Monday, November 20, 2017

Steele County Times

A Blooming Prairie manufacturing company is gaining statewide recognition. For the second straight year, Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer a finalist for its Manufacturing Awards. Minimizer is one of three companies up for the title of Best in Class – Mid-size. “It’s a huge honor for...
A 31-year-old Blooming Prairie man has been critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Blooming Prairie Thursday night. The State Patrol has identified the motorcyclist as Cody Thomas Soland. He was airlifted from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Soland was operating a 1994 Harley...
Medford’s Willie VonRuden (center) stands with older brother Javis VonRuden (right) are both mult-sport standouts for the Tigers. Willie, an upcoming sophomore, is a standout pitcher and wrestler while Javis, an upcoming senior, is a catcher and the football team’s starting quarterback. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
 For Medford High School brothers Javis and Willie VonRuden, the 2017 sports season didn’t just bring a bevy of personal success. It brought a chance for the brothers to continue building on a bond that has been forged in the spirit of competition from a young age. With Willie on the mound and...
Tigers’ quarterback Javis VonRuden (white) throws to Nate Meixner Monday night during the Medford football camp at Medford Public School’s football stadium. Both players are upcoming seniors. (SCT/Seth Bedenbaugh)
Medford -- After a tough season-ending loss to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the opening round of the Section 2AA playoffs last season, the Medford High School football team took to the school’s stadium Monday night for a four-day team camp to officially start preparations for the upcoming season. “Knowing...
There were plenty of things for the next generation of Blossoms to do between the parade and a variety of kids activities.
  The midpoint of the summer has come and gone and thoughts have turned to final summer vacation plans, fall sports preparations and a new school year. Since we are celebrating our 150th birthday all year long, the Steele County Times is also looking ahead at our final thoughts on looking back. The...
“Cancer never sleeps,” said Relay for Life of Steele County tri-chair and event MC, Joel Born.   The battle continues to rage and an infamous opponent is still prevalent, but the warriors of this crusade to eradicate cancer march on. Around football fields, through city streets, in an out of...
For the past 10 year United Way of Steele County has tapped a local corporation to lead their annual fundraising campaign.  Today they announced that, for the second time, Federated Insurance will serve as the 2017 United Way Corporate Campaign Leader. “We are grateful that Federated, a local,...
Owatonna's Zach Wiese makes a glove save during the Huskies' 2-0 loss to Prior Lake in the 2017 Summer Meltdown Tournament in Eagan. (SCT photos/ Josh Zimmer)
EAGAN – While the road to the Excel Energy Center and the 2018 Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament won’t official begin for another few months, in the state of hockey, the game is a year round affair. The Owatonna High School boys hockey team looked to start laying the foundation for that...
For the first time since the start of Prohibition, alcohol sales at liquor stores are legal on Sundays.  On July 1, Minnesota joined 38 other states and the District of Columbia that now allow some form of Sunday retail liquor sales.  But local liquor owners are not necessarily crazy about the idea...
Medford's Nate Meixner throws a pitch during the fifth inning of the Mangos' 3-2 win Monday night against Dover-Eyota. (SCT/Zimmer)
MEDFORD – It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, the Medford Legion baseball team was able to get the job done. In the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and second, Medford’s Ben Sutcliffe provided the extra-inning fireworks. Hitting a soft roller back to the pitcher, Sutcliffe...


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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