Thursday, December 12, 2019


K-M students helped serve breakfast to owners and employees, of local businesses, inlcluding, from left to right, Carlee Koehler, Ashley Hagedorn, and Brianna Haala.
The Kasson-Mantorville High School commons was filled on Tuesday morning with representatives and owners of businesses throughout Kasson and the surrounding area. With only a golden spring sunrise to drive through – no snow, sleet, or anything else cold or wet – attendees enjoyed a breakfast of egg...
The U.S. Marshal's Office and the Lee County Sheriff's Department met the press early Friday morning in Lee County Florida and reported that Lois Ann Riess, fugitive on the run, offered no resistance to her arrest late Thursday night.   Two hours later, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose met with the...
The U.S. Marshal's Office announced late Thursday night, April 19, that fugitive Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie has been caught.   She was apprehended on South Padre Island, Texas.   More details will be available on Friday from the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.   She has been on the run since...
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has released a surveillance video obtained by investigators from the Kum and Go gas station in Northwood, Iowa in hopes of triggering leads to Lois Riess’ whereabouts. The video shows Lois Riess approach the cashier, purchase a sandwich and ask for directions south...
Donnavon Eaker, left , and Rachael Lee, of Steve’s Meat Market proudly show off the coveted Sweepstakes Award they won at the Minnesota Association of Meat Processors annual convention in St. Cloud last month. Steve’s earned 11 awards for excellence in smoked and cured meat products during the competition. Eaker has operated the meat market in Ellendale since 1973.
Making bacon and other meat products have proven to be an award-winning venture for Steve’s Meat Market in Ellendale for the past 42 years. And this year is proving to be no different.  As Rachael Lee, operations manager of Steve’s, continues to churn out various meat and sausage products, the...
Bailey Delzer (left) and Hannah Elias (right) were crowned Dodge County Dairy Princess last Friday night at the Milton Township Town Hall.
The Dodge County chapter of the American Dairy Association (ADA) crowned two young ladies as Dairy Princesses on Friday evening during a banquet at the Milton Township Town Hall. Approximately 65 attended the banquet and enjoyed a meal prepared by Omar’s Kitchen Catering from West Concord. Hannah...
The U.S. Marshal Service is now offering a reward for the capture of accused murderer Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie. Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose said the U.S. Marshals have upgraded the Riess case to a major case as of today and is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 leading to the arrest of...
Trition High School's FFA dairy team placed second in the Region XIII contest. Pictured left to the right are Carissa Kleinwort, Deacon Schlichting, and Sam Newman. Not pictured are Sam Gochnauer and Baily Delzer
Triton High School FFA members were recognized April 3 during the Region VIII FFA awards program in Pine Island. The event brought members from across southeast Minnesota together to celebrate their success.  The first Triton FFA member to be awarded was Timothy Moenning, for the development of his...
Analisa Buresh, Kasson, is pictured with her grandmother, Judy Kinsey, of Berne. She wore Judy's 1958 Prom dress to the Kasson-Mantorville High School Prom this past weekend.
Analisa Buresh was hoping to shop for a Prom dress earlier this year when her grandmother, Judy Kinsey, suggested she try on a certain strapless red dress. There was something about it. Lots of history. And a bit of magic, perhaps. “I was skeptical,” said Analisa, a junior at Kasson-Mantorville...
Jim Whitemarsh collects fresh-roasted coffee beans from a commercial roaster at his home in Kasson. He and his wife, Crystal, hope to open a coffee "roasters," Trail Creek Coffee, in the building occupied by Sophia's Thrift Store and Clothing Bank.
Jim and Crystal Whitmarsh were living in Mankato's Trail Creek neighboorhood when Jim went online and discovered the art of roasting coffee in 1980's-vintage popcorm poppers. Alas, you could only roast about half a cup at a time, and the person in charge had little control over the smoke-filled...


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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