Kasson News


09/18/2018 04:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Second request to reduce bail in Baez cases denied 

An Olmsted County District Court judge denied a defense request to substantially lower bail for Julio Baez, a former Kasson police officer accused of sexual misconduct. Judge Kathy M. Wallace denied the request Monday afternoon citing concerns about Baez's ability to re-appear in court and public safety as well as Baez's safety.


09/13/2018 07:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Kasson Legion dedicates state's first 'Freedom Rock' 

Minnesota's first "Freedom Rock," which stands outside the Kasson American Legion building, was officially dedicated on Labor Day, in between heavy rain showers that sent participants scurrying to find shelter minutes before the scheduled time. In an emotional highlight to the half-hour ceremony the rock's artist, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, accepted the ashes of veteran Carl Mergen, added them to paint and painted them on a portion of the rock as Gabby Thomas sang "America the Beautiful" with the audience joining in.


09/11/2018 12:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Kasson-Mantorville School Enrollment on the Rise 

Rochester continues to expand as a Destination Medical Center, and that growth is spreading to nearby communities like Kasson and Mantorville. Mark Matuska has been the Superintendent for the Kasson-Mantorville school district for eight years, and in that time he has seen a lot of changes.


09/10/2018 10:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rare heart defect inspires gathering that offers inspiration 

Ryan Majerus, left, of Rochester, watches as his daughter, Ramsey, 5, packs a box of items to be donated to families at the Ronald McDonald House during the Feel the Beat event . The event featured updates on hypoplastic left heart syndrome in the morning and a hands-on research science fair in the afternoon at Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building in downtown Rochester.


09/08/2018 07:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Photos: NerdinOut Con in Rochester 

Mariah White, of Mankato, dressed as Harley Quinn, and Travis Lee, of Jordan, dressed as All Might, walk around and check out vendors during NerdinOut Con on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Graham Arena in Rochester.


09/03/2018 11:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota's First 'Freedom Rock' Dedicated in Kasson 

Labor Day is about more than celebrating workers in America. It's also an opportunity to thank veterans for their service.


08/31/2018 10:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Photos: Final Thursday's on First 

Half Barrel bartender Chris Fierst loads a keg of beer into his stand this morning for the final Thursday's on First and Third event. Half Barrel owner Steve Lee later added,"It's kind of sad because you know summer is coming to an end."


08/31/2018 05:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Kasson man arrested for robbery 

Derrek Michael Sanchez, 23, may face a charge of first-degree aggravated robbery, according to Rochester Police Lt. Mike Sadauskis.


08/30/2018 02:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Two hurt in crash between Rochester and Byron 

It happened around 7:45 am at the intersection of Highway 14 and 60th Avenue NW in Olmsted County. The Minnesota State Patrol says Natalie Catherine Erbs, 30 of Rochester, was driving south and failed to yield to westbound traffic, getting hit by the vehicle driven by Jerica Lea Crowson, 30 of Kasson.


08/29/2018 09:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Kasson K-9 officer finishes 1st in agility certification, 2nd in evidence search 

Dodge County's only police K-9 officer, Hawk, received a first place finish in agility and second place finish in evidence search during the United States Police Canine Association Certification in Des Moines, Iowa. Hawk joined the Kasson Police Department around a year ago and has been working with Officer Gerald Runnells.