Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Burton Iversen points to his name on the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial wall of veterans. Iversen was one of the first to visit the Memorial last week.
Blooming Prairie truly loves its veterans, and even its neighbors who may be veterans. More than 300 persons attended a special flag raising ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 and stayed for lunch at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club.  Harlan Buck, of Hayfield, raised the American flag...
More pieces of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial were put together last week as the project became a reality. More pieces were expected to arrive this week and a public walk-through of the memorial is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Shown from left are: Marilyn Meshke, Doug Miner and Tom Peterson of the BP Veterans Memorial Committee and John Heerema, designer.
It has taken over four years to put the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial puzzle pieces together. A very recognizable piece, a bald eagle, landed at the memorial site last week. "The Eagle Has landed," proclaimed an observer to the installation of the bald eagle, mimicking First Man on the Moon...
Merle McNutt and his wife LaNelle were married in 1942 when Merle was serving in the U.S. Navy. They were married in Chicago.
Peering over the tops of his glasses, Merle McNutt reacts humorously when asked what it will mean to him to turn 100 years old on Wednesday, Nov. 14. "I'm still alive," he laughs as he sits at a dining room table in the Heather Haus dining room in Blooming Prairie, sipping his morning coffee. Not...
Jason Williamson presented the Class 5A, Section 1 trophy to Husky fans as teammates carry the standout back onto the field Friday.
It has likely never happened before, but something extraordinary and explosive took place in Steele County this past week. All four Steele County high schools will be represented in the MSHSL state tournament this week after the Medford volleyball team and Blooming Prairie, Owatonna and New...
Joe Thomas of St. Could helps guide the eagle into place.
The eagle has indeed landed at the site of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial when a huge eagle  creation was placed atop a POW pedestal Wednesday afternoon. Joe Thomas of St. Cloud helps guide the eagle to a landing. Some of the granite has been installed and more will be finished by Veterans...
The mother and daughter combination of Faye Caron and Nicole Caron of Faribault displayed some attractive holiday items at the 46th Annual Village Affair Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Blooming Prairie High School.
Pam Folkens and Mandy Doocy, co-chairs of The Village Affair in Blooming Prairie, echoed this question: "Where did all the people come from?" The 46th annual Village Affair, a holiday bazaar, was held Saturday, Oct. 27 in the hallways, commons area and gymnasium of Blooming Prairie High School....
Sheriff Thiele
Less than two weeks before the election, Sheriff Lon Thiele is breaking the silence over on-going negative campaign smears against him and attacks on his credibility.  For the first time during the current sheriff’s race, Thiele is lashing out about how the campaign is being run by his opponent,...
Nineteen-month-old Maddox Anderson and his grandmother Coleen Peterson say hello to a couple of beautiful Belgian horses that came to the Jeff Witt farm of rural Blooming Prairie.
It's like not being able to wake up from a dream that takes you back in history to years past. That's what it seemed like last Saturday for many motorists who traveled by the Jeff Witt farmstead on Highway 218, just about seven miles south of Blooming Prairie. After cool and rainy weather cancelled...
Steele County workers began ripping up the north end of the race track at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna last week. The removal of the fence and track is part of the fair board’s reconfiguration effort passed seven years ago. The area will be used to add more space to the fair beginning next year.
The idea has been swirling around for years, but it wasn’t until last week that the Steele County Fair began kicking around some dirt to make it become reality. Steele County workers with excavating machines moved in on the north end of the Steele County Fairgrounds to rip out the race track as...
Awesome Blossoms grow in Russia, too! Russian foreign exchange student Kristina Makarenko spent her junior year in high school as a student at Blooming Prairie High School. She was hosted by Jim and Kelli O'Connor and family. Her Blooming Prairie experience was six years ago when Makarenko was 16....

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