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Unhappy ending: Short-handed Owatonna ousted in Section 1-AAA championship

ROCHESTER — A season that started with so much promise was abruptly cut short a step shy of the bright lights of the Xcel Energy Center. It simply wasn’t supposed to end like this.


GALLERY: Northfield wrestling tops Owatonna to win Section 1AAA title, book 2nd ever trip to state tournament

The entire Northfield bench was on its feet, with the coaching staff doing its best at splitting time between watching the action on the mat Saturday afternoon at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center and making sure none of the second-seeded Raiders spilled onto the mat.


Minnesota Weather: Another Round Of Snow To Hit Metro, Surrounding Areas

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Flakes will begin flying across southwest Minnesota late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, snow will be falling in the Twin Cities by 7 a.m. Sunday.


‘Plowable’ Snow On The Way To Faribault and Owatonna Tonight

The National Weather Service, NWS, tweeted out this morning a graphic that showed areas that could expect 'plowable' snow. Rice, Steele, Le Sueur, and Dakota counties are in line for anywhere from 1-4 inches of total snow. The flakes are expected to begin tonight through Sunday.


A deeper look at proposed Minnesota gun legislation

A couple weeks back we took a look at one of two major pieces of gun control legislation in front of Minnesotan lawmakers this session:. SF 434 which has to do with amending current background check laws to include to include private party transfers of all firearms including shotguns and traditional


Sunday snow; another batch of snow on Wednesday?

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE. National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN. …ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED OVER SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTHERN. .Accumulating snow is expected tonight through Sunday evening for.


Bag checks implemented for OHS students this week

OWATONNA—Following Monday’s lockdown at Owatonna High School, students have had their bags checked upon entry into the building this week. The new procedures were implemented Wednesday, the first day of classes following Monday’s lockdown, and will be in place “for the foreseeable future,” said Jeff


Coal train derails in northern Minnesota, 40 cars off the rails

A coal train derailed in northern Minnesota, BNSF has confirmed. The freight company says that 40 cars derailed near Brookston, Minnesota, around 11:30 a.m. A BNSF spokeswoman told BMTN that its officers and crew were responding to the scene, and that there were no injuries.


Minnesota Woman Charged With Voter Fraud

Star Tribune reports that Zameahia J. Ismail was charged with voting twice. Ismail voted additionally in Minneapolis after being instructed to support Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame.


3 dead in north-central Minnesota shooting knew each other, Hubbard County officials say

NEVIS, Minn. —Law enforcement officials say the three people who died in a north-central Minnesota shooting that also left a deputy wounded, knew each other. Authorities had not yet determined a motive a Friday, Feb. 15, for the shooting that took place Thursday night in Nevis. The shooting led to a


Weekend snowfall could reach 6 inches in southwest Minnesota; less for the metro

Marshall, Mankato, Pipestone, Worthington, Albert Lea and surrounding areas of southwest and south-central Minnesota could wind up with some rather hefty snow totals from late Saturday night through Sunday.


Minnesota dismisses TE who allegedly punched cop in the face

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota tight end Max Janes is facing felony charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer very early in the morning of Feb. 8. It’s alleged that an intoxicated Janes was in the process of breaking into a post office when police officers responded,


Owatonna works to heal following racist incident at high school

OWATONNA, Minn. (FOX 9) - The City of Owatonna in southern Minnesota is continuing to respond to outrage over racist social media posts from over the weekend. On Monday, Owatonna Senior High School was put on lockdown after tensions flared over racially charged Snapchat posts.


Owatonna Wrestlers Shutout Century [February 14 Prep Roundup]

Owatonna's wrestling team opened the Section 1AAA tournament with a dominating 70-0 victory over Rochester Century Thursday evening at the OHS gym. The Panthers had topped John Marshall 57-24 to set up their match versus the top-seeded Huskies. Owatonna wrestles No. 4 seed Farmington Saturday, Febru


TODD HALE: Carl Kottke was Owatonna's oldest active merchant

This week let’s look back into the history of one of Owatonna’s oldest businesses and the man who started it all. I have often referred and written about my close friend Bill Kottke who assumed ownership of Owatonna’s oldest jewelry store from his father, Carl Kottke. When I first came to town, Carl


Cast and crew prepare for high-flying 'Mary Poppins' at OHS

OWATONNA—A few months after Mary Poppins floated back into movie theaters in “Mary Poppins Returns,” the iconic nanny will visit the Owatonna High School stage next week for the school’s winter musical.


Minnesota man's drunk-driving excuse? He wanted some McDonald's

Being "hangry" can make even the most mild-mannered of people irrational, and in one case in central Minnesota, make them break the law. That's what happened earlier this week in Stearns County, when local sheriff's deputies started tracking a drunk-driver on his way back from a McDonald's.


FHS girls basketball at Owatonna

Faribault has a quick turnaround to take on Class AAA's top-ranked team, Red Wing, 1 p.m. Saturday in Nomeland Gymnasium. The Wingers did not play Friday and are 19-2 overall and 15-2 in the Big 9.


JEFFREY JACKSON: Owatonna — 15 years and counting in my adopted hometown

“Coriolanus” Whoever thought I would become accustom to reports on moose populations?. Bear with me on this one. When I drove into town on Feb. 15, 2004 — 15 years ago this Friday — I immediately began to wonder if I had made a mistake.


Finnish émigré made Minnesota island her home

The Finns have a word for her: sisu, which translates roughly to mean strong will, determination or perseverance. For more than 50 years, from 1928 into the 1980s, Finnish émigré Lydia Torry made her year-round home on Kubel Island — one of the countless rocky outcrops dotting the lakes way Up North