Monday, July 6, 2020


: This owl sculpted by the Spencer family won first prize at the Snow Sculpture Competition held in Owatonna last weekend. The sculpture will be available for viewing at Central Park until it melts.
Although last weekend saw many Owatonna Winter Weekend Out events canceled or rescheduled due to a cold and snowy prelude of this week’s polar vortex, other events such as the Snow Sculpture Competition went ahead as scheduled. “We were happy we were able to pull off the Snow Sculpture Competition...
Auctioneers call out bids during last weekend’s Owatonna Eagles Cancer Auction. The auction has been held for 58 years at the Owatonna Eagles Club and raises money for cancer research in Minnesota.
For the 58th year the Eagles Cancer Auction at the Owatonna Eagles Club raised a boatload of money to help fund local cancer research Minnesota. The event began on Friday at 6 p.m. and continued on Saturday afternoon and featured a live auction with well over 500 items as well as various gift cards...
Andrea Rumpza, a 2004 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School has been fighting Lyme disease for more than 10 years. She says she was not diagnosed early enough and now is seeking suitable treatment.
It's been nearly 10 years that Andrea Rumpza, began to battle Lyme disease. The fight goes on 10 years later. Rumpza, 32, is an Awesome Blossom, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Diane and Bruce Rumpza of Blooming Prairie. Andrea is single and currently...
The deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge Center has claimed yet another life. Allison Christine Anderson, 67, of Owatonna is the latest victim as she was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 14 in Havana Township Saturday afternoon. She was riding in a 2008 Pontiac...
 Beau Jones poses with three of his children at his graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court at the Steele County Courthouse on Jan. 30. From left are Keylan Jones, 7; Boniecanna Jones, 4 and Dorisha Jones, 5. Mom is Helena Shaw.
"This is more than a graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court. It is a commencement, or a new beginning." Those were the words of Third District Steele County Judge Joseph A. Bueltel as he addressed the 38th and 39th gradates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A nearly...
The search for a new superintendent in Blooming Prairie School District 757 has continued to pick up steam with the job being officially posted on Jan. 30. Current superintendent Barry Olson will retire on June 30. The job has been posted internally and externally, reports Blooming Prairie School...
The deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 14 in Steele County has claimed yet another life. On Saturday, Allison Christine Anderson, 67, of Owatonna was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 14 in Havana Township. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Todd Richard Anderson, 58, who suffered...
Steele County Fair Manager Scott Kozelka, left, sealed the deal Jan. 20 for Chris Kroeze to perform at this year’s fair. NBC’s Emmy award-winning TV Show, The Voice, has helped in pushing Kroeze onto the national stage over the past year.
Excitement is building for this year’s Steele County Fair as fair officials announce yet another major headliner coming to perform. Local fair officials reached a deal during the weekend of Jan. 19 at  the Minnesota Federation of Fairs in Bloomington for Chris Kroeze to perform on Friday, Aug. 16....
  Hey, there's a house on the move. Yes, there was a house rolling into town in Blooming Prairie last Wednesday, Jan. 16. The three-bedroom house was looking for a new home after it departed its location in south Owatonna. The house is owned by local developers Peter Vogt and Jake Vogt of J.D.Green...
Trevor Kruckeberg is the manager of Kruckeberg Services, which includes sanitation and recycling services. He is shown by a truck graphically wrapped by Trevor's brother's firm, KIK Graphics.
A couple of enterprising young men are raising the Kruckeberg name to higher business levels. These men just happen to be twins Trevor and Tyler Kruckeberg. The twins are 28 and have been involved in business circles at Minimizer for many of their younger years. Tyler is the owner of KIK Graphics,...


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