Monday, January 20, 2020

Dodge County Independent

Scones, sweet bread, cookies, and turnovers are displayed on an old stove in County Seat Co eehouse.
There’s something about reaching double digits that deserves a celebration. The owners of Mantorville’s County Seat Coffeehouse will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Free coffee and cake will be offered as thanks to their loyal...
Lydia Faudi, 4, Dodge Center, enjoys cotton candy during Dodge Center’s National Night Out event.
Rev. Timothy Chase was driving home to Dodge Center, thinking about how there was no community-wide National Night Out event planned this year. He decided to change that. “And so, here we are,” he said Aug. 1 as a large crowd enjoyed food, fun and fellowship on the grounds of his church, Grace...
Brandon Theobald
Kasson’s comprehensive city plan workshop offered a tempting spin on a vintage TV game- show: Who Wants To Spend A Million Dollars? Given free reign to help design the city’s future, some 40 visitors, broken into nine teams, dug in and did just that on Monopoly- style “game boards” during the...
Dean Nelson pauses for a photo with family members. From left to right, Mackenzie Folmuth (son Zachary Nelson’s girlfriend), Zachary, Dean, Cindy, daughter Clarisa, and son Nathanial.
Dean Nelson, Mantorville, is Honorary Chair for the 2017 Dodge County Relay for Life. Nelson, 56, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the fall of 2007. There was a lump on the side of his throat, he said. He put off going to the doctor for a little while but then he decided he should have it...
Members of the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge team exult after winning the SoberFest softball title.
SoberFest is big. And getting bigger. An estimated 150 to 200 people participated July 29 in the 11th-annual event in Veterans Memorial Park in Kasson. Seven groups of recovering folks came out to enjoy softball, food and fellowship. The main goal is sobriety, “but the second one is to have fun...
The Kasson-Mantorville 16u softball team poses for a team photo after being awarded the Youth 1st Team Award for their performanceduring a tournament in Austin earlier this summer. The award is given out by the Owatonna Huskies Bullpen Club in partnership with The Walser Foundation, Federated...
Putratz smiles while chatting with friends at his benefit. Putratz wears a neck brace to protect a skin graft on his neck.
One day changed the life of Anthony Putratz, but he’s moving forward with the help of family and friends. The Brownsdale man was severely burned from an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing on Jan. 11 in Dodge Center. A benefit and silent auction were held this past weekend...
Jason Harris, associate project manager with NextEra Energy, presents a check to staff members at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.
Usually the new family coming into town receives a house-warming gift, but the opposite happened last week. NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Fla., is moving into an office in Kasson and setting up wind turbines in Dodge Center. Jason Harris,...
It was a dark and stormy and hot and beautiful Dodge County Fair. The 160th-annual event, held July 19-23 in Kasson, featured an early bout of heavy rain, and Fairgoers took shelter when tornado sirens went off Wednesday. Hot weather set in Friday and Saturday. And Sunday was lovely. The...
The Dodge County Sheriff has confirmed his office is investigating a possible tornado touchdown Wednesday afternoon north of Claremont. Sheriff Scott Rose told the DCI that emergency management director Matt Maas will be surveying damage with weather officials to determine if it was a tornado that...


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