Thursday, April 2, 2020


Ever since alleged killer Lois Riess pleaded guilty to murdering a look-alike woman in Florida to avoid the death penalty, the question back in Minnesota that keeps coming up is what happens with the murder case involving her husband and if anything needs to happen. On Dec. 17, Riess pleaded guilty...
A small crowd of only about 200 wrestling fans was in the house at the Blooming Prairie High School as the BP Lions hosted the Blossom Brawl on Saturday night, Jan. 11. Professional wrestling moments were provided by wrestlers from the American Wrestling Federation (AWF). Chris Staloch, president...
A battle of the ranked teams ended up with the lower ranked team, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, snatching a victory from the higher ranked team, the Awesome Blossoms, in girls basketball action Friday night. WEM came into the game ranked ninth while Blooming Prairie was ranked fifth. WEM defeated...
LeMar Nelson was an iconic figure in the small town of Blooming Prairie he has always called home. LeMar passed away at age 87 Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Masonic Homes in Bloomington after fighting some medical complications. LeMar Nelson was well known to many in this small community, known for his...
After rolling to an unbeaten 7-0 record, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms basketball team came away with its first loss of the season Friday night. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown defeated the Blossoms 64-60 on the home court. Earlier in the week, the Blossoms pulled off two victories, though...
Susan Westin has taken care of others for her entire adult life and now is the owner of Susie’s Place in Hayfield. Licensed as an adult foster care facility, she currently has four older women living in the home.
It was a lifelong desire to help other people that led Susan Westin to open Susie’s Place in Hayfield. Licensed as an adult foster care facility, Susie’s Place has been a home to older residents since it opened in 2006. Today, four women call the facility home. Westin said she has lived in the...
After 26 years of owning the Ellendale Cafe on Main Street, Judy Davidson has sold the cafe and choosing to retire. "I'm old enough to retire," she laughs. Russell Goette and Patti Carlson are the new owners.
"I'm old," quipped Ellendale Cafe owner Judy Davidson when explaining why she was making retirement the next item on her personal menu. Davidson sold the cafe to Ellendale Mayor Russell Goette and his friend Patti Carlson. The changing of the guard took place on Tuesday, Jan. 14, Davidson's last...
For more than 60 years, LeMar Nelson prided himself on being a community activist, educator and journalist in his adopted hometown of Blooming Prairie. He touched many people’s lives through teaching, coaching, singing, writing and general community activism. Nelson, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 9 in...
A Minnesota National Guard soldier from Owatonna in training at Fort Jackson has died. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. The National Guard identified the soldier as Pvt. Connor J. McGurran, 19. He was found unresponsive Jan. 8 following a training exercise at Fort Jackson, S....
BREAKING NEWS: Veteran sports writer passes away
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Steele County Times announces the passing of long-time sports writer and columnist LeMar Nelson. LeMar died early this morning in the Twin Cities. He was 87. He had been in the hospital over the New Year after falling and died of health...


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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