Sunday, August 14, 2022

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It seems like every day there is more bad news coming at us from every direction. Prices are up for food, fuel and just about everything we consume. There are almost daily reports of mass killings and other violence. War continues in the Ukraine. Climate changes are causing extreme weather...
The Kasson Drug Store was located on Main Street and across the street from the former Kasson State Bank and City Hall building. Part of the store also had a soda fountain booth and counter section. The store later became a Video and Dollar store, and the DCI was also located in this building for a...
Governor Tim Walz has announced the appointment of Natalie Martinez as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Martinez will be replacing the Honorable Kevin A. Lund and will be chambered in Austin in Mower County. Minnesota’s Third Judicial District encompasses Dodge, Fillmore...
4-H members from the county were at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson Monday tojhave their non-livestock projects judged. The projects covered a wide variety of areas from top, left to right, sewing, growing plants; right, photography and fishing.
For the past several summers the American Legion in Dodge Center has played host to the DC Classic Auto Reunion car show. Once each month throughout the summer fans of classic vehicles have a chance to show off their restored cars or just come and get a close look at them. The most recent DC...
Submitted Photos Members of the Kasson-Mantorville fishing team competed recently at the Mississippi River Pool 4 Lund Virtual Tournament. Team members were were top, Braden Davidson, Nick Davidson, Kenyan Seversen; middle row, left, Aricin Carlson, middle row, right, Carson Lamphere; bottom row, left, Keyan Severson, bottom row, right, Pierce Kaiser.
Following a walleye fishing closure in place through Friday, July 15, Mille Lacs Lake anglers can catch and release walleye starting Saturday, July 16, through Wednesday, August 31. After the catch-and-release season, a one-fish walleye limit is scheduled to resume Thursday, Sept. 1, and continue...
Byron’s school board has six of its seven members up for re-election during November’s election, with filing for the open seats beginning on August 2 and running through August 16. Because of several resignations this last year, “we have three two-year positions and three four-year positions” up...
Mark Lennox, project manager for NextEra’s Dodge County Wind, was at the Dodge County Board meeting last week to update commissioners on the project. He  was joined by Zachary Ruzycki of Great River Energy which is contracted to purchase the electricity produced by the wind turbines. Lennox said...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen A lone angler fishes at the Mantorville Dam on the July 4th.
For all of you who feel it is not summer without the county fair, the wait is almost over. The 165th Dodge County Fair officially opens its gates next Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17. With the rides, foods, games, entertainment, and animals there is sure to be something to please...
A Byron home was destroyed by a fire on July 4 just after midnight The house was a total loss, with the value being $320,000, said Captain James Schueller with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office. The cause was fireworks debris thrown into a garbage can sitting next to the garage. The fire was in...

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