Friday, August 14, 2020

Steele County Times

State public safety officials are hoping to make a lasting impression on teenagers across Minnesota through a video recounting the horror a Dodge County family has faced over a teenager who made a fatal mistake. The Minnesota State Patrol has rolled out “Lasting Impact,” a video about Logan Maas, a...
Racial slurs over social media are being blamed for disruption breaking out at Owatonna High School with students and police clashing on Feb. 11. During the disturbance, which took place during school hours, two students were arrested and held in a juvenile detention center in Rochester. On Feb. 12...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson became engaged just before Christmas and plan to get married in June.
Minnesota’s largest county fair produces more than just fair food, fun and exhibits. It also produces love and romance. Just ask Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz, former Steele County 4-H members who grew up showing at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. Just two days before Christmas, Jacobson and...
Medford native Mitch Elzen recently became the first state trooper in outstate Minnesota to be awarded the Eagle Award, which is given annually to the top DWI enforcer in the state.
Mitch Elzen, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, and a Steele County native, became the first trooper in outstate Minnesota to win the Eagle Award. The award is given every year to the trooper across the state that makes the most DWI arrests during the course of the year. Elzen arrested 135 drunk...
A Dodge County woman missing for nearly a half century has been identified through DNA testing. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced that the remains of Gloria Rieken of Hayfield were found in a rural Minnesota home. She disappeared in November 1970 when she was 18...
The man accused of being distracted with a cell phone when he crashed into a vehicle carrying a beloved school teacher from Blooming Prairie and her children made his first court appearance Wednesday in Dodge County. Tanner Kruckeberg, 24, of Dodge Center was released without bail, but must abide...
The Ellendale Municipal Liquor Store has received a $2,000 donation after recently hosting a vintage snowmobile run.  MLS Manager Ralph Diaz said the event had a “fair turnout.”  The Ellendale City Council accepted the donation from the Steele County Snowmobile Association to be used for expenses...
Emergency Services Mentoring Explorers act out an active shooter scenario at Chandler, Ariz.
  Nine Explorer Scouts and three chapter advisors returned home from Arizona recently fully energized about law enforcement and emergency services. "There's always something new to learn," says Rick Ellingson, founder of the local Explorer Scout group in 1988. Explorer Scouts range in age from 14-...
Blooming Prairie High School students showed their generosity for a Hayfield family in need on Feb. 5 during a boys basketball game in Hayfield. Both teams wore matching purple shirts as a sign of unity. The Blossoms included: back row, from left: Jacob McHenry, Preston Rieken, Karson Vigeland, Jarrett Larson, Gabe Hagen, Trent Swenson, Zach Weber and Isaac Ille; front row: Kaden Thomas, Parker Vaith, Zach Archer, Matthew Pryor and Tim Wolf.
For many years, the Klennert family has been a huge part of the Hayfield community.  Grant is the High School principal at Hayfield, and his wife Michele is a fifth grade teacher with the district.  Aside from working for the schools they have found themselves apart of the local community in many...
Torey’s Restaurant & Bar at its new downtown location at 208 North Cedar Ave. in Owatonna. The restaurant recently completed a move and opened its doors in December of last year.
After 15 years located just off Bridge Street in Owatonna, Torey’s Restaurant & Bar decided to make a move to downtown when the opportunity to scoop up a good location fell into their hands. “The possible opportunity for this building was available and we talked about it and slowly pursued it...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent / ADvantage
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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


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