Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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The second family member involved in the crash outside of Claremont on Sept. 7 has passed away. The family of Rachel Harberts posted a short time ago that Rachel died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Just two days earlier the family made the difficult decision to pull Rachel off of life support.   “She went...
Robert Sikel and Rally Witzel stand next to their trailer with the American flag blowing in the breeze. Each year Sikel and Witzel get an idea for an area they’d like to plan the ride around and scout the route together.
With the sun shining and a light autumn breeze, it was a perfect Saturday to be out riding on the road. For those who took part in the seventh annual Jacob’s Run, there was no where else they’d rather be. The yearly event, which departs from Owatonna and circles through chosen destinations before...
John Kraling of Blooming Prairie is always willing to be a model for Cuts for a Cure, part of the BP Cancer Group's Paint BP Pink activities. Here, he shows a fish he caught recently. "I was going to the hardware store but don't think I will now," he laughed.
It may sound like a broken record and it is. The 18th Annual Blooming Prairie Cancer Group benefit auctions, part of the Paint Blooming Prairie Pink event on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 brought in $45,000, reports Cheri Krejci, treasurer of the organization.  This year’s auction total...
Emerson Harberts, a third grader at Blooming Prairie Elementary school, is shown participating in Vacation Bible School activities at First Lutheran Church early this summer. She especially liked  showing off her prowess with a hula hoop.
Tragedy has marred the new school year in Blooming Prairie just days after school began as a third grader was killed in a car crash on her way to classes. Emerson Harberts, 8, of Dodge Center died instantly in the vehicle driven by her mother Friday morning along a stretch of roadway in Dodge...
The State Patrol has identified the victim of Friday’s fatal crash near Claremont as 8-year-old Emerson Harberts of Dodge Center. Emerson was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her mother, Rachel Marie Harberts, 43. Rachel’s 12-year-old son, Jaxon, was also in the vehicle. Both Rachel and Jaxon...
An 8-year-old girl was killed in a 2-vehicle crash by Claremont Friday morning. The State Patrol has not released the girl’s name. However, the driver of the vehicle has been identified as Rachel Marie Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center. She is a teacher at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. The patrol...
A crash on U.S. Highway 14 near Claremont has taken the life of one person and critically injured two others Friday morning. Sgt. Troy Christianson of the State Patrol confirmed one person died and two were airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He said the patrol is still working on...
The unique item was donated in memory of Grandma Dick. It is displayed by Pam Folkens and Cheri Krejci of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. It will be auctioned on Sept. 7-8 under the Big Tent.
The small community of Blooming Prairie has turned a shade of pink and that color will be further accented as the fight against cancer continues. The 18th Annual Blooming Prairie Cancer Auctions are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 under the Big Tent, outside the Cue Company in ...
The Freeborn County Sheriff is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery by Clarks Grove. Sheriff Kurt Freitag said a 911 call was received at 9:32 p.m. on Sept. 3 reporting an armed robbery at the Gopher Stop located on the edge of Clarks Grove. Sheriff’s deputies...
Here's a closeup of the special flag unveiled in memory of longtime  Blooming Prairie Cancer Group promoter Philip Milton. "No one fights alone" is the message on the flag. Milton died of cancer on July 15, 2018.
 There was something different about painting Blooming Prairie pink with 250 flags this year.  The something different on Sunday afternoon was the absence of Philip Milton, a member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group for many years. Milton died of cancer on July 15. Milton was always there, even...

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