Sunday, July 22, 2018

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Free masonry has been active in Blooming Prairie for 140 years. The Lodge is dissolving and Masons may now transfer membership. The Lodge is affiliating with the Owatonna Masonic Lodge.
It’s 140 years of history.  “Nothing is forever,” says Ken Trom when reflecting on the closure of the Blooming Prairie Masonic Lodge, called Prairie Lodge No. 123 A.F. and A.M. Calling the dissolving of the lodge an emotional time, Trom walked amongst a wealth of items associated with the lodge...
Adjust your calendars and make room on Sunday, Dec. 4 for the St. Columbanus Council of Catholic Women (CCW) nativity brunch and bake sale at the church, 114 East Main Street in Blooming Prairie. In addition to enjoying a fresh-baked breakfast, visitors will be able to buy baked goods and also have...
Except for my usual rant about the thoroughly inadequate sound, the BPHS students performed a high quality musical, which combined a number of favorite fairy tales into an entertaining and often thrilling production.   The all-school musical cast performed “Into the Woods” four times, including a...
Warm and dry weather has been on the side of Minnesota farmers the past few weeks and allowed them to near the end of the harvest season. The soybean harvest was the first to be completed and then it was onto the corn.  As of the end of the first week of November, the corn for grain harvest...
Senator Vicki Jensen stopped by for the Where's Mark segment in Blooming Prairie. Vicki talks about issues that are near and dear to her heart before the upcoming election.  https://www.facebook.com/vickijensenfans/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf */
Farmer Lowell Trom has been manning the farmlands of Minnesota for nearly three quaters of a century ever since he was a teenager in 1942. Starting out picking corn by hand, Trom has seen machinery revolutionize the way farming is done.
His face may show signs of tiredness and wornness, but that’s to be expected for a Westfield Township farmer who’s been hauling in the soybeans and corn for nearly three-quarters of a century. On a recent sunny autumn afternoon, Lowell Trom maneuvered his giant John Deere combine yet once again...
BP Trading Company owner Brian Madsen stands behind the counter of his shop located here in Blooming Prairie. While Madesn has been back in the area for two years, the company has been a part of Jesse’s Boot Barn since the 1990’s.
Are you a hunter that is looking to upgrade your arsenal but struggle trying to find the one that is best suited for your needs? One Blooming Prairie Company is hoping to become that one shop stop for all of your firearms needs.  Since the early 1990’s, The BP Trading Company has been a fixture in...
Dust is welcome over rain when Blooming Prairie farmers are in the field harvesting soybeans. Here, Jim O’Connor of O’Connor Farms pilots a Case 8230 combine on the O’Connor home farm just west of Blooming Prairie.
A deluge of rain in late September has forced Blooming Prairie area farmers to play a strategy game in deciding how to harvest some fields still containing wet conditions. “I still have dust and that makes me happy,” remarked Jim O’Connor of O’Connor Farms when navigating his 8230 Case combine....
Members of Big Brothers Big Sisters and employees from the Steele County Detention Center gather by the pumpkins the center is gifting to the organization for their fall festival. The pumpkins will be given to children to decorate and take home.
There’s a lot of orange popping up around the Steele County Detention Center, and it’s not the jumpsuits. On Oct. 4, detention center employees and volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters loaded up hundreds of pumpkins that inmates grew to donate to the organization for their fall festival. The...
Jessica Kruckeberg, a native of Blooming Prairie, received the prestigious 2016 Pioneering Entrepreneur Award by the Colorado Counseling Association last week in Denver.
Jessica Kruckeberg, a BPHS graduate and daughter of local entrepreneur, Craig Kruckeberg, was recently awarded the Prestigious 2016 Pioneering Entrepreneur Award by the Colorado Counseling Association.  She was chosen for the award for her recent contribution to the mental health community through...

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