Wednesday, August 22, 2018


The Olmsted County Sheriff, along with Kasson Police Chief Kent Berghuis and Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, revealed that Kasson police officer Juan Baez has been involved in alleged misconduct for more than 25 years at a press conference in Rochester Thursday morning. The investigation centers...
Mary Beth and Barry Moiser have a bumper crop of strawberries to offer this year on their strawberry farm near Dodge Center. The weather conditions have been just right for strawberries this year, according to the Moisers.
Berry lovers will find miracle strawberries fresh and close to home over the next few weeks.   In the fourth year of offering berries, Barry Moiser, owner of Miracle Strawberry Farm of Dodge Center, says it’s the best crop he’s been able to offer. What helped push the berries to their fullest...
Janet Eugerin, Lois Lepp, Richard Urbain and Margo Roberts, all of Dodge Center, display one of the 70 quilts shared by residents from throughout the area for the quilt show at United Methodist Church in Dodge Center. The quilt show was one of many activities going on for Dodge Center’s June Bloom last weekend.
Garage sales, music, bingo and food weren’t the only things blooming during Dodge Center’s weekend summer festival. Quilts stitched with memories of love ones from family members also bloomed during the celebration. The United Methodist Church displayed 70 quilts from 15 different people on Friday...
Old Glory is once again fluttering through the air in front of the historic Kasson School. On Flag Day, the Kasson Alliance for Restoration (KARE) dedicated a new flagpole and raised a new American flag at the main entrance to the school in recognition of the school’s 100thanniversary. A small...
A Kasson police officer is behind bars facing charges in connection with a sexual assault. Julio Baez-Cisneros was booked into the Olmsted County Jail on Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. He is expected to be arraigned on charges Thursday morning. The jail lists the charges against Baez as sexual contact person...
Peggy Marquette, third from left, organized some family members to show their support for Officer Julio Baez, who attempted to take his life June 2. Marquette and her grandchildren, Detrick and Abrie, as well as her son’s girlfriend, Lisa, held signs declaring, “Law Enforcement Lives Matter” at the corner of Mantorville Avenue and Main Street in the downtown Kasson Friday night.
Soon after Peggy Marquette moved to Kasson last August she came across Officer Julio Baez late one night. He assisted her in getting money from one of the banks. It was an encounter that left a lasting impression on her. “We really liked him,” Marquette says. “He’s really a nice cop. He was such a...
Angela Organ cut the ribbon during a celebration of the new outdoor stage at Berne Pizza last Wednesday night. Pictured with her are area businessmen, from left: Paul Czaplewski, Roger Eillingson, Jerry Eillingson and Ron Pappenfus.
As a youngster David Derby remembers throwing around Swiss flags on the grounds of Zwingli Church by Berne during the annual Swissfest. He’s never lost his love for the church, which is one of the reasons he didn’t hesitate to help out when a new stage was needed.  The Rochester area builder...
“Team Oeltjenbruns” is asking for prayers after two small children were severely injured in a motor vehicle crash in rural Steele County Friday afternoon. Jillian Dahl Proft identified the victims of the crash through a Facebook posting as Jessica Oeltjenburns and her two children, ages 3 and 1....
Two young children ages 2 and 3 were critically injured Friday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash on the east side of Steele County. Sheriff Lon Thiele said the children were passengers in a car driven by a 31-year-old woman. Their exact conditions are unknown, but they were airlifted by Mayo One...
Breaking News: Crash critically injured two
The Steele County Sheriff office is investigating a two-vehicle collision that happened around 2 p.m. at southeast 64th AVE and southeast 38th St.This is located quarter mile east of Aurora Lutheran Church in Steele County. Two passengers from a car were airlifted by Mayo One from the scene. More...


Steele County Times & DCI

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

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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