Friday, December 6, 2019


Medford’s Charley Elwood has his hand raised after winning the Class A 113-pound state championship at Xcel Energy Center.
SAINT PAUL — Medford’s Charley Elwood couldn’t contain his excitement after winning the 113-pound Class A state championship on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. So he took a victory lap around the backstage corridor area. “It was just a little walk to let it soak in,” he said moments after defeating...
Valentine’s from the past. The Steele County History Center featured a variety of Valentine’s Day artifacts in its most recent exhibit.
People used to send cards on Valentine’s Day, now they send emails, texts, and tweets.  The holiday was originally declared as a feast day by Pope Gelasius in 498 A.D. and to fall on Feb. 14 in order to celebrate St. Valentine, or Valentinus, a Roman priest jailed by the Emperor Claudius II. The...
Keith and Krystal Johnson donated all the material and labor for the concrete footings under the granite pieces of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial.  The memorial is open to all visitors even on these recent snowy days. Tom Walters and other veterans greet visitors at an open house at the Memorial.
It is very fitting that Keith Johnson Construction has put its stamp of involvement on the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial. The memorial is significantly completed, but more work is yet to be done. Contributors to the project must continue to be recognized, says BP Veterans Memorial chairman Tom...
They competed against one another but they were best of friends after the 28th Annual Blooming Prairie District Spelling Bee went into the history books. Giving one another high fives are Abby Smith (second) at left and Jaylee Schleicher (first), right.
Twelve spellers (six from each Regional Spelling Bee) competed in the Final Spelling Bee on Feb. 27 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.  These 12 students were narrowed down from 75 students from 36 districts in Southeast Minnesota who participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees...
Finding itself at a juncture due to the possibility of development and the need for a solution to its limited wastewater volume, the Medford City Council chose to move forward and continue to analyze its options during this month’s meeting in order to allow the city to grow.  At a special session...
A row of spruce trees planted in the mid-1970s is creating controversy along Interstate 35 at Highway 30 by Ellendale. Snow drifts of 5 to 14 feet high piled up in the area, forcing officials to close the freeway for more than 36 hours during the Feb. 23 blizzard. Motorists are concerned about the safety hazard the trees create.
A line of spruce trees along Interstate 35 at Highway 30 by Ellendale is drawing new criticism of being a safety hazard during blizzards for motorists. The recent Feb. 23 blizzard caused substantial drifting along the I-35 corridor outside of Ellendale that led to drifts from 5 to 14 feet high. The...
It’s not very often that an organization gets to celebrate a major milestone like a 100thbirthday, but that’s exactly what will happen next week with the American Legion. Blooming Prairie’s Otto T. Lund Post will be celebrating the 100thbirthday of the American Legion on Friday, March 15 in grand...
Blooming Prairie Schools didn’t have to look far in landing a new superintendent. Veteran elementary principal Chris Staloch has been chosen to succeed Barry Olsen as superintendent effective July 1. Staloch has served the past eight years as principal at Blooming Prairie Elementary. He beat out...
 The Owatonna Business Women is celebrating the 100thanniversary of its organization this year with the annual Woman of Achievement fundraiser event. It is the 47thyear the fundraiser has been held. Although the evening will see area women receive recognition for their work in the community and in...
 Excitement is building over the upcoming Blooming Prairie Education Foundation Auction slated to take place March 30. This year the auction committee has come up with several new opportunities for Blossom supporters to help the foundation. There will be a kids raffle this year. The raffle will be...


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