Sunday, September 22, 2019


As we close in on September, Blooming Prairie is getting ready to paint the town pink once again, a symbol of a "Fight for a Cure" for cancer. The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group is a very active community organization of volunteers eagerly working to find a cure for cancer. This year marks the 19th...
Glen Johnson works with a youngster in tying up a calf during a recent Cow Camp at the Clover Glen Farm in eastern Steele County. Johnson and his wife, Deb, are being recognized as the Farm Family of the Year for Steele County
Glen Johnson admits he was a “little surprised” when he found out his farm operation has been named the Farm Family of the Year for Steele County. Johnson and his wife, Deb McDermott-Johnson, own Clover Glen Farms located in the far eastern part of the county. Johnson said he’s surprised because it...
Twelve years ago the son of Hay- field Math Teacher and Activities Director Chris Pack was born with Down Syndrome. Ever since then, his family has been looking for ways to help raise money that support special needs programs. For a couple of years, they did the Buddy Walk in St. Paul to help sup-...
Due to the rain storm during the original date, the Steele County Historical Society has moved the fifth annual Gus’ Station Car Show to Saturday, Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Classic cars of all ages, new and old, domes- tics and imports will be on...
There will be a new option for fairgoers seeking to cool down with an alco- holic beverage this year. The Steele County Free Fair Board has approved a second location for selling beer, wine and now hard liquor on the grounds. The Steele Saloon will be located in a tent in the area of the old race...
Dave Purscell from Steele County SKYWARN talks about the field guide to prospective spotters at last weekend’s training session held at the Owatonna Fireman’s Hall.
When inclement weath- er rolls through the county, emergency services and the National Weather Service rely on amateur storm spotters to track and diagnose the strength and aftermath of storms. On Saturday, July 27 Steele County SKYWARN hosted a training session at the Owaton- na Fire Station for...
Max Fink, 6, of Owatonna uses all his muscle to lead his calf, Buddy, around the yard of Clover Glen Dairy Farm during the recent Cow Camp for youngsters from around the area. There are several other campers in the background leading their calves around the yard.
  When Glen Johnson looks out and sees many young girls and boys leading calves around his Steele County dairy farm, he chuckles with enjoyment at all the chaos taking place. As the children are trying their hard- est to keep the animals in line, Johnson wonders if the camp should be renamed, “Cow...
Lisa Reese's Relay for Life Team was one of 12 teams participating in this annual event. Her team members included, from left: Michael Jordahl, Bob Hartman, Lisa Reese, Sarah Hartman and Lisa Dunlop.
Lisa Reese, 43, of Blooming Prairie served as this year’s Relay for Life honorary chair in Mower County. A new twist was added to this year’s Mower County Relay for Life, the site being moved from the Mower County Fairgrounds to the down- town area of Austin on the south side. The 2019 version of...
Filled biscuits are a specialty item at the annual Litomysl Summer Festival. This year, the men, women and kids of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church made 725 dozen biscuits. Delivering the biscuits to some happy customers were sisters Sophia Schiller, 12, left, and Bella Schiller, 10.
Watching the weather closely were many, many volunteers who made this church fundraiser pos- sible. Organizers of the event thanked the many volunteers who made this event such a success. A staple of the celebra- tion is the making of 725 dozen filled biscuits. This Czech custom does not die. The...
A Blooming Prairie graduate died in a single vehicle car crash on Monday night.  According to the Clarion, the Bethel University Newspaper, Anthony Nelson, a senior at the university, returned to campus on Monday where he was living for the summer.  According to Ramsey County public information...


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P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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