Thursday, April 27, 2017

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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...
For years, Doug Claassen suffered a life-changing, career ending spinal injury from a violent suspect he was trying to arrest. Though he died 18 years ago, his sacrifice had largely gone unnoticed publicly until recently. “He had a lot of pain and struggles for years,” said Claassen’s widow, Kathy...
“The people of this community are spoiled with this paper.” That’s what judges of the state newspaper contest said in presenting three journalistic excellence awards to the Dodge County Independent (DCI). For the first time ever, top state honors have made their way to the DCI. Last week, the DCI...
The security at the Dodge County courthouse is going to receive a $19,500 upgrade when a new 3-D bag and jacket scanner arrives in about six weeks. Entering the courthouse is already a fairly meticulous affair, with sergeant Richard Allee or two other deputies at the ready to go through bags,...
The explosion that occurred at the McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing (MTM) facility in Dodge Center, Minn., Jan. 11, required an incredible number of first response and law enforcement vehicles manned by an army of personnel   The disaster involved the concerted efforts of law enforcement units from...
The Dodge Center company where last week’s explosion injured six people has been issued 17 citations and paid out more than $30,000 in penalties for safety violations over the past decade. Minnesota Occupational Health and Safety Administration has visited McNelius Trucking and Manufacturing five...
It’s one of the easily recognized and most important traffic signs motorists encounter on a regular basis. But it’s often ignored leading to excessive complaints and sometimes traffic crashes. Driving behaviors around stop signs are leaving area law enforcers seeing red. And it’s more than the sign...
First it was wind. Now it's solar. A new alternative form of energy is coming on-line across Minnesota as solar gardens are cropping up on the rural landscape, including Dodge County. By later this year, at least three solar gardens will be running throughout the county. Solar gardens are currently...
It was a good news, bad news weekend for the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team. On the bad news side, they lost their first tournament as a team last weekend when they took part in the Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. While the KoMets are not a team used to finishing in third place...

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Steele County Times & DCI

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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