Tuesday, June 19, 2018


The accused grandma killer from Dodge County has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the murder of a Florida woman.  Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie filed her plea and waived arraignment Thursday, court officials said. Her arraignment had been previously scheduled for May 29, but has since...
Ron Albright, left, of the Kasson-Mantorville Lions Club has been inducted into the Lions MD5M Hall of Fame. Presenting the honor to Albright were Gudrun Yngvadottir of Iceland, first vice president of Lions Club International, center, and Mike Molenda, MD5M council member.
Ron Albright of the Kasson-Mantorville Lions Club was inducted into the Lions MD5M Hall of Fame at its convention in Winnipeg, Canada on April 14. MD5M is a multiple district, which includes all the Lions of Minnesota, Manitoba and NW Ontario. Each of the 12 districts in the multiple is allowed to...
Even though she’s a licensed daycare provider, Lois Lepp strives to provide a setting not typically found in most daycares. “My philosophy is to be providing an atmosphere of going to grandma’s house,” said Lepp, who has been doing daycare for 30 years in her Dodge Center home. She prides herself...
The Blooming Prairie area grandmother who is accused of going on a 2-state killing spree will remain in a Florida jail without bond. On Thursday, a Florida judge accepted a stipulation from Lois Riess’ defense counsel to waive her appearance and right to a pretrial detention hearing. The...
The son of David and Lois Riess is speaking out publicly for the first time since his father was murdered in March. Braden Riess gave an interview to Inside Edition, set to air today at 3 p.m.  “It’s unbelievable,” Braden told Inside Edition. “I just can’t wrap my head around it. My mom was a good...
Broc Threinen flashes a victory sign on his first lap of the 5K last Saturday morning
Even though there was less sun and more snow than last year, nearly 200 people gathered at the K-M Community Education building on Saturday morning to raise funds for Early Childhood Education scholarships. According to Jenny Carrier, Director of K-M Community Education, it was “a great turnout....
The Blooming Prairie woman accused of killing her husband and a woman she befriended while on the run from police is headed to Florida. Lois Riess was released into the custody of Florida authorities early Thursday from Texas where she has been locked up for the past week. Florida is planning to...
K-M students helped serve breakfast to owners and employees, of local businesses, inlcluding, from left to right, Carlee Koehler, Ashley Hagedorn, and Brianna Haala.
The Kasson-Mantorville High School commons was filled on Tuesday morning with representatives and owners of businesses throughout Kasson and the surrounding area. With only a golden spring sunrise to drive through – no snow, sleet, or anything else cold or wet – attendees enjoyed a breakfast of egg...
The U.S. Marshal's Office and the Lee County Sheriff's Department met the press early Friday morning in Lee County Florida and reported that Lois Ann Riess, fugitive on the run, offered no resistance to her arrest late Thursday night.   Two hours later, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose met with the...
The U.S. Marshal's Office announced late Thursday night, April 19, that fugitive Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie has been caught.   She was apprehended on South Padre Island, Texas.   More details will be available on Friday from the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.   She has been on the run since...


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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