Saturday, March 23, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Theresa Booms was walking up and down Main Street in West Concord last week, stopping into businesses and greeting people she passed on the street. The new West Concord City Administrator was spending time during her first week on the job getting to know the people in the community. Boom was...
On July 1, a group of young volunteers helped to build environmental awareness in Mantorville.  The Summer Youth Conservation Corps of Minnesota will spend four weeks in Mantorville to help remodel the area around the dam. The first group, who worked for two weeks, laid down concrete pads. The next...
Dodge Center second baseman Isaak Knutson cocks back to fire to first base.
As the host city of Triton High School, the sport of baseball hasn’t been a strong suit for Dodge Center in 2016. The Cobras finished with just a pair of wins on the season thanks to a lineup that was learning to play at the varsity level. However, the season was more of a process to prepare the...
A view from the upper deck of Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
While sitting in our weekly staff meeting (and multitasking), I was alerted that DCI Managing Editor Mark DeLap was actually talking to me during the meeting. To be honest, this wasn’t an isolated incident during the staff meeting, but what DeLap was suggesting was something that I found to be...
Canes shortstop Keenan Wenztel makes a backhanded stab during a game against Austin on June 27.
Often times when somebody refers to the game of baseball, it’s considered to be a grind for the players involved. While that reference usually refers to the 162-game Major League Baseball schedule, it also holds true for high school athletes that are looking to refine their game year-round. In the...
Kenyon Police Chief Sjolander is back home this week after a whirlwind trip to the nation’s capital last week where he participated in a briefing by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Sjolander, who is known for the Facebook page that has garnered more than 24,00 “likes,” said...
West Concord’s summer backpack program is off to a flying start, organizers said, as they aim to help those students who rely on free and reduced lunches during the school year. “It’s been amazing what some of our people have done,” said Shannon Lisowski, who along with Lisa Westlund, coordinates...
After 16 years, the park around Kasson’s old water tower is getting an update. For the last week, Bernie Buehler, his daughter Mary and Nic Matejcke laid down new pavers on the path leading to and surrounding the water tower.  While the city is responsible for maintaining the water tower, the Dodge...
“I apologize for stepping out of bounds, BUT we gotta do what we gotta to do now,” was the comment made by Kasson Mayor Steve Johnson in response to his indiscretion of having the Veterans Memorial Park shelter removed without City Council approval. The park shelter in Kasson is once again at the...


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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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