Thursday, August 22, 2019


Susan Heard of Austin displays her handmade baby sweaters at the Village Affair craft show in Blooming Prairie last year. She has been crocheting and sweaters for the past 35 years.
"We will fill the halls on this day that draws many communities together," says Pam Folkens, co-chair of the 2018 Village Affair. "It's a day for all ages and genders to shop and have fun," added Folkens' co-chair Mandy Doocy. Folkens represents the American Association for University Women (AAUW...
Steele County workers began ripping up the north end of the race track at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna last week. The removal of the fence and track is part of the fair board’s reconfiguration effort passed seven years ago. The area will be used to add more space to the fair beginning next year.
The idea has been swirling around for years, but it wasn’t until last week that the Steele County Fair began kicking around some dirt to make it become reality. Steele County workers with excavating machines moved in on the north end of the Steele County Fairgrounds to rip out the race track as...
A Minnesota state representative is asking for the public’s help in saving an orphan deer near the site of a fatal car wreck that killed a teacher and her young daughter. Duane Quam of Byron shared this photo with the Dodge County Independent of a fawn in the ditch along U.S. Highway 14 on the east...
"We're getting there," remarked Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Tom Peterson when talking about the progress of the memorial. Concrete was poured on Oct. 4, by Lembke Construction of Blooming Prairie.  The platform was covered with plastic because of rainfall. "All is well in...
Although they had originally planned to adapt an Agatha Christie play and were not able to get the rights, the team behind the Little Theatre’s newest production, “Murder Inn,” found an alternate story, which fits perfect with the coming Halloween season. The play will be helmed by first-time...
Awesome Blossoms grow in Russia, too! Russian foreign exchange student Kristina Makarenko spent her junior year in high school as a student at Blooming Prairie High School. She was hosted by Jim and Kelli O'Connor and family. Her Blooming Prairie experience was six years ago when Makarenko was 16....
Second grader Aaron Janning-Smith places his vote in the ballot box during a Junior Entrepreneur class at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School last week.
Second graders at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School may hold a key to the future of new business ventures in Blooming Prairie. Do you want to become a junior entrepreneur? That question was asked of 60 second graders as they participated in a Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Junior...
A seventh grader critically injured in a crash that killed his mother and sister is back talking again. On Saturday, his family reported through Caring Bridge that Jaxon Harberts is saying words. “He started talking today and saying names and 4-5 words together,” Kelsy Flowers posted. “It is so...
It was a tale of two halves on Friday as the Medford Tigers lost to the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs, 46-44 in overtime. Both team sputtered early and LPHT held a 8-6 halftime advantage before both team’s offenses exploded in the second half. “In the first half, we shot ourselves in the...
In a game befitting two state-ranked teams, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms celebrated a successful homecoming with a hard-fought 20-14 victory over visiting Goodhue (4-1) on Friday, September 28. It marked a small measure of revenge for the Blossoms, who had lost twice to the Wildcats this...


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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