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Dodge County Independent, Kasson, Minnesota, 55944

 
City of Mantorville budget increase locked in at 4%
12/17/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The initial city of Mantorville budget increase for 2009 started at a 15% increase. The council has trimmed $80,000 and, Wednesday evening, approved a 4% increase for next year.... View

Recount completed in Dodge County  
Recount completed in Dodge County
12/10/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Dodge County Finance accounting services director Sara Marquardt, who was also the county election coordinator, said that as a result of the recount the Franken camp challenged 15 votes and the Coleman representatives challenged 12 votes for the U.S. Senate office held by Norm Coleman.... View

Kasson utility rate increases go into effect December 15  
Kasson utility rate increases go into effect December 15
12/03/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Storm water utility, wastewater, electric and water increases for city of Kasson residents will go into effect December 15, 2008, billable in January of 2009. Storm water utility will go up 4%, wastewater 10%, electric 3% and water 4%.... View

 
Recount begins in Dodge County
12/03/2006

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Norm Coleman and Al Franken recount began Monday morning at the Dodge County Courthouse. There were no final totals by the time the DCI went to press Monday afternoon.... View

Library space needs are  
Library space needs are "beyond critical"
11/26/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Chuck Coleman, city council representative on the Kasson Public Library board, asked the council for direction and support for seeking a site for a permanent library facility.... View

Dr. Agerter to become CEO of Austin Mayo Health System  
Dr. Agerter to become CEO of Austin Mayo Health System
11/19/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- In 1982 Dr. David Agerter joined the consulting staff at Mayo Family Clinic Kasson after graduating from the second class of Mayo's Family Medicine residency program. A West Concord, MN. native, Dr. Agerter will now be the new president and CEO of the Austin Mayo Health System, starting his new pos... View

 
Notice to Kasson residents; Snow removal ordinance will be enforced
11/19/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Last winter the city of Kasson had problems with snow removal in the city limits on private properties (sidewalks). With winter fast approaching, the council once again discussed the city ordinance and repercussions for non compliance.... View

 
Two deaths in Dodge Center
11/12/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- At approx. 6:36 p.m. on 11-08-08, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating a young male had been stabbed in Dodge Center. Law enforcement and medical responded and discovered a 12 year old and his two younger siblings had suffered knife wounds. The 12 year old, Ismael Nicholas ... View

Recycling has economic, environmental impact  
Recycling has economic, environmental impact
11/12/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Saturday, November 15 is officially recognized as America Recycles Day, a time to encourage Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. It is also a special time set aside to raise awareness on the importance of recycling and the economic as well as environmental impact recycling can have on us... View

Informational meeting draws crowd to Mantorville Council meeting  
Informational meeting draws crowd to Mantorville Council meeting
11/05/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- A public information meeting for the 5th Street east sewer extension drew a standing room only crowd at the Mantorville City Council meeting last Monday evening. Most of the crowd was made up of people who would be affected by the project on Mantor Drive that might be extended to Bergman Drive.... View

 
Mantorville council determined to get levy increase under 5%
10/26/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Mantorville city council discussed the 2009 budget at length last Monday night and most of the conversation centered on how additional cuts can be made to get the increase under 5%. At 5% the increase would be approximately $22,000 over the 2008 budget.... View

 
Council to look at lowering reconstruction project assessment
10/29/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Kasson City Council discussed a variety of topics Wednesday night. There was talk on lowering the assessment for the West Main and 6th Avenue reconstruction project, changing the policy on sidewalk snow removal, looking at a way to offer a utility rate reduction to military serving our country ... View

 
Transportation costs for activities to get cut too!
10/29/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The K-M School District cut transportation routes at the start of the 2008-09 school year in an effort to save on fuel costs. At the time the school district was dealing with $4 a gallon fuel costs that were eating up transportation budget expenses.... View

 
Seven Kasson Vets take part in Honor Flight
10/22/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- On October 8th, seven World War II veterans from Kasson traveled to Washington, DC with 80 of their comrades to visit the memorial that was constructed in their honor. Their trip was made possible by Honor Flight, a national non-profit organization that escorts WWII veterans on a one-day trip to se... View

 
Mantorville council determined to get levy increase under 5%
10/22/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The Mantorville city council discussed the 2009 budget at length last Monday night and most of the conversation centered on how additional cuts can be made to get the increase under 5%. At 5% the increase would be approximately $22,000 over the 2008 budget.... View

 
Dodge Center wants out of Four Seasons Arena
10/10/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- The city of Dodge Center sent a letter to the other three government bodies that have ownership in the Dodge County Four Seasons Arena in Kasson stating that they want out. Dodge Center along with the cities of Kasson and Mantorville and Dodge County have operated the arena under a Joint Powers Agr... View

Fall harvest isn't what it use to be!  
Fall harvest isn't what it use to be!
10/14/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Tom Ness sits in the cab of the John Deere combine with the 35' head. His brother Sterling Ness is several hundred yards away picking beans in another part of the field.... View

The Fire Departments of Kasson & Mantorville urge residents of their respective communities and rur...  
The Fire Departments of Kasson & Mantorville urge residents of their respective communities and rur...
10/08/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- A pot holder too close to a lit burner or a space heater left on overnight could be all it takes to start a home fire. In fact, cooking and heating are among the leading causes of home fires in the United States, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).... View

 
High Country Energy closes the nation's first intrastate public offering for a wind project
10/08/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- High Country Energy, LLC, along with its manager National Wind, LLC, announces today the completion of the nation's first intrastate public offering in connection with the development of a wind project. The offering, officially filed in May of 2008, was filled and completed in only four months. Del... View

 
Nellie Susan Laite Bartlett
10/01/2008

Dodge County Independent / STPNS
Kasson, Minnesota (STPNS)- Nellie Susan Laite Bartlett, 76, died at her home in Sargeant, MN on September 22, 2008.... View