Sunday, March 18, 2018

Steele County Times

NRHEG’s John Cole boxes out during a boys basketball game against Medford on Friday night at the Medford High School gym. NRHEG pulled away for the victory. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer.
Both New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) basketball teams had good nights against Medford on Friday, Dec. 18.  The girls kept their record clean at 5-0 with a 58-51 victory over the Tigers on the home court, while the boys defeated the hosts 66-38, with a big second half. The Panther...
Seventh-grade student BethAnne Thacker and Jennifer Wayne wrap a present together at Blooming Prairie High School on Saturday morning. Staff photo by Laura Berndt.
Each holiday season, many people wrap gifts for their loved ones. This year, Blooming Prairie residents were invited to take part in the tradition, while also giving back to others.  Last Wednesday, volunteers offered to wrap presents at First Lutheran Church and, on Saturday, more volunteers...
   James A. Weinhold, 61, Elk River, Minnesota, was killed as a result of an early morning accident on icy roads in Steele County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Weinhold was driving a Ford Super Duty pickup truck southbound on Interstate 35 at Milepost 26 marker, when the truck lost...
Southeast Minnesota  Coordinator for Health Access Minnesota Denise Robertson and Dist. 24 Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) help lead a discussion about health care issues at the Elks Lodge in Owatonna on Saturday. Staff photo by Alan Van Ormer
A few years after the Affordable Care Act came into play many are still trying to understand the impact it is making on a person’s life. “What I’m hearing is that the small group market is stabilizing,” said Dist. 24 Sen. Vicki Jensen (DFL-Owatonna) during a discussion on health care issues at the...
Blooming Prairie’s sophomore Marten Morem attempts to make the rebound during Friday evening’s game against the Medford Tigers in Blooming Prairie.  Staff photo by Laura Berndt
After a first half that was closely contested the full 18 minutes, the Blooming Prairie boys basketball team scored 40 second half points to defeat Alden-Conger 71-57 on Saturday, Dec 12.   The non-conference victory climaxed a rare Saturday doubleheader, with the Blossom girls playing the first...
Amy Svoboda is a wife and mother of three. She’s also a cancer survivor. She is pictured here with her three children, Kaleb, Graci and Gadge. Submitted photo
Amy Svoboda is thankful for many things. Most of all, she is thankful to spend another year with her family. Svoboda was diagnosed with cancer this May, and is now cancer-free.  Svoboda and her family live in the country near Hollandale, between Geneva and Blooming Prairie. Svoboda and her husband...
Ted Mittelstadt of Daiken Applied in Owatonna gave a tour of the recently expanded facilities to local business and government leaders of the community after the Grow MN annual luncheon at Daiken Applied in Owatonna on Dec. 9. Staff photo by Anna Segner
Forecasting the Minnesota economy can feel like shaking a crazy 8 ball, but Bill Blazar of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce was able to give an economic judgement to a room full of local business leaders, bankers and government leaders. Blazar admits that Minnesota’s economy in 2015 was a “better...
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, a portion of Highway 218, near Dodge Mower Road in Blooming Prairie, was temporarily closed while Mayo One responded to a medical incident. At approximately 11:15 a.m., Blooming Prairie emergency crews were called to Dodge Mower Road, just off State Highway 218, for a medical...
A 35-year-old Waseca man died on Monday, Dec. 7 while working on his semi equipment. According to Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, Brandon Tune, of Waseca, was unresponsive when emergency personnel responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Monday, in the Northwest corner of Deerfield Township....
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team earned all sorts of preseason accolades before the season began, but the KoMets still had to prove it on the court.  With an opening win against Cannon Falls in their season opener, they showed the dominant team that they can be. However, a step back...


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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