Friday, April 3, 2020


Medford’s Kinsey Cronin pulled down a rebound over multiple opponents.
g After an exhilarating victory over Water-Elysian- Morristown earlier in the week, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom girls ran into a block in the road, when Medford kept its unbeaten string alive at 12-0. The Tigers romped to the victory on their home f loor, 73-45, Friday, January 11. Medford...
Accused killer Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie was a no show once again at her court appearance in a Florida courtroom on Jan. 9. An attorney for Riess told the court that Riess waived her court hearing. Riess stayed in her jail cell during the court appearance. Judge Joseph C. Fuller told Riess’...
The Minnesota State Patrol has completed its investigation into the fatal car wreck that killed a beloved school teacher and her daughter during the first week of school in Dodge County. Sgt. Troy Christianson of the State Patrol said the investigation was turned over to the Dodge County Attorney’s...
In their first meeting of the new year, the Steele County Board of Commissioners reorganized by choosing new leadership. Greg Krueger of District 5 was named chairman of the board while Jim Abbe of District 4 was chosen vice chair. Krueger replaces John Glynn, who had served as chair for the past...
Brenna Hagen and her grandfather Whitey Hagen each placed a bar tray on their heads and paraded through a crowded Geneva Bar & Grill to collect $487.25 to help in the fight for a cure for cancer.
Even though he says it's not about him, but because of the valiant efforts of many fighting for a cancer cure, Whitey Hagen again took center stage. At 86 years of age, Hagen is not about to turn down the chance to balance a bar tray on his head and collect $487.25 with the help of his...
Owen David Kormann is the First Baby of 2019 in Blooming Prairie. He is shown with his parents, Melissa and Justin Kormann and his sister Emma Lee.
Owen David Kormann hit the scales at 9 pounds and 3 ounces. This youngster became the First Baby of Blooming Prairie in 2019. He is the son of Melissa (Missy) and Justin Kormann and brother of Emma Lee, 5 1/2.  The Kormanns reside in Blooming Prairie at 140 NW 8th St. Owen David measured 22 inches...
Mike and Sandy Jones are not natives of Blooming Prairie but they are products of small communities just a tad to the south near the border with Iowa.
They are not natives of the small, progressive southeastern Minnesota community of Blooming Prairie, but they say it feels like it. Mike and Sandy Jones, two transplants from Leroy and Adams, will be recognized as the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizens of the Year for 2019.  A...
American Legion Post 52 and Auxiliary presented two $500 scholarships to Lucas Zellmer and to Jennifer Koudelka. American Legion Commander Karl Luiken is at far left and Legion Auxiliary President Suzy Thorson is at far right. Randy Zellmer, second from left, accepted for his son Lucas. Jennifer is second from right.
Blooming Prairie's American Legion Post 52 and Auxiliary have once again donated two $500 scholarships to two college students. Recipients in 2019 are Jennifer (Jen) Koudelka and Lucas Zellmer.  Legion Commander Karl Luiken and Suzy Thorson, president of the Auxiliary presented the checks to...
At 75 years old, Don Matejcek dives into the ice during the New Year’s Day dive at Kaplans Quarry by Owatonna. The dive has been held every year since 1963 by members of the Owatonna Diving Club. This was Matejcek’s 52nd New Year’s Day dive.
On a freezing cold New Year’s Day, three divers submerged under the ice at Kaplan’s Quarry outside of Owatonna, and one of them was 75-year-old Don Matejcek. Matejcek, whose interest in diving was inspired by Jacques Cousteau as a youth, has participated for 52 of the dive’s 56 years. The tradition...
Police tape sealed off this property on East Main Street in Blooming Prairie early Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. The Blooming Prairie Fire Department was summoned to a residence just east of Blooming Prairie at 3:30 a.m. The home owner, Kenneth Zylstra, was not home at the time.
A man facing several medical problems is now staring at another challenge—finding a new place to live. Ken Zylstra of Blooming Prairie has lost everything after fire swept through his residence early on New Year’s Day. Twenty-four Blooming Prairie firefighters, assisted by firemen from Ellendale...


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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