Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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A strong commitment to his faith has been helpful in coaching young people, says Chad Gimbel, head coach of the Class 1A championship football team, the Blooming Prairie Blossoms. Coach Gimbel on Wednesday, Dec. 11 took time from his busy schedule as a coach and as a teacher to visit with...
After my first week in Dodge County, I thought perhaps because we were down in the “Banana Belt” of Minnesota that we would escape the frigid cold of northeastern Minnesota. No such luck. Old man winter blew into the county snarling traffic on local streets and causing a plethora of accidents on...
I have officially gone into a panic. Some promote give to the max this time of the year. I promote stressed to the max. Christmas gifts to buy, presents to wrap, lights to string, tree to chop down and decorate, holiday cards to send, goodies to bake, parties to enjoy and the list is overwhelming....
Something struck me as I watched the Blossoms blaze their way to a state football championship at U.S. Bank Stadium a few weeks ago. I couldn’t help but notice the cheerleaders on the field providing support not only for the players, but also for the thousands of Blooming Prairie fans. What’s...
After publishing newspapers and an international wildlife art magazine, my wanderings have brought me full circle to where it all started. Minnesota is home. My wife, Tricia and I have found a house that is just minutes from town. Kasson is a town, not unlike the town where I grew up. I grew up in...
“It’s a Gobble Time” promotion has turned into being a gobble of generosity. A few weeks ago our newspaper ran a promotion with various businesses giving away free turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving. It was pretty simple and straightforward: just clip out the entry form and return it to the...
There is something rather confusing about the time when the hiatus between football games is more than a week. I hardly know what to write about, as there is so much time between contests. Now, however, it is time to get the competitive blood boiling again and psych ourselves into really backing...
What's going on behind closed doors at Blooming Prairie High School? It looks like they are building a house in the industrial arts area located on the south end of the high school. No, it's not a house; it's an outdoor storage shed that Construction Technology class members are building. The nine...
Over the past few weeks we have written several stories, editorials and columns about the Hwy. 14 expansion between Owatonna and Dodge Center finally getting underway after decades of political fighting to find the funding. At the groundbreaking a couple weeks ago most of the ceremony seemed to...
One of the more interesting stories I have recently covered for our sister newspaper, the Steele County Times, is how boxing is aiming to slow Parkinson’s disease. I featured a group of Parkinson’s patients and in many cases their spouses who have taken up boxing and other fitness at the Owatonna...

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