I grew up on a farm outside Little Falls, WI. Bet you didn't know there was such a place. I've got 40 years in the radio business now. I married an Ellendale gal and that's how I wound up here. Forgive me, but I'm still a diehard Packer/ Badger fan.
Former Blooming Prairie Athlete Killed in Accident
A 2016 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School lost his life in a traffic accident on Monday night.
State of Emergency in Steele and Freeborn Counties
Governor Tim Walz has declared a state of emergency for Steele and Freeborn counties till further notice
Minnesota Now Home To The Second Meat Vending Machine in the US
It seems like they have vending machines for everything these days, but it turns out getting a meat vending machine the US is a little tough. There are only two in the entire United States. Minnesota's Steve Meat Market is home to the second one ever installed.
American Pickers Coming To Minnesota
The popular TV show American Pickers plans on coming to Minnesota and the surrounding area in October.
I-35 Near Owatonna Closing on August 28
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces that plans are now in place for the demolition of the Steele County Road 31 bridge over I-35 starting Monday night, August 28.
Minnesota Deer Population Up
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that due to a series of mild winters along with conservative hunting regulations, the deer population has rebounded in Minnesota. What this means is additional deer hunting opportunities this fall...
Rare Big Four Tractor Coming to Owatonna
The Steele County Historical Society will be hosting the annual Gus' Station Car Show and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 8AM and is $5 per vehicle. The show itself runs 8:30AM to noon with free admission. An egg bake breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:30AM...
Gopher 50 is Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway
The Blooming Prairie Lions will once again be a part in the promoting of the Gopher 50 this Saturday, July 8, at Deer Creek Speedway, south of Rochester on Highway 63. In the World of Outlaws Late Models a prize of $10,000 will be at stake with $2,000 for the USRA Modifieds...
Minnesota Crackdown on Drunken Boating
Operation Dry Water is a national campaign aimed at deterring drinking and boating. So far this year Minnesota has recorded nine boating fatalities, which translates it into being the most deadly since 2005. In 2016 alcohol was a factor in nine of the 17 deadly boating accidents...
Poison Hemlock Detected in Southeastern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning residents of the dangers of poison hemlock. This weed has been detected in Southeastern Minnesota in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas and could possibly be elsewhere in the area. The Ag Department encourages people to use precaution when handling and not to ingest any part of the plant...