Monday, March 30, 2020

Steele County Times

What a season it was for Coach John Bruns’ Blooming Prairie High School girls basketball team. The Blossom girls finished one game away from making the Class A State Girls basketball Tournament, losing to Fillmore Central, 69-56 in the Section 1A championship game. The Blossoms finished 21-6...
After reaching the section semifinals, the Owatonna boys’ basketball team performed even better off the court as they were recently chosen as the state academic team cham- pions for Class AAAA. Upon learning about this honor, Head Coach Josh Williams said, “Iwas obviously excited and proud of...
There were some bittersweet moments for the 2019-20 edition of the Blooming Prairie High School boys basketball team.The Awesome Blos- soms finished 25-3 on the season, the most wins ever totaled by a Blooming Prairie boys basketball team. That’s the sweet. The Blossoms won a trip to the Class...
Owatonna Granite and Monument owners John and Barb Heerema are at- tempting to make the best out of a situation beyond their control. The Heeremas had hoped to showcase their products and services during a special open house beginning last week and continuing through the end of the month. But...
Even though Pastor Michael Simmerman is in the middle of being self-quarantine, he is still finding a meaningful way to connect with his church members. In response to the pandemic crisis, Bethel Baptist Church of Owatonna began live online streaming Sunday at 9 a.m. Simmerman delivered his message...
Just days after county officials declared a peacetime emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, three confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in Steele County. On Saturday morning, Public Health Director Amy Caron confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in Steele County. She said those affected...
There's a lot to be said about a small-town grocer, remarked a customer of Vandal's Family Market in Blooming Prairie. "They are responding to the public's needs," said this loyal customer. Vandal's was there when people were running out of toilet paper and other necessities of life. They were "...
The Coronavirus has officially spread to Dodge County
Public Health officials confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Dodge County Friday afternoon. Dodge County Public Health Director Amy Caron says the person is in their 20s and it is unknown at this time how it was transmitted. Caron received the notification from the Minnesota Department of...
Dodge County declares State of Emergency
Dodge County has declared a State of Emergency in response to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. Dodge County wants to ensure the safety of its employees and communities by limiting the spread of this infectious disease. Effective at the end of business today (3/19/20) all Dodge County...
Gwen Reiss is the new owner of Two Doves Boutique in Ellendale. Clothing will be featured in the new business located in the former barber shop.
It was a bank, print shop and a barber shop over the years. Now it is Two Doves Boutique. Small town main streets thrive with the addition of new businesses. That's what is happening in Ellendale. A new business has opened and takes its part in the history of this southeastern Minnesota community....


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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