Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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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...
Water has been lowered for repairs on the Zumbro River dam in Mantorville.
If you think the water near the dam in Mantorville seems lower than usual, you’re not imagining things. Mantorville Mayor Chuck Bradford said the city lowered the water level temporarily so workers could do some maintenance on the walkway and the structure underneath the dam.  The city...
The Osman Shrine Dragon Patrol, of Rochester, added color to Kasson’s 2016 Festival in the Park. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 10-13.
It’s quite a lineup for Kasson’s 28th-annual Festival in the Park, set for Aug. 10-13 in and around Veterans Memorial Park. You could watch blacksmithing demonstrations, go splat! or WHOP! in the belly-flop contest, help lead your team in archery “combat,” and try an obstacle course challenge...
Runners finish the Wyatt’s Sunshine 5K Walk/Run on May 13 in Kasson. Donations totaling more than $8,500 will help the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
A total of $8,554.51 was raised during the Wyatt’s Sunshine 5K Walk/Run on May 13 in Kasson, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Southeast Minnesota afliate in Rochester.  Hundreds of people participated in the event at Veterans Memorial Park. It honored the memory of...
Public safety officials responded Friday afternoon, July 14, to a single-vehicle rollover near Houston’s Greenhouse on North Mantorville Avenue in Kasson. A Jeep Cherokee rolled onto its top. Visible responders included Kasson police and firefighters and the Minnesota State Patrol. Further...
Sauder is joined by two of the three sheep she will show at the County Fair.
The Dodge County Fair features plenty of crops, but the cream of the crop is a Dodge County 4-H participant who is now a leader of leaders. Val Sauder, a Pine Island senior and member of 4-H for the past 10 years, recently earned a spot on the leadership team for the 4-H state ambassadors. “I...
Claremont City Administrator Marie Lindblom pauses for a photo at City Hall. The former city councilwoman began her new job July 5.
Marie Lindblom hit the ground running in her new job as Claremont’s city administrator. Among her early goals: to be part of a team that works to improve the Dodge County city of about 540 people. “We have a lot of ideas, and we would like to implement them,” said Lindblom, who started...
Competitors – human and canine – prepare for judging at the Dodge County Fair 4-H dog show.
A good crowd of competitors participated Saturday, July 8 in a 4-H dog show, part of the Dodge County Fair in Kasson. Dogs large and small were judged on a variety of topics, including obedience and showmanship. “I love it. This is a great event,” said Melissa Seljan, a sophomore-to-be...

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