Saturday, February 27, 2021

Public Safety

We’ve had a lot of people sending messages asking why the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t on the Dateline show.  First of all, our staff did an INCREDIBLE job with this case and it’s investigation. I would put them up against any big city or county investigations team, and I couldn’t be more...
A woman faces multiple felonies in connection with a domestic assault involving a motor vehicle in Owatonna. Dezirae Leigha Huff, 19, of Austin has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of first-degree damage to property in connection with the...
After low numbers for several weeks, COVID-19 cases in Steele County jumped sharply over the past week. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported 10 new cases in Steele County over the past week, bringing to total of 24 confirmed cases since the outbreak began in mid-March. For the first time in...
The Coronavirus has officially spread to Dodge County
Public Health officials confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Dodge County Friday afternoon. Dodge County Public Health Director Amy Caron says the person is in their 20s and it is unknown at this time how it was transmitted. Caron received the notification from the Minnesota Department of...
Dodge County declares State of Emergency
Dodge County has declared a State of Emergency in response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. Dodge County wants to ensure the safety of its employees and communities by limiting the spread of this infectious disease. Effective at the end of business today (3/19/20) all Dodge County...
Christmas has always been my absolute favorite time of the year. We have so many long-time traditions that we cherish in our family, especially the Christmas tree.   We always had a fresh Christmas tree when I was growing up. Some years we would go to a tree farm with Dad and cut down the perfect...
Two days before the 1 year anniversary of the Highway 14 crash leaving a mother and daughter dead, Tanner Kruckeberg, 25, of Dodge Center plead guilty to vehicular homicide.  Kruckeberg admitted in a Dodge County courtroom on Monday, to being distracted long enough to rear end a vehicle which...
Brent Espenson who has an outstanding arrest warrant for kidnapping in Rochester has been sighted in Mower county. He may have also been involved in a shoplifting incident in Steele County. If you see this man, do not approach him, but contact the Olmstead County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 328-6800
Incriminating statements allegedly made by a man charged in a drug-related murder in Steele County will not be used against him because a district court judge has ruled that they were generated from police misconduct.  In a 30-page ruling issued on May 31, Judge Joseph Bueltel ruled that police...
A Rochester man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing in Owatonna that seriously injured a woman. Ron Henry Lee Jaeger, 34, faces attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times June 1.  During his initial court...

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