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A pancake breakfast fundraiser will take place at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie on Sunday, Sept. 8. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausages, and a drink. The church will be accepting free-will offering for Lutheran College Scholarships. The fundraiser, which will take place in...
The Owatonna Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library in the Gainey Room, which is accessible by elevator. Anushka Mohideen, Minnesota information and referral coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association, will be the speaker. She...
It was a sunshiny day as participants in the 20th Annual BOB (Bikers of Blooming) departed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
It's another record year for the BOB (Bikes of Blooming) Ride for the Toys for Tots campaign. Last year, organizers Harvey and Nancy Farr of J & H Liquors recorded an all-time high in contributions for Toys for Tots. The total settled in at $15,000. This year's ride on July 20 was postponed due...
A Freeborn County sheriff’s deputy captured this funnel cloud as it passed through southern Steele County and northern Freeborn County on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The tornado reportedly touched down in a corn field near Hope, but it did not cause any significant damage. This was the same storm system that was headed for the Steele County Fairgrounds, but it hooked south just prior to reaching the Owatonna area.
It didn’t look like the Steele County Free Fair was going to get off on a good note once again this year as a severe storm came rumbling out of the southeast from the Mankato area. In fact, it appeared the tornado was headed right for a bulls-eye on the fairgrounds in Owatonna just prior to the...
Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz confirmed Saturday night that Blooming Prairie-based Minimizer is leaving town and moving to Owatonna next year.According to Kuntz, the announcement was made to Minimizer employees Thursday. Kuntz said Minimizer will build a new facility in Owatonna.Minimizer was started in...
This display belongs to Randy Lea, a self proclaimed Twin hobbyist. He is also an Awesome Blossom.
The bases are loaded, and Randy Lea is coming up to bat. "There it goes, a home run." These are sounds that appeal to Randy Lea, a Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom who loves baseball and has put together quite a collection of Minnesota Twins and other Major League Baseball artifacts. The 66-year-...
Woodcarving Superintendent Stephanie Kolbe stands by a display of her game birds, songbirds and dolls.
One group of exhibitors at the Steele County Free Fair is not interested in winning ribbons. They are the woodcarvers who bring their works to the fair simply to display them to the public. The Woodcarving Department first appeared at the fair 35 years ago, and Stephanie Kolbe, the department...
When Tiffany Krueger moved to Iowa with her family several years ago, she was set to stay there for good. But then some life-altering changes took place with one of their best friend’s businesses back in Minnesota and they decided to move back. Her husband, Justin, joined Geneva Lumber in January 2018 shortly after one of the owners suddenly died. “I didn’t think we would move back,” Krueger said. “I never pictured it.” In July, Krueger took over the full time position of clerk/treasurer with the City of El
When Tiffany Krueger moved to Iowa with her family several years ago, she was set to stay there for good. But then some life-altering changes took place with one of their best friend’s businesses back in Minnesota and they decided to move back. Her husband, Justin, joined Geneva Lumber in January...
Marilyn Heinz, left and Vivian Ulrich helped wrap gifts on a recent Monday morning to benefit the needy at the Marie Sandvik Center of Minneapolis.
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. It's only August but that giving and receiving spirit has been kindled by the women of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Some busy First Lutheran church women and some other volunteers met at the church on a recent Monday morning to wrap shoe...
The Blooming Prairie Elementary School has become a new home for Jacob (Jake) Schwarz. He recently took over as principal of the school after serving three years as a principal at the Grand Meadow High School and Middle School.
Jacob (Jake) Schwarz says he is "blessed" and "honored" to be the new principal at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. "I have some big shoes to fill," Schwarz said in making reference to succeeding Chris Staloch, previous BP Elementary principal who has now become the Blooming Prairie...

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