Friday, June 5, 2020


Another good defensive effort led the Blooming Prairie girls basketball team to kill United South Central 55-16 Jan. 16. The Blossoms allowed only five first-half points, which allowed them to take control of the game from early on. “We played solid in the second half as well, and we were able to...
Following a tough 60-64 loss to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, the Blooming Prairie boys’ basketball team seems to have gotten back on track as they made it back-to-back wins by winning “pretty decisively,” as Coach Nate Piller put it, 63-50 over Triton on Thursday, Jan. 16. The Awesome Blossoms...
While two consecutive wins is a coincidence, three is a trend, and the Westfield wrestling team is trending in the right direction after beating United South Central 39-18 on Thursday, Jan. 16. The Rebels actually scored the first three points of the dual when Bo Zweiner lost by a 0-3 decision at...
Many people have come and gone and shopping has changed drastically since Walmart came to Steele County back in 1986. But one thing that remained consistent for all those years up until the end of 2019 was Denise Wieman, who became affectionately known as Walmart’s Paint Lady. After 33 years as a...
Twenty-four Blooming Prairie Spelling Bee contestants participated in the annual district contest at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Pictured are: back row, from left: Noah Graves, Aden Doocy, Samantha Hefling, Jayden Van, Caitlyn Stangl, Jaylee Schleicher, Anna Haberman, Charli Tripp, Macy Lembke, Addison Doocy; middle row: Cody Braaten, Zoe Ehlers, Drew Reinke, David Clennon, Bo Zwiener, Aubrey Klocke, Gage Mullenbach, Kaiden Chicos, Luke Heimgartner and Lauren Brown; front r
It only took eight rounds before a champion was crowned in the 29th annual Blooming Prairie District Spelling Bee at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Seventh grader Caitlyn Stangl won the competition in the eighth ground by correctly spelling MULTIPLICATION. She is the...
Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heath Ledger starred in Brokeback Mountain, which was released in 2005. The movie depicted the love story involving two men, including a Blooming Prairie man. The story was written by a former Byron woman
A hit love movie that developed its origins through a Blooming Prairie man has been named to the 100 greatest movies of the 21st Century. Empire magazine currently ranks Brokeback Mountain at No. 54 in the 100 greatest movies. A film about gay cowboys had the potential for parody, but Brokeback...
Al Martin assist Piper Gathje, 5, of Owatonna with a pair of ice skates Thursday at the Morehouse Chalet. Martin has been helping children with their outdoor fun for 36 years.
Consider Al Martin a young kid at heart. At 67 years old, Martin aims to warm the hearts of children through the coldest months of the year. For 36 years, Martin has operated the Warsinski Chalet, a large warming house complete with cross country ski and skate rentals and food concessions. It is...
A small crowd of only about 200 wrestling fans was in the house at the Blooming Prairie High School as the BP Lions hosted the Blossom Brawl on Saturday night, Jan. 11. Professional wrestling moments were provided by wrestlers from the American Wrestling Federation (AWF). Chris Staloch, president...
A battle of the ranked teams ended up with the lower ranked team, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, snatching a victory from the higher ranked team, the Awesome Blossoms, in girls basketball action Friday night. WEM came into the game ranked ninth while Blooming Prairie was ranked fifth. WEM defeated...
LeMar Nelson was an iconic figure in the small town of Blooming Prairie he has always called home. LeMar passed away at age 87 Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Masonic Homes in Bloomington after fighting some medical complications. LeMar Nelson was well known to many in this small community, known for his...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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