Saturday, June 22, 2024

County News

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission has given its’ approval to a 1,500-acre solar project south of Highway 14 between Kasson and Byron. When completed, the $256 million Byron Solar project will be the second-largest solar farm in Minnesota, encompassing just over 1,500 acres. The project was...
After getting citizen input, the above is an artist’s drawing of the design of the environmental classroom building that will be constructed at the park planned for land adjacent to the Dodge County Transit Station.
Dodge County officials are planning on building a new environmental classroom as part of a 32-acre public park planned adjacent to the County Transfer Station and Recycling Center. A view of the updated plans for the building was introduced to the public last Friday during a Zoom session. The...
Just because the expansion of Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center has been completed doesn’t mean that work on the highway is completed. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is planning construction for Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Byron in 2024 and the final design for...
The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has recommended funds be awarded to Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, and Steele counties for Phase 40. These federal funds are awarded through the Department of Homeless Security-FEMA and used for people with...
Submitted Photo Outgoing County Board Chair Tim Tjosaas ceremonially passed the gavel last week  to Rod Peterson, the chair for 2023.
Dodge County Commissioners met last week for a statutory meeting to reorganize for 2023. Commissioners Rodney Peterson, Tim Tjosaas, and Rhonda Toquam, County Attorney Paul Kiltinen, and Sheriff Scott Rose were all sworn into new terms in office. Peterson was elected as board chair and Allen as...
I make it a tradition to start my New Year with a New Year’s Day run. The requirements are only that a minimum of one mile must be completed, and it must be outside despite the weather. There are some years where this is easier than others, due mostly to wind chills, but I find it starts my year...
Dodge County Salvation Army was shy of its $40,000 red kettle fundraising goal, but those involved say they’re still pleased with how much they did raise. The campaign raised $28,290, which was just shy of last year’s $32,000 total. “We always try to do more than we did last year,” said Tanya Young...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Dodge County Dairy Princess, Gabriola Espinoza, and her brother, Diego, were giving out a pound of free butter from Dodge County Dairy Farmers, to store customers at the Hy-Vee in Kasson who stopped by their display last Saturday. Gabriola is a second-year nursing student...
Dodge County Salvation Army is having a "Drive Thru Light Show" fundraiser, Saturday, December 17, from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave. NW, Kasson. Those attending are invited to drive through the light show and hear the holiday music. Come and see the live animals with the...
Dodge County Salvation Army is having a “Drive Thru Light Show” fundraiser, Saturday, December 17, from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave. NW, Kasson. Those attending are invited to drive through the light show and hear the holiday music. Come and see the live animals with the...

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