Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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A truck hauling gravel was hit by a train Monday morning on U.S. Highway 14 east of Owatonna, closing the road for several hours. No injuries were reported, according to the State Patrol. Officials from the state patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.   We'll keep...
When Margo and Rob White were considering a move after their active military service ended, they drew up a list. Blooming Prairie was one of the choices, and at the top of the list of positives, Margo said, was education. That’s why, four years after returning to her hometown, she has served on all...
Blooming Prairie senior quarterback Drew Kittelson announces via Twitter that he has committed to Minnesota State University, Mankato to continue his academic and athletic careers.
Blooming Prairie senior quarterback Drew Kittelson has made his college decision a bit earlier than the average high schooler, committing to Minnesota State University, Mankato to continue his academic and athletic careers. Kittelson’s commitment is a verbal one and allows him to withdraw his...
Sophomore starting quarterback Connor Ginskey sends senior tight end Luke Wottreng in motion across the formation in the team’s 41-0 win against John Marshall. Ginskey, only in his third start of the season, has acquired a perfect 3-0 record since stepping in for injured senior quarterback Taylor Bogen.  Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
With senior quarterback Taylor Bogen out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the Huskies turned to sophomore quarterback Jacob Ginskey to fill the starting role. Making his first appearance late in the Huskies’ 42-0 loss against Mankato West in Week No. 3, head coach Jeff Williams said...
Angie Langlie, left, and Naomi Jirele are the co-founders of United Patriots for Accountability, a newly formed organization in Steele County to help keep local public servants accountable. Submitted photo
Naomi Jirele has drawn on her faith in her most recent venture to help keep local public servants accountable. Jirele and a friend, Angie Langlie, have formed the United Patriots for Accountability (UPA) in Steele County. UPA, which started in June, is a group that continues to grow every month. In...
Steele County’s population grew by 830 residents the past decade, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. And most of growth occurred in the city of Owatonna. The county’s population now sits at 37,406, compared to 36,576 in 2010. That represents a 2.2% growth overall. Two...
First, it was drought-like conditions for most of the summer. And then a windstorm came along in late August, knocking down large corn stalks. Nevin Schroeder, 20, of rural Owatonna, hasn’t been farming for long, but he knows things could have been much worse and he’s banking on an “average”...
Dr. Ken Dillehay, president of the American Association of Orthodontists, presents Dr. Deborah Lien, a Blooming Prairie area orthodontist, with the Earl E. Shepard Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 2 in Milwaukee.  Submitted photo
A Blooming Prairie area orthodontist has been recognized with a top national service award in her profession. Dr. Deborah Lien received the Earl E. Shepard Distinguished Service Award by the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists on Oct. 2 in Milwaukee. The award was created in 1987 to honor Dr....
Referee Kurtis Retterath monitors the action during the Blooming Prairies game against WEM on Friday, Sept. 24. Retterath has been a referee in southern Minnesota for six years and hopes to see the younger generations give back to their communities by becoming referees.  Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Blooming Prairie, Medford, NRHEG and Owatonna have each had at least one football game rescheduled from Friday to Saturday this fall because of a statewide shortage of referees. According to referee Kurtis Retterath, the shortage isn’t just a result of the pandemic. Demographics also play a factor...
Medford coach Nick Trapp watches as Dr. Timothy Van Gelder wraps junior running back Garron Hoffman’s wrist after an injury in Medford’s 44-6 homecoming loss against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. Van Gelder’s experience and vast knowledge of sports medicine allows him to help injured athletes quickly and get them back on the field if he deems them fit.  Staff photo by Rick Bussler
Dr. Timothy Van Gelder is a family practitioner with the Mayo Clinic in Owatonna who spends his Friday nights practicing his passion for medicine in a place one might not expect: a football field. For six years now, Van Gelder has patrolled Medford’s sidelines offering his services to injured...

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