Blooming Prairie

Hayfield To Forfeit Game
When Mark Dorencamp and I covered the Hayfield game with Bethlehem Academy last Friday night, we knew there was a possibility that the Vikings would have some problems with the rest of their season. They only had 22 come out for the team this year and they only had 17 people to put on the field last Friday.
Gopher 50 is Saturday
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...
Drumming Up Donations
If you've ever attended a local parade or large event, chances are you've witnessed the antics of the drumline Stix of Fury. This group of talented young drummers is made up of students from Blooming Prairie, although it appears they aren't dependent on the school district for funding...
BP Child Death Charges Dismissed
Cory Neal Stucky, 31, of Blooming Prairie, was charged in the suffocation death of his 8-week-old son in July 2015. He had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and child endangerment. He pleaded not guilty to both charges on Jan. 4. The baby's mother had originally stated she found Stucky passed out on a living room couch with the baby under his arm on July 18, 2015...
Ex Banker Wins Discrimination Case
Stephen Habberstad, a former banker in southern Minnesota, was awarded possibly the largest payout to a single person in a sexual orientation discrimination case by a Steele County judge. His relatives maintain he was fired for business reasons...
Local Blood Drives
The American Red Cross will be having blood drives in the local area this month. The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give, all blood types are needed. Blood donations in the summer results in fewer donations. Donations of blood will go to help those going through cancer treatment or involved in accidents...
Area Easter egg hunts
There will be a number of Easter egg hunts in the area for youngsters on Saturday, March 26. The Blooming Prairie Women of Today will have their eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 11AM in the Blooming Prairie City Park. It's open to kids 10 and younger...
Blood drives in March
March has been designated as Red Cross Month by each U.S. president since 1943. The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood. With about 2,600 hospitals nationwide, blood donors of all types are needed to help patients as they recover from accidents, going through organ transplants, surgery or cancer treatment...
K-W Defeats BP in Thriller
Kenyon-Wanamingo captured the Mid Southeast District West Division championship by going unbeaten in the first year of the league. It was not easy. The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms put up an incredible fight in the season finale in the Moat in Kenyon on Thursday night and came just a couple of points short of sending the game into overtime...