It was kind of a trifecta for a
Steele County 4-Her at this year’s
4-H Livestock Auction during the
Minnesota State Fair.
Not only was Lauren Arthur of Owatonna chosen to present Minnesota’s governor with a 4-H t-shirt, she also earned a $1,000 scholarship at the auction on Aug. 24. She capped it...
For Stacy Burton, her
vacation is mostly all work.
Burton takes off 14 days from her normal routine as a mother and civic booster around Owatonna to work at the Minnesota State Fair. She’s in charge of operat- ing Ole and Lena’s, a food trailer owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna. Their...
The Awesome Blossom
volleyball team won a home opener match Aug.
27, over JWP easily, dis- playing excellent team- work and a good attitude along the way.
None of the three games put much pressure on the home team.
As Coach Renee Kittel- son commented, “It was a great win tonight for our home...
Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for pro- posals in three categories: Arts & Cultural Heritage, Presenter/Production As- sistance, and Small Towns/ Rural Areas.
All proposed projects must begin no earlier than Dec. 1, and be completed within 12 months, culmi- nating in a...
As of Aug. 28, the
Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5% less than normal. The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running
5.8% behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26. Corn has...
They are regarded as
Seven special Blooming
Prairie Blossom alumni
will be saluted on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the 12th Annual Blooming Prairie Educa- tion Foundation Alumni Awards Banquet.
The Blooming Prairie Education Foundation is observing its 20th anniver- sary this year.
The pressure was on for Grace
Arthur of Owatonna at this year’s
Minnesota 4-H Livestock Auction.
Two of Arthur’s siblings, Riley and Lauren, have already earned purple ribbon champions in the past at the Minnesota State Fair. It was now Grace’s turn. And she didn’t dis- appoint anyone as she...
Kayln Naatz of Blooming Prairie has been involved with the Steele County Fair for most of her life as a 4-H member, but this year she got a whole new perspective on the fair.
On Friday afternoon of the fair, Naatz made the rounds of the fair as Stella, one of the fair’s mascots. The famous duo,...
It was indeed a perfect day to enjoy some bratwurst and sweet corn.
The Blooming Prairie Fire Department sponsored the Brat & Sweet Corn Feed for the 12th year. It was held in the truck bays of the fire hall.
Chief Dean Naatz said freewill offering collector Mike Hoffman reported 562 went...
Austin’s largest city park will get hundreds of rainbow trout stocked in its creek each spring starting in 2020 thanks to a partnership between the state and local watershed district, officials announced last week.
Next April, Wolf Creek, a Cedar River tributary that flows through the nearly 150-...