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The K-M Elementary MN School of Excellence celebration took place Tuesday at KMTelecom Field.

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August 20, 2014

South Country Health Alliance and Mayo Clinic Health System announce new value-based partnership agreement

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) and Mayo Clinic Health System have expanded their existing relationship through a collaboration aimed at improving the coordination of care to enrollees, ensuring all medical, social and care coordination services help improve the health and well-being of members.

September 3, 2014

Mike Johnson wins first bank FB contest

Mike Johnson of Kasson was the first Kasson State Bank football contest of the season on a tiebreaker. Mike tied Ashley Marolt from Byron and Conner McKern of Kasson with one wrong.

August 27, 2014

Detour expected for County Road 43 as part of Highway 14 project in Steele County

Construction on Highway 14 east of Owatonna is expected to force a long-term closure and detour for traffic on Steele County Road 43 beginning Monday, Aug. 25, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

September 3, 2014

49th Grand Marshals The Chocolate Shoppe has been in Kenworthy, Nash family 25 years

Lynne Kenworthy purchased The Chocolate Shoppe from Sheila Trow in 1989. Prior to that she worked at the business and did the books. Lynnette worked for her mother and four years ago the second generation took over the business.

August 27, 2014

K-M and Byron school districts to have separate transportation directors

In June the K-M School Board voted to share transportation director with Byron. K-M transportation director Larry Meeker was to oversee both districts and K-M bus driver Val Lindahl moved up to the number two position and was hired as transportation secretary.

September 10, 2014

Should Banners be Banned in Mantorville?

Motorcycle ridership is spiking in Minnesota, and so, unfortunately, were rider fatalities in 2013.

August 13, 2014

Work on new South Park expected to begin next week

According to Kasson Park & Recreation Director Ron Unger, dirt work is expected to begin next week in what will serve as a new park west of what was once Lion's Park.

August 20, 2014

Has flood insurance become an issue with Shopko Hometown project?

Judy Ruport, 403 Third Avenue Southwest, lives in the neighborhood of the future Shopko Hometown. From day one since the project was discussed a main neighborhood concern has been flooding once this project is completed.

September 10, 2014

100 Years Young Prairie Meadows Senior Living residents born four days apart!

Mantorville native Maxine (Stussy) Harris was born September 13, 1914. Across the hall from her at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson is Gretchen Erickson, born four days later, September 17, 1914.

August 20, 2014

The Mantorville Theatre Company concludes 42nd summer melodrama season with ‘Meet Me At the Rendezvous’, or ‘Searching For Hope’

The Mantorville Theatre Company draws its 42nd Summer Melodrama Season to a conclusion with the brand-spankin' new melodrama, “Meet Me At The Rendezvous” or, “Searching For Hope” written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller.

August 27, 2014

‘Treasures Uncovered’ at Mantorville’s Marigold Days

Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan will be back again this year at Marigold Days on September 6th to view antique and vintage items and talk about what they are, what they were made for, and give opinions of value for these items.

September 3, 2014

Mantorville drainage project drips to a halt

Every chair was occupied at the Mantorville City Council meeting Aug 25, 2014, when residents turned out to complain about a drainage project near Seventh St. the city has been working on for months.

September 10, 2014

40 years at Harold's Club!

Forty years ago Harold Dierkhissing and sons Mark and Kevin opened Harold's Club in Dodge Center. September 3, 2014 marked the 40 years Mark and Kevin have been in the on and off sale liquor business.











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August 13, 2014

Kasson, Mantorville among nation’s first Gig communities

Gigabit (Gig) Internet service is slowly becoming available in select metropolitan areas across the country, and now homes and businesses in Kasson and Mantorville have this blazing fast Internet capability as well.