Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Blooming Prairie tight end Mitchell Fiebiger breaks loose for some yards after the catch during the Awesome Blossoms’ 49-6 win over Randolph in the Section 1A Championship. For his play on the field, both offensively and defensively as a linebacker, Fiebiger was chosen as one of the 31 players from the state nominated for the Mr. Football Award. He was selected to participate in the Minnesota Vikings Showcase Game.
Besides getting a chance to compete in the state tournament, Blooming Prairie tight end/linebacker Mitchell Fiebiger’s senior season couldn’t have gone much better. His team went undefeated and won the Section 1A Championship, he made the All-District team and was named District MVP and he was the...
As a long-time public safety warrior, Scott Rose knows firsthand how losing police officers sends ripple effects through police agencies and the communities where they serve. Perhaps even more importantly, he has experienced how it leaves devastating emotional scars on the surviving families. Rose...
Tyler Hoff has taken over ownership of Worlein’s Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie and Austin. His arrival brings an end to 31 years of ownership at Blooming Prairie and 76 years at Austin for the Worlein family.
Tyler Hoff may turn a few heads with his youthful look, but he’s not letting that stop him from conquering the challenge of owning a new business. At only 29 years old, Hoff recently purchased the Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie and Austin. His arrival brings an end to 31 years of...
A top educator, who once reigned on the national level as a distinguished principal, has added yet another honor to her portfolio. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has named Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie the Outstanding Central Office Leader. Krell currently serves as the...
The top leader for Steele County’s United Way is calling for a change in what she describes as an epidemic that’s out of control in Blooming Prairie. United Way Director Annette Duncan said Blooming Prairie is on “everybody’s radar right now” when it comes to drug and alcohol prevention. “State...
Bill Hanisch of the Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop of Red Wing came up with the idea to give all Red Wing seniors their own special cake on graduation day. Jennifer Walsh of Keller Williams Real Estate in Blooming Prairie liked the idea and ordered 50 cakes for Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom graduates of 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has left an indelible mark on all of us. Baker Bill Hanisch of the Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop in Red Wing "pulled out all the stops for high school seniors graduating during the pandemic," wrote Guideposts writer Mari Pack in the February issue. Guideposts is a...
As he got older, Taylor Duncan noticed there were fewer opportunities for people, like himself, who have autism or other disabilities and for some people, mostly those who reside in suburban and rural areas, there are no services to continue their path toward independence. “We need to do better at...
Blooming Prairie all-time career leader in rebounds and steals, Megan Oswald, leads the Awesome Blossoms’ fast-break offense after colleting a steal.
Is there anything on the basketball court that Blooming Prairie senior Megan Oswald can’t do? Not only is she in the top five all-time for career assists and career points, but this past month, she broke two school records, career rebounds and career steals. After last Friday’s game, Oswald has...
Medford Mayor Danny Thomas spent his first 60 days in office trying to right the ship while facing a barrage of issues. Some of those issues, Thomas attributes to past mistakes or policies, while others, he said,  are issues that face every municipality. “The public has pushed me to a point where I...
Andrew and Sam Hardecopf welcome a new addition to their family, a baby girl born on Jan. 23. Harper Jo is settling in with her new parents at their Blooming Prairie home.
Andrew Hardecopf is used to coaching football players on how to score touchdowns, but he and his wife, Sam, recently scored a touchdown of their own. The Hardecopfs welcomed a baby girl, Harper Jo, to their family on Jan. 23. Harper is believed to be the first baby born in 2021 within the Blooming...

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