Saturday, August 8, 2020


A driver was killed in a head-on crash in rural Steele County Thursday afternoon. According to the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identify has not been released at this time. The crash happened on Lemond Road a couple miles south of Highway...
A clerk at the Casey's Store in Ellendale has confirmed that the Blooming Prairie store is closed because of COVID-19. He didn't know exactly how long the store may be shut down, but thinks it could be at least two weeks. The clerk said, "Be careful out there."   No other details about the COVID-19...
Casey's General Store in Blooming Prairie was closed down at mid-day today, Thursday, July 23. Doors were locked and all gas pumps were covered. Whether it was closed for general cleaning, or because of COVID-19, is unknown.   A representative of the Casey's corporate store in Ankeny, Iowa said...
Mark and Kari Kortz stand at the preamble to their backyard garden ready to welcome guests at their home in Owatonna. They were one of four houses showcasing their garden during the Annual Secret Garden Tour.
On Sunday the Owatonna Arts Center invited local residents to get a peek at some the beautiful gardens of Owatonna during its Annual Secret Garden Tour. The tour was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and featured a collection of local gardens. “Our gardeners are real people who do all of the gardening...
Matt Wieman of Owatonna celebrates in Victory Lane as he claims the Kruckeberg Services WISSOTA Hornet Feature title Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.
Temperatures were plenty warm Friday Night at Chateau Speedway but not as hot as the racing. The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) Non Wing Traditional Sprints joined the track’s regular seven classes making for a full night of high-speed action.  The night’s program featured the largest field...
Rod Salaysay, manager, and Troy Garris, owner, are ready to serve customers at Honest-1 Auto Care in Owatonna. Garris took over the business, which was previously Hometown Motors and converted it into Honest-1. During the renovation, they created a large window so customers can see their vehicles being worked on while they wait.
After many years of corporate life, Troy Garris is ready to channel his energies into his own business in Steele County. Garris purchased Hometown Motors in Owatonna from Daryl Kubicek in late May, closed the facility down for a month to make renovations and opened as Honest-1 Auto Care. Unlike...
While COVID-19 has shuttered nearly every county fair and even the state fair in Minnesota for this year, Steele County isn’t about to go without anything to satisfy at least some fair goers who have a hankering for fair food. The Steele County Fair plans to hold “Fair Fest” on four of the days...
Troy Tuma of Owatonna earns the winner title in the Kruckeberg Services WISSOTA Hornet Feature Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.
It was Kids Night Friday at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.    Rides in the stock cars for the kids started out the night and there were plenty of bicycles and scooters given away at intermission. Every year the track picks up a couple bikes to give away and the fans and drivers join in and bring...
Everybody likes dolphins, says artist Naomi Jirele who placed two dolphins on a mural that covers two sides of an above ground swimming pool owned by Tim and Mary Wacek of Blooming Prairie.
Travel by Tim and Mary Wacek's residence in Blooming Prairie, and you will think you are in a Walt Disney movie. The Waceks' above ground pool has been transformed into a seascape created by the wife of Tim's cousin. The theme for the mural that wraps around two sides of the pool brings to life the...
The Spindler family of rural Owatonna has been named the Steele County Farm Family of the Year. The family includes, from left: Dale Spindler, Marian Spindler, and Eugene Spindler.
With roots in Steele County dating back more than a half century ago, the Spindler family of rural Owatonna has been named the 2020 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota Extension. “It’s an honor,” said Dale Spindler, who currently manages the farm. “I enjoy farming, and although I...


Steele County Times & DCI

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

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

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


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