Saturday, April 4, 2020


During last week’s regular council meeting, the City of Medford opted to make a few tweaks to its ordinances in order to allow pet stores and zoos to operate on commercial property within the city. The primary reason for this change is the future relocation of the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery...
Old enough to be drafted into American military service in 1943, Blooming Prairie resident Ernie Betlach said he didn't have much choice of whether to serve or not. "I was given the choice of which branch I wanted to serve and I chose the United States Navy because my brother Frank joined the Navy...
St. Mary’s School Business Manager Connie Lembke receives a $25,000 Challenge check from Steve Hoeppner, vice president of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
St. Mary’s School recently received a $25,000 check for successfully completing a challenge they were offered by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  Schulze is the founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to create transformational impact in several...
Leaders of the Owatonna Parkinson's Support Group, Sandi Tobin, left, and Ardis Woods, right, visit with Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Kai J. Miller at a recent Support Group meeting at the Owatonna Public Library. Miller is one of two neurosurgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
An expert in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a treatment for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, spoke to members of the Owatonna Parkinson's Support Group at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Owatonna Public Library. Sharing his thoughts about DBS was Dr. Kai J. Miller, a...
Winning a season opener is always fun and doing it on the home court makes it better. The NRHEG girls ran past Kenyon-Wanamingo 71-44 Thursday, Nov. 21, after playing to a 28-28 tie at the half. “We got a slow start in the first half,” commented Coach Onika Peterson, “but we rebounded well in the...
Every couple of years the question of the Blooming Prairie nickname comes up for discussion. Some are always agitating for a change to something other than the Awesome Blossoms. After all, they maintain that the current nickname is a very “sissy” name for athletic teams. However, they do not know...
Jeri Renk shared her story of how Transitional Housing helped her move away from homelessness with those attending Transitional Housing of Steele County’s annual fundraising breakfast last week in Owatonna.
Owatonna and Steele County residents gathered at the Owatonna Holiday Inn last week for the 11th annual Transitional Housing of Steele County Eliminate Homelessness Breakfast. Transitional Housing is an interfaith organization that helps individuals and families with their housing needs. More than...
Mineral Springs Brewing brew masters Tim Pelton, left, and Mark Sebring proudly stand next to their fermenter as they brew up some potables while they ready for the weekend crowds. Mineral Springs Brewery recently opened in Owatonna and offers a variety of craft beer choices.
It all started in Tim Pelton’s kitchen. Inspired by his daughter and her friends, who started brewing during graduate school, Pelton found himself a hobby in the art of brewing. “I mentioned to two of my longtime friends, Matt Kottke and Tom Hilstad, that we should start brewing and so the next...
Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Miranda Camery had some special news to bring before a group of 50 members and guests on Nov. 20. Camery, chairing the meeting in the absence of President Dan Peach, announced that former Blooming Prairie Mayor H. (Harold) Peterson and former...
Owatonna is ready to light up the holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 5, the community will host its annual Lighted Holiday Parade beginning at 6 p.m. Approximately 70 units all outlined with bright holiday lights and decorations are expected to take part in the holiday celebration, according to Shirley...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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