Wednesday, February 19, 2020


The Heimgartners of Blooming Prairie proudly displayed their trophies won in the 8th Annual Dancing with Our Steele County Stars last year at Medford High School. Heidi and Paul are shown with sons Jonathan and Luke.
A culmination of over two months of practicing their dance moves will be on display Saturday, April 27 when the 9th Annual Dancing With Our Steele County Stars goes on stage. The Medford High School auditorium will be the site of this popular fundraising event sponsored by the Healthy Seniors of...
"I didn't give him the chance to say 'no,'" said Kelly LaMotte when discussing how she and Derrick became one of the eight couples to be entered in the 2019 Dancing with Our Steele County Stars competition. Kelly, a local sales representative for LulaRoe clothing, said Becky Hoffman contacted her...
This is one of the two cattle barns that will be replaced prior to the start of this year’s Steele County Fair. The action has been initiated after the roof collapsed on one of the cattle barns this winter. The fair board has decided to take down not only the collapsed building, but also the adjacent barn. Both were built in 1958.
Two shall become one. That’s what members of the Steele County Fair Board decided during a special meeting April 18. The board voted to replace two older barns with a new building. The issue was brought to the forefront due to one of the barns collapsing after a winter of record snowfall. On March...
This might sound confusing. It can be interpreted two ways. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hanson, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hansen, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Note the...
During a special meeting Tuesday, the Blooming Prairie school board approved Jacob Schwarz as the new principal of the district's elementary school.Schwarz will replace Chris Staloch, who will take over at superintendent for the retiring Barry Olson.This was Schwarz’s third year as the high school...
In 1983, April was declared National Child Abuse Prevention month. Since then, it has been a time for communities and families to recognize, work together, and raise awareness to prevent child abuse. Shari Kottke, Child and Family Social Services manager at Minnesota Prairie County Alliance, which...
The Village of Yesteryear tour season will open May 1.   Guided Village tours are held Tuesday through Sunday, May 1 through Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m., or by appointment. Knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the Village highlighting a wide range of items in the 19 historic buildings. The...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School offered a Lego engineering program for students recently. Some of those who participated in the program included, from left: Kristi Fiebiger, instructor; Mason Reeder, fourth grade; Kim Lea, coordinator; MaKenna Reeder, third grade and Devon Loth, fifth grade.
In an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom, Blooming Prairie Elementary School has been offering students a unique program involving Lego engineering. Second grade teacher Kim Lea is coordinator of the program, which involves all grades at the elementary level. Each grade has had...
First Lutheran Church quilters have spent every Monday since Jan. 7 until April 8 working on making 230 quilts. The quilts were displayed and dedicated at the church on Palm Sunday. The quilters include: back row, from left— Diane Boullion, JoAnn Sorenson, Marilyn Heinz, Connie Habermann, Doreen Blome, Vicki Wacek, and Austra Hanson;  front row— Donna Maixner, Margaret Delger, Nancy Peterson, Bev Hoveland, Ramona Jacobson, Jan Nirk, Phyliss Peterson, Gwen Kubista, and Dona Gullickson. Absent from the photo:
The number 13 is lucky for some and not so lucky for others. For First Lutheran Church women quilters, the number 13 is lucky. It took women of the church 13 Mondays to fabricate 230 quilts. Every year Lutherans across the U.S. sew quilts and assemble kits of supplies that Lutheran World Relief...
Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed the hands-free cellphone law Friday at the State Capitol in St. Paul surrounded by families of distracted driving victims. Senator Dave Senjem, who represents Dodge and Olmsted counties, was one of the co-authors of the legislation in the Senate.
The tragic deaths of a Blooming Prairie school teacher and her daughter last fall proved to be enough for Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, to work feverishly to bring a new law banning most cellphone use while driving. “That was my epiphany moment,” Senjem said of the Harberts crash near Claremont...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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