Wednesday, October 20, 2021

County News

After going nearly nine months without recording any deaths, Dodge County experienced two COVID-related deaths within the past week. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported the first death on Dec. 2. She said a person in their 90s had died from the virus. A second death involving a woman in her...
BREAKING NEWS
Nearly nine months after the pandemic began, Dodge County has recorded its first COVID-19 death. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported late Wednesday that a person in their 90s has died from the COVID-19 virus.  “Our sincere condolences go out to the family during this difficult time,” Caron...
Gov. Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states...
Moriah Mastin, 16, is accustomed to kids playing the ‘hold your breath underwater’ game at the Kasson Aquatic Center where she’s a lifeguard. But something told her there was something wrong with a preschool girl who was underwater for too long just five minutes into her shift on Tuesday, June 30....
MNsure's special enrollment period in response to the coronavirus health emergency goes through Tuesday, April 21.
If you are currently uninsured, there is still time to get 2020 private health coverage. MNsure’s special enrollment period (SEP) in response to the coronavirus health emergency goes through Tuesday, April 21. Coverage for Minnesotans who enroll through this SEP will have a retroactive start date...
A ravaging fire destroyed a Dodge Center home Sunday night.
An Easter fire has destroyed a home in Dodge Center. Firefighters battled a blaze Sunday night at the Valley View Trailer Court in Dodge Center. The mobile home belonging to Jackie and Debra Odell was destroyed, Sheriff Scott Rose said.  When sheriff’s deputies arrived, flames were observed coming...
Remember 9/11? After the attacks, the biggest seller in the stores was anything that had a U.S. Flag on it. Everywhere you turned you’d see the flag; on clothing, flying in every yard, even flags flying from vehicles. Everyone supported law enforcement, firefighters and our first responders. It...
A car crash in Mantorville Township has claimed one life.
A Sunday morning crash in Dodge County has taken the life of a Steele County man. The State Patrol has identified the victim as Mark Douglas Johnson, 58, of Owatonna. He was driving a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Dodge County Road 16. Johnson’s vehicle collided with a Chevrolet...
Dodge County Semcac Food Shelf open Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Dodge County Semcac Food Shelf is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for its clients. Staff will be handing out prepared boxes of food during regular hours. Please call ahead (507-634-4350) to let them know when you will be coming.
After losing 43-48 to Red Wing earlier in the year, the Kasson-Mantorville girls’ basketball team was hoping their improve- ments over the second half of the season would be enough to beat the Wing- ers, but the Wingers made improvements too and their growth was apparent as they routed K-M 57-24...

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