Monday, July 6, 2020

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Gun permit fees have been slashed by 75 percent for veterans and active military members in Steele County. Sheriff Lon Thiele came up with the idea to cut gun permit fees from $100 to $25 for those who have served our country. The Steele County Board went along with Thiele’s idea and approved the...
The size of modern farm equipment is obvious as Hudson Otte of Nerstrand is carried down the steps of a Lexion combine. Four-year-old Hudson said he would like to drive the combine, which was one of many pieces of farm machinery displayed last week during the annual North America Farm and Power Show in Owatonna. The event attracts about 22,000 people.
The Steele County Fairgrounds was a beehive of activity over the weekend as the North American Farm and Power Show brought farmers from throughout the area as well as local residents to the Four Seasons Centre. One hundred and seventy vendors filled both arenas of Four Seasons building, as well as...
Ken Trom of American Legion Post 52 of Blooming Prairie receives a flower from Carol Holman at the 100th birthday party for Otto T. Lund Post 52.
Happy 100th Birthday! Blooming Prairie American Legion and auxiliary members were in fine tune Friday night, March 15 when singing Happy Birthday to signify the 100th birthday of the Legion. A giant-sized American Legion birthday celebration was held at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club. An...
The heavy snow from this winter caused the roof to collapse on one of the cattle barns at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. Fair officials expected to meet with insurance adjusters Monday prior to making a decision on what to do with the 61-year-old barn.
The grasp of Old Man Winter is leaving its mark on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. Last week the roof collapsed on one of the cattle barns from the weight of the snow. The collapse took place between 5:30 p.m. March 19 and 7:30 a.m. the next day, according to Scott Kozelka, manager of...
The heartbreaking story of a Milwaukee area toddler came to an end when the body of the 2-year-old was found Friday night wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a ditch along U.S. Highway 218 outside of Blooming Prairie. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester has...
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has preliminarily identified the dead body found near Blooming Prairie as that of the missing 2-year-old Milwaukee girl. The medical examiner says the victim appears to be Noelani Robinson, 2. The medical examiner also determined the...
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales confirmed Saturday morning that a body believed to be Noelani Robinson was “found wrapped in a blanket on the side of a road in rural Minnesota.” Though the exact location was not revealed, it is believed to be rural Steele County north of Blooming Prairie....
A missing 2-year-old girl from the Milwaukee area has reportedly been found dead in Minnesota. However, it is unknown at this time if it is the body found Friday night in Steele County. A Milwaukee TV station is reporting Noelani Robinson was found dead in Minnesota, but there is no confirmation...
The spring flooding has forced the Steele County History Center in Owatonna to close for today. Underground flooding has affected office space and a conference area in the center. However, the exhibit hall, gift shop and Wenger Room appear to be okay at this time. The Times will have more on this...
Owatonna author Chris Norbury and his Little Ethan during a book signing at Owatonna Fitness. Norbury debuted his second book “Straight River” at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna, and will also hold book signings throughout the area. He donates part of the proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota.
Chris Norbury’s first novel won awards. To celebrate the release of his second, he kicked off his book signing tour in Owatonna, where he has lived for nearly 20 years. The official book launch celebration was held at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna on Feb. 28. Norbury also held a book signing at...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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