Monday, July 6, 2020

Dodge County Independent managing editor Richard Johnson tries to weave his way through the pylons/pedestrians. He struck at least one.
Carter Wyttenbach echoed the thoughts of fellow Kasson-Mantorville High School students gathered Dec. 13 in the school’s north gym. You had to try and weave a pedal cart between pylons and shoot baskets while wearing impaired driving goggles. Good luck with that. “It’s weird. You can’t see anything...
A large crowd gathered to welcome the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Dec. 5 in Kasson.
With the temperature hovering at barely 20 degrees and a stiff 25 mph breeze out of the west, the Christmas holiday spirit of the young and young-at-heart was not dampened last week.  On Dec. 5, little ones in the arms of their parents, and individuals well into their 90s started to arrive at the...
Hayfield High School band instructor Dennis Conroy is pictured with his marching band in this undated photo. The longtime instructor died Dec. 6.
Hayfield High School authorities learned early Dec. 6 that band instructor Dennis Conroy had died overnight, hours after leading the school’s pep band during a girls basketball game. By noon, at least 15 area band directors had reached out to assist with music lessons and the winter holiday band...
By a slim margin, voters in the Triton School District have rejected the referendum on an operating levy seeking $750 per pupil for 10 years. The referendum was defeated with 479 voting against it and 455 supporting it. Triton also had a failed referendum in 2016.
Julie Olmsted, store leader at Kwik Trip in Kasson, smiles as she cuts the ribbon during a grand-opening ceremony for the company’s new store on Oct. 26. Several local officials and Kwik Trip representatives joined in the celebration.
Kasson’s new Kwik Trip store opened with a flourish on Oct. 26. Company president Don Zeitlow joined local officials and store employees in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 6,000 square-foot facility on the south side of Highway 14. “It’s good for the community of Kasson, it’s good for our co-...
“We all want the Stone Water Tower. We need to have an agreement that we can abide by, and not have to worry about it for another 20 years. Let’s move on and get this put to bed.” Chris McKern Kasson Mayor
The City of Kasson will continue an agreement regarding the Old Stone Water Tower through the end of the year while working with the Dodge County Historical Society to determine the best option for the future of the iconic 1895 structure. The agreement between the entities as to which is...
 Members of “Team Biohazard” include, front row, from left, Anders Herfindahl-Quint and Carter Bebee. Back, Ethan Barnum, Jack Nelson, Jack Kujath and Adam Jennissen. Not pictured: Zach Alexander. The Kasson-Mantorville Middle School students set school records in Knowledge Bowl competition on Oct. 10.
Watch out for Team Biohazard. They’re seven men. On a mission. To set records. The Kasson-Mantorville Middle School eighth-graders did just that on Oct. 10 in Knowledge Bowl competition at the Southeast Minnesota Cooperative in Rochester. Team Biohazard scored a K-M Middle School Knowledge Bowl...
Residents, business owners and other community members can provide their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about the City of Kasson’s Comprehensive Plan at a community workshop to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the commons at Kasson-Mantorville High School.
The City of Kasson is updating its Comprehensive Plan, which will help set the stage for the City’s future development, growth and public infrastructure investment.     Residents, business owners and other community members can provide their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about the plan at a...
The 1895 Old Stone Water Tower. The City of Kasson will revisit a 20-year agreement with the Dodge County Historical Society regarding the structure.
Kasson’s City Council on Oct. 11 postponed discussion on the future of a joint agreement regarding the 1895 Old Stone Water Tower until the Wednesday, Oct. 25 meeting. An agreement between the City and the Dodge County Historical Society was signed when the iconic tower was restored in 1997. It...
Rick Bussler, Publisher, Dodge County Independent
For the first time, the Dodge County Independent has captured four national awards for journalistic excellence. The newspaper picked up the top honors last week at the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Tulsa, Okla. The DCI was one of six publications in Minnesota to win awards...


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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