Wednesday, November 20, 2019


All good things must come to an end, and for Tweite’s Family Farm that time has come, after serving as a local family attraction for the past 31 years. Tom Tweite, owner of Tweite’s Family Farm, hopes the farm has helped create lasting family memories. “We try to create magical moments,” he said. “...
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea and Third Judicial District Judge Ross Leuning reveal the first ever Veterans Court in Dodge County and other surrounding counties during the official Veterans Treatment Court ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna
On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Friday, Sept. 20, the Veteran’s Treatment Court for Minnesota’s Third Judicial District, which includes Dodge County, celebrated its official inauguration. The program, which is aimed at helping veterans within the justice system, had previously operated as a...
In its first year as a varsity program, the Triton/Hayfield/Kenyon-Wanamingo soccer team is still looking for its first win, after falling 5-2 to Stewartville on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Stewartville got the scoring started with a breakaway down the side. The Cobras responded shortly after with a goal by...
The Byron girls and boys cross country teams nearly swept the junior varsity races at the Byron Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Girls Cross Country Head Coach Tom O’Leary said they intended to run their varsity athletes at the Mayo Open, but it was postponed. Despite varsity not running, he...
The Blooming Prairie football team runs like a well-oiled machine, and unfortunately Hayfield was on the receiving end of the Blossoms’ offensive onslaught as they lost 50-12 on Friday, Sept. 13. Blooming Prairie scored four touchdowns in the first quarter, including three touchdown pass from Kaden...
Quarterback Peyton Wilke uses a stiff arm to avoid an oncoming defender during last Friday’s game against Austin.
It didn’t start out the way they hoped, but the Kasson-Mantorville football team came roaring back and beat the Austin Packers 36-13 on Friday, Sept. 13. Interim Head Coach Joel Swanson was proud of the way his team rallied after the Packers blocked a punt early in the first quarter. “Guys came out...
Everyone is jumping for joy in Hayfield as the Jumping Jax Kids Daycare Center has opened its doors. The center recently held a grand opening.
When stay-at-home mom Lindsay Jenkins decided to return to school, she needed to find care for her 2-year-old son Jaxon. Who did she look to? Those she knew. Jaxon attends Jumping Jax Kids daycare center in Hayfield, which opened last month and has dozens of kids enrolled. Owner Kelli Jax held an...
Brady Kramer of Hayfield was the winner of the first Gun Bingo game on Thursday night, Sept. 12 at the BP Servicemen's Club. He was given a certificate to pick up his gun at the Weibke Fur Company in Eitzen, Minn.
A Dodge County man has come away as the big winner in a first of its kind fundraiser featuring guns of all things. Brady Kramer of Hayfield was the winner of the first Gun Bingo game on Thursday night, Sept. 12 at the Servicemen's Club in Blooming Prairie. He was given a certificate to pick up his...
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, left, looks on as Rev. Steven Delzer, right, presents Bishop Regina Hassanally with a crozier as a symbol of her new office. Delzer retired as bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod at the end of August. The installation service took place Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna
The synod that comprises all the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes throughout southeastern Minnesota, including Dodge County, has a new bishop. On Saturday, St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna hosted the installation service for the Rev. Regina Hassanally as bishop of the...
As a “Gem of Mantorville” for 2019, Karl Huppler rode in the Marigold Days Parade earlier this this month.
Each year at Marigold Days two individuals are named “Gems of Mantorville.” This year’s honorees included Karl Huppler as the present-day Gem and Tom Ferry as the historic Gem. The Gems are chosen by the city’s Economic Development Authority. Being on stage when the Gems are announced was not an...


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