Saturday, March 23, 2019


These Blooming Prairie Youth Club kids have some fun on the ice.
It's been 16 months since the Blooming Prairie Boys & Girls Club split from the regional organization and became its own youth group. "I feel the club is settling in" after reorganizing into a youth group of its own, says Bryce Schlichter, co-president of the Blooming Prairie Youth Club. He...
State Representative Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, took the podium during a State Capitol press conference on Jan. 14 with other lawmakers and supporters of legislation that would require hands-free cell phone use for drivers. Bennett, who is co-authoring the bipartisan, bicameral bill, said the measure is necessary in order to reduce the number of accidents that occur due to drivers who pay more attention to their cell phones than the road. Bennett's district includes most of Freeborn County, Blooming Prair
Being a former first grade teacher herself for many years, Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, was devastated when she heard the news that Blooming Prairie first grade teacher Rachel Harberts was killed in a car crash on her way to classes.  And what made it sting even more for Bennett was the fact...
The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group presented a check of $110,000 to the Eagles Cancer Telethon last Saturday night. Shown being interviewed are Cheri Krejci, Jennifer Milton, Connie Trom, Joann Nielsen, Amy Trotman, Mandy Doochy, Ashley Valek and Pam Folkens. Teresa Chapman, executive director of the Telethon, accepted the check.
With the help of sizable donations from the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group and from the Geneva Cancer Group, the Fifth District Eagles Cancer Telethon went over the $1 million mark. Late Sunday afternoon, it was announced that the 65th annual Telethon reached $1,011,834. The Blooming Prairie Cancer...
Excitement is building for this year’s Steele County Fair as fair officials announce yet another major headliner coming to perform. Local fair officials reached a deal this past weekend during the Minnesota Federation of Fairs in Bloomington for Chris Kroeze to perform on Friday, Aug. 16. NBC’s...
Medford’s Kinsey Cronin pulled down a rebound over multiple opponents.
g After an exhilarating victory over Water-Elysian- Morristown earlier in the week, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom girls ran into a block in the road, when Medford kept its unbeaten string alive at 12-0. The Tigers romped to the victory on their home f loor, 73-45, Friday, January 11. Medford...
Accused killer Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie was a no show once again at her court appearance in a Florida courtroom on Jan. 9. An attorney for Riess told the court that Riess waived her court hearing. Riess stayed in her jail cell during the court appearance. Judge Joseph C. Fuller told Riess’...
The Minnesota State Patrol has completed its investigation into the fatal car wreck that killed a beloved school teacher and her daughter during the first week of school in Dodge County. Sgt. Troy Christianson of the State Patrol said the investigation was turned over to the Dodge County Attorney’s...
In their first meeting of the new year, the Steele County Board of Commissioners reorganized by choosing new leadership. Greg Krueger of District 5 was named chairman of the board while Jim Abbe of District 4 was chosen vice chair. Krueger replaces John Glynn, who had served as chair for the past...
Brenna Hagen and her grandfather Whitey Hagen each placed a bar tray on their heads and paraded through a crowded Geneva Bar & Grill to collect $487.25 to help in the fight for a cure for cancer.
Even though he says it's not about him, but because of the valiant efforts of many fighting for a cancer cure, Whitey Hagen again took center stage. At 86 years of age, Hagen is not about to turn down the chance to balance a bar tray on his head and collect $487.25 with the help of his...
Owen David Kormann is the First Baby of 2019 in Blooming Prairie. He is shown with his parents, Melissa and Justin Kormann and his sister Emma Lee.
Owen David Kormann hit the scales at 9 pounds and 3 ounces. This youngster became the First Baby of Blooming Prairie in 2019. He is the son of Melissa (Missy) and Justin Kormann and brother of Emma Lee, 5 1/2.  The Kormanns reside in Blooming Prairie at 140 NW 8th St. Owen David measured 22 inches...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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