Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Steele County Times Publisher Rick Bussler, left, accepted six national awards from National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson Saturday morning in Franklin, Tenn. The Times was one of seven newspapers in Minnesota, and the only one in Southern Minnesota, to be recognized on the national level.
It was the strongest showing ever for the Steele County Times on the national level as the local newspaper captured six national journalistic awards of excellence last week in Tennessee. The Times received the honors at a breakfast banquet for the National Newspaper Association Saturday morning in...
The road into Medford’s Straight River park is closed due to obvious standing water. Many of the communities around the area were covered in inches, if not feet of rain or river water.
The Medford area was hit by a devastating surge of floodwaters this last week. After heavy rains struck Southern Minnesota, many of the communities around the area were covered in inches, if not feet of rain or river water. Sandbagging took place Thursday in Medford, with the Medford Fire...
 Michael Anderson of Owatonna clings to hope that the 7-year mystery of who killed his daughter will come to light. Anderson’s daughter, Lacey, disappeared  August 2009 from Norfolk, Neb. and her body was found three months later by hunters. The recent developments in the decades old mystery of Jacob Wetterling give Anderson him hope that his daughter’s case will be solved.
Like Jerry and Patty Wetterling, Michael Anderson of Owatonna has experienced the anguish of having a child murdered. And similarly to the Wetterlings, Anderson has been waiting for answers for years, but not nearly as long.  The finding of Jacob’s remains and the confession from his killer are...
Marcus Anthony Trevino
A relative of the key suspect in the June killing of a Medford man faces a felony charge for obstructing the murder investigation by tampering with a witness. The Steele County attorney has filed a single count of aid offender-obstruct investigation or prosecution against Marcus Anthony Trevino, 24...
Janelle Kendall
While she sat in law school in 1989 as a child abduction case began unfolding and capturing the hearts of all Minnesotans, little did Janelle Kendall know that she would be the one playing a pivotal role in ending the mystery decades later.  Kendall, who is the top prosecutor for Stearns County,...
Mike Johnson answers a member of the public’s question about timely storm warnings. Johnson recommended signing up with Everbridge, an early warning system that contacts people’s phones when a storm or threat is imminent.
Last Thursday night, The Steele County Historical Society hosted a roundtable discussion entitled Standing Together When Disaster Strikes. Members from all branches of disaster response joined in to discuss how they service the people of Steele County in times of trouble. The panel included Mike...
Minnesota State Trooper Eric Bormann conducts field sobriety tests on a driver stopped for suspicion of drunk driving recently. The 30-year-old man was eventually arrested and charged with second-degree DWI and test refusal. Both are gross misdemeanors.
It is Friday night, and Trooper Eric Bormann of the Minnesota State Patrol is working “dog watch,” or as others refer to as the “graveyard shift” of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Bormann is a force to be reckoned with on the roadways of southeastern Minnesota. In his 21 years as a law enforcement officer, he...
Since he was a young lad, Brad Nelson, meteorologist, has been attracted to storms and their reasons for evolving. Here, he stands in a field fronting a large storm system to the rear. He is a 1999 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School.
      It’s his job and his hobby all rolled into one.  Brad Nelson, a 1999 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, is a degreed meteorologist by vocation and a storm chaser as a hobby. If there’s bad weather on the horizon anywhere in the country, you can bet Nelson, a resident of Burnsville, is...
The best days of summer have arrived in Steele County as Minnesota’s best county fair kicks into action today (Tuesday) in Owatonna. The Steele County Free Fair officially opens its gates at 5 p.m. today and runs through Sunday. By the time the fair is over, more than 300,000 people are likely to...
A member of the audience voices his frustration with the members of the board on August 2, 2016. The meeting was about a petition to have three members forfeit their positions.
In Tuesday’s board meeting, a petition was submitted to the council for the return of public funds and forfeiture of office for Mark Schultz, James Ebeling and Nina Huntington.  Rich Ludescher, an attorney from Northfield, Minn. presented the council with the petition. The document had over 300...

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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