Friday, July 19, 2019


An example of the tunneling that larvae creates within an ash tree.
They’re non-native insects imported from Asia. They are detrimental to the structure of Ash Trees, and they’ve become widespread across the United States. They’re the Emerald Ash Borers (EAB), and they need to be stopped. Eric Foley of Maier Tree & Lawn states that EAB were first found in...
Mike Prestby brought his magic show all the way from Mason City to Blooming Prairie for the Fourth celebration on July 3. Pretsby is shown just a moment after magically transforming two doves into a rabbit.
There wasn’t a dull moment near the judge’s stand on the Third of July—activities from hula hooping to stick horse racing kept the kids busy. To polish off the evening, Mike Prestby put on a breathtaking magic show that astonished young and old alike.  Prestby was asked by Blooming Prairie Chief of...
Framed in a live puzzle during Southeast Minnesota Synod craft time at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas were: from left, Riauna Bishop, Kiya Thompson, Ayren Ingvalson and McKenna Hein.
For a moment, in fact for a week, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota moved to Houston, Texas. The heartbeat of Blooming Prairie was transfused into the city of Houston, Texas with 24 youths and five adult leaders descending on Houston for the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) Youth Gathering....
A Florida judge has ordered accused murderer Lois Riess of rural Blooming Prairie to submit the finger printing, palm printing and foot printing. The order came as Riess appeared for a case management conference Wednesday morning. The date for the printing to be done has not yet been set by the...
David DeNeui channels his inner cartoon as he rehearses the opening number of “Seussical,” a Dr. Seuss inspired musical playing at the Little Theatre of Owatonna.  DeNeui plays the Cat in the Hat in the production.
Oh the things you can think of, if only you might. Like a play full of Seuss, boy what a sight. There’s Horton and Whos and the Cat in the Hat, so come watch some Seuss on opening night. “Seussical,” a musical production based on several of the works of famed children’s author and illustrator Dr....
Little Henry Sundine really loved his Dairy Queen dilly bar as dessert after eating some delicious barbecue ribs at Rib Fest in Blooming Prairie on Saturday night. Henry is the son of Marcy and Shawn Sundine of BP.
A little bit of rain, thunder and lightning didn't scare too many rib lovers away from a popular annual event on Saturday, June 30. More rain, later in the afternoon however, did move cookers and customers inside the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club. The 8th annual event sponsored by the Blooming...
Preston Rieken, 17, of Blooming Prairie, and his mom Heather have been battling his eye disease for the past two years and recently received help from the Blooming Prairie Lions Club to purchase a set of special contact lenses.
Blooming Prairie High School senior Preston Rieken likely had never heard of Helen Keller until he was introduced to the Blooming Prairie Lions Club. It is because of Keller, who became blind due to a fever at 18 months of age, that Rieken has received assistance to protect his vision. He has...
The State Attorney’s Office in Florida announced Monday afternoon that it is seeking the death penalty against accused killer grandma Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie in connection with the Florida murder she is suspected of committing. Riess is accused of killing Pamela Hutchinson in April in Fort...
Steele County has agreed to pay former administrator Laura Elvebak $225,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought against the county in 2017. The Steele County Board approved the settlement at its June 12 meeting. As part of the settlement, the county admits no wrongdoing.  Elvebak left in April 2017...
The Red Hatters from Blooming Prairie were part of the crowd at the 77th Annual Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church Strawberry Social on Tuesday, June  12 at the church located seven miles southeast of Blooming Prairie. Shown here are Red Hatters Dorothy Johnson, Phyllis Peterson and Barb Blome.
Strawberries have really sweet personalities. One of those sweet strawberries was Lacey Haberman, 8, who came in a strawberry costume to participate in the 77th annual Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church Strawberry Social on Tuesday, June 12. Red Oak is located seven miles southeast of Blooming Prairie....


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