Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Despite the snow, the sixth annual K-M 5K Fun Run Walk Stroll was a success. During the event $3,000 was raised.
When Kasson-Mantorville Community Education Director Jenny Carrier, scheduled the sixth annual 5K Fun Run Walk Stroll she didn’t expect that there would be any snow. That wasn’t the case over the weekend however, as a brief winter storm made its way to Dodge County. Despite the poor weather,...
Dodge County residents will have to use detoured routes this summer when planning on driving north of Mantorville on Highway 57. Beginning next week, the roadway will be closed as construction is expected to last until October.
People often say that there are two seasons in Minnesota. Winter, and construction season. With the last glimpse of winter looking to be over, it’s now time for the new season to begin. For Dodge County area residents, one of the biggest projects that will create headache for them this spring and...
Graduation rates are soaring across the region as area schools shot above the state average. Throughout the state, schools showed impressive graduation rates in 2018. In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Education, “more Minnesota seniors than ever before graduated in 2018, with 55,869...
The Dodge County Independent and its sister publication the Steele County Times have started a GoFundMe campaign this week to help the local newspapers survive what has become a tumultuous period for the newspaper industry. Knowing that the local publications are not immune to the struggles facing...
After interviewing the two candidates for the city council seat left empty by the resignation of Ryan Christensen, the remaining Mantorville city council members appointed Luke Nash to fill the spot. Christensen is moving to Kasson and so had to give up his chair on the council. His last official...
When Curt Naylor was driving from Rochester to Mankato to pick up his transcripts on a September day in 1989, he stopped by the K-M district office, to drop off an application. Around the same time Naylor had dropped off his application, the school district was scrambling after losing a first...
Hayfield first baseman Easton Fritcher hauls in a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the first inning against Triton on Apr. 16.
Hayfield baseball team had a tough game against Waterville-Elysian- Morristown. The Vikings would fall in that game by a score of 13-1and it was the equivalent of a horse stumbling out of the gate. However, the baseball season is a marathon and one bad game can only dictate a season if a team lets...
William Kent Krueger entertains and enlightens the audience at the Dodge Center Public Library last week as part of the SELCO Author Tour 2019. The tour has Minnesota authors visiting libraries served by SELCO, Southeast Minnesota Libraries Cooperating.
The SELCO Author Tour 2019 came to Dodge Center last week in the form of Minnesota author William Kent Krueger. Krueger, a St. Paul resident and writer of Minnesota-based mysteries, talked to a standing room only crowd in the meeting room of the Dodge Center Public Library. He talked about reading...
Dodge Center along with sixty-three schools in Minnesota, will benefit from $2.3 million in planning assistance and infrastructure grants that support the Safe Routes to School program, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced this week. This includes grants provided to the City of...
Valerie Sauder of Pine Island and Katrina Thoe of Hayfield will serve as Dodge County Dairy Princesses for 2019. Left to right: Valerie Sauder, Hannah Elias and Katrina Thoe.
Valerie Sauder of Pine Island and Katrina Thoe of Hayfield will serve as Dodge County Dairy Princesses for 2019.   They were crowned at the American Dairy Association banquet held April 14 in Milton Township. They will represent Dodge County as public relations ambassadors and spokespersons for the...

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507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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