Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Abbi La Rock has found a business venture where she customizes all your cleaning needs. She has been operating Abigalia’s Clean Thumb in West Concord for the past several years. She recently had a business display at Marigold Days in Mantorville.
For Abbi La Rock, the idea of cleanliness and an eco-friendly lifestyle go hand-in-hand. The West Concord woman is the owner of Abigailia’s Clean Thumb, a business she has run out of her West Concord home for the past several years offering natural, organic soaps and body lotions as well as...
With so many craveable options for grilled entrees and delicious pastas, Applebee’s is eliminating the problem of having to pick just one with NEW Pasta  and Grill Combos, starting at just $9.99 for a limited time. Guests select their choice of one grilled entrée, such as a Crispy Shrimp with a...
Cedar Travel of Owatonna is no more.  It has now become Travel Leaders of Owatonna. Staff members, from left to right are: Cassy Buck, Jon Terrill, Colleen Hollister, Laurie Johnson (former owner) and Sara Butruff (new owners.)
Things have changed dramatically at Cedar Travel of Owatonna. The popular travel agency, which has had a home in Owatonna for the past 30 years, is now known as Travel Leaders of Owatonna. Travel Leaders is a global travel agency with a new owner in Owatonna, Sara Butruff. She purchased the agency...
Members of the Blooming Prairie High School volleyball team visited with residents of the Prairie Manor Care Center on a recent Friday afternoon.
Kids often get a bad rap. When something negative occurs, kids often catch the blame unjustly. Kids love to help those in need. Just ask them. It was very inspirational the past two weeks to see Blooming High School students show random acts of kindness to their elders. These Blooming Prairie kids...
There was a little jivin’ going on during halftime of the Owatonna Huskies football game Friday night as Homecoming Queen Julia Dallenbach, center, led the homecoming royalty in a special dance routine, despite a surgery she had on her back earlier this year. Dallenbach is still recovering from a spinal fusion aimed at improving a condition known as scoliosis that progressively got worse over the years forcing her to take a break from dance competition she has enjoyed since she was 2 years old.
Football wasn’t the only action going on Friday night in Owatonna, but there was also a little jiving to the beat by this year’s Homecoming queen and her court. And for Queen Julia Dallenbach, it was extra sweet to be able to twist and shout in front of the crowd. She is recovering from a spinal...
After going without a K-9 as part of its crime fighting efforts for the past several years, the Steele County Sheriff’s Office wants to bring back the program. Sheriff Lon Thiele has announced his office is seeking donations of $30,000 to start up a K-9 program similar to one it had in 2014 when...
Just a few weeks ago, a major business move was announced. Minimizer, a manufacturer of truck fenders and other accessories, is moving from Blooming Prairie to Owatonna. Minimizer had been a thriving industry in Blooming Prairie for many years. Now, the former owner and chief visionary of Minimizer...
NRHEG got back into the win column with an easy victory over Le Sueur-Henderson 35-16 during a Homecoming match-up in New Richland Sept. 27. The Panthers scored a pair of touchdowns in each of the first two quarters to take a 28-8 lead at halftime. In the first quarter, Blake Ihrke piled in to...
After a scare the previous week, it was back to usual form for the Owatonna Huskies football team as they battered Faribault 56-7 Friday night. The win kept the Huskies unbeaten string alive at five games this season. The Huskies smoked Faribault with 21 points in each of the first two quarters to...
Randolph’s undefeated visited Booming Prairie Friday, Sept. 27, hoping for an upset victory over the No. 3 state ranked Blossoms. But the Rockets fizzed most of the game as the home team shot down the visitors 62-15.  The win married the fifth straight victory for the locals and protected their...


Steele County Times & DCI

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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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