Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dodge County Independent

The explosion that occurred at the McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing (MTM) facility in Dodge Center, Minn., Jan. 11, required an incredible number of first response and law enforcement vehicles manned by an army of personnel The disaster involved the concerted efforts of law enforcement units from...
Recently, we’ve done some training that has gained local media attention:  The Active Shooter Training we did in the Dodge County Courthouse in December, and the Simulation Training (shoot/no shoot scenarios) that we did last week.    The majority of responses we heard about our efforts were very...
The Dodge Center company where last week’s explosion injured six people has been issued 17 citations and paid out more than $30,000 in penalties for safety violations over the past decade. Minnesota Occupational Health and Safety Administration has visited McNelius Trucking and Manufacturing five...
The Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team takes time for a team photo after winning the Green Devil Duals in Osage, Iowa on January 14. The KoMets went 4-0 at the event and scored over 70 points in each dual.
Throughout the first half of the season, the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team has been focused on continuing its dominance from last year. As the defending Minnesota Class AA State Champions, the KoMets have made a name for themselves within the state, but their performance is also beginning to...
April Paulson was presented the 2016 Kasson-Mantorville Lion of the Year award at the Lions Extravaganza. April has been a Lion member for six years and a volunteer for many club projects, such as helping clean up the school gym after K-M sports events, picking up trash from the bleachers after the...
An explosion rocked the McNeilus Truck Manufacturing facility in Dodge Center, Minn., Wednesday morning, resulting in four confirmed hospitalized individuals. Emergency response units from around Dodge County were dispatched to the scene, in addition to two Mayo One air transports. “Two people were...
It’s one of the easily recognized and most important traffic signs motorists encounter on a regular basis. But it’s often ignored leading to excessive complaints and sometimes traffic crashes. Driving behaviors around stop signs are leaving area law enforcers seeing red. And it’s more than the sign...
First it was wind. Now it's solar. A new alternative form of energy is coming on-line across Minnesota as solar gardens are cropping up on the rural landscape, including Dodge County. By later this year, at least three solar gardens will be running throughout the county. Solar gardens are currently...
Kristin Scott reaches toward the rim in the first half against Byron.
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team continues to win games as they earned their eighth straight victory last week. With the wins over Byron, New Prague and Kenyon-Wanamingo, the KoMets seem to have left their 1-3 start from the mirror and haven’t had a loss since a December 6 matchup...
BREAKING NEWS: Explosion rocks McNeilus Truck
At 10:20 a.m. there was an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing facility. Fire crews from nearby towns were called in and Minnesota Energy is on the scene. It appears that people rushed out of the area and someone being carried out on a stretcher. At least four people were injured. Two...


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