Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Kasson will partner with a business retention and retail recruitment service and a landscape/architectural planning firm to help direct the city’s expected growth. City Councilors on March 8 approved a 3-year agreement with Buxton Customer Analytics, Fort Worth, Texas, to fashion a retail and...
It’s another weekday morning, and the usual good-natured barbs are flying at Daniel’s Restaurant in Kasson. Folmer Carlsen, 83, notes that he moved to town in 1963 and purchased the Dodge County Independent when it was located downtown, near what’s now Buffet King. The former Kasson mayor, who ran...
In what is believed to be the first of its kind case in Dodge County, a Rochester man has been charged with murder in connection with the drug overdose death of another man late last year. Donte D’Andre Wilkins, 19, was charged March 1 with two felony counts of second-degree unintentional murder...
Ross and Jan Mickelsen moved to Kasson in January last year to be closer to their daughter who is ill. Ross retired from the U.S. Post Office and also worked as a cameraman at a TV station and as a driver for a van to transport disabled people to appointments. Jan owned and operated a floral shop...
As manager of a local fitness club, Ashley Applen had only met a teenager who used the gym on the night before he committed suicide. But the tragedy has inspired her to lead a crusade to spread awareness of mental health issues.  “He played with my son and was very well known for interacting with...
A Triton youth wrestling coach has died in a forklift accident near Lakeville.  Clayton Kodada, 35, of West Concord was killed Feb. 15 while operating a forklift. The hydraulic lift failed and the forklift reportedly landed on top of him. The accident happened about 11 a.m. Triton superintendent...
An elderly couple is crediting God and their deceased son for saving them from a scary and near life ending ordeal for at least one of them in a local cemetery in December. Joseph Simons, 84, of Kasson nearly died as he lay in a snowbank in Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville while his wife, Eeanna,...
The on-going feedlot fight in Dodge County is now in the hands of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Oral arguments were heard Feb. 7 at the Minnesota Judicial Center in St. Paul regarding a local judge’s ruling that paved the way for more feedlots to be built in Dodge County. Three judges will now...
With his vehicle stuck in the snow at a local cemetery, an elderly man left on foot to get help, but quickly became overcome with the snow and cold conditions himself. His body temperature was quickly falling and his prognosis didn’t look good as he lay in the snow.  But things soon changed when a...
Members of the Mantorville Chamber of Commerce elected new board officers at their meeting Feb 1 including President, Bob Soland, Vice President, Melanie Dobson, Secretary, Paul Larsen, and Treasurer, Lynnette Nash.  The group also discussed the schedule of events for the coming year. They had held...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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