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The architect's overhead image of the K-M Elementary School addition by ATS&R shows the new gymnasium and how the 10 classrooms will be placed in the northeast corner of the present site. Phase II interior construction at the elementary is scheduled to begin March 5.


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February 25, 2015

Dodge County Young Riders Horse Project Hosting Second Annual Hoe Down

Dodge County Young Riders Horse project is excited to announce their second Annual Hoe Down. This event began last year when the necessity of adding on to the barn became the Young Riders’ responsibility.

February 18, 2015

A Tribute in Plaid

The front of the invitations sported the numerals 7, 35, 1, 4, 2, 8, 3 on a blue and green tartan background and were sent out for a Sunday afternoon gathering in February. Some recipients opened their invitation to find details about the Celebration of the Shirts to Quilts project.

February 25, 2015

"Exciting times ahead" for K-M schools building projects

Architect Dean Beeninga from ATS&R, planners-architects-engineers of Golden Valley, MN, gave an update on the construction at the K-M Elementary School and future construction/ remodeling plans for the high school. "These are exciting times. We are building learning labs," said Beeninga.

February 11, 2015

Kidney transplant the perfect Valentine's present for father

Pearl Prendez, 32, of Kasson grew up with a father whom she called, "My favorite person in the world" "He taught me how to ride a bike, surprised me with my first puppy in first grade and was there for every school and sporting event," said Pearl.

February 18, 2015

Mantorville council explains EDA loans, approves vinyl siding without MRA opinion

Two Mantorville residents talked at length to city council members at their meeting February 9, 2015. One spoke about vinyl siding in the historic district and one asked for some of the Rochester sales tax money.

February 18, 2015

Debt reduction a top priority, how to bring business to Kasson?

Last Monday evening there was a joint meeting of the Kasson City Council, planning and zoning and economic development authority. Discussion centered on where projects should originate, if staff recommendations are appropriate, reducing debt and how can the city attract new business.

February 11, 2015

Bob and Eloise Siner together for nearly 65 years

On August 4, 1950 Bob and Eloise Siner were married in Brazil, Indiana. Eloise Williams and Bob Siner met on a blind date. Eloise fell in love with Bob immediately and the rest is history.

February 18, 2015

Wine and chocolate spectacular Feb. 28th

Nia had been turned into the humane society in Golden Valley after being found running along the edge of Interstate 694. Gabe and brother Ben were surrendered due to sickness of their owner.

February 25, 2015

Students to Celebrate National FFA Week Across the Country

National FFA Week provides an opportunity for students with completely different backgrounds across the country to connect with each other by celebrating the same great organization.

February 4, 2015

Brooks Michael Hortop born "late" compared to others

According to Brooks Michael Hortop's mother Ashley, the 7.1 pound, 20 1/2" inch boy was born on time, but based on the previous seven Dodge County first babies of the year, Brooks was the latest of them all.

February 4, 2015

Kasson Council chambers full, city business routine!

All of a sudden there is a great deal of public interest in Kasson City Council meetings. There were no special topics on the agenda and the council waded through a basic agenda in less than an hour.

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February 11, 2015

K-M Elementary gym walls are in place

Semi-trucks with flatbed trailers, truck after truck from Wells Concrete in Wells, MN, arrived last week at the K-M Elementary School construction site as part of the $39.8 million in improvements/additions at the elementary and high school.

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