Thursday, September 21, 2017

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The train derailment took place just outside of Ellendale and led to a forced evacuation of the town. No one was injured in the crash or evacuation.
Just two months removed from the 22-car derailment on Nov. 11 in Ellendale, Union Pacific Railroad found the cause. According to the initial investigation that was conducted, a rail defect was the cause of the incident. A report, which stated the Union’s findings, was filed with the Federal...
Beginning with this week’s edition, the Steele County Times kicks off a year-long tribute to the sesquicentennial of Blooming Prairie. The township was organized in 1867, platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township. The city was incorporated by 1874.  Efforts are...
Steele County Sheriff’s posse member Mary Delzer (left) and her Arabian horse partner, Desi, took part in search and rescue training exercise outside of Medford in October.
It was a Christmas present Mary Delzer never envisioned getting.  Her companion of nearly 20 years died in a pool of blood on the day after Christmas, leaving the Steele County Sheriff’s posse member emotionally distraught and without a horse that had faithfully served three counties over the past...
Commissioners Rick Gnemi, Jim Abbe, and Greg Krueger were formally sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The ceremony was atteneded by various family members and curious members of the community. In a more humorous moment, Jim Abbe had to be sworn in twice. The first time he gave the oath he was...
Due to a winter storm warning sweeping across Steele County, Blooming Prairie High School students will be dimissed early Friday from school. In an effort to keep students safe, safety measures were taken from each of the four high schools concerning sports events taking place Friday night or...
Steele County prosecutors have charged a man in the death of another man who burned in a vehicle outside of Owatonna in October. Peter Anthony Escobar, 24, of Albert Lea faces three counts, including two felonies for the death of Herman Hernandez, 64, also of Albert Lea. The felonies include second...
The Medford city council met on Nov. 28 to lay out plans for the coming year. The zoning and planning board is considering implementing a shore-land ordinance. The DNR has released a model of shore-land ordinances.  The board is not proposing an ordinance yet, just informing the council they’ll be...
During a lengthy meeting Nov 8, the Dodge County Commissioners signed a resolution to withdraw from the voluntary state Pollution Control Agency feedlot delegation agreement. This action will return enforcement and administration of the State’s Animal Feedlot Rules Chapter 7020 back to MPCA. Steve...
Officials with the Union Pacific Railroad survey the damage of a train derailment Friday afternoon south of Ellendale. About 20 cars of a 146 car train jumped the tracks and caused the entire community of Ellendale to be evacuated for about six hours.
Residents of Ellendale got an early morning wake-up call Friday that proved to be anything but normal and took on the appearance of part terror and uncertainty. After emergency workers went door-to-door ordering residents to leave their homes shortly after 6 a.m., some went to a disaster shelter at...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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