Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Gary Stewart of Waseca arrived at the VFW early Saturday, giving himself enough time to work on making his Harley look its very best.
The VFW parking lot in Owaton- na was full of motorcycles Saturday morning as bikers prepared to take part in the eighth annual Jacob’s Run. The event grew out of a tragic event, the suicide of 15-year-old Tri- ton student Jacob Sikel. At the time no one thought that a simple motorcycle ride would...
Threading the needle. Cindy LaBathe works on alterations for a suit at her local shop. LaBathe has owned and operated Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning in Owatonna for 40 years.
Cindy LaBathe has been sewing nearly all her life. For 40 of those years, she’s run Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning located at 130 E Vine St. in Owatonna. “Both my grandmothers  sewed and my mom sewed,” LaBathe recalled. “It was just natural, ev- erybody sewed back then.” LaBathe...
Anna and Dr. Ed Durst
Not a day goes by that Anna Durst doesn’t grieve because of something that has taken over her husband’s body. For nearly four years, Dr. Ed Durst, 77, has been battling Alzheimer’s disease. Since this past March, Anna has been able to no longer take care of him, and he has been confined to a memory...
Margaret Swenson of The Cutting Edge gives Marvin Camerer a trim at the Cuts for a Cure promotion for the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group's auction weekend.
“This was such great fun and isn’t it just amazing,” said Blooming Prairie Cancer Group treasurer Cheri Krejci when reflecting on the 2019 cancer auctions. Unofficial money figures indicate that another auctions record was set in raising mon- ey for the BP Cancer Group. Nearly $47,000 was raised...
Steele County has been placed under quarantine after a highly destructive tree killing disease was discovered last week. On Sept. 4, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed that the Emerald ash borer has been found within the City of Medford. It’s the first time the disease has been...
The 15-month-old murder case against a Dodge County grandmother accused of killing two people continues to stall in court.  On Thursday, a Florida judge expressed his frustration with the timing of the Lois Riess murder case, especially after there have been many management hearings over the past...
It was kind of a trifecta for a Steele County 4-Her at this year’s 4-H Livestock Auction during the Minnesota State Fair. Not only was Lauren Arthur of Owatonna chosen to present Minnesota’s governor with a 4-H t-shirt, she also earned a $1,000 scholarship at the auction on Aug. 24. She capped it...
Stacy Burton of Owatonna cooks up another batch of tater tot hot dish on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Burton operates Ole and Lena’s stand, which is owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna.
*/ For Stacy Burton, her vacation is mostly all work. Burton takes off 14 days from her normal routine as a mother and civic booster around Owatonna to work at the Minnesota State Fair. She’s in charge of operat- ing Ole and Lena’s, a food trailer owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna. Their...
The Awesome Blossom volleyball team won a home opener match Aug. 27, over JWP easily, dis- playing excellent team- work and a good attitude along the way. None of the three games put much pressure on the home team. As Coach Renee Kittel- son commented, “It was a great win tonight for our home...
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for pro- posals in three categories: Arts & Cultural Heritage, Presenter/Production As- sistance, and Small Towns/ Rural Areas. All proposed projects must begin no earlier than Dec. 1, and be completed within 12 months, culmi- nating in a...


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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