Friday, June 5, 2020


After low numbers for several weeks, COVID-19 cases in Steele County jumped sharply over the past week. Public Health Director Amy Caron reported 10 new cases in Steele County over the past week, bringing to total of 24 confirmed cases since the outbreak began in mid-March. For the first time in...
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) in strategic partnership with Youth 1st, Federated Insurance, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates, Jaguar Communications, The Retrofit Companies, U.S. Bank, Profinium, Pizza Ranch, Heartland Chevy Dealers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Institute for...
Linda Christianson of Blooming Prairie is well known for her community service and dedication to her church, Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. Here, Linda helps clean strawberries for the church's annual strawberry festival.
During this time of worry and concern over the coronavirus COVID-19, polio victim Linda Christianson of Blooming Prairie has some words of encouragement. She believes that things will only get better when we "stay positive and hopeful," and when we follow the guidance given to us about social...
Troy Bice of Community Pathways of Steele County prepares food to be delivered to over 400 households in Steele County. He is the market delivery coordinator.
Soon after restrictions for the coronavirus COVID-19 were outlined by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, rumor had it that the Steele County food shelf was closed. "We are open," says shelf co-directors Nancy Ness and Maureen Schlobohm. "We don't want people going hungry," Ness emphasized. Community Pathways...
A major breakthrough has developed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on April 22 a statewide strategy for widespread testing. The mitigation strategy will allow for every symptomatic person to be tested for coronavirus with capacity for as many as 20,...
It definitely was a birthday celebration that she will never forget. Corinne Swanson nearly missed her 77th birthday celebrated by many of her friends and neighbors on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Car horns were a-blarin' on her Blooming Prairie street at about 3 p.m. on this day, April 13, but Corinne...
When Shaun Robbins joined on as a teacher last fall at Owatonna Middle School, he didn’t know he would find himself in the middle of helping out with a pandemic crisis.  Robbins has not only been forced to navigate into the waters of distance learning for students, but he’s also helping with an...
With much of the country shut down because of COVID-19, families have had to handle loss and grief in many different ways. Restrictions have mandated no services in the church and have limited numbers of people able to attend graveside services if the family chose that avenue. Groups of 10 or less...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School first grade teacher Natalie Sorensen takes time to check her family's work in distance learning. Second grader Carter is at far left, pre-schooler Madeline hugs her mom and fourth grader Max is at right.
As much as I miss seeing my students in my first-grade classroom in Blooming Prairie, I feel very fortunate that I am able to distance teach during the COVID-19 epidemic. It’s a scary time in our world. I am thankful to be able to stay home with our own children and hopefully continue to “flatten...
Nearly two-thirds of the area’s coronavirus cases have fully recovered while Steele and Dodge counties have seen hardly any new cases over the past week, Public Health Director Amy Caron said Monday. Of the nine confirmed cases in Steele County, six are out of insolation with the assumption that...


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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