Thursday, April 15, 2021

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As weather patters change from polar pushes into the state to more tropical weather from the Gulf of Mexico our days are warming and trees are leafing out. Grass needs mowing at least once a week as heavy rainfall moves through the region. (Most folks are hoping it’s not a repeat of last year’s...
The jury is still out on what exactly will happen to our communities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst public health crisis in more than a century. Some communities are already facing the fallout of the coronavirus infiltrating into their normal way of life. Weekly newspapers are...
Memorial Day is only four days away. However, the usual Memorial Day celebrations will be limited and the Boy Scouts of America will not be placing small American flags at the nation’s cemeteries to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the various America wars and battles. Once again, COVID-19 is...
I’ll bet you never thought you would see a headline like this: “Summer is canceled.” While that may be a little stretch of the imagination, it’s beginning to look like it isn’t far off. As much as I look forward to summers in Minnesota, I must admit I am not with this upcoming summer. Much of my...
Interesting facts about COVID-19: COVID-19 Illnesses in United States – 1,181,885 (percentage of the population of 330 million) 0.000358146969 – Deaths 69,079 (percentage of the population) 0.0002093303.* COVID-19 Illnesses in Minnesota – 7,234 (percentage of the population of 5,700,671) 0....
Anthony Schnable celebrates his 10th birthday on April 23 with his family in a decorated golf cart at the end of the driveway of their rural Hayfield home by getting passing vehicles along Hwy. 56 to honk their horns. Celebrating with Anthony are his brother Ethan and parents Nancy and Andrew Schnable.
In these days of a coronavirus-filled world, one never knows what you’re going to find along the roadside. In late April as I was traveling between my offices in Kasson and Blooming Prairie, I stumbled across some commotion at the end of a driveway just outside Hayfield. As I went by, I honked my...
Just last week I was discussing some of the absurdities showing up as a result of COVID-19 with Karen Jorgensen, DCI editor. One such example came to my attention from Wayne Hendrickson. In the email Wayne had sent to the staff, was a video of a woman demonstrating the flammability of hand...
One thing is for certain with everybody being hunkered down while dodging the coronavirus. We definitely have extra time on our hands. Let me see, which house project should I choose on the list of more than 100 that I have compiled over the past few years. That seems to be the burning question...
Sitting right in the middle of corn, hog, and cattle growing country, it’s hard for me to believe that the food we eat for breakfast is brought to our tables by a Chinese company. That’s right, Communist China, the People’s Republic of China, Red China, home of COVID-19 and the World Health...
One of our regular readers from Owatonna pointed out to me an article that ran in the March-April edition of RFD-TV Magazine about the local paper. It’s appropriately titled, “My Local Paper.” It provides a good illustration of what local newspapers like the Steele County Times provide their...

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Steele County Times

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

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