Tuesday, January 21, 2020


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...
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 (...


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