Monday, April 24, 2017

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This all terrain vehicle went out of control and struck a tree on Worlein Funeral Home property in Blooming Prairie at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. One man was killed and another injured in the crash.
A 32-year-old Austin, MN man was killed and another man injured late Wednesday afternoon when an ATV (all terrain vehicle) they occupied went out of control and struck a tree near the Worlein Funeral Home on SE 3rd St. in Blooming Prairie.   The man was identified as Nathan McFarland and said to be...
Jacob Joseph Fuller, 41
A pitchfork wielding man who police say came after them during an incident in Owatonna faces felony assault charges. Jacob Joseph Fuller, 41, of Owatonna, has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, along with a gross misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault and a...
A man attending a social gathering in a pasture in rural Freeborn County has died after being hit by a vehicle. Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag identified the victim as Alex Dylan Tapp, 30, of Austin. The incident happened Saturday around 9:10 p.m. at 23595 890th Avenue just north of Oakland...
Stacy Ohnstead (left) and Pam Arnold (right) competed in the Mike Hansen Washer Board tournament on Saturday, March 12 at the Eagles Club. Money raised goes toward the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.  Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The love of life brought around 200 people together to participate in the Fourth Annual Mike Hansen Memorial Washer Board Tournament on Saturday, March 12, at the Eagles Club.  Mike Hansen passed away in November of 2011, leaving behind his wife and their children. Hansen was a hockey coach, and...
Conversations about the future of Medford’s parks and green spaces occurred at the public meeting hosted by the Park Board on the evening of March 9 at City Hall. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The Medford Park Board welcomed residents to dream about what they would like incorporated in area parks.  Over the past six months, the park board has been discussing the futures of the various green spaces. On March 9, they opened that conversation up to the community during a public meeting at...
A Blooming Prairie couple faces 11 counts of tax evasion for allegedly failing to file income tax returns for a business they owned in Owatonna. The Steele County Attorney’s Office has charged Michael Ray Tapp, 43, and his wife, Sheridan Jo Tapp, 40, with multiple tax-related felonies and gross...
Connor Weckwerth hams it up with his mother (center) April O’Connor and close friend Amy Svoboda, left. Amy is the lead organizer for Connor’s Fight Benefit which will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the Geneva Community Center. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
In many respects, Connor Weckwerth is a normal 7-year-old. In other respects, he is not, meaning he is faced with health issues that many his age never see. Connor, a first grader at Blooming Prairie Elementary School, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor last June. It is called...
Four First District American Legion officers attended the 97th birthday party of the Blooming Prairie American Legion and Auxiliary on Thursday night, March 3, at the Servicemen’s Club of Blooming Prairie. Shown from left to right are Wayne Hammon, Jr., Roland Hanson, Gene Luedtke and Richard Skillestad. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
“We still look great after 97 years,” a jubilant Julie Hoffman, president of the Blooming Prairie American Legion Auxiliary, told a gathering Thursday night, March 3 at the Servicemen’s Club. The occasion was a birthday party to celebrate the 97th birthday of Blooming Prairie American Legion Post...
Corporal Jacob Peterson of Blooming Prairie Police Department was shocked when it was announced that he was named “Peace Officer of the Year” by Blooming Prairie Police Chief Greg Skillestad. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was a look of pure shock on the face of Corporal Jacob Peterson of the Blooming Prairie Police Department (BPPD) when Chief Greg Skillestad announced that he was being honored as “Peace Officer of the Year” at the Exchange Club of Steele County meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. “I did not know this...
Cale Braaten, of Blooming Prairie, was one of 25 lucky winners at last year’s annual Ham Bingo event. This year’s event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Pizza Cellar’s party room in Blooming Prairie.  Staff file photo by Howard Lestrud.
Supporters of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group will be hamming it up on Thursday, March 10, at the third annual Ham Bingo event. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the local Cancer Group. “It’s really become a fun thing that people look forward to,” said Cancer Group member Cheri...

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