Thursday, May 23, 2019


One of the more unusual items that has become a big hit at the BP Education Foundation Auction in recent years is a Favorite Things Brunch. “This is a great item we have, but it is misunderstood by many people,” said Julie Noble, president of the foundation. To get to the bottom of making it more...
A makeshift memorial with flowers, balloons, teddy bears and a large photo of the victim has been placed along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 218 just north of Blooming Prairie. The memorial remembers Noelani Robinson, 2, who was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped there on March 15. Her father is suspected of killing her prior to pitching her body. The investigation into Noelani’s death continues with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
The emotional and disturbing story of a toddler found in the middle of sex trafficking and murdered and eventually dumped in a ditch outside of Blooming Prairie is tugging at the hearts of the community as a local pastor and police chief are reaching out to help the family. Pastor Heidi Heimgartner...
KD and Mrs. Busho created this “Family Activities” cart with lots of goodies plus a “Favorite Activities” class book!
This is NUMBER 16 and no two Blooming Prairie Education Foundation auctions are alike. After one year's auctions over, planning gets under way for next year's auction. "We always have some surprises," says BP Education Foundation President Julie Noble. "We use our successful items of previous...
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Victim’s name released from Straight River crash  The State Patrol has identified Monday’s victim of the truck crash into the Straight River as Ray Eldon Mudgett, 71, of New Richland. According to the patrol, Mudgett was wearing his seat belt and no alcohol was involved in the...
The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim of Monday’s pick-up crash into the Straight River south of Owatonna as a 71-year-old New Richland man. His name will not be released until Tuesday morning. The man was driving a 2013 Toyota Tundra Pickup when it went off I-35 and into the Straight...
A body has been recovered after an afternoon search by Steele County emergency personnel by the Straight River south of Owatonna.  The victim has not yet been identified. Rescuers pulled the body from the river around 5 p.m. Monday. According to the State Patrol, a truck veered off Interstate 35...
Firefighters are equipped with pet protection to aide in emergencies. On March 11, the Owatonna Fire Department was given a presentation by Invisible Fence on how to use recently donated oxygen masks and kits gifted to the OFD through Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe. “Invisible Fence showed us...
Officials were forced to closed the Steele County History Center on Friday due a water main break that caused significant damage to the building’s front parking. The center also suffered some minor damage to some meeting and office spaces inside the building, and remained closed through the weekend...
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...


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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