Friday, May 26, 2017

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Bird observers got a surprise during the annual bird count in Steele County when they spotted a Short-eared Owl in a marshy area about one mile north of Rice Lake State Park right before sunset. It is quite unusual for these owls to be in this area, according to local bird expert Darryl Hill.
      It may have been less than desirable outside back in mid-December, but that didn’t stop area bird enthusiasts from counting the feathery creatures that adorn back yards and other places throughout the year. On Dec. 17, local birdwatchers counted 4,025 feathered friends during the 45th...
It was a night of new appointments during the first Kasson City Council meeting of the year, and the first meeting for new mayor, Chris McKern. Most of the meeting held Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, consisted of routine, if perhaps heavily discussed, agenda items, but it was the council’s...
Crews work to remove the water that flooded the courthouse due to a burst pipe. The pipe was on the third floor of the courthouse leading water to leak down floors.
      Cold weather can be a majestic sight to see. However, that majestic look can often blind onlookers of the destruction that can be conducted. Employees of the Steele County Courthouse had a first-hand altercation with that devastation Tuesday.  A pipe burst on the third floor of the county...
The train derailment took place just outside of Ellendale and led to a forced evacuation of the town. No one was injured in the crash or evacuation.
Just two months removed from the 22-car derailment on Nov. 11 in Ellendale, Union Pacific Railroad found the cause. According to the initial investigation that was conducted, a rail defect was the cause of the incident. A report, which stated the Union’s findings, was filed with the Federal...
Beginning with this week’s edition, the Steele County Times kicks off a year-long tribute to the sesquicentennial of Blooming Prairie. The township was organized in 1867, platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township. The city was incorporated by 1874.  Efforts are...
Steele County Sheriff’s posse member Mary Delzer (left) and her Arabian horse partner, Desi, took part in search and rescue training exercise outside of Medford in October.
It was a Christmas present Mary Delzer never envisioned getting.  Her companion of nearly 20 years died in a pool of blood on the day after Christmas, leaving the Steele County Sheriff’s posse member emotionally distraught and without a horse that had faithfully served three counties over the past...
Commissioners Rick Gnemi, Jim Abbe, and Greg Krueger were formally sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The ceremony was atteneded by various family members and curious members of the community. In a more humorous moment, Jim Abbe had to be sworn in twice. The first time he gave the oath he was...
Due to a winter storm warning sweeping across Steele County, Blooming Prairie High School students will be dimissed early Friday from school. In an effort to keep students safe, safety measures were taken from each of the four high schools concerning sports events taking place Friday night or...
Steele County prosecutors have charged a man in the death of another man who burned in a vehicle outside of Owatonna in October. Peter Anthony Escobar, 24, of Albert Lea faces three counts, including two felonies for the death of Herman Hernandez, 64, also of Albert Lea. The felonies include second...

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Steele County Times
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411 E. Main St.
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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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