Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Rachel Hansen, owner of Rachel's Hair LLC, of Blooming Prairie was a queen for the day on her last day of working at Rachel's Hair last Friday, Dec. 21.
Rachel's Hair LLC of Blooming Prairie has been sold. Rachel Hansen, store owner in Blooming Prairie the past 10 years, has sold her salon to associate Emily Allison. She has been a cosmetologist for 16 1/2 years. Allison has worked the past year-and-a-half in Rachel's salon. Allison, a graduate of...
Jamie and Gene Linse and son Henry pose with two mules owned by Dwight Smith, rural Austin. Smith was giving rides at the Hudson Linse fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The words of Jamie and Gene (Geno) Linse were almost the same. "I have no words for it; it's just awesome how people come together for the little guy,” remarked Gene. "I don't know what to say; it's great," countered his wife Jamie. Jamie and Gene are the parents of 20-month-old Hudson Linse, who...
It was an emotional time for the Harberts family as the Best Ever Christmas surprised them with a holiday miracle Dec. 22 in Blooming Prairie. Amy Simon wipes tears away from Jaxon Harberts’ face while tears overcame Jaxon’s father, Brandon, during the surprise party. Dr. James Midboe (with the red Santa hat) of Savage, co-founder of the non-profit group, says the Harberts story is an inspiration for everyone.
A bowling party at Bunkie's Grill & Lanes of Blooming Prairie turned into a giant-sized Christmas present opening party for Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon on Saturday, Dec. 22. It was the Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit 501-C3 organization, that brought more than 100 gifts for Jaxon...
Santa Claus stopped by the Blooming Prairie Elementary School recently and took time to say “hello” to Jaxon Harberts, a graduate of the school last year. Jaxon is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash last Sept. 7 that claimed the lives of his mother and sister.
It was a day that changed the lives of seventh grader Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon forever. The day was Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, the fourth day of a new school year. Jaxon was a passenger in his mother's car, carrying the two of them and his sister Emerson on their way to school in Blooming...
 After holding the position for nearly two decades, Blooming Prairie City Administrator Mike Jones will finally get a chance to step away for good next month. Jones had planned to retire a few months ago, but ended staying on in a part-time capacity as the search to find his successor dragged on....
Third District Steele County Judge Joseph Bueltel presented graduation plaques to Steele Waseca Drug Court graduates of the DWI Track program. Brandon Oreskovich is at left and Jamison Allen is at right.
The first two graduates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court DWI (driving while intoxicated) Track Program were honored at a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19. Graduating from the special DUI track program were: Jamison Allen and Brandon Oareskovich, both of Owatonna. "I don't have the...
Rick and Robin Christensen show off some of their snowmen they have on their Christmas lighting display at their residence in rural Blooming Prairie.
It's all about spreading the joy of Christmas. That's the way Rick and Robin Christensen of rural Blooming Prairie feel about their Christmas light display they have provided for public enjoyment the past four years. "It's Jesus' birthday," Rick says about the reason for having a Christmas lighting...
Little Hudson Linse will be spending the holidays in the hospital recovering from his fourth open-heart surgery. A benefit is planned on Saturday outside of Blooming Prairie.
Just like the Grinch in the storybook holiday tale, Hudson Linse has a heart smaller than normal. But Hudson is nothing like a Grinch and it certainly isn’t because he lacks Christmas spirit. Hudson was born with congenial heart defects in which he only had one ventricle. In his short life of 20...
Santa and Mrs. Claus marvel at his magical timepiece after entertaining children during the Cocoa with Santa event held last Saturday at the Owatonna Arts Center.
The magic of the holiday season can bring joy to the hearts of people of all ages. For more than 20 years the Owatonna Arts Center has whipped up its own version of that classic Christmas cheer by inviting Santa and the Missus to take part in a Saturday of cocoa, carols, and cookies. With Mrs....
Walking Christmas ornaments Stacy Salinas and Ann Wiedeman and their friend the Grinch posed with Santa for a Christmas photo at the Holiday Dazzle photo booth in F & M State Bank last Friday during Blooming Prairie’s annual Holiday Dazzle celebration. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.
Temperatures were not near 40 degrees as they were last year for the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dazzle celebration, but they were tolerable on Friday, Dec. 7. More than 30 merchants participated in the Chamber Holiday Dazzle event, an annual cooperative effort involving...

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