Friday, April 3, 2020

Steele County Times

Midway through jury selection in a Steele County murder trial, one of the accused murderers has brought the trial to an end by entering a plea. On Thursday, Cyrus Trevino of Owatonna pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford. The plea came on the fourth...
Carl Barber of Blooming Prairie has been a popular visitor to Central Park when he brings his two colorful parrots to entertain a crowd that gathers around him.
We have often heard the refrain, “Polly, want a cracker?” Well, now if you visit Central Park in Blooming Prairie on any afternoon, you may hear the refrain, “Holly, want a cracker?” Holly is Blooming Prairie resident Carl Barber’s beautifully colored Macaw parrot. Macaws are long-tailed, often...
Steele County Buildings Director Lynn Holthus shows off Courtroom B at the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna. The courthouse is partially back to normal operations after being closed for nine months.
After months of being shut down, the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna is operational once again. Well, sort of. On Monday, the courthouse opened a second floor courtroom to accommodate the high-profile murder trial of Cyrus Trevino. The trial began with jury selection Monday morning with 80...
Left: Gerald William Blevins • Right: Cyrus Noel Trevino
The first of two accused murder suspects in what authorities called a drug-related homicide is set to go on trial next week in Steele County. Jury selection is slated to get underway Monday in Owatonna for Cyrus Noel Trevino, 25, of Owatonna. He was indicted last fall on first-degree murder charges...
Sisters Diedre Rahn, Kay Zellmer and Nancy Horn were searching for the name of their loved one honored at the Field of Flags in Blooming Prairie. The local cancer group put up 250 pink flags near Highway 218.
It was a record year for the Paint Blooming Prairie Pink event in 2017. With a sea of pink around town and various weekend activities, the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group cracked a new record of more than $60,000.  The crown was placed on all of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group's benefit auctions...
    The Open Arms Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention fundraiser, “Jacob’s Run,” took place Saturday around the area. The run featuring motorcycles and cars started and ended in Owatonna.  Zach Glazier of Albert Lea captured the action from a drone as the motorcycles and cars traveled throughout the...
Ole and Lena’s has been dishing up tater tot hot dish on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair for 12 years. Joining in the fun are owners Renae and Dave Jeno and their grandson, Tucker Jeno, and friend Stacy Burton, all of Owatonna.
Ole and Lena are often the butt of Scandinavian American jokes, especially in the Midwest. But there’s no joking around when it comes to Ole and Lena at the Minnesota State Fair. For 12 years, Ole and Lena’s food trailer located outside the Midway by the horse barn has been dishing up hot dish on a...
Officers from multiple agencies assisted with a high-speed chase in Steele County Monday afternoon. The chase began south of Owatonna and ended on Highway just west of Blooming Prairie. The driver shot and killed himself after a Steele County Sheriff’s deputy utilized a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle. Highway 30 was closed in the area for several hours as officers investigated the incident.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man involved in the Aug. 28 high-speed chase through the county that ended in gunfire. Dwayne Gary Paulson, 39, of rural Blooming Prairie committed suicide after the vehicle chase on the back roads from Owatonna to Blooming Prairie, according to...
 A Steele County couple is hitting the back roads of Minnesota and Wisconsin to raise money to aid in the cure for a crippling disease. Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna took part in the 32nd Annual Multiple Sclerosis River Road Run this past weekend. The run was a motorcycle tour that ventured...
Kristin Romeo helps son Charlie get a good view at the solar eclipse at a Blooming Prairie Library viewing party on Monday, Aug. 21.
It was a scene to remember at Blooming Prairie's Central Park on Monday, Aug. 21 with both kids and adults using special cardboard glasses to get a glimpse at a solar eclipse. Blooming Prairie Librarian Nancy Vaillancourt was busy handing out special, authorized glasses to view the eclipse. "I have...


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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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