Sunday, May 31, 2020


A popular Blooming Prairie 4th of July event is the open house at the BP Fire Department. Firefighters take out their antique truck and give rides to kids and adults.
There will be no public Fourth of July celebration in Blooming Prairie this summer. BP's Fourth of July committee and the executive board of the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously last week to cancel the 2020 summer celebration because of the threat of the coronavirus. The...
An update on how COVID-19 has impacted Steele County.
Steele County is seeing a rise in positive COVID-19 cases as the total count is now at 41 positive cases.  This is up 10 cases from yesterday.    Those affected are asked to isolate themselves for 2 weeks and until symptoms subside for 10 days, with no fever for 3 days.  The age range of cases are...
Awesome Blossoms senior athletes thought they had "something special" as they were set to embark on the 2020 spring sports season. That something special, burning inside the senior athletes from the baseball, softball and track teams will never be unleashed as the season was cancelled by the...
The message was brief but hurtful. The Minnesota State High School League made this announcement on April 23, 2020: “Minnesota State High School League spring athletics and fine arts have been cancelled for the remainder of their seasons." The announcement continued: "With this cancellation, all...
Corn planting in the southeastern counties of Steele, Dodge, Rice, Freeborn and Mower is far ahead of the pace of last year, farmers and University of Minnesota Extension officials report. With ideal planting conditions, farmers were able to nearly complete corn planting by early this week. They...
“It's hard to believe, and I never thought I would get to this age," says Eleanor Harms, currently a resident of the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Harms, who has lived most of her life in Blooming Prairie, will turn 100 on May 28. "I have my phone," Harms responds when asked how...
After low numbers for several weeks, COVID-19 cases in Steele County jumped sharply over the past week. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported 10 new cases in Steele County over the past week, bringing to total of 24 confirmed cases since the outbreak began in mid-March. For the first time in...
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) in strategic partnership with Youth 1st, Federated Insurance, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates, Jaguar Communications, The Retrofit Companies, U.S. Bank, Profinium, Pizza Ranch, Heartland Chevy Dealers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Institute for...
Linda Christianson of Blooming Prairie is well known for her community service and dedication to her church, Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. Here, Linda helps clean strawberries for the church's annual strawberry festival.
During this time of worry and concern over the coronavirus COVID-19, polio victim Linda Christianson of Blooming Prairie has some words of encouragement. She believes that things will only get better when we "stay positive and hopeful," and when we follow the guidance given to us about social...
Troy Bice of Community Pathways of Steele County prepares food to be delivered to over 400 households in Steele County. He is the market delivery coordinator.
Soon after restrictions for the coronavirus COVID-19 were outlined by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, rumor had it that the Steele County food shelf was closed. "We are open," says shelf co-directors Nancy Ness and Maureen Schlobohm. "We don't want people going hungry," Ness emphasized. Community Pathways...


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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