Thursday, July 19, 2018


Beginning Nov. 1, the News Enterprise will be merged into its sister publication, the Dodge County Independent. Declining readership and reduced advertising revenue are the main factors leading to the merger. For the past three years, readership has declined, despite numerous efforts to provide a...
The fire department committee was disbanded; the open meeting law was discussed along with a potential change in the animal ordinance at last week’s Kasson City Council meeting.  Mayor Steve Johnson told the council and the audience “as of now there will be no fire committee, I will handle it.”   “...
Dodge Media, the parent company of the Dodge County Independent newspaper, has taken over ownership of Dodge County Printing.  The transaction was finalized Sept. 16, transferring ownership of the printing shop from Sueann Johnson to Rick Bussler, the owner of Dodge Media. Dodge County Printing is...
A man and a woman from Dodge County with alleged connections to a Mexican drug cartel are facing serious drug charges after police took 19 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets. Heriberto Hurquides Salazar, 21, and Alejandra Jasmin Ochoa, 22, both of Mantorville, have been charged in Dodge...
Kasson-Mantorville kindergarteners are experiencing something that none of the previous kindergarten classes have got to experience before; a brand new kindergarten pod, or the orange pod.  The pod, along with the new east gym, playground and other outdoor improvements accounts for $5.2 million of...
Although budget discussions are still ongoing, Dodge County officials are anticipating a 2016 budget increase in the neighborhood of 5.2 percent, county board members were told last week. The figures presented at the last board meeting showed a 2016 net levy of $12,649,159.00 compared to $12,027,...
Now that school is back in session, Kasson-Mantorville students have to adjust to the construction. Even though a good portion of the project is complete, there is still a fair amount of work left to do before the entire high school project is complete. Superintendent Mark Matuska says that, even...
The School Resources Officer (SRO), the new library, the preliminary budget and tax, levy, backflow preventers and the city administrator search were all among topics discussed at last week’s city council meeting. During the public forum section resident Chris McKern asked councilman Coy Borgstrom...


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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