Friday, December 6, 2019


The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim of Monday’s pick-up crash into the Straight River south of Owatonna as a 71-year-old New Richland man. His name will not be released until Tuesday morning. The man was driving a 2013 Toyota Tundra Pickup when it went off I-35 and into the Straight...
A body has been recovered after an afternoon search by Steele County emergency personnel by the Straight River south of Owatonna.  The victim has not yet been identified. Rescuers pulled the body from the river around 5 p.m. Monday. According to the State Patrol, a truck veered off Interstate 35...
Firefighters are equipped with pet protection to aide in emergencies. On March 11, the Owatonna Fire Department was given a presentation by Invisible Fence on how to use recently donated oxygen masks and kits gifted to the OFD through Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe. “Invisible Fence showed us...
Officials were forced to closed the Steele County History Center on Friday due a water main break that caused significant damage to the building’s front parking. The center also suffered some minor damage to some meeting and office spaces inside the building, and remained closed through the weekend...
Gun permit fees have been slashed by 75 percent for veterans and active military members in Steele County. Sheriff Lon Thiele came up with the idea to cut gun permit fees from $100 to $25 for those who have served our country. The Steele County Board went along with Thiele’s idea and approved the...
The size of modern farm equipment is obvious as Hudson Otte of Nerstrand is carried down the steps of a Lexion combine. Four-year-old Hudson said he would like to drive the combine, which was one of many pieces of farm machinery displayed last week during the annual North America Farm and Power Show in Owatonna. The event attracts about 22,000 people.
The Steele County Fairgrounds was a beehive of activity over the weekend as the North American Farm and Power Show brought farmers from throughout the area as well as local residents to the Four Seasons Centre. One hundred and seventy vendors filled both arenas of Four Seasons building, as well as...
Ken Trom of American Legion Post 52 of Blooming Prairie receives a flower from Carol Holman at the 100th birthday party for Otto T. Lund Post 52.
Happy 100th Birthday! Blooming Prairie American Legion and auxiliary members were in fine tune Friday night, March 15 when singing Happy Birthday to signify the 100th birthday of the Legion. A giant-sized American Legion birthday celebration was held at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club. An...
The heavy snow from this winter caused the roof to collapse on one of the cattle barns at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. Fair officials expected to meet with insurance adjusters Monday prior to making a decision on what to do with the 61-year-old barn.
The grasp of Old Man Winter is leaving its mark on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. Last week the roof collapsed on one of the cattle barns from the weight of the snow. The collapse took place between 5:30 p.m. March 19 and 7:30 a.m. the next day, according to Scott Kozelka, manager of...
The heartbreaking story of a Milwaukee area toddler came to an end when the body of the 2-year-old was found Friday night wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a ditch along U.S. Highway 218 outside of Blooming Prairie. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester has...
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has preliminarily identified the dead body found near Blooming Prairie as that of the missing 2-year-old Milwaukee girl. The medical examiner says the victim appears to be Noelani Robinson, 2. The medical examiner also determined 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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