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A serious accident took place on U.S. Highway 218 on Friday, Feb. 5. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer.
Minnesota State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 218 that occurred Friday morning, just north of Blooming Prairie. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred just after 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. At this...
Standing in front of a huge R-E-S-P-E-C-T sign, new Boys & Girls Club of Blooming Prairie director Marcy Sundine is on the job and ready to help continue the club’s mission of helping young people become more responsible citizens and leaders. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
Marcy Sundine is happy to be back home in Blooming Prairie, accepting the reins as director of the Boys & Girls Club of Blooming Prairie. The Boys & Girls Club is not new territory to Sundine. She worked with the club through channels at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie when she...
Cousins Alec Wangen and Cole Wangen, both 9, fight for control of the puck during some fun time at the Blooming Prairie City Ice Rink. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
Give kids a day off school and what do they do on a balmy Monday afternoon? They go to the Blooming Prairie City Ice rink. That’s what. “We had 40-50 kids at the rink on Sunday and the next day we nearly matched that figure,” said City Ice Rink Manager Jeremy Wangen.  The rink is located just one...
Staff from the Steele County Times and Dodge County Independent attended the 2016 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention. Pictured above from left to right are a MNA representative, Rick Bussler, Laura Berndt, Ann Anderson, Karen Jorgensen, Shannon Granholm and Alan Van Ormer at the convention. Submitted photo.
For the fifth year in a row, the Steele County Times came away a big winner after capturing several journalistic awards of excellence from the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA).  The Times earned eight awards at the MNA Banquet Thursday night in Bloomington. Of those honors, the local newspaper...
David Gregory received a haircut from Sandie Kubista at the Community Connect event on Jan. 21 at St. Joseph Church. Gregory was very appreciative to the hairdressers giving free haircuts to those that consider themselves homeless or in poverty. He hopes that the haircut will help him with his job search. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was one mission of Project Community Connect, and that was to connect those facing homelessness with the services that can get them up on their feet. On Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., about a 100 people that consider themselves homeless or in need of assistance visited Saint Joseph Church...
At the annual David Rysavy Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Run on Jan. 23, David’s brother Mike Rysavy, son Ty Rysavy, daughter Shannon Rhoades, and sister Rita Wandrey were among the many family members that gathered to celebrate his memory by riding snowmobiles for about 30 miles. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
It was the love of family, friends and snowmobiles that brought over a 100 people together for the Annual David Rysavy Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Run. Snowmobiles, new and old, took off from Finch’s Pub in Hope at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 for a ride approximately 30 miles long. The first stop was Geneva...
 Douglas Lynn Peterson
The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a level 3 predatory offender with ties to the Blooming Prairie area. According to a press release from the DOC, Douglas Lynn Peterson, age 66, is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison. Peterson was released from...
Alice Reseland and James “Corky” Ebeling smile together at the social following Ebeling’s acceptance of the Clifton E. French Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association on Jan. 14. Photo by Anna Segner.
Elks Lodge was packed full of friends and colleagues on Thursday night in celebration of one man, James “Corky” Ebeling. The mood of the room could be summarized in one tune: “For he’s a jolly good fellow.”  On Jan. 14, at the Owatonna Director of Parks, Recreation and Government buildings Ebeling...
With guidance from Minnesota State Patrol Sargent Troy Christianson, Julie Rethemeier of Federated Insurance tries out the distracted driving simulator, a game-like system designed to teach high school students about the dangers of distracted driving. Many were able to try the simulator at the Steele County Safety Council meeting on Jan. 13. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
Imagine being behind the wheel. You have a chatty passenger to your left, and kids are screaming in the back seat. Your phone is ringing, and you are trying to sneak in some lunch. All the while, it is busy traffic, and pedestrians are crossing the street.  These are the kind of scenarios that the...
Youngsters Sophia Esplan and Aubrey Klocke put some of their change in a collection jar at the Pizza Cellar on Sunday, Jan. 17 during a Blooming Prairie Cancer Group fundraiser, a pancake breakfast. More than 150 attended the breakfast, a kickoff for the Cancer Group’s 2016 year. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
Chatter at the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group’s kickoff fundraiser breakfast on Sunday morning, Jan. 17, echoed pride about the Group’s presentation of a $73,000 check for cancer research. BP Cancer Group leaders Cheri Krejci and Jennifer Milton presented the huge check to Tom Overlie, news anchor...


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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