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Owatonna World Traveler Returns Home
Traveling to 13 countries in 11 months in quite a journey. That's the one just recently completed by Krista Kind of Owatonna. Krista learned of the World Race mission trip from fellow nursing students. Groups of individuals travel to 11 countries in 11 months. In Krista's case she got to go to 13 co
Nice Day For A Drive in the Country
Today was a very relaxing day. it was a warm for mid-December with clear blue skies! It seems we have endured a lot of cold days this fall with cloudy skies. Today I drove my John Deere 4430 from Kibble Equipment in Owatonna out to the farm and then drove my 9500 combine back to Kibble Equipment.
There’s Only One Remaining Old-Time Norwegian Bakery In All Of Minnesota And You Need To Visit
If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota, you know that lefse is a way of life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – especially during holidays. You can always make it yourself, but sometimes life just gets too busy. That’s when you head out to Minnesota’s remaining old-fashioned Norwegian bakery. This little
Huskies’ West First, King Second at MN Christmas Tournament
Owatonna's Blake West captured first place at the prestigious Minnesota Christmas Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Cade King finished second and the Huskies ended up seventh in the 40-team event. Westfield's Tristan Rieken finished third.
Bomb threats appear to be part of nationwide hoax, police say
OWATONNA — Two Owatonna tenants were victims of a wave of bomb threats that were emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. According to an Associated Press report, the emails triggered searches, evacuations and fear, “but there were no signs of expl
Owatonna slips past Albert Lea
ALBERT LEA -- Sara Anderson scored a season-high 17 points and collected four steals to help lead the Owatonna girls basketball team to a 54-47 Big Nine Conference victory over Albert Lea on Friday night.
Fake News: NO Media Silence About Woman Stabbed 14 Times in Minnesota
Did "not a drop of media coverage" happen about a woman who was stabbed 14 times in Minnesota? And is the media covering up the fact that the attacker was a muslim refugee? No, that's not true: several media outlets reported about the 2017 attack and described the assailant as likely being from Soma
Minnesota Police Department Adds Opioid Technician
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Local students attend Camp Enterprise
OWATONNA — Owatonna High School students Angel Garcia and Nick Mullenbach attended Camp Enterprise Nov. 1-3. The students were sponsored by the Noon and Early Edition Rotary Clubs of Owatonna.
Northfield wrestling wins Larry Severson Invitational
For the first time, Northfield wrestling won its own invitational. Not only that, but its 211.5 points to distance itself from second-place Class AAA No. 7 New Prague's 177.5 points and the rest of the 16-team field made a bit more history as well Saturday at the Northfield Larry Severson Invitation
OHS football players make surprise return to St. Mary's Friday morning
OWATONNA — St. Mary’s school welcomed several special guests Friday morning following the junior high holiday concert — alumni of St. Mary’s who helped Owatonna High School to its second-consecutive state football title this fall.
MYSTERY SHOT: Where's that in Steele County?
As far back as I can remember with Mystery Shot — and that was 10-plus years ago — we’ve never had a place pictured in Mystery Shot that has drawn such diverse answers, three in particular.
Angels come in many different forms
The holidays, filled with the wonder of birth and the cheer of of family, can be a tough time for those remembering loss, particularly of a child or a young person close to them.
A Kangaroo Island In Southern Minnesota? Maybe
Having spent plenty of time in southern Minnesota I've seen foxes, cows, horses, sheep, pigs, geese, and turkeys. I've even seen exotic reptiles at the RAD zoo in Owatonna. But a kangaroo? Nope. I guess I haven't been looking too hard for one because last night on Fox 9's news one Southern Minnesota
Medical examiner identifies pedestrians killed in Faribault, Brooklyn Park crashes
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified pedestrians killed in two separate incidents Monday. A release said 83-year-old Darlene Norma Ulrich of Faribault died of blunt force head injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of District One Hospital on the 100 bl
Minnesota State Patrol recruiting more women
The Minnesota State Patrol hopes more women will choose to wear the uniform. The agency held its annual Women in Law Enforcement Information Session in Golden Valley Saturday. Lt. Col. Rochelle Schrofer wasn't always with the Minnesota State Patrol. After working in the information technology field,
Owatonna Chamber Will Celebrate Highway 14 Expansion at Annual Dinner
The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism announced in their weekend e-newsletter that the theme of the annual chamber dinner will be, "Celebrate the Connection: Highway 14." The event is Friday, January 18 at the Owatonna Country Club. The program will recognize the efforts that led to the
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100.
Owatonna Christmas Bird Count set for Saturday
OWATONNA — Owatonna’s 47th annual Christmas Bird Count will be this Saturday, and after 99 members of the community participated last year, the hope is to hit the century mark this year.
Kwik Trip preps for second Waseca location
Kwik Trip’s ongoing expansion plan is bringing a second store to Waseca. The Waseca Planning Commission approved a final plat for a Kwik Trip convenience store plan for the corner of North State Street and 15th Avenue NE, just south of McDonald’s and north of Oscar’s restaurant.