Saturday, December 14, 2019


Federal authorities have captured the prisoner who escaped from the Freeborn County Detention Center on Monday. Sheriff Kurt Freitag said Victor Nava-Urioste was taken into custody again Tuesday morning after a high speed chase in St. Paul. U.S. Immigrations and Customs officers tried to stop him...
The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who escaped from the Freeborn County Detention Center in Albert Lea Monday. Sheriff Kurt Freitag said detention deputies discovered around 5:30 p.m. that Victor Nava-Urioste, 26, of St. Paul escaped from the jail. Freitag said Nava-Urioste...
The butterflies are returning for a second year to the Steele County Fair. “The Butterfly Encounter” was one of the most popular attractions last year, said Wayne Steele, vice president of the Fair Board. Billed as a children’s attraction, it turned out to be equally popular with the adults. “I...
More than 160 attendees gave $38,600 during the sixth annual Power of the Purse event in Owatonna.
United Way of Steele County’s Women United held the sixth annual “Power of the Purse” event, which supports the cost of shipping books to children in Steele County enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Thanks to the generosity of over 160 attendees, $38,600 was raised, exceeding the...
Tim Rice of the Brick Meger Funeral Home, standing, converses with Jean and Harold McGregor of Owatonna during the Fourth of July celebration at the funeral home Thursday evening. Several hundred people turned out for a free concert as well as watermelon
It probably falls into the category of being one of the least assuming places for a bash, but the Brick Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna has found a unique way to throw a party. On the Fourth of July, Brick Meger opened up its facilities across from the Steele County Fairgrounds for a free concert in...
The first three place finishers in the Age 4 category of the Kiddie Tractor Pull in Blooming Prairie last Wednesday were: Parker Ringhofer, first; Cruz Chladek, third and Isaac Jeremiah Zender, second.
"Come on Tucker, keep on peddling." That's the enthusiastic banter Rich Scholbrock offered 4-year-old kiddie tractor pull participant Tucker Schneider during competition that featured 131 kids Wednesday night as part of the Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Blooming Prairie. Schneider was...
Holding plagues, Jerry Ingvalson, left, and Ron Nelson, along with their wives and other family members receive special recognition Saturday night for starting the Gopher 50 four decades ago.
Two Blooming Prairie area couples that had a hand in starting a charity car race four decades ago have been honored for their contributions. During a surprise recognition Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in Racine, Jerry and Carol Ingvalson and Ron and Diane Nelson were given plaques of...
It started as a Fourth of July shopper’s nightmare for an area woman at Vandal’s Family Market in Blooming Prairie, but it quickly ended on a positive note. An elderly woman, who had walked to Vandal’s from her near-by residence on the Fourth of July around 2 p.m., suddenly found only herself in...
Dodge County residents will have to wait another month before they know which of the proposed  routes for an electrical transmission line stretching from Steele County to Olmsted County will receive further consideration. The draft Environmental Statement on the project was originally scheduled to...
What do Blossoms and Rockets have in common? Dennis Trom, a 1976 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, carved out quite an outstanding high school athletic career as a Blossom. Now, he has built an enviable record as head girls basketball coach and head girls softball coach for the Randolph...


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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