Dodge County Commissioners Meeting February 13, 2024

The Dodge County Commissioners met in regular session February 13, 2024, in the Board Room at the Dodge County Government Services Building. Mr. Kohlnhofer informed the Board that the Claremont …

West Concord Blood Drive

West Concord Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 8, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church. The church is located at 305 State Street North (Hwy 56). Call 1-800-733-2767 or …
Floor removal at the Legion

Eden Progressive Gophers 4-H Club Pancake Breakfast

The Eden Progressive Gophers 4-H club held a pancake breakfast Sunday at the West Concord American Legion. They served pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, milk, juice and coffee with desert treats …

West Concord Raffle Supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Dustin and Drew Cook of West Concord are preparing to enter the 26th annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Classic held at Wabasha on the weekend of May 3rd – 5th. The two brothers took second place in the …
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Obituaries
Gary Ewing Abrahamson
Gary Ewing Abrahamson, long time resident of Tracy, MN, passed out of this life in Apache Junction, Arizona, February 27th, 2024 at age 83. He was born in Dodge County, MN to Pearl and Dorothy …
Wynn E. Frederick
Wynn E. Frederick, 75 of Chisholm died peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. He was born June 10, 1948 in Rochester, MN, to Charles and …
Gloria Grace Alberts
Gloria Grace Alberts of Mantorville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Gloria was born April 12, 1927 to Irvin and Delilah …
Nathan John Avery
Nathan John Avery, 46, of Wanamingo, died Friday, March 29, 2024 at St. Marys Hospital as the result of a head injury. He was born December 2, 1977 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Mark and …
Larry Raymond Burtis
Larry Raymond Burtis, 82, of Dodge Center, MN passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN. Larry was born on March 27, 1941, in Fort Dodge, IA to Cecil and …
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According to a recent AARP survey, 93% of Americans are concerned about their brain health, yet few understand how to protect it. Research is now showing that canola oil leads to significant declines …
Over the years I have discussed geese, ducks and of course goats. However, what I have yet to discuss are turkeys. My current neighborhood has a roaming gang of wild turkeys that has at least ten …
Community
This year marks the 25th year of Dodge County's Annual Business Expo. Gerry Fahning, founder of Fahning and Associates, has been at every single expo, because it was his brainchild, and something he …
The Messenger had a few minutes to talk to Jake Hesse, the Training Captain for both Claremont and Dodge Center Fire Departments. Here’s what we found out: Jake lives a bit east of Claremont. …
The Dodge Center Fire Department held a fundraising supper last weekend. The all you can eat Spaghetti supper included garlic bread, green beans, cookies and a variety of beverages. About two hundred …
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Grizzly bear conservation is as much about human relationships as it is the animals
Montanans know spring has officially arrived when grizzly bears emerge from their dens. But unlike the bears, the contentious debate over their future never hibernates. …
Passover is a Jewish holiday remembering sorrowful events and celebrating hope for a better future
Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will, like the celebration itself, reflect on dark times while looking ahead toward better ones to come. …
Fermented foods sustain both microbiomes and cultural heritage
Many people around the world make and eat fermented foods. Millions in Korea alone make kimchi. The cultural heritage of these picklers shape not only what they eat every time they crack open a jar …
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
The surprising effectiveness of having kids study their errors to succeed
The Hechinger Report analyzes research on how students may be learning better by focusing on what they did wrong.