Monday, April 22, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Grabbing a rope to leap into the Zumbro RIver off a high limestone cliff known as "Grim" has been a favorite summer pastime of kids and adults for years in Mantorville.   But the cliff is eroding and rocks are tumbling into the river, creating danger just below the surface.   “They call it ‘Grim...
KMTelecom has received a 2016 matching state grant of just more than $764,000 to serve 195 unserved households, nine unserved businesses, the Mantorville Township building, and a small section of west-central Olmsted County.     It is part of the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program...
A Rochester man has been charged in connection with the drug overdose death of a Dodge Center man in early December. Donte D’Andre Wilkins, 19, faces two counts of second-degree and third-degree murder in the death of Tyler Reed Gray. Wilkins appeared in Dodge County District Court Friday morning...
Ross and Jan Mickelsen moved to Kasson in January last year to be closer to their daughter who is ill. Ross retired from the U.S. Post Office and also worked as a cameraman at a TV station and as a driver for a van to transport disabled people to appointments.   Jan owned and operated a floral shop...
As manager of a local fitness club, Ashley Applen had only met a teenager who used the gym on the night before he committed suicide. But the tragedy has inspired her to lead a crusade to spread awareness of mental health issues.  “He played with my son and was very well known for interacting with...
Kasson-Mantorville senior Brady Berge, seen here in his championship match against P-E-M’s Dustin Dittrich, captured his sixth section championship at the Section 1AA Individual Tournament on February 25.
One year ago, the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team put an exclamation point on the dominant season they were having on its way to the program’s second state championship. With nine wrestlers qualifying for the state tournament, it showed the top-level talent that the school has produced in order...
Several Triton students received Honorable Mention in the 24th-annual Zumbro Education District’s Creative Writing Contest. The contest is for students in grades 5-12. This year’s theme: “The Day I Met …” The students chose how to interpret the prompt, and let their creativity take them away in the...
Child actors, senior citizens, and everyone in between are hamming it up, doing their outlandish best during rehearsal for the Mantorville Theatre Company’s performance of Honk! Company president Patrick Quint has to smile as they carry on. “We’ve got a lot of voice talent in the cast,” he said. “...
A Triton youth wrestling coach has died in a forklift accident near Lakeville.  Clayton Kodada, 35, of West Concord was killed Feb. 15 while operating a forklift. The hydraulic lift failed and the forklift reportedly landed on top of him. The accident happened about 11 a.m. Triton superintendent...
An elderly couple is crediting God and their deceased son for saving them from a scary and near life ending ordeal for at least one of them in a local cemetery in December. Joseph Simons, 84, of Kasson nearly died as he lay in a snowbank in Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville while his wife, Eeanna,...

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