Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Schools across the state and country are always trying come with innovative ways to help their students learn better, and to be prepared for the future. That’s exactly the case for the Kasson-Mantorville School District. At Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School next year, there  will be changes made...
The Kasson-Mantorville HOSA organization held its 10th annual sponsored blood drive last week. During the drive, 27 people donated blood meaning up to 81 lives can be saved.
The Kasson-Mantorville biomedical career awareness student organization began having biannual blood drives at the school in 2015. Since that time they, along with community members, have helped save 675 lives through their blood collection efforts. That tradition continued last week as the 10th...
For 47 years, Steve Johnson, owner of Zumbrota Ford, has been in the car dealership business. Last week, one of his most successful accomplishments may have been completed, when the dealership opened its new building, as they will now also have  a Chrysler dealership, along with its Ford...
Kasson resident SGT Brian Rinehart, of the Minnesota National Guard, was one of the guardsman who was called to duty last week during the April winter storm.
During the aftermath of the April winter storm last week, members of the Minnesota Army National Guard were deployed across the state to help in various ways. Two of those guardsman were neighbors in Kasson, Sgt. Brian Rinehart and Ssg. Brian Wunderlich. For Wunderlich, he is in his 15 years with...
 About 29 Kasson Mantorville Elementary School students are currently signed up for the newly formed running club.
In January of 2016, K-M alum Brian Hunn began working at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School as a paraprofessional. Ever since then, Hunn has had the idea of one day creating a running club. Now that idea has become a reality, as the KoMet Running Club is in full swing. Hunn, an avid runner,...
For four years, Thomas Sutherland of Dodge Center committed his life to the country, as a member of the United States Army. Now people in the community are committed to helping him and his family as they go through a very difficult time in life. In March, Sutherland’s family got news that no...
Fareway Foods is expected to be a new grocery store in Byron in the summer of 2020.
At a special meeting April 9, members of the Byron Economic Development Authority agreed to sell about four acres of land to the Fareway Corporation for about $435,000. At the regular city council meeting that same evening, city council members agreed to the sale, and Mayor Daryl Glassmaker made...
The fifth annual Tim Rasmusson Memorial 5K fun run/walk will be taking place on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. at East Silver Lake Park in Rochester. The annual event helps raise awareness for organ donations and for the Gift of Life Transplant House.
In 2014, Tim Rasmusson passed away unexpectedly from an ascending aortic aneurysm. Since then, Tim’s parents Jackie and Steve, along with his friends and family, have held a 5K fun run/walk in honor of him and to help raise money and awareness for a good cause. The annual event helps raise money...
It was without a doubt a historic year in Minnesota between the snow, high winds and as recently as last week, a thunderstorm during a winter storm. One of the entities that had the biggest impact from the historic weather is schools across the state. That’s what prompted lawmakers to come up with...
Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed the hands-free cellphone law Friday at the State Capitol in St. Paul surrounded by families of distracted driving victims. Senator Dave Senjem, who represents Dodge and Olmsted counties, was one of the co-authors of the legislation in the Senate.
The tragic deaths of a Blooming Prairie school teacher and her daughter last fall proved to be enough for Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, to work feverishly to bring a new law banning most cellphone use while driving. “That was my epiphany moment,” Senjem said of the Harberts crash near Claremont...

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