Saturday, April 4, 2020


What a season it was for Coach John Bruns’ Blooming Prairie High School girls basketball team. The Blossom girls finished one game away from making the Class A State Girls basketball Tournament, losing to Fillmore Central, 69-56 in the Section 1A championship game. The Blossoms finished 21-6...
After reaching the section semifinals, the Owatonna boys’ basketball team performed even better off the court as they were recently chosen as the state academic team cham- pions for Class AAAA. Upon learning about this honor, Head Coach Josh Williams said, “Iwas obviously excited and proud of...
There were some bittersweet moments for the 2019-20 edition of the Blooming Prairie High School boys basketball team.The Awesome Blos- soms finished 25-3 on the season, the most wins ever totaled by a Blooming Prairie boys basketball team. That’s the sweet. The Blossoms won a trip to the Class...
Owatonna Granite and Monument owners John and Barb Heerema are at- tempting to make the best out of a situation beyond their control. The Heeremas had hoped to showcase their products and services during a special open house beginning last week and continuing through the end of the month. But...
Even though Pastor Michael Simmerman is in the middle of being self-quarantine, he is still finding a meaningful way to connect with his church members. In response to the pandemic crisis, Bethel Baptist Church of Owatonna began live online streaming Sunday at 9 a.m. Simmerman delivered his message...
Just days after county officials declared a peacetime emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, three confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in Steele County. On Saturday morning, Public Health Director Amy Caron confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in Steele County. She said those affected...
There's a lot to be said about a small-town grocer, remarked a customer of Vandal's Family Market in Blooming Prairie. "They are responding to the public's needs," said this loyal customer. Vandal's was there when people were running out of toilet paper and other necessities of life. They were "...
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....
Lisa Hyland, who is a senior vice president for Federated Insurance, was named the 2020 Woman of Achievement by the Owatonna Business Women Friday night. Three other area professionals were finalists for the honor.
A veteran senior vice president at Federated Insurance has been named Owatonna’s Woman of Achievement for 2020. Lisa Hyland received the top honor Friday night during the annual Woman of Achievement Scholarship Awards and Fundraiser at the Owatonna Country Club. Hyland serves as the director of...
Jim Wanberg, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-69, pauses to reflect on the Thirteen Fold Recitation, which is on display as part of the Legion Exhibit at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Wanberg served during the Vietnam era, though he did not go to Vietnam.
As Jim Wanberg of Owatonna toured the new Legion exhibit at the Steele County History Center, he couldn’t help but think about the service his family has given over the years. Wanberg served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam era, though he never went to Vietnam. His father...


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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