Friday, March 23, 2018


The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team earned all sorts of preseason accolades before the season began, but the KoMets still had to prove it on the court.  With an opening win against Cannon Falls in their season opener, they showed the dominant team that they can be. However, a step back...
Blooming Prairie’s Ethan Arett lifts his hips as NRHEG’s Brett Kubiatowicz attempts to take him to the mat. Arett won the bout with a 12-8 decision.  Photo by James Knoop
After wining the second match in a quadrangular meet at St. Clair, the Blooming Prairie wrestling team is already halfway to its win total of a year ago.  The Blossoms defeated the host Cyclones 40-25 in the second match of the invitational at St. Clair on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to win one and lose two...
Blooming Prairie’s defense presses against St. Clair’s offense, but ultimately falls 72-63 in the Blossom’s home-opener.
Another hard-fought game effort fell just a bit short for the Blooming Prairie boys basketball team. St. Clair held on for a 72-63 win in the home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 24.   The loss dropped the Blossoms to 1-2 over the first three games.  Three-point shooting by the Cyclones’ Brandon Goebel in...
Alec Ille ran a 17:38 at the state Class A race in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 7. He was the first state cross-country runner for Blooming Prairie since 2006.
In Alec Ille’s first state appearance, the sophomore finished with a time of 17 minutes and 38 seconds. While the finish fell beneath his goal, Ille and Coach John Bruns were happy for the experience.  Running as Blooming Prairie’s first state cross-country runner since 2006, Ille had good support...
Owatonna senior Karissa Hilstad celebrates after Owatonna scores a point during its third game against Rochester John Marshall. The Huskies defeated John Marshall 3-1 and won 3-2 against Farmington later that week.
With a home win against Rochester John Marshall under their belts, an Owatonna 3-2 win at Farmington propelled the Owatonna volleyball team to a section semifinal bout against Rochester Mayo.  The week began with a home match against Rochester John Marshall, where the Rockets gave Owatonna a run...
Blooming Prairie High School sophomore Alec Ille earned a spot in the state cross-county meet, after finishing 8th individually at the Section 1A meet on the Northern Hills golf course at Rochester on Thursday, Oct. 29.  The state meet will be held at St. Olaf College Saturday, Nov. 7. Ille ran the...
NRHEG players celebrate after securing the 3-0 win against St. Peter Monday night in the section 2AA quarterfinals.
The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers volleyball team defeated St. Peter 3-0 Monday, Nov. 2 in the Section 2AA quarterfinals at Mankato East High School.  For full coverage Monday's game, as well as the rest of the Panthers section play, check out the Nov. 10 issue of the Steele...
Senior Lance Ulrich stands over Northfield’s quarterback and celebrates after a tackle against Northfield during Tuesday’s section playoff game.
The Owatonna Huskies have only been kept out of the end zone once in over five years of play. Last Tuesday, Northfield managed to do just that, holding the Huskies to a single field goal en route to a 15-3 section win.  The Huskies were heavy favorites going into the home game against Northfield....
Sophomore linebacker Perry Peterson runs past Blue Earth Area’s senior offensive guard Chandler Karl.
Despite a rally in the fourth quarter, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) football team still wasn’t able to earn a win against the formidable Blue Earth Area (BEA) Buccaneers.  Although the game, held at NRHEG High School, resulted in a tough loss and brought the NRHEG Panthers’...
The Huskies played a tough game against a worthy competitor: the Century Panthers. With the win, Owatonna claimed the sub-district championship title.
The Rochester Century Panthers gave Owatonna a run for its money Friday night, but as the game went on, it became clear Owatonna was the better team. Thanks to a slow, methodical offense and dynamic defense stops, Owatonna was able to shut down the Panthers 21-0 in the second half to claim the 35-...


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Steele County Times
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P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
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Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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