Monday, June 17, 2019


  The small town of Geneva hosted their first mayoral and city council debate. Candidates for both city council seats and the position of mayor met in the Geneva Community Center to discuss pressing matters that townspeople wanted to know about. Such matters included how candidates were going to “...
Senator Vicki Jensen vists down with Editor Mark DeLap to talk about local issues as she is up for re-election on Nov. 8. She is the democrat incumbent junning against Republican challenger John Jasinski.
With one week untill the election, candidates are fighting to get their message out to the voters. Senator Vicki Jensen met with Steele County Times’ Editor Mark DeLap to discuss her position on local issues. She talked about her time in the legislature and her focus on bringing bipartisan...
Petitioners Ernie Bench and David Nielson, both of Owatonna, sat down with Emily Schoenbeck to discuss the petition they’ve brought against three county comissioners. The full interview can be watched on The Steele County Times Facebook page or go directly to
Petitioners continue to move forward with their accusations against county commissioners, and they’re hoping a new development might bolster their case. Back in August, Owatonna residents Ernie Bensch and David Nielson brought a petition before the board of commissioners accusing Commissioners Mark...
On the evening of Oct. 18, a motorcycle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of South Cedar Ave and Oakdale Street. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. There is no evidence of alcohol having been involved. There were no fatalities, but the motorcycle driver was...
The Where's Mark segment this week took us home to Blooming Prairie where we interviewed Faribault mayor John Jasinski who is also running for the Minnesota 24th District Senate seat. Jasinski is running on the Republican ticket and offered some interesting insights into his life and his campaign.
A police officer came upon a fatal  the crash at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and West North Street in Owatonna at 6:35 a.m. Friday, October 14.
A pedestrian has been killed in a crash in Owatonna Friday morning. Police are investigating the early morning crash that happened at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and West North Street in Owatonna. A police officer came upon the crash at 6:35 a.m. The name of the pedestrian is being...
In Minnesota, 10 percent of families struggle with hunger, according to the the Feeding America Missing Meals Gaps. This year, a program to help Kasson-Mantorville students who fall into this category is expanding. Food for Friends serves students in the district who may have hunger insecurity. ...
Steele County Times Publisher Rick Bussler, left, accepted six national awards from National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson Saturday morning in Franklin, Tenn. The Times was one of seven newspapers in Minnesota, and the only one in Southern Minnesota, to be recognized on the national level.
It was the strongest showing ever for the Steele County Times on the national level as the local newspaper captured six national journalistic awards of excellence last week in Tennessee. The Times received the honors at a breakfast banquet for the National Newspaper Association Saturday morning in...
The road into Medford’s Straight River park is closed due to obvious standing water. Many of the communities around the area were covered in inches, if not feet of rain or river water.
The Medford area was hit by a devastating surge of floodwaters this last week. After heavy rains struck Southern Minnesota, many of the communities around the area were covered in inches, if not feet of rain or river water. Sandbagging took place Thursday in Medford, with the Medford Fire...
 Michael Anderson of Owatonna clings to hope that the 7-year mystery of who killed his daughter will come to light. Anderson’s daughter, Lacey, disappeared  August 2009 from Norfolk, Neb. and her body was found three months later by hunters. The recent developments in the decades old mystery of Jacob Wetterling give Anderson him hope that his daughter’s case will be solved.
Like Jerry and Patty Wetterling, Michael Anderson of Owatonna has experienced the anguish of having a child murdered. And similarly to the Wetterlings, Anderson has been waiting for answers for years, but not nearly as long.  The finding of Jacob’s remains and the confession from his killer are...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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