Thursday, February 29, 2024

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The staff at El Patron in Kasson was ready for business when the restaurant opened last week. Hard at work in the kitchen were, back, left to right, Frank, Adolfo Angel, Paco, Carlos Rodriquez; front Victor Lemus.
After delays in opening, El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina opened Nov. 24 in the old Daniel’s Restaurant location in Kasson. The restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, with dozens of items on the expansive menu. Most popular menu items are the enchiladas supreme, cowboy fajitas and the...
Todd Nelson lived in Austin his first 11 years before his family moved three miles north to a rural acreage. That move put his family in the Hayfield School district which was 18 miles away. He was the middle child in a family of seven boys and two girls. He was active in sports playing football...
As cases of COVID-19 increase throughout southern Minnesota, area school districts are faced with decisions as to their learning models. Kasson-Mantorville’s School Board voted last week to continue with the hybrid learning model for grades 7-12 while lower grades meet in-person. Triton schools...
In an alarming trend that is happening all across the state, Dodge County has set yet another new record of COVID cases for one week, tripling the previous week’s record. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported 178 new cases in Dodge County over the past week, bringing the county’s total to 678...
City Hall in West Concord is closed this week due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 and exposure among staff, City Administrator Mike Plante announced. City offices are closed through Friday, Nov. 20. Meetings scheduled for this week, including the City Council and Municipal Liquor Store public...
The new Hy-Vee in Kasson will officially open for business at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for a grand opening. Hy-Vee officials confirmed next week’s opening earlier this week. According to corporate officials, the more than 35,000-square-foot store will offer a full selection of grocery items; a Wall...
As of last Friday the Kasson-Mantorville school district had reported no positive COVID-19 cases for three weeks, according to KM Supt. Mark Matuska. In a communication to KM families, the superintendent said that the last positive case in the elementary school was October 4, in the middle school...
A local senate district has flipped to GOP after Gene Dornink of Hayfield unseated veteran DFL Senator Dan Sparks of Austin. In the Minnesota District 27 race, Dornink appears to have cruised to an easy victory gaining 14,617 votes or 53% compared to 11,015 or 40% for Sparks in Tuesday’s general...
Minnesota Senator Dan Sparks, DFL-Austin, is one of the latest victims of COVID-19. Sparks reported on Monday that after experiencing flu-like symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 8. “The week of Oct. 5, I began to feel unwell and experience flu-like symptoms leading to my decision to...
Scott Rose has been the Dodge County Sheriff since 2014.
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose didn’t always plan a career in law enforcement. In fact, he started out as a radio announcer. Rose is a 1987 Kasson-Mantorville graduate and although a back issue limited any involvement with sports, he did play the bass guitar for a couple different bands across...

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