Thursday, May 23, 2019

Steele County Times

Sisters Emmerson Nelson, 8, and Raegan Nelson, 3, spin the wheel on one of the games featured at the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation's 16th Annual Auctions on Saturday at the Pizza Celler and Cue Company.
Calculators were buzzing as bids were tabulated last Saturday night at the 16th Annual Blooming Prairie Education Foundation staged at the Cue Company and Pizza Cellar. Preliminary totals revealed earnings of $76,500 for the 2019 auctions, which ranks as the third highest total in the history of...
About two dozen rescuers worked frantically to recover the body of a pick-up driver as well as the vehicle March 25 in the Straight River south of Owatonna. Ray Eldon Mudgett, 71, of New Richland went off Interstate 35, breaking through the guard rail in the median before entering the river and being swept away by the high waters. It took emergency workers about five hours to recover his body in about 10 feet of murky water.
It proved to be a treacherous recovery effort under the fast moving currents of the Straight River that even put the lives of rescuers into danger. On March 25, dozens of emergency rescuers from two counties converged on the Straight River south of Owatonna to recover the body of a driver who went...
Pot recovered at the Bryon Site near Red Wing. It is approximately 1,000 years old.
The Steele County Historical Society will host the annual Gopher State Archeological Society show on Saturday, March 30. This is the fifth year for the show at the SCHS and it has grown to become the largest artifact show in the region. This event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...
When James A. Bowey was first starting out as a photojournalist, he found himself covering the war in Bosnia. The war lasted between 1992 and 1995. He recalls a time when he and his driver were out scouting the destroyed ruins and came upon an abandoned school, which had been repurposed as a...
One of the more unusual items that has become a big hit at the BP Education Foundation Auction in recent years is a Favorite Things Brunch. “This is a great item we have, but it is misunderstood by many people,” said Julie Noble, president of the foundation. To get to the bottom of making it more...
A makeshift memorial with flowers, balloons, teddy bears and a large photo of the victim has been placed along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 218 just north of Blooming Prairie. The memorial remembers Noelani Robinson, 2, who was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped there on March 15. Her father is suspected of killing her prior to pitching her body. The investigation into Noelani’s death continues with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
The emotional and disturbing story of a toddler found in the middle of sex trafficking and murdered and eventually dumped in a ditch outside of Blooming Prairie is tugging at the hearts of the community as a local pastor and police chief are reaching out to help the family. Pastor Heidi Heimgartner...
KD and Mrs. Busho created this “Family Activities” cart with lots of goodies plus a “Favorite Activities” class book!
This is NUMBER 16 and no two Blooming Prairie Education Foundation auctions are alike. After one year's auctions over, planning gets under way for next year's auction. "We always have some surprises," says BP Education Foundation President Julie Noble. "We use our successful items of previous...
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Victim’s name released from Straight River crash  The State Patrol has identified Monday’s victim of the truck crash into the Straight River as Ray Eldon Mudgett, 71, of New Richland. According to the patrol, Mudgett was wearing his seat belt and no alcohol was involved in the...
The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim of Monday’s pick-up crash into the Straight River south of Owatonna as a 71-year-old New Richland man. His name will not be released until Tuesday morning. The man was driving a 2013 Toyota Tundra Pickup when it went off I-35 and into the Straight...
A body has been recovered after an afternoon search by Steele County emergency personnel by the Straight River south of Owatonna.  The victim has not yet been identified. Rescuers pulled the body from the river around 5 p.m. Monday. According to the State Patrol, a truck veered off Interstate 35...


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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