Monday, May 1, 2017

Steele County Times

Runners from Blooming Prairie, New Richland and several other schools begin the 5K race at Blooming Prairie. Alec Ille would go on to win the boy’s race with a time of 16:28.
After finishing seventh in the Mega Meet at Milaca, Blooming Prairie cross-country runner Alec Ille did even better at the Blooming Prairie Invitational on Sept. 29. He captured first place, leading the Blossom team to a second place in the eight-team meet. Mankato Loyola/Cleveland won both...
Steele County Attorney Dan McIntosh addresses the audience during Saturday’s Promoting Peace Conference in Owatonna.
The judicial system is taking domestic violence more seriously than it has in the past generation or two, according to Steele County Attorney Dan McIntosh. However, he also said that domestic violence incidents continue to slightly increase. “The perception of domestic violence is that it is just...
Darin Brown was recently named Firefighter of the Year through the National Exchange Club’s Firefighter of the Year program.
Though Darin Brown is not one to enjoy the spotlight, he was deeply honored when he found out that he was deemed Firefighter of the Year through the National Exchange Club’s Firefighter of the Year program.  A banquet is being held for Brown at 6 p.m., Oct. 8, at the Eagles Club in Owatonna.  To...
Margaret and Mitchell Jones ride in style during the Blooming Prairie Homecoming parade held on Friday afternoon.
Margaret and Mitchell Jones aren’t just best friends; they’re also twins. Last week, their Homecoming celebration became doubly meaningful when the two were crowned Blooming Prairie’s Homecoming Queen and King together. “We thought it might be close between a few people,” said Margaret, referring...
She’s had her life threatened, she’s suffered physical abuse and she’s lost two human beings prematurely.  Herminia Becker of Owatonna has endured years of domestic violence at the hands of two different husbands. During a recent interview that at times became emotionally charged, Becker shared how...
Owatonna police officer Emily Ammentorp helped Owatonna fourth-grader Sierra Rocco pick out some new items last Wednesday during the “Shop with a Cop” event in Owatonna.
Police officers of Owatonna and Blooming Prairie Police Departments had the unusual task of helping local kids pick out school clothes as part of Salvation Army’s Shop with a Cop program. Eleven police officers and 11 local kids participated in the event that took place at Wal-Mart on Sept. 23. ...
Senior wide receiver John Cole bursts through the homecoming banner, which read “Here comes the BOOM! Homecoming 2015.”
Last Friday, the Panthers earned a win during their Homecoming game against LeSueur-Henderson and, although the home team lost some steam after a strong start, they still had some nice accomplishments on the field.   Early on, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) Panthers gained a...
A 29-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Friday morning in Owatonna.Police responded to a shooting at 140 32nd Ave. NW in Owatonna around 1:13 a.m. Friday. About 45 minutes later, officers received information that a gunshot victim related to the original address was...
Each day we make decisions. Some are good, others are not. And then there’s the decisions that affect the lives of others.  On the morning of Friday, Sept. 18, Richard Olsen, of Spring Grove, began a day much like any other. He got ready for the day and reported to work in Blooming Prairie, where...
Quarterback makes the exchange to Sam Hylle on a play near the goal line against Austin on Friday, Sept. 18. The Huskies won the game 77-41.
Anyone three minutes late to Owatonna’s football game in Austin last Friday would have already missed a touchdown from each team. That would just be a taste of things to come as the two teams amassed a total of 118 points in Owatonna’s 77-41 win.  “A lot of big plays from both teams,” said Huskies...


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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