Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dodge County Independent

This week staff members of the Dodge County Independent present their first ever Christmas gift to readers. It’s the gift of good news. The front page, along with several pages inside, has been devoted to good news stories. We have made an intentional effort to deviate from the usual practice of...
Duane Bartel took his seat on the Triton School Board Monday night after being sworn in by Board Chair Jim Jensen. Bartel was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of board member Rodney Dostal. With the formality of the swearing in over, the board turned its attention to the...
The Kasson- Mantorville School Board approved the 2019 payable tax levy on Mon- day night during their regu- larly scheduled school board meeting. The levy amount approved by the board was set at $5,076, 836.21. The levy increase will be a increase of 4.52 percent compared to last year. Despite the...
Kasson-Mantorville’s Patrick Kennedy has his hand raised after defeating Waconia’s Cade Mueller in the 170-pound final at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester. Kennedy’s title would help propel the KoMets to finish second as a team in a field featuring some of the best teams throughout the state of Minnesota.
The Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team tackled their latest challenge to open the 2018-19 season last week as they entered the Minnesota Christmas Tournament. The tournament, which took place in Rochester on December 14 and 15, features some of the top talent in the state and even though the KoMets...
As the Star Herald of Dodge Center ended publication last week, it leaves only one newspaper in existence in Dodge County. Over the years dating as far back as 1857, there have been newspapers in seven communities throughout Dodge County, though they hadn’t all been in operation at the same time....
Minnesota State Trooper Mitch Elzen of Dodge County is considered one of the top DWI enforcers in the state. This year he has an impressive 146 DWI arrests to date.
Every year the Minnesota State Patrol gives an award called the “Eagle Award” for the top DWI enforcer in the state. In 2018, for the first time ever a trooper from the outstate, Mitch Elzen, won the award. Elzen, who lives in Dodge County, patrols southeastern Minnesota, mostly Dodge and Olmsted...
For more than 40 years Larry Dobson has been in the world of community newspapers. While his career in telling countless stories in the community came to an end last week with the closing of his two newspapers, the Byron Review and Star Herald, his career, along with his wife Melanie’s, have been...
  A 24 year old Blooming Prairie man was arrested last night in Dodge County after allegedly failing to stop for a school bus. According to the complaint, on Dec. 18, a Dodge County Deputy Sheriff was dispatched regarding a school bus arm violation that had occured. The driver of the school bus...
A few years ago the DCI began to allow local students to advertise for free in the classifieds sections of the newspaper and shopper. Since then many students have benefited through this by promoting their small businesses in the community. One of those people is Kasson native Caleb Kern. Kern...
The K-M Lions presented a check from the October Scrap Metal drive to Dodge County Food Shelf Manager Audrey Irwin for $1,600. K-M Lions, from left: Jim Heitkamp, Larry Berghuis, Jerry Boyd, President Mark Packard and Wayne Hendrickson.
In October, the K-M Lions Club held its annual scrap metal drive. The annual event is a way to fundraise money for a local Dodge County cause as a way to help out the community. This year the Lions raised $1,600 for the Dodge County Food Shelf and recently that check was presented by the local...


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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