Sunday, August 9, 2020


The suspect in last week’s murder outside of Blooming Prairie has been charged with stealing money from the victim after his death. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Lois Ann Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie. She is accused of transferring and stealing money from her husband David’s...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose has ruled the Friday death of a Blooming Prairie man as a homicide. Rose identified the victim of the homicide as David Riess, 54, of Blooming Prairie. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said Riess died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds....
At left, Lois Ann Riess. At right, a 2005 Cadillac Escalade similar to that which Riess might be driving.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released a Minnesota Crime Alert in a weekend homicide outside of Blooming Prairie. In what is the first substantial details released in the incident, the alert notes that the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the BCA are investigating the death of...
Dodge County authorities remain tightlipped about a body found at a residence southeast of Blooming Prairie Saturday.
Dodge County authorities remain tightlipped about a body found at a residence southeast of Blooming Prairie Saturday. Early Sunday morning Sheriff Scott Rose told the Times and Independent, “This is a very active ongoing investigation.” Rose also said, “When we are able to, we will release more...
UPDATE   The crime scene protected by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is at Prairie Wax Worm Farms located at 75859 U.S. Highway 218, just southeast of the city limits of Blooming Prairie. It is located in Dodge County. Sources have said the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Bureau of...
At first glance it may appear the calls for service to Blooming Prairie Police are through the roof. In 2017, local police responded to 3,034 incidents within Blooming Prairie compared to 1,707 in 2014. That’s a 44 percent increase in activity for a department with three full-time officers and...
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation announced last week that Blooming Prairie high School student Mitchell Oswald was named a 2018 scholar athlete.   Oswald and the other winners chosen by for academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement, will be recognized at...
A citizens group fighting to save family farms has launched a new way to help its cause. Dodge County Concerned Citizens has begun a gofundme drive to raise funds to save Minnesota family farms.  “We are going to start to get people armed financially so they can fight the industry,” said Sonja Trom...
The feedlot controversy in Dodge County appears to be sparking again, but this time in a different township. A lawsuit has been filed in Dodge County District Court involving a proposed feedlot in Ripley Township located on the southern end of the county next to Westfield Township where the...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent / ADvantage
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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