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Mantorville maintenance department workers Dave Leth and Scott Larson (pictured) removed the remains of an old Maple tree in the boulevard at 315 4th Street West in Mantorville.The rings were impossible to count because the trunk and most of the branches were hollow. They estimated to tree to be well over 100 years old. Submitted photo by Dick Leonard.

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October 29, 2014

ICS Consulting rep outlines K-M Elementary, H.S. projects

Ryan Hoffman, representing ICS Consulting, Inc. of Moundsview, gave the school board an overview of construction that is to take place over the next 18-24 months at the K-M Elementary and High School.

October 22, 2014

Mantorville residents comment against accessory building

During a lengthy public hearing at the October 13, 2014, meeting of the Mantorville City Council, several residents spoke out against a variance to a city ordinance prohibiting an accessory building being built before a house and a conditional use permit to operate a home business in the accessory structure.

November 5, 2014

For World War II Veteran George Lally Cooking Had its Privileges

Kasson resident and World War II U.S. Army veteran George Lally was no cook when he was called up by Uncle Sam. Over a four week period of time though he became one and reaped the benefits while serving in Munich, Germany from December 6, 1945 to September 20, 1946.

October 29, 2014

Sunshine Foods is now also Arrow Ace Express Hardware

When Vern Bennett, part owner of Sunshine Foods, purchased John's Food Center and changed the name to Sunshine Foods extensive remodeling and expansion took place. At the time his thought was to add 3,000 square feet so some day the area could be converted into a pharmacy.

November 12, 2014

RideAbility announces the recognition of Hannah as Equine of the Year

Jeanie Michelizzi of RideAbility has announced "Hannah was nominated for this award in the spring of 2014 and RideAbility was notified in July of 2014 that Hannah won in Region 6!"

November 19, 2014

Mantorville to hold Christmas lighting contest

To help celebrate Christmas in Mantorville, the Mantorville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Olde Fashioned Christmas again this year on Saturday, December 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 19, 2014

Mantorville talks tree removal

An 80-foot tall pine tree in Slingerland Park lost another big branch recently and the tree trunk appears to be hollow for much of its length, Public Works employee Scott Larsen told the Mantorville City Council members at their meeting November 10, 2014.

November 12, 2014

Monroe Crossing-Cabin Fever bluegrass and gospel shows coming to Mantorville

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artist Monroe Crossing and Mantorville’s own Cabin Fever bluegrass band present their 12th Annual Bluegrass Shows at the Mantorville Opera House

November 19, 2014

Christmas Alive December 5-6

Christmas Alive, a spiritual walk through the birth of Christ, will once again take place on the Jim Checkel farm Friday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 6-8:30 p.m.

October 29, 2014

Dodge County Historical Society Benefit Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

It’s that time of year again! Each year, the Dodge County Historical Society opens the holiday season with an opportunity for you to taste and order a variety of wines just in time for your holiday entertaining.

November 5, 2014

Customers can seek protection under the Cold Weather Rule and apply for heating assistance

As the heating season kicks in, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourage Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long, and avoid disconnection.

November 5, 2014

Federal mandates make school lunch program challenging!

Food service provider Taher, Inc. has been providing meals at Kasson-Mantorville Schools for 20-plus years. Wendy Sellers has worked for Taher 15 years, the first 14 in the kitchen at the elementary school and now as a first year food service director for the 2014-15 school year.











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November 12, 2014

Folkestad garage renovation project cost at $1,378,961

The City of Kasson has released the final cost associated with the Folkestad Garage renovation at $1,378,961. Should the city council decide to move forward and finish the basement that amount will increase.