Sunday, October 20, 2019

Steele County Times

The best days of summer have arrived in Steele County as Minnesota’s best county fair kicks into action today (Tuesday) in Owatonna. The Steele County Free Fair officially opens its gates at 5 p.m. today and runs through Sunday. By the time the fair is over, more than 300,000 people are likely to...
A Steele County judge has ordered a $3.5 million award to a fired banker who claimed the bank ousted him because he was gay.  District Court Judge Joseph Bueltel has ruled that Country Banks, Inc. and its banks, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Blooming Prairie, and Citizen’s State Bank in Hayfield,...
As of Friday afternoon, officials at the MPCA declared that there were no traces of the severe agal bloom that was cecreting toxins into the water around the beach and boat loading areas. The areas are now deemed open to the public. However, the MPCA still adivise people to act with necesarry...
NEWS UPDATE: Test results back on Beaver Lake
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently released its lab results on the water from Beaver Lake. The MPCA said that the results found toxins that indicate harmful algal blooms in the lake. They also stated that the severe blooms can pose health risks to both humans and their pets.  In a...
The State Patrol has identified the victim of Wednesday’s rollover fatal crash near Ellendale as Kassondra L. Sage, 19, of Delano, Minn.. (STATE PATROL INADVERTANTLY IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM BEING FROM WISCONSIN IN ITS INITIAL RELEASE).  Sage was traveling southbound on I-35 by mile marker 27 when her...
Katie Sollid opened up her yoga studio last month in order to share the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the community.
Owatonna’s first ever hot yoga studio, Sollid Yoga, opened on July 1. Yoga participants, both novice and experienced, enjoy the heated activity and all its benefits to body and mind.  “I’ve had so many people come up to me after class and say it felt so good and that they are glad we are here in...
The State Patrol is investigating a deadly rollover on Interstate 35 in Steele County. The crash happened around 5 p.m. Thursday on I-35 at mile marker 27 near Ellendale. Five people were involved in the crash. However, no names have been released at this time. More information is expected to be...
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released updated information regarding the reported sewage spill in Beaver Lake by Ellendale over the weekend. The MPCA says a sewer spill was not involved as previously believed in the condition of Beaver Lake, but rather a severe algal bloom....
A member of the audience voices his frustration with the members of the board on August 2, 2016. The meeting was about a petition to have three members forfeit their positions.
In Tuesday’s board meeting, a petition was submitted to the council for the return of public funds and forfeiture of office for Mark Schultz, James Ebeling and Nina Huntington.  Rich Ludescher, an attorney from Northfield, Minn. presented the council with the petition. The document had over 300...
A sewage spill at Beaver Lake near Ellendale has prompted the closure of the popular recreational spot. On Saturday, the Steele County Sheriff’s Office responded to a sewage spill within the lake. Initially, it had been believed to have been a septic system fail.  Both the Minnesota Department of...


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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