Thursday, May 30, 2024

County News

  Chilly, snowy days and the beautiful winter wonderland that surrounds us offer different ways to play and enjoy the out of doors.  Pine Islanders will celebrate the season Saturday, Jan. 30 with a third annual “Winter Fest”.  The festivities include luminary-lit ski and snowshoe trails, bonfires...
In an attempt to improve the housing situation in Dodge Center, the City Council approved the purchase of 12 vacant lots in the Greystone Subdivision from United Prairie Bank, an action recommended by the city’s Economic Development Authority. City Administrator Lee Mattson explained that the bank...
They were serving up French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages at the West Concord American Legion Post Sunday morning. The Post serves breakfast to the public every Sunday morning but this past Sunday’s event was special. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to the Eagles...
Saturday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m., Dodge Refreshed is holding the third annual Healthy Living Expo in the West Gym at Triton High School. It is an opportunity to give blood, dispose of old and outdated medications, get some good health information and have fun. The Red Cross will be collecting...
The point person for management of Minnesota’s deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk will be Adam Murkowski. He starts Monday, Jan. 11, as big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project...
Central Valley Cooperative, headquartered in Owatonna, will be merging with WFS (Watonwan Farm Service), a cooperative based in Truman, the two cooperatives announced last week. Voting members of both cooperatives have given their approval to the merger plan, said Gary Mohr, CEO of Central Valley....
Residents of the Triton School District will see the school portion of their 2016 tax bill decreasing by 13.5 percent after the school board approved a final 2015 Payable 2016 levy certification of $2,092,984 compared to a 2015 budget of $2,419,683. Broken down by fund, the 2016 levy includes $1,...
Robert Mast, age 51 of Dodge Center, passed away after he collided with a car head-on in Byron Wednesday afternoon. Mast was driving west on County Road 34 just before 4p.m. when he went to pass another vehicle on the road. He ended up colliding head-on with a truck going east on that road,...
   We are blessed to live in a community where the word “community” is taken seriously. I look at our City Wide Christmas Celebration as a prime example; City Council members, City staff, businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals all worked together to host a day for all to enjoy and...
The Knights of Columbus of Triton Council 4097 sold wreaths this Christmas season as part of their KC principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The proceeds of that sale went to help the Dodge County Food Bank meet the needs of residents of Dodge County. The Knights, members of the...

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