Thursday, April 2, 2020


    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: High-speed chase ends in suicide   The Steele County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a driver alluding authorities Monday afternoon committed suicide. Sgt. Gary Okins of the sheriff’s office said a 39-year-old rural Dodge County resident, who lives east of Blooming Prairie...
Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted legal honor last week.  “Best Lawyers in America”...
If you hear lots of screams and moos coming from the Owatonna area this week, it won’t be because of anything scary, but rather excitement and thrills. Minnesota’s largest county fair kicks into action today (Tuesday) and runs through Sunday. This year’s theme for the Steele County Free Fair is “...
A lineman from Steele-Waseca Cooperative works to restore electricity and replace power lines July 19 by the Kent Schmidt turkey operation north of Claremont. A severe thunderstorm roared into the area around 4:30 p.m., ripping off a portion of the roofs on both of his turkey barns. Schmidt was inside one of the barns at the time the storm hit, but was not injured.
A severe thunderstorm rolled through the area July 19, damaging two large turkey barns near Claremont. Kent Schmidt was doing chores in one of the barns at the time the storm hit around 4:30 p.m. As he was taking care of his turkeys, he became surrounded with nails ripping loose from the roof and...
For the first time since the start of Prohibition, alcohol sales at liquor stores are legal on Sundays.  On July 1, Minnesota joined 38 other states and the District of Columbia that now allow some form of Sunday retail liquor sales.  But local liquor owners are not necessarily crazy about the idea...
The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a blaze at a mobile home in Owatonna Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Owatonna responded to the blaze at Colonial Manor park on the west side of Owatonna at about 4:15 p.m. The structure was engulfed in flames by the time the fire...
A bitter three-year fight over hog feedlots in Dodge County has finally come to an end with the Minnesota Supreme Court refusing to hear the case. On June 28, the Supreme Court issued a three-line order denying a petition by Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie to review the case, which...
The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a local family’s fight against feedlots in Dodge County.  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court denied to even review the feedlot issue, bringing an end to the bitter three-year battle brought on by Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie.  The Troms had...
A former Minnesota senator is making a run for the U.S. Congress. Vicki Jensen, DFL of Owatonna, announced Monday afternoon that she wants the congressional seat currently being held by Tim Walz. In March, Walz announced he is running for Minnesota governor in 2018. In making her announcement,...
Left: Glaydon Iverson frames a salute while a soldier in the United States Navy. He was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.   Right:  The Blooming Prairie Fire Department paid tribute to Iverson on the freeway bridge near Ellendale, as his motorcade passes by.
A perfect and proper tribute during a motorcade trip down Interstate 35 on Thursday, May 25 was given to a sailor from Emmons, Minnesota. Glaydon Iverson, 24, was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II.  His remains were not positively identified until just...


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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