Friday, December 14, 2018

Dodge County Independent

Former Dodge County Administrator Jim Elmquist could be returning to the job he left last spring. At Tuesday’s County Board meeting commissioners unanimously approved a motion authorizing Gary Weiers to “pursue discussions with Jim Elmquist to return to Dodge County as the county administrator.”...
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has granted a request by a coalition of public health, animal welfare and environmental groups to join the Lowell Trom family in their suit against a large hog operation in Dodge County. Trom and his wife, Evelyn, are appealing a Dodge County District Court ruling...
Though the most serious charge won’t be filed, a top prosecutor alleges a man’s decision to drink and drive was a significant factor in a little boy’s death while he innocently played in his wagon. Olmsted County Attorney Mark A. Ostrem has charged Myles Thomas Keller, 69, of Mantorville with gross...
Junior Laken Bartel will begin her second year in the net for the KoMets this fall.
From an overall standpoint, the Kasson-Mantorville girls soccer team had a terrific season last year. They captured the HVL championship after toppling their rival Rochester Lourdes in mid-October and earned the top seed in the Section 1AA tournament. Unfortunately, those good vibes couldn’t...
K-M senior Kollin Johnson battles along the boundary for a loose ball in a scrimmage against Rochester Century on August 20.
New Kasson-Mantorville boys soccer coach Leo Barbosa knows what it takes to win. As a passionate player that grew up in Brazil, he has come to the states to help instill his passion into his players. While passion is just part of the question, Barbosa is making sure that his players know that it’ll...
A picture of the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson. The venue had been hosting a soft schedule for the 2016 season, but the remainder of races have been suspended due to poor profits.
Since the Dodge County Speedway closed its gates on a regular schedule in 2015, the venue has seen many attempts to try and get it back on its feet. This summer, promoter Chris Abts was the latest to take a crack at the tall task and rolled out a soft schedule to see what the market for racing was...
Somewhere around 170 tractors and drivers came into West Concord Sunday noon, stopping for lunch at Boe Auto Center before heading out of town and back to Pine Island. It was all a part of the 11th annual “Tractor Drive” sponsored by the Pine Island Lions Club and by all accounts the day was a...
A public hearing covering four different ordinances drew comments from several residents at the Mantorville city council meeting Monday night. For months, council members have discussed the wording of different ordinances governing land use in the town and they were ready to make a decision about...
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...

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