Saturday, May 30, 2020


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...
As of Aug. 28, the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5% less than normal. The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running 5.8% behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26. Corn has...
Two Blooming Prairie High School graduates and two educators were honored by the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation on Sept. 29, 2018 at the BP Servicemen's Club. Receiving Blossoms Forever awards were, from left: Peggy Tashima, Jay Iverson, Bob Nahlovsky and Dennis Kruckeberg.
They are regarded as Blossoms Forever. Seven special Blooming Prairie Blossom alumni will be saluted on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the 12th Annual Blooming Prairie Educa- tion Foundation Alumni Awards Banquet. The Blooming Prairie Education Foundation is observing its 20th anniver- sary this year. The...
Grace Arthur of Owatonna proudly shows off her grand champion market sheep at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 24. She is shown with representatives of the Minnesota Farmer’s Union, which purchased her purple ribbon animal during the annual 4-H Livestock Auction. Also shown at the far right is Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who was on hand to take the first bid and congratulate each of the champions.
*/ The pressure was on for Grace Arthur of Owatonna at this year’s Minnesota 4-H Livestock Auction. Two of Arthur’s siblings, Riley and Lauren, have already earned purple ribbon champions in the past at the Minnesota State Fair. It was now Grace’s turn. And she didn’t dis- appoint anyone as she...
The Owatonna Police Department is investigating a shooting leaving one person with non-life threatening injuries. On Thursday night the the Owatonna Police Department was called to the area of 24th Avenue NW and Hoffman Drive in Owatonna for the report of gunshots fired.Officers responded to the...


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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