Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Steele County Times

A pilot has been airlifted to the hospital after crashing a plane west of Ellendale Thursday night. Steele County authorities report that the pilot was able to walk to a nearby residence. The pilot was then airlifted by North Memorial Air Ambulance to the hospital. The condition of the pilot is...
Steele County authorities are on the scene of a small plane crash near Ellendale. The public is being asked to avoid the area. The Times will have more details as they become available. 
I can’t begin to imagine the pain and horror Patty and Jerry Wetterling have experienced over the 28 years. It’s almost incomprehensible.  On Friday during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention, I had the opportunity to hear the Wetterlings speak about the tragedy that has gripped...
Are we witnessing history in the making? Or are we witnessing a disaster about to strike? Who can say? History is a complicated story. How many of you remember history class in school? What was your favorite part of history to study? I remember being overwhelmed by all the different dynasties, wars...
Carol Hanks of Waseca is now the new judge for Waseca County, replacing the Honorable Larry Collins.
A local attorney has been named the state’s newest district court judge. Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen Carol Hanks of Waseca as the new judge for Waseca County, replacing the Honorable Larry Collins, who retired last year. Hanks is a shareholder at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, where she handles...
Pastor Cindy Kennedy of  Blooming Grove United Methodist Church in Medford, MN
Recently at Red Oak Grove, we read as Jesus called his first disciples.   Jesus called them to follow him and become fishers of people.  These first disciples were fishermen.  I magine what the hands of a career fisherman must look like.  I imagine them cracked and dry from constant exposure to the...
Bird observers got a surprise during the annual bird count in Steele County when they spotted a Short-eared Owl in a marshy area about one mile north of Rice Lake State Park right before sunset. It is quite unusual for these owls to be in this area, according to local bird expert Darryl Hill.
      It may have been less than desirable outside back in mid-December, but that didn’t stop area bird enthusiasts from counting the feathery creatures that adorn back yards and other places throughout the year. On Dec. 17, local birdwatchers counted 4,025 feathered friends during the 45th...
It was a night of new appointments during the first Kasson City Council meeting of the year, and the first meeting for new mayor, Chris McKern. Most of the meeting held Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, consisted of routine, if perhaps heavily discussed, agenda items, but it was the council’s...
A scientific researcher gathered 10 volunteers for a special psychological study called the “Scar Experiment.”  Separating the volunteers into 10 different cubicles without mirrors, she explained that the purpose of the study was to examine how other people would respond to a stranger with a...


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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