Saturday, April 4, 2020

Steele County Times

A Minnesota National Guard soldier from Owatonna in training at Fort Jackson has died. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. The National Guard identified the soldier as Pvt. Connor J. McGurran, 19. He was found unresponsive Jan. 8 following a training exercise at Fort Jackson, S....
BREAKING NEWS: Veteran sports writer passes away
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Steele County Times announces the passing of long-time sports writer and columnist LeMar Nelson. LeMar died early this morning in the Twin Cities. He was 87. He had been in the hospital over the New Year after falling and died of health...
After suffering its first loss of the season before Christmas, the Blooming Prairie girls basketball team got back on the winning side of things by cruising to two victories over the past week. On Jan. 2, the Blossom girls killed Chatfield 57-30, though they got off to a slow start in the game....
Westfield’s Lane Lembke manipulates the upper body of his opponent during the Rochester Mayo wrestling tournament on Dec. 21. The Razorbacks didn’t fare well in the tournament as they placed 38th out of 41 teams. Westfield will travel to Grand Meadow on Thursday, Maple River on Saturday and a...
It had been a dry spell for the NRHEG Panther boys basketball team over the first month of the season, but it finally got into the winning column by posting two straight victories over the past week. On Dec. 31, the Panthers handed Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial 61-50. Lonnie Wilson led the scoring...
The Awesome Blossoms are on fire as they piled on their fifth consecutive victory by pounding Chatfield 64-34 in boys basketball action on Jan. 2 in Blooming Prairie. BP had an impressive first half as it outscored Chatfield 40-12. Coach Nate Pillar credited his team’s defense and rebounding for...
With state approval recently, the Cedar River watershed is expected to get nearly $600,000 in new funding over the next two years to improve the water quality of area lakes, streams and groundwater. The Cedar-Wapsipinicon Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan was approved Dec. 18 by the Minnesota...
A visit to Judy Lestrud's birthplace last month ended in the discovery of some graffiti left by her father, Dale Mowers, then a railroad depot agent in Wickenburg, Ariz. Judy points to the name of her father, which was etched on a depot door some 71 years ago.
Sign in, please. Some 71 years ago, Dale O. Mowers, a young Santa Fe Railroad depot agent, signed his name on a railroad depot door in Wickenburg, Ariz. Fast forward to 2019 and the name was discovered by daughter Judy Lestrud of Blooming Prairie. Judy, wife of this columnist, always knew of her...
After the Owatonna Police Department officially initiated a body camera program at the tail end of 2019, Steele County is looking to follow suit and explore its own options when it comes to body worn cameras. Due to several high-profile incidents in recent years, body cameras have become a topic of...
For the third straight year, a large group of coyote hunters participated in a fundraising event for the benefit of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. Fifteen pelts were turned in at the close of the hunt at The Cue Company on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Heads were shaking in disbelief as word got out that the third annual Coyotes for Cancer fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 4, raised $28,000 with the beneficiary being the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. "Today is not about the hunting; it is about coming together as a community to remember our friends...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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