Monday, September 27, 2021

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With fall sports on the horizon, the Gopher Conference will have a new look in 2021. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
The Gopher Conference will have a new look in 2021 when the fall sports season opens next week. Members schools, including Blooming Prairie, Medford and New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale- Geneva (NRHEG), are preparing for some new competition. During the previous academic year, the Gopher Conference...
 Brian Miller, left, of Albert Lea, and Steve Patterson, of Rochester, will reopen Lansing Corners in September. Their eventual plan is to add a brewery to the bar and grill and its event center. STAFF PHOTO BY KAY FATE
Back in March 2020, as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the world, the bottom dropped out for friends and business partners Steve Patterson and Brian Miller. “We were going to open a brewery in Rochester,” Patterson said. “We had everything lined up – then COVID hit. And just like that, we lost our...
When Pipeline Foods LLC filed bankruptcy in July, several area farmers found themselves entangled in a legal quagmire. Together, they face losing more than $1.35 million. Each had delivered contracted grain – and lots of it - to the Pipeline elevator in Hope in the months before the company filed...
Denise and Carl Wieman of Owatonna gear up to take off on the annual MS River Road Run Saturday morning in Lakeville. They have used their Honda Gold Wing motorcycle on the run for the past 15 years.  Staff photo by Rick Bussler
As Carl and Denise Wieman geared up Saturday morning for the annual MS River Road Run, they had already achieved a sense of accomplishment before they even took off on their motorcycle. Just days before the run, the Owatonna couple received two $500 donations, pushing them over their personal goal...
Despite three scares with cancer over the past year and a half, including one just last week, Beth Bogen of Owatonna still showed up to manage the Torey’s food stand at the Steele County Free Fair.  Photo by Rick Bussler
Call it shear dedication, stubbornness or whatever you want, but Beth Bogen isn’t about to let a cancer scare stop her from doing what she loves. Make that three cancer scares. On the morning she was set to operate Torey’s food stand at the Steele County Fair, she was at Mayo Clinic in Rochester...
A Fair Board member suffered a broken nose during an altercation Sunday night at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. The sheriff’s office responded to a report of an assault involving Rick Ellingson around 8:22 p.m. at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Livestock Lane. Ellingson is a member...
Owatonna’s Briley Highfield, center, celebrates with Alec Harris (14) and Nathan Theis after giving Post 3723 a 6-4 lead on an RBI single by Ethan Armstrong in the top of the ninth inning of its second-round state tournament game. Owatonna scored two more runs in the ninth, which were critical as Mankato scored two runs in the bottom half of the ninth but Post 3723 won 8-6 to advance to the state quarterfinals.  Staff photo by Alex Nuehring
Having won 10 of its last 12 games, the Owatonna VFW baseball team was looking to continue its positive momentum throughout this past weekend’s state tournament and early on it did just that beating Hermantown 12-2 and Mankato 8-6. However, in the state quarterfinals Post 3723 lost to Elk River 12-...
Dr. Edward Durst, 79, died Saturday after battling Alzheimer’s for six years. He’s  pictured with his wife, Anna Durst.
After battling Alzheimer’s disease for six years, Dr. Edward Durst took his last breath surrounded by family and staring into the eyes of his true love just as “Amen” was spoken at the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer. Dr. Durst, who endured a hard-fought, six-year battle with Alzheimer’s and...
It’s official: The Blooming Prairie School District will bring a nearly $34 million bond before the voters in a special election on Nov. 2.   The two-part resolution passed unanimously Monday night after several minutes of discussion. The first question asks for $27.6 million to reconfigure and...
As the number of available homes dwindled in 2020, new home construction is up this year in Owatonna. Through July, the City of Owatonna has approved 23 residential building permits valued at about $6 million, compared to 14 permits valued at $4.8 million for the same time frame the previous year. Staff photo by Deb Flemming
Construction in Owatonna will top $100 million for the second consecutive year. The question is: By how much? Building permit valuations issued by the City of Owatonna through July total a little more than $29 million. With the $94 million in permits issued by the state for construction of the new...

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