Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dodge County Independent

It was without a doubt a historic year in Minnesota between the snow, high winds and as recently as last week, a thunderstorm during a winter storm. One of the entities that had the biggest impact from the historic weather is schools across the state. That’s what prompted lawmakers to come up with...
Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed the hands-free cellphone law Friday at the State Capitol in St. Paul surrounded by families of distracted driving victims. Senator Dave Senjem, who represents Dodge and Olmsted counties, was one of the co-authors of the legislation in the Senate.
The tragic deaths of a Blooming Prairie school teacher and her daughter last fall proved to be enough for Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, to work feverishly to bring a new law banning most cellphone use while driving. “That was my epiphany moment,” Senjem said of the Harberts crash near Claremont...
With many parents and grandparents in attendance, members of the Triton Elementary School fifth grade class received their certificates of completion for the D.A.R.E. program in a graduation last week in the Performing Arts Center of the high school. Dodge County Deputy Matthew Stradtmann, who...
For about a year, Kasson-Mantorville students fundraised money for their band and choir  spring trip. That trip was almost ruined last week when inclement weather interrupted their travel plans. It started off like any other trip, the groups of students and chaperones boarded the coach buses to...
Since being founded, the Dodge County boys and girls hockey programs have been miscast at the high school level. Due to the seven schools (Kasson-Mantorville, Byron, Triton, Pine Island, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, Hayfield and Blooming Prairie) that comprise the Dodge County program, the sum of half the...
Recipients of the March Hero Awards at Triton Elementary School posed with their certificates after the ceremony.
Triton Elementary School recognized its March “Heroes” last week along with announcing the winners of the monthly “Golden” awards. Receiving Hero awards for their exemplary behavior during the month were: Kindergarten: Finley Fate, Crio Hinck, Brielle Wilks, Aemelia Fox; First Grade, Caesar Osorio...
The K-M FCCLA had a very successful state conference after sending 15 of its members to the national competition.
Kasson-Mantorville High School has always had a proud tradition of success when it comes to its FCCLA program. That success continued again this year as 15 K-M FCCLA students will be heading to California in July after they qualified for nationals recently. Nearly 1,000 students participated in 50...
Ralph Marquardt received his certificate recognizing 50 years of membership in American Legion Post 384 Monday night from David Livingston.
Two members of  Dodge Center American Legion Wells-Peterson Post 384 were honored Monday night for 50 years continuous membership in the organization. Ralph Marquardt and David Marquardt were both presented with certificates by Legion member David Livingston. Ralph Marquardt served in the U.S. Army...
Kasson native Dr. Jennifer Kelly continues to help a wide range of animals at the Carriage House in Kasson.
Ever since she was little, Jennifer Kelly told people that she wanted to be a veterinarian one day. Now less than 10 years after graduating from K-M High School, Kelly is doing just that, as she is a veterinarian at the Carriage House in Kasson. Kelly’s journey first began when she studied at the...
The public is invited to an open house on Thursday, April 18 in Mantorville to learn more about this spring’s bridge replacements planned for Highway 57 north of Mantorville near Berne, MnDOT has announced. Representatives of MnDOT and the contractor, Icon Constructors of Mabel, Minn., will be...


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Kasson, MN 55944

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