Thursday, July 2, 2020

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...
Flags raised and posted in position during Gamehaven Council Merit Badge Fair in Rochester. The flag pole was constructed by members of Boy Scout Troop 58, West Concord, using knots and lashings.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 58 of West Concord executed the opening and closing flag programs during a Game Haven Council annual Merit Badge Fair, held March 17 at Willow Creek Elementary School in Rochester. The Scouts constructed a free-standing flag pole, utilizing their skills in knots and...
Brooke Vos, 2, of Byron, and her father, Tim, bundled up for last Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt in Mantorville. “We’re trying to stay warm,” Tim said. “But other than that, it’s great.”
Dozens of bundled-up youngsters braved c-c-c-cold weather during the Mantorville Chamber of Commerce’ annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 in Riverside Park. They were broken up into age groups including 3 and under, 4-5, and 6 and up. And they went at it, despite temperatures in the upper 20s. “I...
Soil specialist Ray Archuleta speaks during a ‘maximizing soil health’ workshop on March 29 in Kasson. He promotes the use of nature – especially cover crops - to help heal the earth and maximize crop yields.
It has been nearly 32 years since a steam explosion and fires released part of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Russia. The area won’t be suitable for human life for at least 20,000 years, according to But trees and wildlife...
Court documents filed against Lois Riess for allegedly stealing money from her husband’s bank accounts indicates that David Riess likely died on Wednesday, March 21, two days before his body was found at their home outside of Blooming Prairie. In the complaint filed on Tuesday in Dodge County...
The suspect in last week’s murder outside of Blooming Prairie has been charged with stealing money from the victim after his death. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Lois Ann Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie. She is accused of transferring and stealing money from her husband David’s...
Students run hard through an inflatable tunnel.
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School students got plenty of exercise and helped raise money on March 22 during a Boosterthon ‘Glow Run’ at the school. The event, sponsored by the K-M Parent Teacher Association, had the youngsters racing at top speed in a circle and through a large inflatable tunnel...
"Pet Resort" staff member Jenna Behnke is pictured with Rumi, a Bichon dog, at Leashes and Leads. The Byron business offers a wide variety of services for pets.
You walk into Leashes and Leads, the “pet resort” and animal supplies store on Byron’s east edge, and you think, “Wow.” That’s the typical reaction for first-time visitors, said Kevin McClure, operations director of the large facility, which opened in 2008. It’s animal central, with boarding,...
Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy Zac Plein holds Grayson Erdman, 3, of Kasson, during the 20th-annual Dodge County Expo. They were among hundreds of visitors who attended the event at Triton High School in Dodge Center.
Southeast Minnesotans expected an apocalyptic early-spring blizzard this past Saturday. Estimates ranged from three to six to nine inches of snow, maybe more. So folks involved with the 20th-annual Dodge County Expo were pleased that it only snowed … not at all. “The weather turned out in our favor...


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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