Tractors proved a powerful pull during the Blooming Prairie FFA’s 12th annual Toy Sh
Blooming Prairie Lions Club President Erik Vigeland donates $300 to athletes nominated to All-Star weekends. Left to right: Taylor Hagen, Erik Vigeland, John Rumpza and Madison Worke.
Madison Worke, Taylor Hagen and John Rumpza will all have the honor of attending this year's Minnesota Basketball Coach Association's All Star games thanks, in part, to the Blooming Prairie Lions Club. 
The title character in the play “Freckleface Strawberry,” played by sophomore Cassie Larson, gets teased by her peers for her red hair and freckles.
Medford High School students are thinking back to when they were children in an attempt to to channel their inner kid for the upcoming spring musical “Freckleface Strawb
Callan Paffrath, co-owner of Paffrath Jewelers, helps customer Tiffany Bjorge custom-design an anniversary ring that will incorporate both of her children.
A tragedy that would typically cause a store to close for good has had the opposite effect on the Paffrath family, owners of Paffrath Jewelers in Owatonna.
Kayla Kniefel (front to back), Meagan Nowariak, Erica Paley, Krista Kniefel, Annabelle Wellnitz and Sophia Paley skate in Saturday’s “Once Upon a Blade” performance.
What typically takes months and months of preparation and numerous practices, the Owatonna Figure Skating Club has done in just four weeks. 
After fire ripped through Steve Jensen’s home in Hope on March 2, his life partner, Chelsea, took off and was on the run across the county. The two were reunited three days later.
First he lost his house by fire. But then the real kicker came when his life companion took off apparently distraught over what had happened.
Blooming Prairie Lions Club President Erik Vigeland donates $300 to athletes nominated to All-Star weekends. Left to right: Taylor Hagen, Erik Vigeland, John Rumpza and Madison Worke.
The title character in the play “Freckleface Strawberry,” played by sophomore Cassie Larson, gets teased by her peers for her red hair and freckles.
Callan Paffrath, co-owner of Paffrath Jewelers, helps customer Tiffany Bjorge custom-design an anniversary ring that will incorporate both of her children.
Kayla Kniefel (front to back), Meagan Nowariak, Erica Paley, Krista Kniefel, Annabelle Wellnitz and Sophia Paley skate in Saturday’s “Once Upon a Blade” performance.
After fire ripped through Steve Jensen’s home in Hope on March 2, his life partner, Chelsea, took off and was on the run across the county. The two were reunited three days later.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Triton School Board members need to be thinking about an operating levy referendum for fall 2016, Superintendent Brett Joyce told board members March 16. The amount of money available to the district per pupil through tax levies dropped...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Tractors proved a powerful pull during the Blooming Prairie FFA’s 12th annual Toy Show, drawing curious shoppers from around the region on the last Saturday of winter. Toy tractors, that is. And while they appeared to make up the bulk of...
Fourth-grader Eli Dvore, fourth-grader Tatiana Farrington and third-grader Kathryn Sande stand in front of one of the many posters the Green Team made to remind students to reduce their waste for No Waste Day at Washington Elementary School.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Editor’s note: Washington Elementary School has created four leadership teams to replace the traditonal student council so more students get the chance to be leaders. This is the first in a series of stories featuring each of the...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Dana Standke’s high spirits have impressed friends and family members in the months since a farming accident cost the elementary-schooler her right forearm.  Sunday morning, it was greater Ellendale’s turn to display its own indomitable...

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