Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Steele County Times

Farmer Lowell Trom has been manning the farmlands of Minnesota for nearly three quaters of a century ever since he was a teenager in 1942. Starting out picking corn by hand, Trom has seen machinery revolutionize the way farming is done.
His face may show signs of tiredness and wornness, but that’s to be expected for a Westfield Township farmer who’s been hauling in the soybeans and corn for nearly three-quarters of a century. On a recent sunny autumn afternoon, Lowell Trom maneuvered his giant John Deere combine yet once again...
On the evening of Oct. 18, a motorcycle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of South Cedar Ave and Oakdale Street. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. There is no evidence of alcohol having been involved. There were no fatalities, but the motorcycle driver was...
Owatonna’s Nate Smith (4) watches as his shot sails into the back of the net in the second half of Owatonna’s Section 1-AA quarterfinal game against Rochester Mayo on Tuesday at the Owatonna Soccer Complex. Smith recorded a hat-trick to propel the Huskies to a 4-1 win and a matchup with top-seed Lakeville North on Thursday.
In the first round of the section tournament, the fourth-seeded Owatonna Huskies were awarded a home playoff game in which they would host the Rochester Mayo Spartans.  In a loss and you’re out scenario, Owatonna’s Nate Smith made it clear that the Huskies weren’t ready to end their season early. ...
BP Trading Company owner Brian Madsen stands behind the counter of his shop located here in Blooming Prairie. While Madesn has been back in the area for two years, the company has been a part of Jesse’s Boot Barn since the 1990’s.
Are you a hunter that is looking to upgrade your arsenal but struggle trying to find the one that is best suited for your needs? One Blooming Prairie Company is hoping to become that one shop stop for all of your firearms needs.  Since the early 1990’s, The BP Trading Company has been a fixture in...
The Where's Mark segment this week took us home to Blooming Prairie where we interviewed Faribault mayor John Jasinski who is also running for the Minnesota 24th District Senate seat. Jasinski is running on the Republican ticket and offered some interesting insights into his life and his campaign.
Owatonna Police have identified the pedestrian killed Friday morning as Mackale J. Simanski-Sturges, 20, of Owatonna.  According to police, Simanski-Sturges had just finished his shift at Perkin’s Restaurant in Owatonna and was walking home.  The driver of the truck, Thomas David, is employed by...
A police officer came upon a fatal  the crash at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and West North Street in Owatonna at 6:35 a.m. Friday, October 14.
A pedestrian has been killed in a crash in Owatonna Friday morning. Police are investigating the early morning crash that happened at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and West North Street in Owatonna. A police officer came upon the crash at 6:35 a.m. The name of the pedestrian is being...
In Minnesota, 10 percent of families struggle with hunger, according to the the Feeding America Missing Meals Gaps. This year, a program to help Kasson-Mantorville students who fall into this category is expanding. Food for Friends serves students in the district who may have hunger insecurity. ...
Owatonna’s Abukar Fakrudin (7) and Nick Smith (8) celebrates after Fakrudin’s diving goal againt Rochester Century Thursday at the Owatonna Soccer Complex. Fakrudin netted all three of the Huskies goals.
Searching to keep the hot streak going into the playoffs, the Owatonna Huskies had one final test with Rochester Century. For senior Abukar Fakrudin, he was planning on keeping not only the Huskies streak alive, but built onto one of his own.  In a rain shortened game, the Huskies kept their streak...
Dust is welcome over rain when Blooming Prairie farmers are in the field harvesting soybeans. Here, Jim O’Connor of O’Connor Farms pilots a Case 8230 combine on the O’Connor home farm just west of Blooming Prairie.
A deluge of rain in late September has forced Blooming Prairie area farmers to play a strategy game in deciding how to harvest some fields still containing wet conditions. “I still have dust and that makes me happy,” remarked Jim O’Connor of O’Connor Farms when navigating his 8230 Case combine....


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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