Thursday, June 21, 2018

Public Safety

Dodge County Emergency Management director Matt Maas has undertaken an added position as Public Safety Answering Point (911 Dispatch Center) director in a merging of the two departments. Maas, Emergency Management director since 2009, replaces Mike Burton, who left the PSAP position after about 10...
Even within a public safety agency it sometimes takes a while for the real facts to surface. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office found that out recently when it discovered only one of two deputies involved in saving a man’s life back in 2010 had been recognized. Deputy Scott Prins had previously been...
Staff Photo:  Richard Johnson Kathy Klaassen, second from left, pauses for a photo with Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, at far left; Jack Davy of the Minnesota 100 Club; and Klaassen’s children, Mark Klaassen and Jean Allen. Kathy Klaasen’s husband, former Hayfield police chief Doug Klaassen, died 18 years ago from injuries sustained while on duty. The Klaassens will travel to Washington, D.C., to honor Doug for his sacrifice.
The widow of a fallen Hayfield police chief honored locally just a few months after dying 18 years ago from injuries sustained while on duty will be making a trip along with other family members to Washington, D.C. next month to honor him for his ultimate sacrifice. Kathy Claassen of Kasson, her...
The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center is available to help consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints following a damaging storm, flood, or tornado.   High winds on March 6 caused extensive damage around southeastern Minnesota. A barn was moved off its foundation on the Wayne...
uesday, March 7 was “Action Day” in Minnesota – a statewide day designated to end domestic violence.    Unfortunately, every community struggles with domestic violence. Dodge County is no exception.  It happens here in Dodge County and throughout Minnesota.  We stand with more than 20 other...
Sheriff Scott Rose is proud of the accomplishments his office makes in providing public safety to the residents of Dodge County.  In continuing with an effort to recognize those achievements, Rose held the second annual awards banquet Friday night at the American Legion in Kasson.  “This office...
Recently, we’ve done some training that has gained local media attention:  The Active Shooter Training we did in the Dodge County Courthouse in December, and the Simulation Training (shoot/no shoot scenarios) that we did last week.    The majority of responses we heard about our efforts were very...
It’s Christmas Eve.  While you and your family celebrate the holidays together at home with relatives, we are patrolling your neighborhood tonight – checking your property, your yard, your streets, looking for anything or anyone out of place.  We are the ones that venture into the dark, not knowing...
The Dodge County courthouse and Government Services buildings in Mantorville will be closed to the public, Dec. 16, from 2:30 – 7 p.m. for an active shooter training exercise. The purpose behind the exercise is to provide training to Dodge County public safety responders, as well as county office...


Steele County Times & DCI

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

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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