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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Farewell, For Now

This will be my last column in the Sidney Sun-Telegraph for a while. Next week my wife and I will close the sale of our farm near Gurley, and we’ll be off to a new beginning in Belle Fourche, S.D.,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Think Hard About the Electric Vehicle Push

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting expensive to drive. Between soaring prices for gas and diesel fuel and the insane cost of both new and used vehicles, people are having to cut back on dri...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 6, 2022

A New World Order

My last position at Cabela’s HQ involved not only forecasting weather, but calling out trends in economics, technology innovation, politics from the local to global scale that could impact the...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Lessons from Ukraine

Opinions on the significance of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine vary from a regional dispute to the brink of World War III. But one thing most astute observers will admit is that the ongoing war on...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 23, 2022

What the War in Ukraine is Teaching Us

The images we’re seeing from Ukraine are upsetting. Families displaced, combat in the cities, buildings leveled and innocent lives snuffed out. And let’s not forget each Russian tank we see set...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 16, 2022

It's Worse Than You Know

Even big media outlets have been forced to acknowledge inflation is a big problem. It’s sad those running our country are so disconnected from the people they govern that they’re unable to underst...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 9, 2022

What Can Be Done?

You need not be a meteorologist to see the storm clouds gathering on the horizon. I speak metaphorically, but just as you know it’s time to seek shelter when the sky looks ominous and warning sirens...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Dangerous Times

It’s amazing how quickly changes in the global landscape occur. Canada went from a representative parliament government to tyranny in a matter of days. Vaccine and mask mandates were supposedly...

 

Leaving Will Be Hard

Change, even good chance, can be hard. That’s what Karen and I are learning as we prepare to leave Cheyenne County for our new home in Belle Fourche, SD. This reality has been driven home as good...

 

Oh Canada

You can’t be blamed if you’ve not heard about the massive demonstrations and protests underway in Canada because most media outlets and social media platforms are doing all they can to block the...

 

I Found The Problem

I’m not optimistic about America’s future. It pains me to say that. But with $30 trillion in debt, gains made by China, a belligerent Russia, an incompetent government, complicit media and a...

 

Why Now?

I’ve been blessed. I’ve been sure to let God know that. Though far from rich by the world’s standards, I’ve got a beautiful wife, a nice house, a vehicle that runs, food, clothing, clean...

 

Boom!

In the southwest Pacific Ocean, the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted on Saturday. This ordinarily wouldn’t be a big news story because the same volcano erupted in 2009, 2014 and has been rumbling since D...

 

An Announcement

Change is a constant in life, and I have news of a big change in mine. But first, some backstory is in order. In 1990, my lovely new bride and I fled Minnesota to start a life together in the Black...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 5, 2022

Have The Courage to Stand Your Ground

We live in a time of incredible hostility. Hatred can be expressed openly without consequences, provided such animosity is directed at the right group or person. The internet and social media have...

 

Looking Back and Ahead

A new year is almost upon us. The holiday affords time to reflect on the past year and contemplate what lies ahead. For me, I suspect like most, 2021 had both high and low points. My freelance...

 

Perspective

The common people were oppressed. An authoritarian central government passed laws and levied taxes without regard for their impact on everyday working folks who were looked down on in disdain....

 

Devastation

On Saturday I was alarmed to read about Friday night’s deadly tornado outbreak. While tornadoes can and do take place every month of the year in the U.S., December is not a month we usually...

 

The Kill Switch

We live in a time when legislative bills containing hundreds of pages are passed by Congress without sufficient time to read or analyze the contents. This results in unpleasant surprises when such...

 

Perspectives on Personal Protection

The recent trial of Kyle Rittenhouse dominated the national news cycle. As usual, the event became highly politicized. I followed the trial closely as I carry a firearm, and was concerned the...

 

A Time to Stand

Last week I wrote about ESG scores and what they mean for business now, and soon could mean for individuals. ESG scores are just the latest mile marker on the road to a utopia planned by collectivist...

 

What's Your ESG Score?

I had an exchange with my editor in the last week during which he remarked how things I’d written about months ago are only now starting to be covered on the fringes of mainstream media channels. Sp...

 

Incredible Overreach

Several weeks had passed since President Biden announced he’d be instituting a mandatory vaccine enforcement measure through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health...

 

A Different Look At Climate Change

Before I dive in to today’s topic, a bit of background is in order. I’ve been involved in weather on a professional level for more than 40 years. Previous jobs include broadcast, online and print...

 

Why The Push for Electric

If you’ve not yet heard, there’s a major push to rid the world of internal combustion engines by the year 2030. You read that right, get as many vehicles powered by fossil fuels off the road as...

 

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