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New Prague man admits to drunken driving in fatal crash

A New Prague man last week admitted that his drunken driving led to the death of his friend, Jarrett Luethe, of Sparta, Wisconsin.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-10-21 16:37:00

Owatonna woman charged with selling drugs to undercover cops

Lakeisha Theresa Koala E. Hofbauer, 31, was charged with three drug-related felonies stemming from a reported July 16 sale of methamphetamine to undercover drug task force agents.


Jail, treatment and drug court for Lonsdale woman facing multiple charges

A Lonsdale woman has pleaded guilty to selling meth, taking a deal from prosecutors that includes jail time, drug treatment and participation in the county's drug treatment court.Heather Anne Anderson-Larscheid, 39, agreed to the deal Oct. 11, according to court records. She's set to be sentenced Tu

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-10-21 15:30:00

5 Things To Do in Owatonna Over MEA Break

The annual Minnesota Education Association break can be a great time for families with school-age children to take a late fall vacation. On theKRFO Facebook pagewe have heard from folks who are going on a Disney trip, enjoying Chicago and taking in the sights of Duluth.Not everyone can travel though


Owatonna teen injured in Goodhue County rollover

GOODHUE COUNTY — An Owatonna teenager was injured Thursday evening when the SUV in which he was a passenger was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Goodhue County, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol.Vadim Kiriakov, 18, was one of three teens injured in the crash. Also injured in the


Janesville woman hurt after hitting semi

The driver of the semi, Dean W. Ryan, 55, of St. Peter was not injured. He had no alcohol detected on him, the Patrol said.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-21 12:02:00

I-494 Semi Rollover: Injury Reported, Ramp Closed

BLOOMINGTON, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a semi rollover in the south metro. The ramp from Marth Road to eastbound Interstate 494 is currently closed for clean up crews and first responders.Authorities say minor injuries resulted from the incident. The crash happened just befo

PATCH - 2018-10-21 14:37:19

PARK AND REC: Enjoying Autumn with Owatonna Parks and Recreation

I recently came across this quote by L.M. Montgomery: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This quote is so true for me; October is my favorite month! I love fall; it's my favorite season. I really love all the seasons but there's just something about fall that makes it a little


Waseca Man Allegedly Steals Two Cars, Back to Back

MANKATO--A Waseca man is in custody after allegedly stealing not one but two vehicles, within the same hour Thursday night.Mankato Police were called to the Holiday Gas Station on North Riverfront Drive around 6:20 Thursday night, where a 2002 Chevy Malibu was reported missing.About 15 minutes later


MYSTERY SHOT: Where's that in Steele County?

Last week’s Mystery Shot: Owatonna FoundationOK, we have to admit that we chose last week’s Mystery Shot — one that we said was “very appropriate for this time of year” — on purpose. And with good reason.This week, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 7 and running through Saturday, Oct. 13, has been Owatonna


Store owner is right back where she started

“Business out there had just really slowed down,” Winter said of her decision, which was announced in mid-July. “It just seemed like the right thing to do.”


Project Bike, Dude Nord, Hotpants soul and funk night: 40 free things to do this weekend | City Pages

Kinngait StudiosFRIDAY:Kinngait Studios: Printmaking in the Arctic CircleKinngait Studios, part of the West Baffin cooperative that opened in Nunavut, Canada, in 1959, supports Native artists interested in exploring the aesthetic possibilities of printmaking. Over the past 70 years, those artists’ w


LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Owatonna, Rochester Century garner top two seeds in Section 1-5A

Award-winning Sports Editor for the Owatonna People's Press, Weisbrod has worked in daily newspapers his entire career. He writes a regular column called Beyond the Box that delves into local, regional and national sports storylines.


Troubled Waseca bar fined after not paying taxes

The Nashville Saloon is delinquent on sales or other state taxes, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The bar at 108 S. State Street has not paid taxes since August, according to apublic listingof delinquent liquor license holders posted this week.


Faribault Man Pleads Guilty To Theft By Swindle

The Rice County Attorney's Office says a majority of the funds were spent on video games, drinking, dart tournaments and marijuana.


COURT REPORT: Three charged with selling drugs to undercover cops

A Faribault couple and an Owatonna woman were charged last week after allegedly selling drugs to undercover agents earlier this summer.Valerie Suzanne Roehl, 32, and Chaylen Richard Rader, 36, face felony drug sale charges after Roehl allegedly agreed to sell three OxyContin pills to an Rice County


Owatonna Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

OWATONNA — The Owatonna Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library in the Gainey Room which is accessible by elevator.“Parkinson’s Disease and the Management of Off Episodes” is the topic of the informational talk presented by Mickey Domiano,


Rochester man arrested with more than 200 pounds of marijuana

A Rochester man was arrested early this morning after allegedly being found with more than 200 pounds of marijuana in his car.Jeffrey Lawstuen, 44, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of Interstate 90 and Highway 63, according to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin.The Rochester Polic


Three Dozen Minnesota Organizations Face Fines From MPCA

In MPCA's third quarter round of enforcement, a total of $203,000 in fines were issued to 39 businesses in 26 Minnesota counties.


Man arrested after allegedly fleeing Mankato police in stolen pickup

Tyler Thomas Clayton, 30, led police officers on a pursuit in the area of Birchwood and Highland avenues. The chase ended when he lost control on Balcerzak Drive.