Thursday, April 15, 2021

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After weeks of delays and limited supplies, the COVID 19 vaccination will finally be available for senior citizens in Steele County. Public Health Director Amy Caron said about 200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for people 65 and older beginning this week. Seniors are encouraged to...
New York Life agents Sue Zwiener and Rachel Blaedorn, front from left holding check, hand over a check of $24,000 to representatives of the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation.
For more than 20 years, Sue Zwiener has been involved with the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation (BPEF). And when her company came forth with a major grant to help the group, she felt “pretty tickled.” New York Life recently awarded a $24,000 Community Impact Grant to the foundation to enhance...
Steele-Waseca Drug Court graduate Steve Keller, 29, is a resident pastor at Redemption Church in Owatonna.
Steve Keller knows his life today is very different from the one he led two years ago. “I’ve gone from a drug-addicted person who was selling to support his habit to a person who is free from drug addiction,” said Keller. In July of 2019, Keller was arrested on two felony drug charges for...
Lerberg’s Foods owner Ross Sletten is offering more food products these days thanks to a new refrigeration system he recently installed in the century-old grocery store in Ellendale. The new coolers have given Lerberg’s a significant amount of extra space to display more food items.
For years Lerberg’s Foods has been able to carry only one variety of yogurt; it now offers six varieties. That’s just one example of extra food products carried by Lerberg’s Foods. The small town grocer in the heart of downtown Ellendale recently added a new refrigeration system allowing for...
Blooming Prairie’s Bobbie Bruns rises up for a left-handed jump shot during the final minutes of the Awesome Blossoms’ 38-35 win on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The Blooming Prairie girls basketball team isn’t winning by as much as they did at the beginning of the season, but they are winning and that’s all that matters. This past week, they beat the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights 38-35 on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and then they beat the Faribault Bethlehem Academy...
With his parents by his side, Medford’s Kael Hermanstorfer is all smiles after signing his National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Coming from a small town in Medford, Tigers basketball star Kael Hermanstorfer knew he wanted to continue his basketball and academic career at a university in a bigger town and he had multiple options in the University of Minnesota-Duluth, St. Scholastica, which is also in Duluth, and North...
Three Steele County educators are finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Kim Goblirsch and Sara Markham, both teachers at Medford Public Schools, and Jessica Wagner, teacher at Owatonna Public Schools, have been chosen among 75 finalists for the state competition. An independent panel of...
Community Pathways Vice-President Joe Grant loads a prepackaged box of food into the back of a vehicle. Distribution was limited to two households per vehicle. He was one of about 25 volunteers, including law enforcement personnel, to help distribute the food.
Volunteers braved the cold weather Thursday to distribute 1,200 boxes of food to area residents in need. And they did it faster than organizers had planned. "We ran out of food a little before 1 p.m.," said Andi Arnold, outreach and grant director for Community Pathways. The event was scheduled to...
Sr. Sgt. Bill Youngquist of the sheriff’s office has been named “Peace Officer of the Year” by the Exchange Club of Steele County.
The Exchange Club of Steele County named Sr. Sgt. Bill Youngquist of the Steele County Sheriff’s Office as “Peace Officer of the Year” during its regular meeting on Friday. Youngquist began his career in law enforcement in 1997 as a patrol officer with the sheriff’s office.  Today, he supervises...
The impact of unusual winter storms slamming Texas is going to be felt locally through higher utility bills. While area residents had reliable power to stay safe and warm during the recent stretch of unseasonably cold weather, natural gas prices dramatically spiked the past week due to national...

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