Friday, January 24, 2020

County News

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Goodwin will become the new superintendent at Camp Verde Unified School District in Camp Verde, Ariz. He will take over the position on July 1. He has been NRHEG school superintendent for two years. Before coming to NRHEG, Dr....
Old Highway 14 construction will start soon in Owatonna.
With construction season in full swing in Owatonna, motorists can expect some more delays in their commute.  Construction on the $3.2 million project is slated to begin Monday, May 18 on Old Highway 14 also known as County Road 2 and Hoffman Drive. Work will begin at the western Owatonna city...
The massive bird flu outbreak that has wiped out millions of turkeys across the state has found its into Steele County, the first county in southeastern Minnesota to end up with the deadly virus.  Last Wednesday the USDA confirmed that H5N2 avian influenza struck a single turkey operation in Steele...
Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag talks about how a property owner discovered a skull, then bones, at this location south of Interstate 35 near Highway 13 just northwest of Albert Lea.
A body was found last Monday afternoon near interstates 35 and 90 just northwest of Albert Lea, and authorities say foul play might be involved. The body is thought to be that of a man and likely had been there about two years, said Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag. The death is considered...
A crowd listens during a meeting last week about whether Westfield Township should establish its own zoning ordinance.
Westfield Township residents met last week to discuss whether the township should establish its own zoning ordinance. But the meeting generated more questions than answers as the two sides now debate whether the meeting that was held was the one that was advertised. Controversy surfaced almost...
Tobacco use is no longer allowed on the majority of Steele County property. The exception is designated smoking areas in county parks and on the Steele County Free Fairgrounds. The Steele County Board of Commissioners adopted the policy during its regular meeting March 17. A draft was...
In response to concerns about water wells drying up and large feedlots potentially draining water without proper permits, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is stepping up efforts to nab violators.  The DNR has launched a compliance sweep of the region’s growing livestock industry. The...
OHS brings back the musical Guys and Dolls for its Winter Musical. Senior Thomas Donlon (left) plays Benny Southstreet, junior Matt Reinhard plays Nathan Detroit and junior Luke Berkley plays Nicely-Nicely Johnson. The show was last performed at OHS in 2004. This performance featured 55 cast members, 10 crew members and around 20 members in the pit orchestra.
Over the weekend Owatonna High School students took their audience back to the 1950s in New York City with three performances of the musical, ‘Guys and Dolls.’  This is not the first time OHS has taken on the production.  “We decided to come back to it because it is a great show. It has been a...
The attorney for the Blooming Prairie man who accused police of roughing him up says body cams on officers would have helped bring a clearer understanding of what took place.  Mark Stephenson, a Rochester attorney who represented Valanchie and Ashly Garcia, said body cams would have helped sort out...
Owatonna High School sophomores Brock Hanson, Madalyn Kubista and Faiza Jama are
among the 27 students who were selected to be in the AVID elective course. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a nationwide college and career readiness program.
For the first time in the history of Owatonna High School, there is a specific program in place to prepare its students for what lies beyond high school doors. After three years of vigor- ous research and multiple Last summer, OHS took a group of 10 teachers to a Summer Institute,...


Steele County Times & DCI

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

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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