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Mrs. Pagel is talking to her freshman class about a recent experience she had as a result of chemotherapy. Pictured are Alex Thompson and Erin McFarland. Photo by Randy Carlsen.

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March 26, 2014

Folkestad garage cost cut $399,000

City of Kasson engineer Neil Britton reported on changes to the Folkestad building that will see costs drop for the remodel by $399,000. The largest chunk of that savings is the decision by the council not to complete the basement.

April 16, 2014

Knowledge Bowl teams advance to Regional Competition

What is exhilarating, fast-paced, intense, and fun? It’s Kasson-Mantorville High School’s Knowledge Bowl competition!

April 9, 2014

Annette O’Donnell has been chosen as Dodge County’s Licensed Child Care Provider of the Year

Annette O’Donnell has been chosen as Dodge County’s Licensed Child Care Provider of the Year. On May 2 and 3 she will be attending the annual Minnesota State Child Care Providers conference in Bloomington along with other providers from surrounding counties.

April 16, 2014

New 2014 report shows how Dodge County ranks in multiple factors that affect health

Dodge County ranked 10th out of 87 in health outcomes and 22nd out of 87 in health factors, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings report comparing Minnesota counties.

April 9, 2014

JLH ready to expand into former Folkestad building

Just Like Home School Age Child Care will be the first business to move into the former Folkestad garage building. The three owners of the family business are anxious to take over approximately 4,200 square feet of the main floor.

April 23, 2014

County now composting food waste

The primary focus at the Dodge County Transfer Station has been handling garbage and recycling. Add to that the handling of organics working with the company Full Circle Organics of Good Thunder, MN.

March 26, 2014

Wish granted for Dodge Center's Sophie Woxland

Four year old Sophie Woxland's favorite pizza is cheese pizza from Jimmy's Pizza in Kasson. Parents Corey and Amy Woxland decided to have a surprise pizza party for Sophie Tuesday night, inviting family members and a few of Sophie's close friends.

April 2, 2014

City of Kasson says "no thanks" to ice arena offer, partnership to continue

Dodge County Board of Commissioners met in closed session Tuesday and agreed to offer the Dodge County Ice Arena to the city of Kasson.

April 2, 2014

Group has until May 30 to save historic Kasson school

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is helping a group of concerned citizens who hope to buy the 1918 Kasson School building and save it from the wrecking ball. PAM, which has been advocating for preserving this historic school building since 2007

April 2, 2014

Dodge County Dairy Princesses to be crowned Saturday

Taylor Reber of Kasson, Katherine Paulson of Kasson, and McCayla Thoe of Hayfield will be crowned Dodge County’s 2014 Dairy Princesses at the annual dairy banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Kasson United Methodist Church.

April 9, 2014

Local residents keep Houston's Greenhouse & Gift growing

Houston's Greenhouse is a three generation business started in 1977 by Keith Houston and his son Bruce. Houston's is a "start from scratch" greenhouse that takes pride in the plants and products they grow and sell.

April 16, 2014

Destination Medical Center What's in it for Kasson-Mantorville?

Rochester Chamber of Commerce Interim President Jerry Williams, a former Rochester Superintendent of Schools, was a special guest at the K-M School Board meeting last Monday evening.

April 23, 2014

Local farmer supports Triton Community Education Department through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Dodge County farmer Tim Kress has directed a $2,500 donation to the Triton School District Community Education Department. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will allow the district to host more community programs.











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April 23, 2014

Mantorville resident to be charged for water line damage

After reviewing city ordinances and a statement from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, Mantorville City Council members decided the resident must pay for damage to Neoprene seals in the water main near his building when he attached a lead from a heavy-duty welder to a nearby fire hydrant in an attempt to melt frozen water pipes this past winter.