Saturday, May 30, 2020

Public Safety

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...
Election Day is right around the corner, and if you are like my wife Rosie, the end can’t come soon enough.  While I’m somewhat of a political junkie and enjoy watching the process, I am also tiring of the nation coverage and ready to move on.  Fortunately we aren’t in an election year here at the...
A father who apparently lost it and allegedly choked his son during an argument earlier this year has been ordered to undergo anger management. In addition to anger classes, Frank Ernest Bernau, 34, of Kasson will be required to get involved in 90 hours of community work service and he has been...
A dangerous gang member tied to an attempted murder case in Kansas has been captured in Dodge County. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jesus Horacio Rodriguez, 35, in Dodge Center in mid-August for a shooting that occurred earlier this year in Great Bend, Kan. At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez used a...
There is an increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic around schools starting this week as students across the state head back to school. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to practice safety as they travel.  Pedestrians should use crosswalks...
Check out our new tab - Public Safety to see Sheriff Scott Rose's Column and other public safety articles. Go to Dodge County and find the Public Safety below. I had a deputy walk in my office last week and tell me, “I was called a racist today on a traffic stop!”  With everything going on in our...
During the two-week speed enforcement campaign across Minnesota in July, officers issued more than 13,000 citations, including 33 in Dodge County. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office led the county with 12 speeding citations followed by Kasson Police with 11 and West Concord Police with 10. The...


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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