Saturday, February 23, 2019


For 20 years Byron High School FACS Teacher, Ryan Radke, has been looking for innovative hands on learning experiences for his students. Then one day while eating at a food truck he realized that it would be a good idea to one day have his students run one. That idea will soon be a reality as...
One of our Commissioners asked me this week why our deputies often leave our squad cars running. He explained he’s been asked this question by voters in his district. It’s a great question. Here are the reasons:   Squad cars today are way different than they were back in the day. When my dad (Bob...
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to report any suspicious activity and/or vehicles and to make sure you lock up your vehicles, garages, outbuildings and homes after an arrest of two suspects early Wednesday morning who had just burglarized a rural residence in Milton Township...
Two men were arrested and  charged in Dodge County on Thursday after allegedly stealing chainsaws from a  Dodge County home.   According to the complaints filed in court a Dodge County Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress. They were informed that the victim had two chainsaws taken...
Byron High School was awarded a $45,000 Bush Foundation Grant to help reimagine the purpose and focus of school to meet the needs of all students in today’s world. This work is operated by 2Revolutions, a national education design lab, in partnership with the Bush Foundation.    The grant will...
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team welcomed Mya Suess to the pregame huddle before their tip-off against Winona.
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team had a strong showing at the Winona State Holiday Classic last week as they were able to take a game from host Winona and had a great effort against #8AAA Red Wing. While the KoMets were strong in one game, they showed they had plenty to improve upon if...
It was the last meeting of the year for the Dodge County Commissioners  last Thursday which meant one very important action item was on the agenda. Voting on a final levy amount. Before the levy amount could be voted on Dodge County along with all other local government entities are required to...
A new byline will be seen throughout the DCI as Karen Jorgensen joins the DCI staff. DCI Publisher is pleased to announce the hiring of Jorgensen who will work as a County Staff Writer. Jorgensen knew that she wanted to be a journalist when she was a junior at Owatonna High School when she took...
Katie Macrafic was recently named Triton’s Teacher of the Year.
Ever since she was a child Katie Macrafic knew she wanted to be a teacher. “This is what I was meant to be,” the Triton kindergarten teacher said. She has 21 years teaching experience, the last 19 teaching kindergarten at Triton. Her fellow Triton teachers agree and she has been chosen as Triton’s...
It was an emotional time for the Harberts family as the Best Ever Christmas surprised them with a holiday miracle Dec. 22 in Blooming Prairie. Amy Simon wipes tears away from Jaxon Harberts’ face while tears overcame Jaxon’s father, Brandon, during the surprise party. Dr. James Midboe (with the red Santa hat) of Savage, co-founder of the non-profit group, says the Harberts story is an inspiration for everyone.
A bowling party at Bunkie's Grill & Lanes of Blooming Prairie turned into a giant-sized Christmas present opening party for Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon on Saturday, Dec. 22. It was the Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit 501-C3 organization, that brought more than 100 gifts for Jaxon...


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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