Monday, January 21, 2019


Wins and losses Last week the girls’ basketball team clinched at least a tie for the Gopher conference title with two league wins, and a victory in either one of their last two conference games will hand them the championship outright. They will supplant neighboring NRHEG as the titleholder after...
To say I was the least bit dumbfounded at our successful run in this year’s Minnesota Newspaper Association awards contest may be a gross understatement. Astonished may be a more accurate description of how I came away after winning one of the most coveted journalism awards in the state last week....
It is funny how sometimes stories just appear when you least expect them. I recently stopped over at Triton Middle School to talk to Principal Mark Raymond about the robotics program that he hopes to start at Triton. When I went into his office, there was a woman sitting at the table signing a book...
What started out as a normal work day last Tuesday ended up being quite terrifying and chaotic for several of our staff members at the Times office.  While in pursuit of a hot news story, managing editor Alan Van Ormer slipped on the icy steps leading into the Blooming Prairie Police Department,...
The sports week The loss by the basketball girls to Goodhue put the sub-section pairings into a bit of a muddle.  BP had the inside track for the number one spot until the Goodhue defeat, but now any one of four teams may wind up in the top position.  I am sure the locals would like another chance...
The awe of community journalism and its powerful impact on communities hit me at an age when most of my friends were busy concentrating on other things.  I still remember being a terrified 14-year-old sitting outside the office of my hometown newspaper in Brownton, hoping there would be some way to...
Well, we are halfway through the longest and dreariest month of the year, and we got a break from that freezing weather with some thawing temperatures at the end of last week. It is funny what a few degrees above normal can do for a person’s mood and outlook on life.  I won’t try to fool anyone...


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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