Thursday, August 13, 2020

Public Safety

Gov. Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states...
Watching a handful of the nation’s larger school districts openly and enthusiastically cancelling contracts with their local law enforcement for their School Resource Officers leaves many of us in law enforcement both puzzled and concerned. School District officials have indicated in many of these...
An important message from Public Health Director Amy Caron
Dodge and Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron details the impact that COVID-19 has had on our counties, what we can do to best abide by the stay at home order from Governor Walz and what we can do to combat the virus.  
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose urges the public to follow Governor Walz's stay at home order, which goes into effect at midnight.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is strongly encouraging residents to abide by the regulations put forth in Governor Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order (EO #20-20), which goes into effect Saturday at midnight. However, Sheriff Scott Rose says local law enforcement will not be...
Two Steele County residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus
Officials confirm Saturday that there are two cases of the coronavirus. Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron says a person in their 40s and another person in their 50s have tested positive for COVID – 19. She said both of them contracted the virus while traveling to other states. “These...
Chamber Members & Friends,    I hope you are doing well. We are now starting to see the impact of business closures of dining in, gathering spots, hair salons and more. These closures impact close to 100 businesses in the Owatonna area.   We are seriously concerned about the impact on these...
Mayo Clinic Health System will temporarily close two of its regional part-time clinics in Blooming Prairie and Kenyon. The temporary closures are necessary to reallocate staffing resources to other critical care needs deployed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “These are unprecedented times and...
Dodge and Steele Counties Public Health Director Amy Caron educates public about Coronavirus facts
A message from Dodge and Steele Counties Public Health Director Amy Caron.  Good Afternoon, I have recorded a message for the public in regards to the Covid-19 situation.   Here is the YouTube Link:
The Little Theatre of Owatonna has postponed auditions and production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
OWATONNA – Due to the current restrictions of gathering in public places and following the recommendations of the CDC and the Minnesota Health Department, Little Theatre of Owatonna feels it’s best for the safety and health of our community members to postpone the upcoming auditions and production...
After losing 43-48 to Red Wing earlier in the year, the Kasson-Mantorville girls’ basketball team was hoping their improve- ments over the second half of the season would be enough to beat the Wing- ers, but the Wingers made improvements too and their growth was apparent as they routed K-M 57-24...


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