Saturday, September 21, 2019


A bowling party at Bunkie's Grill & Lanes of Blooming Prairie turned into a giant-sized Christmas present opening party for Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon. It was the Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit 501©3 organization, that brought more than 100 gifts for Jaxon and Brandon.  Rachel...
Three people, including two brothers from Wabasha County, are being held in federal custody in connection with a “home invasion” earlier this year. Lennie Dwayne Brooks, 33, of Zumbro Falls and Randy Lorenzo Brooks, 23, of Wabasha and Autumn Marie Nichols, 20, of St. Paul, appeared in U.S. Federal...
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a federal indictment against two brothers and a woman in a multi-jurisdictional case, including Steele County. Lennie Dwayne Brooks, 33 and Randy Lorenzo Brooks, 23 as well as Autumn Marie Nichols, 20 have been indicted on one count of robbery. The brothers are...
Rick and Robin Christensen show off some of their snowmen they have on their Christmas lighting display at their residence in rural Blooming Prairie.
It's all about spreading the joy of Christmas. That's the way Rick and Robin Christensen of rural Blooming Prairie feel about their Christmas light display they have provided for public enjoyment the past four years. "It's Jesus' birthday," Rick says about the reason for having a Christmas lighting...
Steele County Sheriff’s deputy Kari Woltman provided the Christmas miracle to a young girl from Owatonna on Dec. 5 at the Target store in Owatonna. They shopped together as part of the Shop with a Cop program sponsored by the Salvation Army.
The Christmas miracle came a little early for some needy children from around Steele County as they took advantage of a shopping experience with a least expecting shopper in hand.  Fifteen children were paired up with uniformed officers from Owatonna Police and the Steele County Sheriff’s Office on...
Little Hudson Linse will be spending the holidays in the hospital recovering from his fourth open-heart surgery. A benefit is planned on Saturday outside of Blooming Prairie.
Just like the Grinch in the storybook holiday tale, Hudson Linse has a heart smaller than normal. But Hudson is nothing like a Grinch and it certainly isn’t because he lacks Christmas spirit. Hudson was born with congenial heart defects in which he only had one ventricle. In his short life of 20...
On a unanimous vote by the Blooming Prairie City Council on Monday night, Dec. 17, Andrew Langholz, city clerk at Starbuck, Minn., was selected the next BP city administrator. He will succeed current city administrator Mike Jones. His duties begin on Feb. 2, 2019. Andrew Langholz is 31 years old...
Santa and Mrs. Claus marvel at his magical timepiece after entertaining children during the Cocoa with Santa event held last Saturday at the Owatonna Arts Center.
The magic of the holiday season can bring joy to the hearts of people of all ages. For more than 20 years the Owatonna Arts Center has whipped up its own version of that classic Christmas cheer by inviting Santa and the Missus to take part in a Saturday of cocoa, carols, and cookies. With Mrs....
Food is packaged and ready to be picked up from the St. Columbanus Catholic Church every week. It will be delivered to nearly 50 Blooming Prairie students identified as recipients of free food for the weekend.
Blooming Prairie's Backpack Program has made a difference after two years in operation, claims coordinator Karen Peterson. The Blooming Prairie schools Backpack Program sends home meals for kids who need some healthy nutrition on the weekend. Volunteers who work with the program say it is their way...
Walking Christmas ornaments Stacy Salinas and Ann Wiedeman and their friend the Grinch posed with Santa for a Christmas photo at the Holiday Dazzle photo booth in F & M State Bank last Friday during Blooming Prairie’s annual Holiday Dazzle celebration. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.
Temperatures were not near 40 degrees as they were last year for the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dazzle celebration, but they were tolerable on Friday, Dec. 7. More than 30 merchants participated in the Chamber Holiday Dazzle event, an annual cooperative effort involving...


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