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The K-M Elementary MN School of Excellence celebration took place Tuesday at KMTelecom Field.


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August 20, 2014

South Country Health Alliance and Mayo Clinic Health System announce new value-based partnership agreement

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) and Mayo Clinic Health System have expanded their existing relationship through a collaboration aimed at improving the coordination of care to enrollees, ensuring all medical, social and care coordination services help improve the health and well-being of members.

July 23, 2014

Near fatal fall led to career change for Dustin Snell

Dustin Snell was an iron worker who in his own words “walked steel for eight years”. A near fatal fall led to a career change.

August 27, 2014

Detour expected for County Road 43 as part of Highway 14 project in Steele County

Construction on Highway 14 east of Owatonna is expected to force a long-term closure and detour for traffic on Steele County Road 43 beginning Monday, Aug. 25, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

July 23, 2014

Mantorville approves wastewater treatment agreement with Kasson

At a marathon meeting July 14, 2014, the Mantorville City Council members held a public hearing for comments on a change to the sidewalk ordinance allowing the city to pay for sidewalk repairs along with the owners of attached properties.

August 27, 2014

K-M and Byron school districts to have separate transportation directors

In June the K-M School Board voted to share transportation director with Byron. K-M transportation director Larry Meeker was to oversee both districts and K-M bus driver Val Lindahl moved up to the number two position and was hired as transportation secretary.

July 30, 2014

Dodge County urges motorcyclists to slow down, ride sober and be seen

Motorcycle ridership is spiking in Minnesota, and so, unfortunately, were rider fatalities in 2013.

August 13, 2014

Work on new South Park expected to begin next week

According to Kasson Park & Recreation Director Ron Unger, dirt work is expected to begin next week in what will serve as a new park west of what was once Lion's Park.

August 20, 2014

Has flood insurance become an issue with Shopko Hometown project?

Judy Ruport, 403 Third Avenue Southwest, lives in the neighborhood of the future Shopko Hometown. From day one since the project was discussed a main neighborhood concern has been flooding once this project is completed.

August 13, 2014

Home Free draws a crowd Saturday night!

The Home Free acapella singing group includes Austin Brown (Georgia, attended Oklahoma City University), Rob Lundquist (from Brooklyn Park, UMD grad), Adam Rupp (Gustavus grad), Tim Foust (Texas, attended Lamar University) and Chris Rupp (attended Gustavus and Mankato State grad). Brothers Adam and Chris Rupp formed the group.

August 20, 2014

The Mantorville Theatre Company concludes 42nd summer melodrama season with ‘Meet Me At the Rendezvous’, or ‘Searching For Hope’

The Mantorville Theatre Company draws its 42nd Summer Melodrama Season to a conclusion with the brand-spankin' new melodrama, “Meet Me At The Rendezvous” or, “Searching For Hope” written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller.

August 27, 2014

‘Treasures Uncovered’ at Mantorville’s Marigold Days

Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan will be back again this year at Marigold Days on September 6th to view antique and vintage items and talk about what they are, what they were made for, and give opinions of value for these items.

July 30, 2014

Honorary Caregiver: Angela Lamphere is the Honorary Caregiver for the 2014 Relay for Life

A year and four months ago, the Lamphere family was sitting at the foot of a mountain gazing up at the daunting journey ahead. The mother of four had taken her son to the doctor with complaints of back pain.

July 30, 2014

Relay’s Honored Stars Shine Bright:Lori Pagel is the Honorary Chair for the 2014 Relay for Life.

Lori Pagel is well-known in the Kasson-Mantorville area as the high school agricultural education teacher, FFA advisor, and she and her husband own an area dairy farm. But her more recent accomplishment is a much bigger achievement: Lori is a breast cancer survivor.

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August 13, 2014

Kasson, Mantorville among nation’s first Gig communities

Gigabit (Gig) Internet service is slowly becoming available in select metropolitan areas across the country, and now homes and businesses in Kasson and Mantorville have this blazing fast Internet capability as well.

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