Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Owatonna police detective Joel Hunt demonstrates the newest technology available to local law enforcement as well as other city departments. The city has purchased a drone, which will be activated by the beginning of the year for emergency situations like search and rescues, chemical spills, armed suspects and missing persons.
Emergency personnel in Steele County will soon have an extra eye to aide in protecting the safety of area residents.  The Owatonna Police Department is in the process of launching a drone to assist officers and firefighters with search and rescue missions, as well as other emergency situations in...
 Two sentenced for the June 2016 killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford .
Two men will be spending considerable time behind bars for their involvement in the 2016 drug-related homicide in Steele County. On Monday, Judge Joseph Bueltel sentenced Cyrus Trevino to more than 32 years in prison and Gerald Blevins to 12 years for killing Richard Jurgensen of Medford in a...
The results are in from the Blooming Prairie School District 756 elections Tuesday. All three referendum questions passed. There were 601 total votes cast. Question 1 passed 393-206, Question 2 passed 364-234 and Question 3 passed 363-234. The school board race included three incumbents and one...
A batch of bad gas made its way into Blooming Prairie over the weekend. Casey’s in Blooming Prairie is one of 44 stations throughout southeastern Minnesota, as well as northeastern Iowa and western Wisconsin, that received diesel-tainted gasoline Friday and Saturday, the Minnesota Department of...
Donnavon Eaker of Steve’s Meat Market shows off her latest innovation—a meat vending machine. Meat lovers will now be able to access 35 meat products outside of the store located in downtown Ellendale any time of the day or night. Steve’s is the first meat market in Minnesota, and only the second in the country, to have a meat vending machine, which came from Germany.
In the fast-paced world where people want things right away, Steve’s Meat Market has found an innovative way to meet the needs of meat lovers any time of the day or night.  Steve’s is the first meat market in Minnesota, and only the second in the entire country, to introduce a meat vending machine...
Wearing lime green T-shirts, Owatonna Forward members took to the streets of downtown Owatonna during the annual Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon to distribute bags and literature promoting the work of the group. Owatonna Forward is hoping to connect citizens and create actions that will drive results and help ensure a prosperous Owatonna.
A grassroots, citizen-driven effort to move Owatonna forward into the future is ready to move onto the next phase. The group of about 25 citizens calls itself Owatonna Forward. Members are aiming to connect all citizens and invest in a shared vision for the future of Owatonna.  Since the group...
Steele County sheriff’s deputies lead Gerald Blevins out of the Steele County Courthouse in handcuffs Friday morning after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Both Blevins, and his co-defendant, Cyrus Trevino, have admitted their involvement in killing Richard Jurgensen in June 2016 on a rural gravel road northeast of Owatonna
In a surprise move, the two men accused of murder admitted their involvement in Steele County District Court last week, bringing an end to one of the murder trials that had been in the midst of jury selection. On Thursday, Cyrus Noel Trevino, 22, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder. The...
The top candidate for Steele County Administrator has turned down the job. Michael Plante confirmed Friday that he will not be coming to Steele County after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations with county officials. He declined to elaborate on what specifically the hang up was in the...
Midway through jury selection in a Steele County murder trial, one of the accused murderers has brought the trial to an end by entering a plea. On Thursday, Cyrus Trevino of Owatonna pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford. The plea came on the fourth...
Steele County Buildings Director Lynn Holthus shows off Courtroom B at the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna. The courthouse is partially back to normal operations after being closed for nine months.
After months of being shut down, the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna is operational once again. Well, sort of. On Monday, the courthouse opened a second floor courtroom to accommodate the high-profile murder trial of Cyrus Trevino. The trial began with jury selection Monday morning with 80...

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