Sunday, October 20, 2019


Jamie and Gene Linse and son Henry pose with two mules owned by Dwight Smith, rural Austin. Smith was giving rides at the Hudson Linse fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The words of Jamie and Gene (Geno) Linse were almost the same. "I have no words for it; it's just awesome how people come together for the little guy,” remarked Gene. "I don't know what to say; it's great," countered his wife Jamie. Jamie and Gene are the parents of 20-month-old Hudson Linse, who...
It was an emotional time for the Harberts family as the Best Ever Christmas surprised them with a holiday miracle Dec. 22 in Blooming Prairie. Amy Simon wipes tears away from Jaxon Harberts’ face while tears overcame Jaxon’s father, Brandon, during the surprise party. Dr. James Midboe (with the red Santa hat) of Savage, co-founder of the non-profit group, says the Harberts story is an inspiration for everyone.
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 on Saturday, Dec. 22. It was the Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit 501-C3 organization, that brought more than 100 gifts for Jaxon...
Twenty-four Blooming Prairie firefighters, assisted by firemen from Ellendale and Hayfield, fought a house fire in Blooming Prairie early New Year's Day. The two-story house, located on East Main Street near Arkema, was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene after receiving a 911...
Santa Claus stopped by the Blooming Prairie Elementary School recently and took time to say “hello” to Jaxon Harberts, a graduate of the school last year. Jaxon is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash last Sept. 7 that claimed the lives of his mother and sister.
It was a day that changed the lives of seventh grader Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon forever. The day was Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, the fourth day of a new school year. Jaxon was a passenger in his mother's car, carrying the two of them and his sister Emerson on their way to school in Blooming...
2018 Minnesota Mr. Football Jason Williamson shakes hands with Everson Griffen (97) as he serves as honorary captain during before the Vikings 41-17 victory the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Dec. 16. Watching is Kyle Rudolph (82).
The awards and accolades continue to roll in for Owa- tonna senior running back Jason Williamson. In addition to earning the trifecta of Minnesota’s high honors (Mr. Football, Gatorade POY and AP POY), Williamson served as hon- orary captain for the Min- nesota Vikings on Sunday, December 15 in the...
 After holding the position for nearly two decades, Blooming Prairie City Administrator Mike Jones will finally get a chance to step away for good next month. Jones had planned to retire a few months ago, but ended staying on in a part-time capacity as the search to find his successor dragged on....
Third District Steele County Judge Joseph Bueltel presented graduation plaques to Steele Waseca Drug Court graduates of the DWI Track program. Brandon Oreskovich is at left and Jamison Allen is at right.
The first two graduates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court DWI (driving while intoxicated) Track Program were honored at a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19. Graduating from the special DUI track program were: Jamison Allen and Brandon Oareskovich, both of Owatonna. "I don't have the...
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...


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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