Wednesday, June 26, 2019


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...
UPDATE   The crime scene protected by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is at Prairie Wax Worm Farms located at 75859 U.S. Highway 218, just southeast of the city limits of Blooming Prairie. It is located in Dodge County. Sources have said the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Bureau of...
Kasson-Mantorville school board members and the district’s teachers union, K-M Education Minnesota, agreed March 16 on contract language with five new district teachers, avoiding arbitration regarding contract grievances. K-M’s contract language had stipulated that credit up to the 10th year step...
That little child in the cowgirl hat is one feisty, determined cookie.   Grace Reed, 11, of Kasson, is determined to raise enough money to install a new merry-go-round in West Park. The goal is to raise $9,000 to replace the old merry-go-round. Grace and her friends enjoyed pushing it around and...
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office confirms a 48-year-old Mantorville man died in a one-vehicle rollover northwest of Mantorville Friday morning. Captain Ryer Anderson said the man’s identity will not be released until family members have been notified. According to Anderson, the vehicle was...
Dodge County authorities are investigating the death of a Hayfield child. On Sunday at about 11:22 a.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a Hayfield residence reporting a 10-year-old juvenile was found in bed unresponsive and CPR was in progress. Lifesaving efforts to...
Superintendent Brett Joyce, left, and School Board Chair Jim Jensen, right.
Triton’s school board has authorized administrators to make recommendations for reductions in programs and staff positions. Superintendent Brett Joyce said he expects the school district will have to cut $250,000 to $300,000 for the 2018-2019 school year. Triton cut about $380,000 for 2017-2018....
Nate and Kathy Oland of Owatonna are pictured with their ‘Little,’ Brady, and their son Nathan. The Olands were awarded the Big Couple of the Year award on Saturday during the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters awards ceremony in Waseca.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota presented several area volunteers with its annual ‘Bigs of the Year’ award this past Saturday in Waseca.  The awards include four categories: Big Sister, Big Brother, Big Couple, and School Site Big.  The Southern Minnesota Chapter, which covers Dodge...


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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