Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Steele County Times

Lois Riess has been indicted on first-degree murder charge in the death of Pamela Hutchinson in Florida.  The charge is first-degree murder with a firearm. Reiss was not in court Wednesday, and her next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 11.  We will have more...
The suspected killer grandma from Dodge County skipped her arraignment hearing in a Florida courtroom Tuesday.  Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie waived her right to appear in court for the hearing.  The judge set a case management date for July 11 at 8:30 a.m.  The case has been assigned to Assistant...
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed the legislature’s bonding bill, which has full funding for U.S. Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna. The highway expansion finally became reality 25 years after the first Environmental Impact Study was completed in 1993. “At long, long, long last...
Past VFW Commander Joe Wacek, left, and Ken Trom, representing both the American Legion and VFW of Blooming Prairie, showed Blooming Prairie Elementary School third graders how the American flag is to be folded in honor of a veteran.
Third graders at Blooming Prairie Elementary School respectfully saluted America on a recent school day just before Memorial Day. Forty-three third graders of teachers Angie Avery, Becky Johnson and Chelsea Van Roeckel welcomed members of American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and their auxiliaries...
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner delivered the sermon at a special Sunday Pentecost service at the Westfield Lutheran Church in Westfield Township.
First Lutheran Church senior Pastor Heidi Heimgartner definitely makes house calls. On Saturday, May 19, she married Pamela Grochowski and Leslie Shawback at Westfield Lutheran Church, located six miles northeast of Blooming Prairie. On Sunday, May 20, Heimgartner baptized John William Dahl, son of...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School sixth grader Brandon Ripka drew double duty on Friday, May 4 at the 2018 BP Elementary Spring Concert. He handed out programs and also sang as part of the sixth grade music section.
Nearly half of the students attending Blooming Prairie Elementary School participated in a Spring Concert Friday, May 4 at the elementary school. Students in the concert represented grades 4-6 and totaled 187. Family members, friends and staff filled the BP Elementary School gymnasium for the 1:30...
Two people received non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon after becoming trapped inside a trailer on a turkey farm in northern Freeborn County.  Cindy Schultz and her mother were taken by ambulance to Mayo Hospital in Albert Lea once they were rescued from the twisted wreckage at 31627...
Two people were trapped inside a trailer after the storm flipped it over. They were transported to Albert Lea hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Nearly 7,000 turkeys have perished when the barn they were in was leveled by the storm. We will have more on this as details come available....
The Owatonna boys’ golf team finished seven out of nine teams on Saturday at the Federated Insurance Open at the Owatonna Country Club. Northfield won the event with a score of 308. The Raiders were followed by Rochester Mayo (310), Lake City (312), Forest Lake (321), Prior Lake (332), Forest Lake’...
In Owatonna Jeff Kath’s name was synonymous with auctions. As an auctioneer for over 35 years, Kath drew local residents to each event with his entertaining approach to the art. It is a skill only few can master, and one which requires both personality and passion. Kath passed away earlier this...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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