Monday, November 20, 2017

Steele County Times

Kristin Romeo helps son Charlie get a good view at the solar eclipse at a Blooming Prairie Library viewing party on Monday, Aug. 21.
It was a scene to remember at Blooming Prairie's Central Park on Monday, Aug. 21 with both kids and adults using special cardboard glasses to get a glimpse at a solar eclipse. Blooming Prairie Librarian Nancy Vaillancourt was busy handing out special, authorized glasses to view the eclipse. "I have...
Officers from multiple agencies assisted with a high-speed chase in Steele County Monday afternoon. The chase began south of Owatonna and ended on Highway just west of Blooming Prairie. The driver shot and killed himself after a Steele County Sheriff’s deputy utilized a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle.
A high-speed chase through Steele County with several area law agencies ended Monday afternoon in the driver committing suicide outside of Blooming Prairie. The chase ended on Highway 30 at County Road 46 and 84th Avenue about a mile west of Blooming Prairie at about 12:30 p.m. According to Sgt....
    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: High-speed chase ends in suicide   The Steele County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a driver alluding authorities Monday afternoon committed suicide. Sgt. Gary Okins of the sheriff’s office said a 39-year-old rural Dodge County resident, who lives east of Blooming Prairie...
Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted legal honor last week.  “Best Lawyers in America”...
The opening of the Steele County Free Fair included Berlyn Staska performing on his bugle during the flag raising ceremony. The ceremony also featured color guards from around the county, as well as patriotic songs from the Knights of Columbus chorus. The fair ended Sunday night after more than 300,000 peopled attended during the six-day extravaganza.
After a couple gloomy and rainy days in the middle of fair week, Mother Nature showered fair officials with a gorgeous weekend to help boost attendance over the 300,000 mark.  Fair officials estimated this year’s attendance at 300,717, a 7 percent increase over 2016. The fair set a record...
That sincere greeting was conveyed to Arkema plant manager David Price by Blooming Prairie Elementary School third grade teacher Angie Avery.  Avery was one of four teachers participating in the annual Arkema Science Teachers Program workshop at the Arkema plant located on the north side of...
A Steele County couple is hitting the back roads of Minnesota and Wisconsin to raise money to aid in the cure for a crippling disease. Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna took part in the 32nd Annual Multiple Sclerosis River Road Run this past weekend. The run was a motorcycle tour that ventured...
If you hear lots of screams and moos coming from the Owatonna area this week, it won’t be because of anything scary, but rather excitement and thrills. Minnesota’s largest county fair kicks into action today (Tuesday) and runs through Sunday. This year’s theme for the Steele County Free Fair is “...
From their earliest days as members of the Church,  Catholics are taught about the importance of reconciling their sins. That importance is formally recognized through the sacrament of reconciliation. Confession, and the frequency with which it should take place, varies depending on where a person...
This past weekend, the 4th annual Iowa/Minnesota Pirate Festival went underway in Moorehouse Park. It was essentially a renaissance festival dedicated to the pirate life. Previously, this event had taken place in Clear Lake, Iowa. This year, it was moved into Owatonna with a goal to re-establish it...

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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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507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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507-634-2661
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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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