Ulve

Without any hesitation I would like to endorse Doug Buck candidate for city council.

November 12, 2014

New Family Member

I am such a sports nut and yet if I had to choose the 10 best things that I have experienced in my life a sporting event would not even be in the top five.

October 29, 2014

Editorial: Election

I have covered a number of local elections over the years, but never have I seen so much negativity as this year. Unfortunately, I could see it coming with the sheriff's race and Kasson council.

November 19, 2014

Small Town

Earlier this fall a Kasson resident was bicycling on Mantorville Avenue headed south toward Burger King. A car pulled into the driveway, but was forced to stop. The biker did not have time to react and plowed into the side of the vehicle, flipped over the vehicle and landed hard on the pavement.

October 22, 2014

Gas Prices

Last week I filled up for the first time in a long time since the price of unleaded fuel was under $3 a gallon. The price was $2.99, but it made me feel good about filling up, especially since one of the other pumps in the area was still above the $3 mark.











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November 12, 2014


Last week I was in the new Shopko Hometown store interviewing manager Kerry Krueger. At that time they had already unloaded 15 semis of merchandise.

November 5, 2014

Editorial: Changing Environment

In the past week I have driven to Rochester three times, which is unusual for me. Generally I go once every couple of months.

November 5, 2014

Editorial: Letters of intent

The Minnesota Department of Health has received 29 letters of intent from people seeking to become certified manufacturers in the medical Cannabis program. This comes on the heals of Minnesota passing a law allowing legal production and sale of marijuana for medical purposes.