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Sheriffs donate tactical gear

Sheriffs throughout Minnesota are joining forces to help war-torn Ukraine with tactical gear that can no longer be us

BP family history goes on trial

Chances are, it had been a few years since the Herdina girls – Judy, Mary, Becky and Andrea – had made their father,

BP Ed Foundation auctions raise $78K

The donations kept on coming in and the bidders were there to help raise $78,000 for the 2022 Blooming Prairie Educat

Philosophy shift brings lower jail numbers

“It is easier to build strong children than to fix broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

Owatonna Library grant hopes to attract teens

An Owatonna Public Library plan to draw in more teen-aged patrons recently got a $37,000 boost through a nationwide g

Sisters hope Medford re-sale boutique soars

On April 5, two sisters opened the doors of their new Medford Outlet Center boutique with the hope that it will fly O

Retired BP soldier shares views on war in Ukraine

There was a time when Dennis Long's lips were sealed and he could not comment on U.S.

NEWS BULLETIN: Headliners revealed for Steele Fair

Country music stars from Nashville will be headlining the Steele County Free Fair in August, fair manager Scott Kozel

Travel nurse aims to make a difference

Sharon McLane’s life goal is to make a difference.

Owatonna’s oldest church to close

Carol Hofer has been a member of First Baptist Church in Owatonna for 67 years, the secretary for more than 20 years.

Still Standing

What's a good recipe for a motivational speaker?

Medford student spreads love of ASL

Medford High School junior Rachel Dziewit has a passion for American Sign Language (ASL).

Crisis Center advocates for assault victims

Inside a nondescript house on North Oak Avenue in Owatonna, a phone rings and child advocate Stacy Burton answers.


There is an old saying that radio hosts often have a face for radio where they can’t be seen.

Marketplace Delivery fills BP needs – and stomachs

Amanda Novak moved to Blooming Prairie less than a year ago, but has already fallen in love with it.

New priest returns home to BP

"Everything is old and everything is new," says Rev.

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