Monday, December 11, 2017

Steele County Times

There were plenty of things for the next generation of Blossoms to do between the parade and a variety of kids activities.
  The midpoint of the summer has come and gone and thoughts have turned to final summer vacation plans, fall sports preparations and a new school year. Since we are celebrating our 150th birthday all year long, the Steele County Times is also looking ahead at our final thoughts on looking back. The...
“Cancer never sleeps,” said Relay for Life of Steele County tri-chair and event MC, Joel Born.   The battle continues to rage and an infamous opponent is still prevalent, but the warriors of this crusade to eradicate cancer march on. Around football fields, through city streets, in an out of...
For the past 10 year United Way of Steele County has tapped a local corporation to lead their annual fundraising campaign.  Today they announced that, for the second time, Federated Insurance will serve as the 2017 United Way Corporate Campaign Leader. “We are grateful that Federated, a local,...
Owatonna's Zach Wiese makes a glove save during the Huskies' 2-0 loss to Prior Lake in the 2017 Summer Meltdown Tournament in Eagan. (SCT photos/ Josh Zimmer)
EAGAN – While the road to the Excel Energy Center and the 2018 Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament won’t official begin for another few months, in the state of hockey, the game is a year round affair. The Owatonna High School boys hockey team looked to start laying the foundation for that...
For the first time since the start of Prohibition, alcohol sales at liquor stores are legal on Sundays.  On July 1, Minnesota joined 38 other states and the District of Columbia that now allow some form of Sunday retail liquor sales.  But local liquor owners are not necessarily crazy about the idea...
Medford's Nate Meixner throws a pitch during the fifth inning of the Mangos' 3-2 win Monday night against Dover-Eyota. (SCT/Zimmer)
MEDFORD – It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, the Medford Legion baseball team was able to get the job done. In the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and second, Medford’s Ben Sutcliffe provided the extra-inning fireworks. Hitting a soft roller back to the pitcher, Sutcliffe...
People have moved farther and farther away from the farm. In fact, Farm Bureau cited that the average American is three generations removed from living on a farm. Farm families are only about 2 percent of the country’s population.  With the growing disconnect from the farm, comes a general lack of...
How about opening a retail shop in historic downtown Owatonna? The MainStreet Owatonna 2017 Retail Challenge is offering an incentive package worth up to nearly $25,000 for a winning retail business that will open in Owatonna’s historic downtown district by November 1, 2017.  Contestants will take...
That sign hung for three days in a little white tent in Blooming Prairie’s park. I wonder if you saw it. Recently we had the joy of celebrating not only the 241st  birthday of our nation, but also the 150th birthday of the town of Blooming Prairie. In the spirit of those celebrations, and with good...
The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a blaze at a mobile home in Owatonna Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Owatonna responded to the blaze at Colonial Manor park on the west side of Owatonna at about 4:15 p.m. The structure was engulfed in flames by the time the fire...

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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