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The architect's overhead image of the K-M Elementary School addition by ATS&R shows the new gymnasium and how the 10 classrooms will be placed in the northeast corner of the present site. Phase II interior construction at the elementary is scheduled to begin March 5.

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May 20, 2015

St. Johns Mission Trip to Haiti

Featured pictures from St. Johns mission trip to Haiti

May 13, 2015

New Lions South Park to be prepped for 18 hole disc golf

The new Kasson Lions South Park, moved west due to construction of Shopko Hometown, will have the southern portion disked and seeded to prepare the ground for an 18-hole disc golf course. On the 17.7 acres of park land, park and recreation director Ron Unger said disc golf will encompass approximately 12 acres.

May 20, 2015

KMMS Cookie project brings smiles to military serving in Germany

Last March FACS instructor Barb Hauber’s K-M Middle School Foods/ Nutrition class was in need of “cookie recipients”. As part of a good citizen outreach project the seventh and eighth graders each year baked oatmeal raisin, snicker doodle, and chocolate chip cookies and sold them before school and during lunch with proceeds going to K-M Care And Share.

April 29, 2015

Fiesta time or jail time? Buzzed driving is drunk driving

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo—like St. Patrick’s Day—is for many people just an excuse to drink with friends. Do you plan to join the fiesta on May 5th? If so, it’s important that you know the grim reality

May 6, 2015

Mantorville pump replaced for $30,000, piping wastewater to Kasson delayed

It’s times like these the City of Mantorville is glad there is money in reserve in the water fund. The pump and pitless adaptors for well number one had to be replaced recently at a cost of about $30,000.

May 13, 2015

Students can register now for Red Cross summer scholarship program

Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC) received state regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy’s Minnesota electric service territory in a verbal decision on Thursday, April 30, 2015, by the Minnesota Public Utility Commission (MPUC). SMEC is the single point of contact for the purchase of the territory in southern Minnesota by 12 electric cooperatives.

May 6, 2015

2015 summer travel season gets underway

Explore Minnesota’s nearly 600 museums, get free admission at the History Center and check out the new MNHS magazine.

May 13, 2015

From the desk of... Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose

Miss Jordan Paige Schoenrock, age 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant to be held June 20-21, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

May 20, 2015

Mantorville sees vandalism and uptick in suspicious activity

Several tires were slashed, sidewalk lights were smashed and resident’s doorbells were rung in the wee hours May 1st and 2nd in the neighborhood of Chestnut and Ninth St., reported council member Don Hofstad at the Mantorville City council meeting May 11, 2015.

April 29, 2015

How safe is your drinking water? Nitrate pollution rising in watershed wells

Minnesotans take it for granted that when we turn on the faucet, the water that comes out is safe to drink. Residents of some small southeastern Minnesota communities can no longer make that assumption.

April 29, 2015

Nitrogen levels in Dodge County drinking water!

Concern about nitrogen in Minnesota's surface waters has grown in recent decades











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May 6, 2015

Bauer Announced Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement

The Minnesota FFA Association named Jax Bauer the 2015 Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement at the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention on Monday.