Monday, April 24, 2017

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A girl who had difficulty walking and sitting in school has led to charges against her father.  Don K. Perkins, 33, of Blooming Prairie, has been charged in Steele County District Court with four counts of malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault in connection with the incident. He...
Members of the First Lutheran Church Choir and Blooming Prairie High School choir rehearse “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor.” The group will sing together during a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at First Lutheran Church. Staff photo by Laura Berndt.
Blooming Prairie High School choir members recently had a unique opportunity to work together with community members. Choir Director Kari Bottin said that the experience is very beneficial for the students.   The school choir members, along with adult members of the First Lutheran Church Choir, are...
Co-owners of Mindful Fork Reagan West and Beth Wall celebrate Mindful Fork’s one year anniversary this week.  Staff photo by Anna Segner.
How does a fully prepared and healthy meal delivered straight to your doorstep sound?  When Regan West and Beth Wall put their minds together over a year ago to create Mindful Fork, they changed the way hundreds of Steele County residents eat meals each week. Their idea was that so many people (...
Marissa Jensen, a local graduate, is currently studying abroad and thoroughly enjoying the experience. Above, she poses for a photo in Venice, Italy, during the Carnevale celebration. Submitted photo.
Marissa Jensen, age 21, is following her dreams, which have recently led her to Italy. Soon, Jensen’s parents, Neil and Becky Jensen, of Blooming Prairie, will embark on an adventure of their own.  Marissa, a junior, is a student at Augustana University, where she’s pursuing a degree in elementary...
Sr. Franchon Pirkl applies a heart sticker to Burt Knutson, a guest at the Second Annual Litomysl Women’s Council Valentine Dinner Saturday night at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Litomysl. Volunteers served 175 sweethearts. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
It was a special night for many as they took their sweethearts to the Second Annual Litomysl Women’s Council Valentine Dinner Saturday night at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Litomysl. Organizer Carol Prokopec said 175 were fed a Windsor chop dinner. Last year’s crowd was recorded at 89....
State of Minnesota   Third Judicial District District Court Probate Division    County of Steele   Court File No. 74-PR-16-174   Notice and Order  for Hearing on  Petition for Descentof  Property   Estate of     Norman Dean Swanson        a/k/a Norman D. Swanson,                  a/k/a Norman...
Nicole Spargur and her daughter, Alana Braaten, browse some of the items available to bid on during the Boys & Girls Club Benefit Bash, held on Saturday, Feb. 6.  Staff photo by Laura Berndt.
The Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club was packed on Saturday night as community members attended the first Boys & Girls Club Benefit Bash to show their support for the organization.  The event featured both a silent and live auction, and all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of...
A court date for the parties in Lowell and Evelyn Trom’s lawsuit against Dodge County and Masching Swine Farms that was originally set for Feb. 2 has been rescheduled to Feb. 16.
A court date for the parties in Lowell and Evelyn Trom’s lawsuit against Dodge County and Masching Swine Farms that was originally set for Feb. 2 has been rescheduled to Feb. 16. Attorneys for the parties will be back in court before Judge Joseph Chase in Olmsted County at 9 a.m. as the judge hears...
Snow was falling at a rapid pace early Tuesday morning and caused motorists to stop and clear off the excess snow. Snow accumulations reached 7-8 inches in the Blooming Prairie area and forced postponement of school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong winds in rural areas caused poor visibility for motorists.  Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
February knows how to make an entrance, a very snowy entrance that is.  The Waste Water Treatment Plant in Owatonna recorded five inches of snowfall before 8 a.m. on Feb. 3. The National Weather Service confirmed that five inches of snowfall in northeast Owatonna on its website.  The snow began...
A serious accident took place on U.S. Highway 218 on Friday, Feb. 5. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer.
Minnesota State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 218 that occurred Friday morning, just north of Blooming Prairie. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred just after 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. At this...

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