Thursday, April 2, 2020


The interior of Jurgenson and Kottke, about 1920. Carl Kottke is to the left.
For the past 100 years Owatonna and Steele County residents have headed to downtown Owatonna to Kottke Jewelers for watches, jewelry, wedding and graduation gifts. Kottke Jewelers actually got its start as Jurgenson and Kottke in 1919 with Carl Kottke and John Jurgenson as the owners, said Carl’s...
Shopping with Santa. Local kids from across the county got to check off some names from their Christmas lists during the Shop with Santa event held last Saturday at St. John Church in Owatonna.
Last Saturday, area kids were able to get in some early Christmas shopping without parents snooping at their presents during the annual Shop with Santa event. The event, organized and put on by Steele County 4-H, has been held for 30 years and shows no sign of slowing down. This year, kids were...
It was indeed A Christmas to Remember as presented by students of the Blooming Prairie Elementary School two times on Friday, Dec. 6. Parents, grandparents and friends of students were treated to a musical gala performance in the morning and to another in the afternoon. The gymnasium was packed...
Steele County authorities have captured a prisoner who took from the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna Tuesday morning. At about 11:30 a.m., Adam John Flategraff appeared in Steele County District Court where he was sentenced on a criminal vehicular operation charge. After the judge handed down...
Pure elation takes over Blossoms Coach Chad Gimbel as he jumps into the arms of one of his assistants just seconds after his team captured Blooming Prairie’s first ever state football title. The Blossoms easily rolled over BOLD 41-15 to claim the state Class 1A title Nov. 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Relentless pressure on both sides of the ball pounded BOLD into submission, and the Awesome Blossom football team laid claim to its first state championship in school history and the number one rank in Class 1A football. The final 41-15 score pretty much indicated the dominance of the Blossoms....
It’s understandable if the Awesome Blossoms were a bit nervous at halftime. After all, the BOLD Warriors had just scored to trim Blooming Prairie’s lead to just six points, and the Awesome Blossoms had lost to BOLD in last year’s state tournament after a similarly close score at halftime. However,...
The Medford Tigers volleyball team recently brought home third place at the state tournament in St. Paul. Members of this year’s team included: top row, from left: Assistant coach Haily Bliss, assistant coach Trisha Chell, Brooke Purrier, Julia Niles, Mackenzie Kellen, Kinsey Cronin, Clara Kniefel...
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s (SMMPA) member municipal utilities have committed to establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to help facilitate the transition to EVs in Greater Minnesota. Participating members will be installing a DC Fast Charger and two dual-port level 2...
With five different patterns at her side, Jean Westberg kept her sewing machine humming nearly non-stop for the past two years in an effort to make 14 quilts in time for her 50th class reunion in Owatonna. The recipients were classmates who served in the military.
Consider this Jean Westberg’s coming-out reunion of sorts. For nearly two years, West and her trusty Janome sewing machine had a secret bottled up inside of them. Together, the two executed a plan that took Westberg’s classmates by total surprise at their 50th class reunion from Marian High School...
During last week’s regular council meeting, the City of Medford opted to make a few tweaks to its ordinances in order to allow pet stores and zoos to operate on commercial property within the city. The primary reason for this change is the future relocation of the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery...


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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