Friday, December 6, 2019


Sisters Emmerson Nelson, 8, and Raegan Nelson, 3, spin the wheel on one of the games featured at the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation's 16th Annual Auctions on Saturday at the Pizza Celler and Cue Company.
Calculators were buzzing as bids were tabulated last Saturday night at the 16th Annual Blooming Prairie Education Foundation staged at the Cue Company and Pizza Cellar. Preliminary totals revealed earnings of $76,500 for the 2019 auctions, which ranks as the third highest total in the history of...
Pot recovered at the Bryon Site near Red Wing. It is approximately 1,000 years old.
The Steele County Historical Society will host the annual Gopher State Archeological Society show on Saturday, March 30. This is the fifth year for the show at the SCHS and it has grown to become the largest artifact show in the region. This event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...
One of the more unusual items that has become a big hit at the BP Education Foundation Auction in recent years is a Favorite Things Brunch. “This is a great item we have, but it is misunderstood by many people,” said Julie Noble, president of the foundation. To get to the bottom of making it more...
A makeshift memorial with flowers, balloons, teddy bears and a large photo of the victim has been placed along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 218 just north of Blooming Prairie. The memorial remembers Noelani Robinson, 2, who was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped there on March 15. Her father is suspected of killing her prior to pitching her body. The investigation into Noelani’s death continues with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
The emotional and disturbing story of a toddler found in the middle of sex trafficking and murdered and eventually dumped in a ditch outside of Blooming Prairie is tugging at the hearts of the community as a local pastor and police chief are reaching out to help the family. Pastor Heidi Heimgartner...
Firefighters are equipped with pet protection to aide in emergencies. On March 11, the Owatonna Fire Department was given a presentation by Invisible Fence on how to use recently donated oxygen masks and kits gifted to the OFD through Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe. “Invisible Fence showed us...
Officials were forced to closed the Steele County History Center on Friday due a water main break that caused significant damage to the building’s front parking. The center also suffered some minor damage to some meeting and office spaces inside the building, and remained closed through the weekend...
The size of modern farm equipment is obvious as Hudson Otte of Nerstrand is carried down the steps of a Lexion combine. Four-year-old Hudson said he would like to drive the combine, which was one of many pieces of farm machinery displayed last week during the annual North America Farm and Power Show in Owatonna. The event attracts about 22,000 people.
The Steele County Fairgrounds was a beehive of activity over the weekend as the North American Farm and Power Show brought farmers from throughout the area as well as local residents to the Four Seasons Centre. One hundred and seventy vendors filled both arenas of Four Seasons building, as well as...
Owatonna author Chris Norbury and his Little Ethan during a book signing at Owatonna Fitness. Norbury debuted his second book “Straight River” at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna, and will also hold book signings throughout the area. He donates part of the proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota.
Chris Norbury’s first novel won awards. To celebrate the release of his second, he kicked off his book signing tour in Owatonna, where he has lived for nearly 20 years. The official book launch celebration was held at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna on Feb. 28. Norbury also held a book signing at...
 Steele County District Court Judge Joseph Bueltel presents Raymond Scovill with a plaque commemorating his graduation from the Steele-Waseca Drug Court.
“I feel great,” Ray Scovill said while celebrating his graduation from the Steele-Waseca Drug Court. Originally booked on a third-degree narcotic sale charge, Scovill was required to serve 39 months in prison. Instead he is now clean and sober, has a job, got his GED, and is a contributing member...
Maurice, Julie, and Lance Lembke of Lembke Masonry played a major part in the construction of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial by making a generous contribution of masonry work. This view shows the creative and professional work of the Lembkes.
It has taken unselfish donations from individuals and from Blooming Prairie area businesses to make the BP Veterans Memorial a reality. Tom Peterson, chairman of the BP Veterans Memorial, has made another announcement as to another family in-kind donation to the project. The Memorial is located...


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

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Kasson, MN 55944

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