Saturday, November 18, 2017

Steele County Times

Snow, wind and icy roads can make for a dangerous combination. A snow storm hit Steele County on Monday afternoon and was predicted to last for the duration of the night. Photo by Alan Van Ormer.
In the past hour, the snow has started falling, winds have started to pick up and the roads are starting to get icy. This is the beginning of the snow storm in which meteorologists have predicted up to 12 inches of snowfall. The storm is predicted to last through the night and into tomorrow morning...
Wayne Hansen of Ag Power will officially retire at the end of this month. An open house is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 28, at Ag Power Enterprises in Owatonna. He is shown above in front of a special John Deere sign created by Metal Services of Blooming Prairie. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
“Oh Deere! Wayne Hansen’s retirement is almost here.” That’s how a flyer is written to promote an open house for Wayne Hansen, a 39-year employee of the John Deere equipment business. The special event will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 28, at Ag Power Enterprises in Owatonna. Hansen, a...
NRHEG’s John Cole boxes out during a boys basketball game against Medford on Friday night at the Medford High School gym. NRHEG pulled away for the victory. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer.
Both New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) basketball teams had good nights against Medford on Friday, Dec. 18.  The girls kept their record clean at 5-0 with a 58-51 victory over the Tigers on the home court, while the boys defeated the hosts 66-38, with a big second half. The Panther...
Seventh-grade student BethAnne Thacker and Jennifer Wayne wrap a present together at Blooming Prairie High School on Saturday morning. Staff photo by Laura Berndt.
Each holiday season, many people wrap gifts for their loved ones. This year, Blooming Prairie residents were invited to take part in the tradition, while also giving back to others.  Last Wednesday, volunteers offered to wrap presents at First Lutheran Church and, on Saturday, more volunteers...
   James A. Weinhold, 61, Elk River, Minnesota, was killed as a result of an early morning accident on icy roads in Steele County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Weinhold was driving a Ford Super Duty pickup truck southbound on Interstate 35 at Milepost 26 marker, when the truck lost...
Southeast Minnesota  Coordinator for Health Access Minnesota Denise Robertson and Dist. 24 Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) help lead a discussion about health care issues at the Elks Lodge in Owatonna on Saturday. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer
A few years after the Affordable Care Act came into play many are still trying to understand the impact it is making on a person’s life. “What I’m hearing is that the small group market is stabilizing,” said Dist. 24 Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) during a discussion on health care issues at the...
Blooming Prairie’s sophomore Marten Morem attempts to make the rebound during Friday evening’s game against the Medford Tigers in Blooming Prairie.  Staff photo by Laura Berndt
After a first half that was closely contested the full 18 minutes, the Blooming Prairie boys basketball team scored 40 second half points to defeat Alden-Conger 71-57 on Saturday, Dec 12.   The non-conference victory climaxed a rare Saturday doubleheader, with the Blossom girls playing the first...
Amy Svoboda is a wife and mother of three. She’s also a cancer survivor. She is pictured here with her three children, Kaleb, Graci and Gadge. Submitted photo
Amy Svoboda is thankful for many things. Most of all, she is thankful to spend another year with her family. Svoboda was diagnosed with cancer this May, and is now cancer-free.  Svoboda and her family live in the country near Hollandale, between Geneva and Blooming Prairie. Svoboda and her husband...
Ted Mittelstadt of Daiken Applied in Owatonna gave a tour of the recently expanded facilities to local business and government leaders of the community after the Grow MN annual luncheon at Daiken Applied in Owatonna on Dec. 9. Staff photo by Anna Segner
Forecasting the Minnesota economy can feel like shaking a crazy 8 ball, but Bill Blazar of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce was able to give an economic judgement to a room full of local business leaders, bankers and government leaders. Blazar admits that Minnesota’s economy in 2015 was a “better...
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, a portion of Highway 218, near Dodge Mower Road in Blooming Prairie, was temporarily closed while Mayo One responded to a medical incident. At approximately 11:15 a.m., Blooming Prairie emergency crews were called to Dodge Mower Road, just off State Highway 218, for a medical...


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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