Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Court documents filed against Lois Riess for allegedly stealing money from her husband’s bank accounts indicates that David Riess likely died on Wednesday, March 21, two days before his body was found at their home outside of Blooming Prairie. In the complaint filed on Tuesday in Dodge County...
The suspect in last week’s murder outside of Blooming Prairie has been charged with stealing money from the victim after his death. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Lois Ann Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie. She is accused of transferring and stealing money from her husband David’s...
Students run hard through an inflatable tunnel.
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School students got plenty of exercise and helped raise money on March 22 during a Boosterthon ‘Glow Run’ at the school. The event, sponsored by the K-M Parent Teacher Association, had the youngsters racing at top speed in a circle and through a large inflatable tunnel...
"Pet Resort" staff member Jenna Behnke is pictured with Rumi, a Bichon dog, at Leashes and Leads. The Byron business offers a wide variety of services for pets.
You walk into Leashes and Leads, the “pet resort” and animal supplies store on Byron’s east edge, and you think, “Wow.” That’s the typical reaction for first-time visitors, said Kevin McClure, operations director of the large facility, which opened in 2008. It’s animal central, with boarding,...
Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy Zac Plein holds Grayson Erdman, 3, of Kasson, during the 20th-annual Dodge County Expo. They were among hundreds of visitors who attended the event at Triton High School in Dodge Center.
Southeast Minnesotans expected an apocalyptic early-spring blizzard this past Saturday. Estimates ranged from three to six to nine inches of snow, maybe more. So folks involved with the 20th-annual Dodge County Expo were pleased that it only snowed … not at all. “The weather turned out in our favor...
The murder of a man found shot to death at a rural Blooming Prairie home has prompted a statewide manhunt for his 56-year-old wife and her vehicle. On Monday afternoon, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose said the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as David...
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in a single vehicle crash north of Mantorville Friday. The sheriff’s office says Daniel Escalera, 48, of rural Mantorville died when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled over around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Escalera was ejected from the...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose has ruled the Friday death of a Blooming Prairie man as a homicide. Rose identified the victim of the homicide as David Riess, 54, of Blooming Prairie. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said Riess died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds....
At left, Lois Ann Riess. At right, a 2005 Cadillac Escalade similar to that which Riess might be driving.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released a Minnesota Crime Alert in a weekend homicide outside of Blooming Prairie. In what is the first substantial details released in the incident, the alert notes that the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the BCA are investigating the death of...
Dodge County authorities remain tightlipped about a body found at a residence southeast of Blooming Prairie Saturday.
Dodge County authorities remain tightlipped about a body found at a residence southeast of Blooming Prairie Saturday. Early Sunday morning Sheriff Scott Rose told the Times and Independent, “This is a very active ongoing investigation.” Rose also said, “When we are able to, we will release 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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