Saturday, February 23, 2019


It was the first day of school during 2019 on Wednesday and for Hayfield Community Schools the start to the year was a exciting one.   On Wednesday the school held lunch in the new PreK-12 grade  cafeteria for the first time.   The new cafeteria is the only addition that was made from the $24...
A Mankato woman was arrested for felony drug possession on Saturday after drugs and other paraphernalia was found.   According to the complaint a Deputy with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle belonging to Sadie Louise Roesch, 23, for numerous driving violations.   Roesch...
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Emma Brumfield, a junior pharmacy major from Kasson, Minnesota, is the 2018-19 recipient of the J. Bruce Laughrey Scholarship at South Dakota State University.   She is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Brumfield and a 2016 graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School...
    A Kasson woman has been jailed for allegedly driving drunk on Christmas night.   Karlyn Michelle Brewington, 36, was arrested on Christmas Night in Kasson. This is Brewington's second DWI offense within the past 16 months.   According to the criminal complaint, a officer was facing...
K-M’s Jacob Hildebrand drives to the rim against Byron on December 18.
In the early portion of the season, the win-loss record for the Kasson-Mantorville boys basketball team isn’t what they expected. With three losses dropping the KoMets to 1-6 on the season, it would be easy to say that things aren’t going the way they should. However, K-M is showing improvement...
The house that the construction technology class is centered on is just one of many that have been built in the K-M community since the class was installed roughly 25 years ago.
One of the concepts that is engrained into society is that once a student graduates high school, they must go to a four-year college and obtain a bachelor’s degree to find success. While a higher level of learning is beneficial to some graduate’s potential career choice, other jobs simply require a...
One of the biggest supporters of local Students Against Destructive Decisions groups around the country is the local law enforcement personnel. That’s why last week the K-M SADD group gave back to the Dodge County law enforcement through a meal at the Sheriff's Office. After doing it for the...
The Kasson Police Department helped multiple kids enjoy the joy of giving back last week during the annual Shop With a Cop event.
Three years ago Jesse Reding, the Kasson Police Department Investigator was approached by Tracy Fogeleon about starting a local Shop With a Cop event. Ever since then they have done just that. After starting the annual event they were able to get the Local Business Leaders group on board right...
Santa Claus stopped by the Blooming Prairie Elementary School recently and took time to say “hello” to Jaxon Harberts, a graduate of the school last year. Jaxon is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash last Sept. 7 that claimed the lives of his mother and sister.
It was a day that changed the lives of seventh grader Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon forever. The day was Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, the fourth day of a new school year. Jaxon was a passenger in his mother's car, carrying the two of them and his sister Emerson on their way to school in Blooming...
This week staff members of the Dodge County Independent present their first ever Christmas gift to readers. It’s the gift of good news. The front page, along with several pages inside, has been devoted to good news stories. We have made an intentional effort to deviate from the usual practice of...


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