Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Steele County Times

Twenty-two Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce members are participating in a gala holiday shopping program called “Keepin’ It Local. “We have a great bunch of Blooming Prairie business people and they’re joining hands for this first-ever “Keepin’ It Local” campaign,” said Becky Noble,...
One era ends and another begins as Greg Johnson of B to Z Hardware takes over the reins of leadership of the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce. The actual change in leadership took place at the Chamber’s annual meeting at the Pizza Cellar on Wednesday, Nov. 16 with Luke Swenson completing...
My wife Lori and I have a regular ritual on Thursdays, my day off.  We get our two boys dropped off at the junior and senior high schools, and then we head to the coffee shop.  There, we spend a couple of hours talking, working on projects on our laptops or just reading.  Thursday mornings have...
During a lengthy meeting Nov 8, the Dodge County Commissioners signed a resolution to withdraw from the voluntary state Pollution Control Agency feedlot delegation agreement. This action will return enforcement and administration of the State’s Animal Feedlot Rules Chapter 7020 back to MPCA. Steve...
Five men—two from Steele County—have been arrested after authorities accuse them of targeting children online for sex. Police have arrested Donald Eugene Black, 43, of Owatonna, Brian James Wilkie, 37, of Medford, Adam James Trimble, 27, of Faribault, Tommy Leon Bennett Jr., 25, of Waseca and Chan...
Except for my usual rant about the thoroughly inadequate sound, the BPHS students performed a high quality musical, which combined a number of favorite fairy tales into an entertaining and often thrilling production.   The all-school musical cast performed “Into the Woods” four times, including a...
Warm and dry weather has been on the side of Minnesota farmers the past few weeks and allowed them to near the end of the harvest season. The soybean harvest was the first to be completed and then it was onto the corn.  As of the end of the first week of November, the corn for grain harvest...
Here in the northern hemisphere we have entered the time when the change of seasons brings about the seeming death of nature and the beauty of the creation around us reveals a paradox - the beauty of the leaves is most brilliant in their dying. As the trees and bushes move through their cycle of...
Officials with the Union Pacific Railroad survey the damage of a train derailment Friday afternoon south of Ellendale. About 20 cars of a 146 car train jumped the tracks and caused the entire community of Ellendale to be evacuated for about six hours.
Residents of Ellendale got an early morning wake-up call Friday that proved to be anything but normal and took on the appearance of part terror and uncertainty. After emergency workers went door-to-door ordering residents to leave their homes shortly after 6 a.m., some went to a disaster shelter at...


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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