Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Darin Palmer of Albert Lea Police Department began the classroom portion of South Central Drug Investigation Unit’s private training exercise on Oct. 14.
The empty rooms, hallways and lounges of the closed Cedarview Nursing Home complex on South Cedar Street served an important purpose for the South Central Drug Investigation Unit (SCDIU), as it conducted private training exercises.  The second floor of the empty nursing home served the unit a space...
Sales staff of Ag Power in Owatonna talks with a customer looking at a four-track tractor introduced in August by John Deere. The unit was demonstrated on Ahrens Farm east of Owatonna last week.
Envision a green machine that has four tracks and will give farmers the versatility they need in a field tractor on tracks. “This is a big deal and one of the biggest promotions of John Deere in recent history,” said Owatonna Ag Power regional sales manager Kevin Hansen. “It’s a tractor that our...
The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School marching band earned first place in their division and the coveted VIP Award at the Waseca Marching Classic in September. Above, the band celebrates their accomplishment after receiving their trophy.
The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) High School band earned recognition at the Waseca Marching Classic earlier this September but, members of the band also earned something even more valuable: the respect of their new band teacher, Jacob Bender.  Bender began his first year as NRHEG’...
Steele County Attorney Dan McIntosh addresses the audience during Saturday’s Promoting Peace Conference in Owatonna.
The judicial system is taking domestic violence more seriously than it has in the past generation or two, according to Steele County Attorney Dan McIntosh. However, he also said that domestic violence incidents continue to slightly increase. “The perception of domestic violence is that it is just...
Margaret and Mitchell Jones ride in style during the Blooming Prairie Homecoming parade held on Friday afternoon.
Margaret and Mitchell Jones aren’t just best friends; they’re also twins. Last week, their Homecoming celebration became doubly meaningful when the two were crowned Blooming Prairie’s Homecoming Queen and King together. “We thought it might be close between a few people,” said Margaret, referring...
She’s had her life threatened, she’s suffered physical abuse and she’s lost two human beings prematurely.  Herminia Becker of Owatonna has endured years of domestic violence at the hands of two different husbands. During a recent interview that at times became emotionally charged, Becker shared how...
A 29-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Friday morning in Owatonna.Police responded to a shooting at 140 32nd Ave. NW in Owatonna around 1:13 a.m. Friday. About 45 minutes later, officers received information that a gunshot victim related to the original address was...
Each day we make decisions. Some are good, others are not. And then there’s the decisions that affect the lives of others.  On the morning of Friday, Sept. 18, Richard Olsen, of Spring Grove, began a day much like any other. He got ready for the day and reported to work in Blooming Prairie, where...
Deputies examine the scene of a collision between a pick-up and pay loader, following a high-speed chase that ended outside Blooming Prairie Elementary School.
On Friday morning, a high-speed chase ended just outside Blooming Prairie Elementary School.  The incident began around 7:30 a.m. with a traffic stop for a seat belt violation on Interstate 90 and Highway 16, near Elkton. The suspect, Jerry Lee Castilleja, age 45, got out of the pick-up and the...
Those crazy flamingos can be spotted flocking in local yards once again. The flamingos are sent from home to home and the “lucky” recipient is encouraged to donate to the BP Cancer Group to have the flamingos moved to a new location. Anti-flamingo individuals can even purchase insurance, guaranteeing that the birds won’t return to their yard (until next year.)
The Field of Flags is flying once again, and Blooming Prairie businesses and homes are decorated once more. The community is looking forward to the 15th annual Cancer Benefit scheduled for Sept. 11 and 12.  In the past 15 years, the BP Cancer Group has raised over $500,000 for cancer research. The...

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