Thursday, April 2, 2020

While the Dodge County community enjoys the annual tradition that The Big Iron Classic has become, the event brings truck drivers from all over the country to town. Everyone who comes to the weekend festivities at the Dodge County Fairgrounds has their own reason for coming back every year.  
Since the first Marigold Days 51 years ago, Nancy and Harry Naatz have taken part in the town’s festivities.  From square dancing to performing in talent shows to marshaling the kiddie parade, the young couple spent the whole weekend taking part in the now-annual festival. Since then, the couple...
After 29 years in the Kasson Police Department, Kent Berghuis is now the chief of police.  Over the years, Berghuis has been promoted from patrolman to sergeant to assistant chief. Now he feels lucky to have been promoted to chief.  There won’t be a lot of changes made to the department with...
Pouring rain couldn’t stop the hundreds of people who splashed their way into the new Kasson Public Library for the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Library Director Art Tiff opened the event by welcoming everyone to the ‘health club for the brain,’ and quipped, “It’s great to see so many brains...
Former Dodge County Administrator Jim Elmquist could be returning to the job he left last spring. At Tuesday’s County Board meeting commissioners unanimously approved a motion authorizing Gary Weiers to “pursue discussions with Jim Elmquist to return to Dodge County as the county administrator.”...
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has granted a request by a coalition of public health, animal welfare and environmental groups to join the Lowell Trom family in their suit against a large hog operation in Dodge County. Trom and his wife, Evelyn, are appealing a Dodge County District Court ruling...
Though the most serious charge won’t be filed, a top prosecutor alleges a man’s decision to drink and drive was a significant factor in a little boy’s death while he innocently played in his wagon. Olmsted County Attorney Mark A. Ostrem has charged Myles Thomas Keller, 69, of Mantorville with gross...
The interior of the library will be filled with shelves and books in the two weeks before the library officially opens.
In a couple of weeks, the KassonPublic Library will finally get to open the doors to its new building. On Aug. 27, the KPL will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new building. After about three years of work, the new KPL building will be home to the current library of books, as well as a...
Wade Oman explained the various kinds of tillage machinery now used in agriculture.
Questions related to helping the family farm and why the legislature failed to deal with taxes, bonding and transportation issues dominated a panel discussion with area legislators at last week’s Land Use Expo. Rep. Peggy Bennett (R-27A), Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-27B), Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-24),...
After attending his first caucus in March, a young Kasson resident decided to take his political involvement to the next level.  Zachary Peterson has only been out of high school a year, after graduating from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 2015. But he spent a week of this summer, from July 24-...


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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