Sunday, January 26, 2020

Steele County Times

Tom Peterson, chairman of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial Committee, outlined the past history of the drive to create a veterans memorial in BP, and he looked into the future. Dedication of the memorial is planned for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018.
Saturday (May 19, 2018) was a special day in Blooming Prairie. It was the day when a dream became reality, a dream to have a veterans memorial paying tribute to the many veterans who have served from this area, or are related to current residents. Tom Peterson, chairman of the Veterans Memorial...
  The number of closed sales on homes in southeast Minnesota is down nearly 4 percent from last year, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the market is soft, real estate experts say. “The reason being… lack of inventory,” said Jay Jewson, president of Southeast Minnesota Realtors. He added...
The mangled wreckage of a car driven by a 16-year-old girl provided a strong reminder for Owatonna students prior to prom weekend about the dangers of drinking and driving. Kaitlyn Hansen, a student at Fillmore Central, died instantly in the crash. Her family hopes the car will provide a powerful message of the deadly consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
For teens prom will be a fun event that they will remember for their whole life. But for many parents, it can be worrying to think that your son or daughter will be at risk for traffic crashes while out celebrating. This is the tragedy that befell the Hansen family, who lost their daughter at the...
A-main feature race winnner Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt (second from right) poses with his $10,000 check at the Bandit Big Rig Series event at Concord Speedway Saturday, May 5th.
Concord, N.C. – Defending Bandit Series champion Ricky Rude is doing everything he can to ensure back-to-back titles. Rude took the lead on lap six of the a-main feature race at Concord Speedway Saturday night and never looked back, securing his first feature win of the 2018 season. “I’m just...
The accused grandma killer from Dodge County has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the murder of a Florida woman.  Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie filed her plea and waived arraignment Thursday, court officials said. Her arraignment had been previously scheduled for May 29, but has since...
The Blooming Prairie area grandmother who is accused of going on a 2-state killing spree will remain in a Florida jail without bond. On Thursday, a Florida judge accepted a stipulation from Lois Riess’ defense counsel to waive her appearance and right to a pretrial detention hearing. The...
The son of David and Lois Riess is speaking out publicly for the first time since his father was murdered in March. Braden Riess gave an interview to Inside Edition, set to air today at 3 p.m.  “It’s unbelievable,” Braden told Inside Edition. “I just can’t wrap my head around it. My mom was a good...
The Blooming Prairie woman accused of killing her husband and a woman she befriended while on the run from police is headed to Florida. Lois Riess was released into the custody of Florida authorities early Thursday from Texas where she has been locked up for the past week. Florida is planning to...
The U.S. Marshal's Office and the Lee County Sheriff's Department met the press early Friday morning in Lee County Florida and reported that Lois Ann Riess, fugitive on the run, offered no resistance to her arrest late Thursday night.   Two hours later, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose met with the...
The U.S. Marshal's Office announced late Thursday night, April 19, that fugitive Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie has been caught.   She was apprehended on South Padre Island, Texas.   More details will be available on Friday from the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.   She has been on the run since...


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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