Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Steele County Times

The Medford city council met on Nov. 28 to lay out plans for the coming year. The zoning and planning board is considering implementing a shore-land ordinance. The DNR has released a model of shore-land ordinances.  The board is not proposing an ordinance yet, just informing the council they’ll be...
At times, we look at what is written in scripture and we can see many facets. It can mean so many things to so many people. God’s word is always evolving and living so that it fits each situation we face in life. When I look at the following, the first inclination is to revere the men that Luke is...
A semi truck driven by a Dodge County man has been involved in a fatal crash that killed a woman near Wanamingo Tuesday afternoon. The crash claimed the life of Marisa Bocanegra of Faribault. She was a passenger in a van driven by a 15-year-old girl also from Faribault. The wreck happened on...
Free masonry has been active in Blooming Prairie for 140 years. The Lodge is dissolving and Masons may now transfer membership. The Lodge is affiliating with the Owatonna Masonic Lodge.
It’s 140 years of history.  “Nothing is forever,” says Ken Trom when reflecting on the closure of the Blooming Prairie Masonic Lodge, called Prairie Lodge No. 123 A.F. and A.M. Calling the dissolving of the lodge an emotional time, Trom walked amongst a wealth of items associated with the lodge...
Students attend Junior Achievers. Left to right front: Isabel King, Conor Rennie.  Second row left to right: Aubrey Klocke, Riley Marzolf, Claire Loverink. Back row left to right:  Gracelyn Anderson, Hayden Miller, Zach Green.
  Linda. Klemmenson, a local business woman from Blooming Prairie crafted and developed a program for local Blooming Prairie youth and the day became an instant favorite among students. The Junior Entrepreneurial Program took Kim Lea’s second-grade students to the City Center on Nov. 16 where they...
Adjust your calendars and make room on Sunday, Dec. 4 for the St. Columbanus Council of Catholic Women (CCW) nativity brunch and bake sale at the church, 114 East Main Street in Blooming Prairie. In addition to enjoying a fresh-baked breakfast, visitors will be able to buy baked goods and also have...
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...


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