Sunday, September 22, 2019


Trail Creek Coffee Roasters  Jim Whitmarsh was handing out samples of coffee from Trail Creek Coffee Roasters in Kasson.
Every year new vendors come to the Steele County Free Fair and this year was no exception. Of the new vendors, four of them were from the Steele and Dodge County areas. Carmen Dorr and Jeanette Sanford are co-owners of the Harvest Coop in Owatonna. They were located inside the Izaak Walton Building...
Labor Day Weekend is coming up, which means that the Mantorville Marigold Days are coming to town soon. The 54 celebration will kick off on Thursday, Sept.5 with restoration and log house tours from 1-5 p.m. along with the Bell Tower Dedication at 5:30 p.m. and the Field of Flags Presentation at 6...
The DCI has a new Sport Editor as Alex Neuhring began in his new role on Monday. Nuehring is replacing Chris Schad, who left the paper at the end of the spring sports season. Although this will be his first time working for the DCI full-time the Rochester native has knowledge after interning in the...
Jennifer Galloway is the new KMtelecom Business Solutions Representative in Kasson. Galloway moved to Kasson from Texas in December with her husband and 11 year old daughter.
KMTelecom has a new  Business Solutions Representative, as Jennifer Golloway recently joined the team.  Galloway came to Kasson via Texas, after her husband accepted a job in Rochester. “I moved to Kasson in December 2018 from Wichita Falls Texas as my husband was offered a position as the Digital...
Librarian Patricia Shaffer-Gottschalk posed with the summer’s top readers, Audra Lohrbach, Arabella Egelston and Andrew Holz.
Kasson City Council members recognized the top readers in the library’s summer reading program at last week’s council meeting. Andrew Holz was the summer’s top reader among all those 11 and under with 182 hours. Arabella Egelston was second with 149 hours and Audra Lohrback was close behind with...
Buffy Beranek, Executive Director, Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority received the 2019 Outstanding Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Housing Partnership. Beranek was recognized for her efforts on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in Goodhue County and advocating...
The schedule for approval of Dodge County Wind LLC’s applications to build a wind farm and transmission line in Steele, Dodge and Olmsted counties is now more uncertain as the company asked the PUC for permission to withdraw its application for the route permit. DCW has applied to the state for...
The West Council City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Jake Dickson at last week’s regular monthly meeting. Dickson said he had notified the city of his plans to resign earlier in the month and that his last day in West Concord will be Aug. 30. He indicated only that he would be...
Dodge County recipients of the Purple Heart and members of the Minnesota Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart were present at last week’s Dodge County Board meeting when the county was officially proclaimed a “Purple Heart County.”
The Dodge County Board last week proclaimed the county a “Purple Heart County” at the request of Veterans Services Director Todd Nelson. Dodge County has a long history of stepping up and serving the country in the military services, Nelson said. From the Civil War recruits who signed up at Wasioja...
Throughout the course of a school day, many different staff members interact with students and sometimes families in a number of different ways.  One of the things that many of these people noticed, whether it was school employees, or outside people is the fact that there are many children in Dodge...


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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