Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dodge County Independent

Allen, Kenny and Ron Durst were driving tractors by age 5. “I could drive a tractor before I could tie my own shoes,” Ron said. “The workforce on the farm was the family.” The brothers went on to operate Durst Brothers Dairy, one of the region’s largest and most successful and respected dairy farms...
Can you imagine doing your job without the proper tools or equipment? Unfortunately, that’s a reality that many kids face as they head to school each fall. To prevent this predicament, the Ready, Set, Learn program of Dodge County is collecting school supplies until the end of July. Drop-off bins...
Those Vikings of old probably played some fun Viking games when they weren’t pillaging and rampaging around Scandinavia. A modern-day game called Kubb (rhymes with ‘tube’) is also known as Viking Chess. Hard to believe the burly bearded fellows with the horns had more fun than those who competed...
A former Minnesota senator is making a run for the U.S. Congress. Vicki Jensen, DFL of Owatonna, announced Monday afternoon that she wants the congressional seat currently being held by Tim Walz. In March, Walz announced he is running for Minnesota governor in 2018. In making her announcement,...
Motorists on eastbound Highway 14 west of Kasson will encounter a lane closure beginning Monday morning while crews repair concrete pavement. MnDOT maintenance workers will be repairing the concrete roadway in the eastbound right lane of Hwy 14. That lane will be closed near mile marker 197 for...
The Triton track and field team had a great day at the HVL Championship Meet in Stewartville on May 13 as eight members claimed all-conference status during the event. The recognition, which is awarded to the top two finishers in each event, went to six boys and two girls and shows the type of...
The Kasson-Mantorville track and field team has plenty of spectacular athletes, but at this point of the season, everybody is trending toward their peak level of performance. On May 13, K-M had one of its best opportunities to showcase the progress they have made throughout the season during the...
Years ago my friend Jim and I agreed to meet for a workout. I didn’t make it there. Slept in or something. And I never saw Jim again, because a couple days later he took his life. I felt terrible. But there were, of course, undercurrents in his life that few if any of us knew about. Couldn’t...
Business decisions are never an easy task for anyone involved.  I’ve had my fair share of decisions impacting the businesses I operate and I’ll be the first to admit they agonize me the most.  One thing I learned long ago was that you’re never going to make everyone happy and you’re almost always...
A group photo with Sarah Srp and her day care kids is all lined up. The kids are in place, the photographer is ready to push the button, and … … and a little girl comes out of nowhere and pops into the center of the frame. “Photo bomb!” Srp shouts. The Kasson woman, surrounded by about seven wee...

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