Monday, April 22, 2019


Members of the Byron High School Green Club Gabriella Brinkmann, Ava Leigh, Emma Johnson, Jordan Oelkers, Leah Yokiel and Delanie Newell gave a presentation to members of the Byron school board at their February meeting. The club members are asking the district to consider reducing the amount of disposable plastics used at the high school including plastic water bottles and plastic silverware.
At the regular school board meeting Feb. 19, Superintendent Joey Page explained to school board members that the district was ready for “flex-learning days” the next time the district had to declare a snow day. He commented that that didn’t mean the flex day would be used the next day but the...
Cindy Clayton makes a shake for Dustin Johnson of Dodge Center. Johnson, who said he is a regular customer at Healthy Shakes, said “everything I’ve tried has been awesome.”
Cindy Clayton feels great and she wants everyone else to feel the same way. To accomplish that goal Clayton opened her new business, Healthy Starts, in Byron in January. The store features energy drinks and shakes, all healthy of course. “My passion is to share my experiences,” she said. “My...
 Walter “Red” Nelson has been driving school buses for the Hayfield School District for 54 years.This week is Bus Drivers Appreciation Week in Minnesota. If you get a chance, thank Nelson or any other bus driver for their service.
When Walter “Red” Nelson got out of the service more than 50 years ago, he didn’t know what to do for a career. Once he was out of the service, he moved back to his hometown of Hayfield. That led him to buy the trucking business that was in town in 1962. After doing that for a couple of years,...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, right, and Roger Berge, center, presented Senator Dave Senjem with a plaque on behalf of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association Feb. 17 in Kasson. Senjem was instrumental in getting a bill passed in the Minnesota Legislature for the state to create special license plates in honor of law enforcement.
Two Dodge County sheriff’s deputies have been honored for their efforts in saving the lives of two residents. Sheriff Scott Rose presented deputy Mark Dyshaw and Sgt. Jeff Espinosa with lifesaving awards at the annual Holiday Party for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Kasson Feb. 17. Dyshaw...
Leif Elijah Haugland, 36, of Owatonna, pleaded guilty recently to one felony charge, after being accused of being in a bus crash in Dodge County. According to the complaint, on Nov. 16 a Dodge County deputy was informed about a vehicle incident involving a school bus and minivan. He was advised...
In 2013, the West Concord Fire Department, helped get passengers off Highway 56, due to a major storm. Six years later, and they had to do it again, after a historic blizzard made its way to Southeast Minnesota, closing down Highway 56 through Dodge County. Aside from Highway 56 being closed down...
  Imagine driving down the road, and all of a sudden you realize that you can’t drive any further, due to white out conditions. That was the reality for many drivers over the weekend, during one of the biggest snowstorms in recent memory. Luckily for many of the drivers, in the area, there was a...
Dodge County offices will be closed until noon on Monday, Feb. 25 due to the dangerous driving conditions.  County offices will open at 12 p.m.
Deputies have been working all day rescuing stranded motorists - some who had been stuck on their cars since last night.  We've had plows, tow trucks and squads stuck throughout the day.  The county will be pulling plows at 4pm for the night.  Most roads in Dodge County are impassable!  Heavy winds...
Most people have heard the old saying “a dog is a man's best friend.” That saying is completely accurate. I met my best friend when I was still living in St. James when I was covering a clear the shelter event at the local animal shelter. A couple of my buddies that volunteer at the shelter were...


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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