Friday, October 18, 2019

Steele County Times

Janelle Kendall
While she sat in law school in 1989 as a child abduction case began unfolding and capturing the hearts of all Minnesotans, little did Janelle Kendall know that she would be the one playing a pivotal role in ending the mystery decades later.  Kendall, who is the top prosecutor for Stearns County,...
A crowd of people, many of them veterans, gather to form a motorcade for the memorial wall. They are preparing to ride up to Fairbault where it will be displayed.
Clad in leather and denim as the sun beat down on them, the crowd gathered at the Steele County Fairgrounds didn’t pay any mind to the heat. They had a more important task at hand. There were fallen brothers and sisters that needed to be honored, and for the next few days, that was their job. The...
Mike Johnson answers a member of the public’s question about timely storm warnings. Johnson recommended signing up with Everbridge, an early warning system that contacts people’s phones when a storm or threat is imminent.
Last Thursday night, The Steele County Historical Society hosted a roundtable discussion entitled Standing Together When Disaster Strikes. Members from all branches of disaster response joined in to discuss how they service the people of Steele County in times of trouble. The panel included Mike...
Students looking to go into law enforcement can receive some financial assistance through Minnesota’s sheriffs.  Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose announced this week the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016. Rose said the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors...
Minnesota State Trooper Eric Bormann conducts field sobriety tests on a driver stopped for suspicion of drunk driving recently. The 30-year-old man was eventually arrested and charged with second-degree DWI and test refusal. Both are gross misdemeanors.
It is Friday night, and Trooper Eric Bormann of the Minnesota State Patrol is working “dog watch,” or as others refer to as the “graveyard shift” of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Bormann is a force to be reckoned with on the roadways of southeastern Minnesota. In his 21 years as a law enforcement officer, he...
Since he was a young lad, Brad Nelson, meteorologist, has been attracted to storms and their reasons for evolving. Here, he stands in a field fronting a large storm system to the rear. He is a 1999 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School.
      It’s his job and his hobby all rolled into one.  Brad Nelson, a 1999 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, is a degreed meteorologist by vocation and a storm chaser as a hobby. If there’s bad weather on the horizon anywhere in the country, you can bet Nelson, a resident of Burnsville, is...
Color guards from around the county marched at the fair’s opening Tuesday. John Iverson saluted the flag as others raised the flag and sang patriotic songs.
Patriotism was front and center at the opening of Minnesota’s largest county fair in the state.  The Steele County Free Fair opened Aug. 16 with the Owatonna Knights of Columbus singing a series of songs that both uplifted and inspired the fair-goers and christened the upcoming festivities. From...
Smokey, a 1-year-old rabbit, was taken Friday night from the rabbit barn at the Steele County Fairgrounds. The family is offering a reward for anyone who can help them get their prized rabbit back safely.
It will likely go down as one of the most sheepish acts to have happened at this year’s Steele County Fair. Someone walked away with a rabbit during the nighttime hours, leaving a Medford 4-H member without her prized possession for show. Marisa Wagaman, 18, came to the fair with seven rabbits, but...
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: Southern Steele County in south central Minnesota. Southern Waseca County in south central Minnesota. Freeborn County in south central Minnesota. Northeastern Faribault County in south central Minnesota....
This is what is happening Aug 18, 2016 at the Steele County Free Fair. Hope to see you out there - it IS a blast!  


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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