Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Public Safety

The Little Theatre of Owatonna has postponed auditions and production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
OWATONNA – Due to the current restrictions of gathering in public places and following the recommendations of the CDC and the Minnesota Health Department, Little Theatre of Owatonna feels it’s best for the safety and health of our community members to postpone the upcoming auditions and production...
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...
This is what is left of a vehicle driven by Brooke Thiele, the wife of Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, following a crash last week in Dodge County.
Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele and his wife, Brooke, know how lucky they are after seeing the aftermath of their vehicle following a crash last week in Dodge County. “We know how fortunate we were that our children weren’t in the back seat,” Sheriff Thiele said referring to the crunched up rear...
Last Tuesday, just hours apart, two police officers here in Minnesota took their own lives, leaving behind spouse, fiancé, kids, family, friends, and co-workers. One of these officers, Sgt. Cory Slifko, was the husband of Katie Berge, who grew up here in Dodge County. This just over a month after...
Deputies have been working all day rescuing stranded motorists - some who had been stuck on their cars since last night.  We've had plows, tow trucks and squads stuck throughout the day.  The county will be pulling plows at 4pm for the night.  Most roads in Dodge County are impassable!  Heavy winds...
A Dodge Center man was killed Wednesday morning in a one vehicle rollover in Dodge County. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Highway 56 near U.S. Highway 14 in Wasioja Township.  The State Patrol has identified the victim as Michael Joe Anderst, 64. He was driving a 1990 Mazda Miata. Anderst...
When Kasson police chief Kent Berghuis became aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct against one of his officers, he knew it was going to be a black eye on the agency.  Having an officer accused of a crime, especially sexual abuse, is the worst nightmare for any law enforcement official. It’...
Dodge County Emergency Management director Matt Maas has undertaken an added position as Public Safety Answering Point (911 Dispatch Center) director in a merging of the two departments. Maas, Emergency Management director since 2009, replaces Mike Burton, who left the PSAP position after about 10...
Even within a public safety agency it sometimes takes a while for the real facts to surface. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office found that out recently when it discovered only one of two deputies involved in saving a man’s life back in 2010 had been recognized. Deputy Scott Prins had previously been...

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