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Friendship keeps local craft show going strong for 20 years

What began with a shared love of painting has now grown into a multi-generational event that’s garnered a loyal follo

Quilts of Valor: a tangible token of appreciation

Three veterans were gifted handmade quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. 

Owatonna Public School bond passes

After 8,649 votes were tallied, Owatonna School district’s $77.9 million bond referendum has been passed.

Local church celebrates Halloween

One may not have found ghosts, goblins or grim reapers, but the Pumpkin Carving and Trunk or Treat event at the Assoc

Navigating North

In a total of 48 hours, Owatonna High School 2011 graduate Jay Seaser and two other band members drove to North Carol

Adventure approaches with ‘Peter Pan’

Anticipation is beginning to build, and younger students are eagerly looking forward to the all-school musical at Blo

Closed nursing home serves a purpose for law enforcement

The empty rooms, hallways and lounges of the closed Cedarview Nursing Home complex on South Cedar Street served an im

Pumpkins galore

The Haberman family live and breathe autumn entertainment at their family-operated Oak View Nursery Pumpkin Patch.

NRHEG High School band marches into a bright future

The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) High School band earned recognition at the Waseca Marching Classic

Ag Power of Owatonna demos new 4-track tractor

Envision a green machine that has four tracks and will give farmers the versatility they need in a field tractor on t

Seeing double

Margaret and Mitchell Jones aren’t just best friends; they’re also twins.

Firefighter of the Year: Darin Brown

Though Darin Brown is not one to enjoy the spotlight, he was deeply honored when he found out that he was deemed Fire

Domestic violence taken more seriously

The judicial system is taking domestic violence more seriously than it has in the past generation or two, according t


She’s had her life threatened, she’s suffered physical abuse and she’s lost two human beings prematurely. 

Shop with a Cop helps youth with school clothes

Police officers of Owatonna and Blooming Prairie Police Departments had the unusual task of helping local kids pick o

Shooting in Owatonna injures one

A 29-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Friday morning in Owatonna.Police responded to

Old-Time Barn Dance raises funds for Steele County Free Fair

Visitors to the Steele County Fairgrounds were encouraged to swing their partners and tap their toes on Saturday, dur

Civilian ends pursuit with act of courage

Each day we make decisions. Some are good, others are not.