Thursday, November 21, 2019


The search for a new superintendent in Blooming Prairie School District 757 has continued to pick up steam with the job being officially posted on Jan. 30. Current superintendent Barry Olson will retire on June 30. The job has been posted internally and externally, reports Blooming Prairie School...
The deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 14 in Steele County has claimed yet another life. On Saturday, Allison Christine Anderson, 67, of Owatonna was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 14 in Havana Township. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Todd Richard Anderson, 58, who suffered...
Steele County Fair Manager Scott Kozelka, left, sealed the deal Jan. 20 for Chris Kroeze to perform at this year’s fair. NBC’s Emmy award-winning TV Show, The Voice, has helped in pushing Kroeze onto the national stage over the past year.
Excitement is building for this year’s Steele County Fair as fair officials announce yet another major headliner coming to perform. Local fair officials reached a deal during the weekend of Jan. 19 at  the Minnesota Federation of Fairs in Bloomington for Chris Kroeze to perform on Friday, Aug. 16....
  Hey, there's a house on the move. Yes, there was a house rolling into town in Blooming Prairie last Wednesday, Jan. 16. The three-bedroom house was looking for a new home after it departed its location in south Owatonna. The house is owned by local developers Peter Vogt and Jake Vogt of J.D.Green...
Trevor Kruckeberg is the manager of Kruckeberg Services, which includes sanitation and recycling services. He is shown by a truck graphically wrapped by Trevor's brother's firm, KIK Graphics.
A couple of enterprising young men are raising the Kruckeberg name to higher business levels. These men just happen to be twins Trevor and Tyler Kruckeberg. The twins are 28 and have been involved in business circles at Minimizer for many of their younger years. Tyler is the owner of KIK Graphics,...
A veteran Steele County highway worker is under investigation after being involved in a crash while working last fall that caused more than $20,000 of damages to utility lines in Owatonna. County administrator Scott Golberg confirmed that David Jensen faces possible disciplinary action once an...
All those in attendance including members from the Dinka, Nuer, and Anyuak tribes, gather for a group photo celebrating the covenant and the peaceful ties these groups all currently enjoy away from the civil strife plaguing their country.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna hosted a landmark signing. The signing established a covenant between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Africa-Mission in South Sudan. There to sign the covenant were Rev. Dr. Rafael...
Times publisher Rick Bussler, left, and Alex Malm, editor at the Dodge County Independent in Kasson, accept 13 awards on behalf of both newspapers Thursday night in Bloomington. The Times was honored with seven awards while the DCI picked up six.
Keeping up on a tradition spanning eight years, the Steele County Times has been awarded seven top awards for journalistic excellence in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The Times received the awards Thursday night at the annual awards banquet of MNA in...
Blooming Prairie Technology Coordinator Erik Vigeland gave a presentation on the district’s new surveillance system at the monthly school board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The system was improved at the high school, while 16 cameras were added at the elementary school. “It’s just nice to have...
BP’s Maren Forystek shoots a 3-pointer against Chatfield earlier this season.
The Blooming Prairie girls dropped their second straight game when Kingsland used its home court advantage to down the the Awesome Blossoms, 69-58. The non-conference contest marked another game in a stretch of tough games in the BP season schedule. The Blossoms got down early when the Knights...


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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