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Har Mar Superstar announces first full-band hometown show in Owatonna

As a well known singer-songwriter, Har Mar Superstar has achieved a lot in his career. He’s toured the world with bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sia, the Strokes, and Incubus. He’s acted in movies and worked hard to develop his own music career. But one thing he hasn’t done is perform an all-


AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP (April 23): Owatonna track and field finishes 2nd in Makato

MANKATO — The Owatonna boys track and field team accumulated 68 points and finished in second place at Tuesday’s Big Nine Conference track and field triangular at Mankato East.


Board introduced to new special services director during meeting Monday

OWATONNA — The Owatonna school board was able to briefly meet the district’s new director of special services during Monday’s meeting, and Danielle Theis told them she was “excited to get started” in her new post.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Steele County Fair to Build New Barn

March 13 was the date. After the late February blizzard and then still more snow the roof of Cattle Barn 2 collapsed under all that weight at the Steele County Fairgrounds. A barn collapsed up at the State Fairgrounds as well. The barn was located next to the Show Arena and Radel Pavilion. The barn


Missing Barron man found dead in Minnesota, three arrested in connection to the case

Barron County (WQOW) – A Barron man who had been missing since Sunday was found dead in a Minnesota cabin Tuesday. Chris Etchison, 36, was reported missing by a family member the morning of Friday, April 19. A tip Tuesday led authorities to a cabin in Sandstone, Minnesota. That’s where they found Et


Police arrest three people in connection with a prostitution sting

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester police arrested three people connected in a prostitution sting Monday. Police said three men responded to online ads. Daniel Andrist, 59, from Hayfield, Erick Nash, 37, from Mapleview and Chester Jantzen, 43, from Byron were taken into custody.


Gas grill tips over leading to fire, explosion at Faribault mobile home park

A gas grill exploded during the afternoon on Easter Sunday, with the ensuing fire destroying two mobile homes. Firefighters responded to the scene at Evergreen Estates in Faribault around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, according to KDHL radio. There, they found two mobile home structures ablaze.


Medford to pursue wastewater connection with Faribault

MEDFORD — After months of discussion, the Medford City Council has officially elected to pursue regionalization with the wastewater treatment plant in Faribault. The City of Medford had originally entertained the possibilities of either expanding its own wastewater treatment plant or regionalizing w


Huskies down Packer softball team

The Austin softball team saw a three-game winning streak come to a halt as it had trouble getting things going in a loss to Owatonna (2-5 overall) by a score of 7-4 in Todd Park Tuesday.


Construction for 2nd Waseca Kwik Trip underway

Waseca can expect to see another Kwik Trip in the near future. All approvals have been given related to the needed building permit for the gas station project, according to City Engineer Tom Kellogg. And now construction is under way for the second location of the chain in Waseca.


Minnesota River Flooding Causes Henderson Business Drought

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Businesses in the southern Minnesota town of Henderson are feeling the pinch because flooding is forcing roads to stay closed. Henderson is about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities and sits along the Minnesota River.


2 injured after shots fired into crowded Minnesota garage

AUSTIN (AP) — Police in Minnesota are investigating who fired at least a dozen shots into a crowded garage where a family was playing dominoes and having a barbecue in Austin.


Boy thrown from 3rd floor of MOA still in ICU

MINNEAPOLIS — The family of the 5-year-old boy thrown from the third floor of the Mall of America gave an update on his condition Tuesday. In a statement released by the family's attorney, the family said the boy is still in intensive care and is sedated.


State patrol cites alcohol in single-vehicle crash that injured Ellendale woman

(Rochester, MN) – An Ellendale woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that the state patrol says involved alcohol. Marianne Agness Christensen, 52, was transported to St. Mary’s with non-life threatening injuries after the Freeborn County crash, which happened at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on 740t


Kohl's will now accept Amazon returns at all its stores – including Minnesota

It's happened to many of us: You order something from Amazon and when it arrives on your doorstep, it doesn't fit or isn't quite right. Well now you won't have to go through the onerous returns process of re-packaging your order and heading to the post office to mail it off.


DNR: Spring burning restrictions in place across Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says burning restrictions are now in place in several counties across the state. The DNR said Tuesday that warm and dry conditions mean wildfire risks are increased, so open burning is now restricted in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dou


Road work to start next Monday on Minnesota Ave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Starting on the 29th of April a two-week road construction project will be on Minnesota Ave from Second Street to Seventh Street. It will be for updating curbs and sidewalks for ADA requirements.


Pine County officials to inspect boat involved in Minnesota DNR officer's death

PINE CITY, Minn. (FOX 9) - Officials in Pine County, Minnesota say they are inspecting the boat used by fallen conservation officer Eugene Wynn on the night that he died on Cross Lake.


Janesville man charged in bar brawl

JANESVILLE — A man allegedly struck three fellow patrons with a beer mug at a Janesville bar, breaking a woman's nose. Christopher Allen Harris, 44, of Janesville, admitted he hit people with a mug at the Timeout Tavern Thursday night, a court complaint said. He claimed he was acting in self-defense