Monday, August 3, 2020

Dodge County Independent

A Wellhead Protection Plan public hearing drew little public comment at last week’s West Concord City Council session. Wellhead Protection Plans are required by the state, City Engineer Joe Palen said, and are designed to protect public health. The first phase of the plan was completed in February...
A routine presentation on results of state-mandated test scores led to Board Member Tracy Petersohn asking if the board was spending enough time discussing the results. Middle School Principal Luke Lutterman, who is also the district’s assessment coordinator, said that the Minnesota Comprehensive...
The interior of the library will be filled with shelves and books in the two weeks before the library officially opens.
In a couple of weeks, the KassonPublic Library will finally get to open the doors to its new building. On Aug. 27, the KPL will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new building. After about three years of work, the new KPL building will be home to the current library of books, as well as a...
K-M football head coach and activities director Broc Threinen addresses his team after a practice on Monday morning.
The Kasson-Mantorville activities director position has seen its share of faces in recent years. After Kyle Huneke stepped down last June, his successor was going to be the fifth person to fill the role in the past 15 years. A couple weeks ago, that successor turned out to be Broc Threinen. Already...
Wade Oman explained the various kinds of tillage machinery now used in agriculture.
Questions related to helping the family farm and why the legislature failed to deal with taxes, bonding and transportation issues dominated a panel discussion with area legislators at last week’s Land Use Expo. Rep. Peggy Bennett (R-27A), Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-27B), Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-24),...
The Olmsted County Attorney announced Wednesday that Myles Keller of Mantorville has been charged in connection with the crash that killed a 5-year-old Kasson boy in May. A criminal complaint summons has been issued charging Keler with misdemeanor driving with an excess alcohol content and gross...
After attending his first caucus in March, a young Kasson resident decided to take his political involvement to the next level.  Zachary Peterson has only been out of high school a year, after graduating from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 2015. But he spent a week of this summer, from July 24-...
What is Relay for Life?  Relay for Life was the brainchild of Dr. Gordon Klatt, explains the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life website.  “In May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Friends, family,...
Luke Scherger’s request to expand his existing feedlot from 3750 head/1125 animal units of finishing hogs to 7500 head/2250 animal units was unanimously approved by the Dodge County Planning Commission last week. The request now goes to the County Board for final approval. Feedlots have become a...
A swimmer comes up for air during a breaststroke race.
The climate in the state of Minnesota is one that is constantly changing. In the winter, the struggle to stay warm as temperatures dip under zero is one that can be defeated by simply putting on another jacket or a couple more layers of clothing. But, in the summer, it’s not that easy. As the...


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