Monday, June 1, 2020


Gwen Reiss is the new owner of Two Doves Boutique in Ellendale. Clothing will be featured in the new business located in the former barber shop.
It was a bank, print shop and a barber shop over the years. Now it is Two Doves Boutique. Small town main streets thrive with the addition of new businesses. That's what is happening in Ellendale. A new business has opened and takes its part in the history of this southeastern Minnesota community....
Grant and Julie Schultz in front of the candy counter at Costa’s Candies and Restaurant.
Costa’s Candies and Restaurant has been a fixture on Cedar Avenue in Owatonna since 1919 when George Boosalis opened it as George’s Candy Kitchen. Boosalis ran the business until 1970 when his nephew, Costa Boosalis, bought the business and changed the name to Costa’s Candies and Restaurant. Costa...
Kristin Johnson and Kelly Poeschel will be the new co-managers of the new Chrysler Dealership, at Zumbrota Ford.
For 47 years, Steve Johnson, owner of Zumbrota Ford, has been in the car dealership business.  Last week, one of his most successful accomplishments may have been completed, when the dealership opened its new building, as they will now also have a Chrysler dealership, along with its Ford dealership...
 The Owatonna Business Women is celebrating the 100thanniversary of its organization this year with the annual Woman of Achievement fundraiser event. It is the 47thyear the fundraiser has been held. Although the evening will see area women receive recognition for their work in the community and in...
A Blooming Prairie manufacturing company is gaining statewide recognition. For the second straight year, Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer a finalist for its Manufacturing Awards. Minimizer is one of three companies up for the title of Best in Class – Mid-size. “It’s a huge honor for...
For the past 10 year United Way of Steele County has tapped a local corporation to lead their annual fundraising campaign.  Today they announced that, for the second time, Federated Insurance will serve as the 2017 United Way Corporate Campaign Leader. “We are grateful that Federated, a local,...
How about opening a retail shop in historic downtown Owatonna? The MainStreet Owatonna 2017 Retail Challenge is offering an incentive package worth up to nearly $25,000 for a winning retail business that will open in Owatonna’s historic downtown district by November 1, 2017.  Contestants will take...
United Prairie in Owatonna recently raised $880 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the Salvation Army of Steele County. The Salvation Army helps those in need throughout the community with various programs, as well as a store in Owatonna. Denim for Dollars is a...
A new business venture is blowing into Steele and Dodge counties. NextEra Energy Resources is proposing The NextEra Wind Project to establish a field of wind turbines in both counties.  The project would consist of 30-year contracts with local landowners, particularly farmers who are willing to...
It may be a responsibility or a courtesy to send your elevator back down once you’ve reached the top. It may be a sign of maturity not to push all the buttons as you are getting off. It may be a well-deserved time for reflection if your elevator is empty. The savvy business guru is hungry for the...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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