Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dodge County Independent

Old Glory is once again fluttering through the air in front of the historic Kasson School. On Flag Day, the Kasson Alliance for Restoration (KARE) dedicated a new flagpole and raised a new American flag at the main entrance to the school in recognition of the school’s 100thanniversary. A small...
A Kasson police officer is behind bars facing charges in connection with a sexual assault. Julio Baez-Cisneros was booked into the Olmsted County Jail on Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. He is expected to be arraigned on charges Thursday morning. The jail lists the charges against Baez as sexual contact person...
After the girls team advanced to the second round of the Section 1AA Golf Tournament in Rochester, the Kasson-Mantorville golf team had a different goal on the second day to see if they could push anyone through to the state tournament. At the end of the day, K-M had two golfers have an excellent...
Peggy Marquette, third from left, organized some family members to show their support for Officer Julio Baez, who attempted to take his life June 2. Marquette and her grandchildren, Detrick and Abrie, as well as her son’s girlfriend, Lisa, held signs declaring, “Law Enforcement Lives Matter” at the corner of Mantorville Avenue and Main Street in the downtown Kasson Friday night.
Soon after Peggy Marquette moved to Kasson last August she came across Officer Julio Baez late one night. He assisted her in getting money from one of the banks. It was an encounter that left a lasting impression on her. “We really liked him,” Marquette says. “He’s really a nice cop. He was such a...
Angela Organ cut the ribbon during a celebration of the new outdoor stage at Berne Pizza last Wednesday night. Pictured with her are area businessmen, from left: Paul Czaplewski, Roger Eillingson, Jerry Eillingson and Ron Pappenfus.
As a youngster David Derby remembers throwing around Swiss flags on the grounds of Zwingli Church by Berne during the annual Swissfest. He’s never lost his love for the church, which is one of the reasons he didn’t hesitate to help out when a new stage was needed.  The Rochester area builder...
“Team Oeltjenbruns” is asking for prayers after two small children were severely injured in a motor vehicle crash in rural Steele County Friday afternoon. Jillian Dahl Proft identified the victims of the crash through a Facebook posting as Jessica Oeltjenburns and her two children, ages 3 and 1....
Two young children ages 2 and 3 were critically injured Friday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash on the east side of Steele County. Sheriff Lon Thiele said the children were passengers in a car driven by a 31-year-old woman. Their exact conditions are unknown, but they were airlifted by Mayo One...
Breaking News: Crash critically injured two
The Steele County Sheriff office is investigating a two-vehicle collision that happened around 2 p.m. at southeast 64th AVE and southeast 38th St.This is located quarter mile east of Aurora Lutheran Church in Steele County. Two passengers from a car were airlifted by Mayo One from the scene. More...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose has identified the Kasson police officer involved in a shooting incident last weekend as 51-year-old Julio Baez. Baez remains in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He is a 14-year veteran of the department.  Rose said the case in being...
The Kasson-Mantorville girls golf team of Elizabeth Fagerlind, Ashley Johnson, Molly Sorensen, Taya Lindquist, Emma Brookman and Annabel Smith, qualified as a team for the second day of the Section 1AA Tournament in Rochester.
At the beginning of the season, almost every golfer has the goal written down to make the second day of their section tournament. As the Kasson-Mantorville girls golf team approached last week’s Section 1AA Tournament, they knew that they had a couple of young golfers that could find their way to...


Steele County Times & DCI

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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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