Monday, September 25, 2017

Steele County Times

People have moved farther and farther away from the farm. In fact, Farm Bureau cited that the average American is three generations removed from living on a farm. Farm families are only about 2 percent of the country’s population.  With the growing disconnect from the farm, comes a general lack of...
How about opening a retail shop in historic downtown Owatonna? The MainStreet Owatonna 2017 Retail Challenge is offering an incentive package worth up to nearly $25,000 for a winning retail business that will open in Owatonna’s historic downtown district by November 1, 2017.  Contestants will take...
That sign hung for three days in a little white tent in Blooming Prairie’s park. I wonder if you saw it. Recently we had the joy of celebrating not only the 241st  birthday of our nation, but also the 150th birthday of the town of Blooming Prairie. In the spirit of those celebrations, and with good...
The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a blaze at a mobile home in Owatonna Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Owatonna responded to the blaze at Colonial Manor park on the west side of Owatonna at about 4:15 p.m. The structure was engulfed in flames by the time the fire...
A bitter three-year fight over hog feedlots in Dodge County has finally come to an end with the Minnesota Supreme Court refusing to hear the case. On June 28, the Supreme Court issued a three-line order denying a petition by Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie to review the case, which...
The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a local family’s fight against feedlots in Dodge County.  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court denied to even review the feedlot issue, bringing an end to the bitter three-year battle brought on by Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie.  The Troms had...
Owatonna’s Kodey Kiel makes a throw to first base during Friday night’s game between the South All-Stars and the Metro East All-Star during the opening round of the Play Ball! MN High School Baseball All-Star Series at Chaska Athletic Park in Chaska. Kiel and the South All-Stars went 2-1 on the weekend, falling in the championship game.
CHASKA – For Owatonna senior Kodey Kiel, baseball has been a key part of his time as a Husky. It also will be a key part of his future after committing to play baseball at St. Mary’s University.  However, before he shelves the silver and blue of Owatonna for the red and black of the Cardinal, there...
After months of preparation, the big weekend is upon us. Blooming Prairie will celebrate its sesquicentennial beginning Sunday with a big 150th birthday party in the park. In case of rain, the festivities will move to the Servicemen’s Club. Besides marking the 150th, the city will also celebrate...
United Prairie in Owatonna recently raised $880 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the Salvation Army of Steele County. The Salvation Army helps those in need throughout the community with various programs, as well as a store in Owatonna. Denim for Dollars is a...
A new business venture is blowing into Steele and Dodge counties. NextEra Energy Resources is proposing The NextEra Wind Project to establish a field of wind turbines in both counties.  The project would consist of 30-year contracts with local landowners, particularly farmers who are willing to...

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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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