Monday, March 30, 2020

Public Safety

Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose urges the public to follow Governor Walz's stay at home order, which goes into effect at midnight.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is strongly encouraging residents to abide by the regulations put forth in Governor Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order (EO #20-20), which goes into effect Saturday at midnight. However, Sheriff Scott Rose says local law enforcement will not be...
Two Steele County residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus
Officials confirm Saturday that there are two cases of the coronavirus. Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron says a person in their 40s and another person in their 50s have tested positive for COVID – 19. She said both of them contracted the virus while traveling to other states. “These...
Chamber Members & Friends,    I hope you are doing well. We are now starting to see the impact of business closures of dining in, gathering spots, hair salons and more. These closures impact close to 100 businesses in the Owatonna area.   We are seriously concerned about the impact on these...
Mayo Clinic Health System will temporarily close two of its regional part-time clinics in Blooming Prairie and Kenyon. The temporary closures are necessary to reallocate staffing resources to other critical care needs deployed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “These are unprecedented times and...
Dodge and Steele Counties Public Health Director Amy Caron educates public about Coronavirus facts
A message from Dodge and Steele Counties Public Health Director Amy Caron.  Good Afternoon, I have recorded a message for the public in regards to the Covid-19 situation.   Here is the YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/5ClO6d8BSMQ
The Little Theatre of Owatonna has postponed auditions and production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
OWATONNA – Due to the current restrictions of gathering in public places and following the recommendations of the CDC and the Minnesota Health Department, Little Theatre of Owatonna feels it’s best for the safety and health of our community members to postpone the upcoming auditions and production...
After losing 43-48 to Red Wing earlier in the year, the Kasson-Mantorville girls’ basketball team was hoping their improve- ments over the second half of the season would be enough to beat the Wing- ers, but the Wingers made improvements too and their growth was apparent as they routed K-M 57-24...
This is what is left of a vehicle driven by Brooke Thiele, the wife of Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, following a crash last week in Dodge County.
Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele and his wife, Brooke, know how lucky they are after seeing the aftermath of their vehicle following a crash last week in Dodge County. “We know how fortunate we were that our children weren’t in the back seat,” Sheriff Thiele said referring to the crunched up rear...
Last Tuesday, just hours apart, two police officers here in Minnesota took their own lives, leaving behind spouse, fiancé, kids, family, friends, and co-workers. One of these officers, Sgt. Cory Slifko, was the husband of Katie Berge, who grew up here in Dodge County. This just over a month after...
Deputies have been working all day rescuing stranded motorists - some who had been stuck on their cars since last night.  We've had plows, tow trucks and squads stuck throughout the day.  The county will be pulling plows at 4pm for the night.  Most roads in Dodge County are impassable!  Heavy winds...

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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