Blooming Prairie News

10/11/2018 06:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Ethanol Expansion a Win for Farmers 

With recent tariffs on agricultural products, from soybeans to pork, it's been a tough time to be a farmer. "Right now all the gasoline in America is 10 percent biofuel.

10/11/2018 06:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Stewartville Students to Hold Sweet Fundraiser for Harberts Family 

It's been more than a month since a tragic car crash on Highway 14 claimed the lives of Rachel and Emerson Harberts. The mother and daughter from Dodge Center touched many lives, and support continues to pour in from communities across southern Minnesota.

09/18/2018 11:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Driver admits phone distraction before crash killed teacher, daughter 

A motorist with a troubling driving history has admitted that his cellphone diverted his attention when he rammed his large SUV into the back of stopped car on a southern Minnesota road, killing the other driver and her young daughter, authorities said. Rachel Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center, Minn., was taken off life support at a Rochester hospital on Saturday, eight days after the crash on Sept.

09/15/2018 09:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Nature Nut: From marshes to farms, from farms to mega-farms 

On an early summer afternoon, I headed over to Dodge County to an area I'd gone to the past few winters to look for snowy owls. Halfway between Claremont and Blooming Prairie, I would meet 89-year old Lowell Trom and his daughter, Sonja Trom Eayrs, to learn about their "legacy farm," and how the way of life surrounding it has changed life for its inhabitants.