OWATONNA — All three commission seats are contested after filing for Steele County offices up for this year’s election closed Tuesday.
OWATONNA — After serving as the assistant principal of the Owatonna Junior High School for the past three-and-a-half years, Wendy Cirksena’s position within the Owatonna School District is soon to change.
STEELE COUNTY — The four freshly-crowned 2016 Steele County dairy princesses have a mission, and that is to put one misconception to rest.
OWATONNA — The Steele County Relay for Life Committee’s largest event is more than a month away but there are plenty of ways to support the organization before July.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — More than 100 people gathered at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club Monday afternoon for a potluck luncheon after the city’s annual parade and memorial service to honor and remember area veterans.
OWATONNA — Taps filled the East Arena of the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna Monday morning to honor the deceased Steele County veterans while the nearly 500 people in attendance at the annual Memorial Day program sat in silence.
OWATONNA — Beneath overcast skies Saturday morning nearly 500 U.S. flags — big and small — waved in Owatonna Memorial Gardens to motorists traveling for the Memorial Day weekend.
MEDFORD — While Friday evening marked the beginning of a three-day weekend for many in honor of Memorial Day, there was even more to celebrate in Medford.
STEELE COUNTY — When ordained minister Joyce Parker was looking for a way to stay active in ministry, she came across the Bible verse, Matthew 25:36: “I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
OWATONNA — Patsy White was so flabbergasted when asked to be the honorary grand marshal for this year’s Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival that she was unable to communicate yes or no.
OWATONNA — For years, the local Memorial Day Committee has put together a celebration for the Steele County area to remember the fallen soldiers and the veterans who have since passed.
OWATONNA — Problem apartment residents — renters dealing drugs, damaging property, committing domestic violence — can have a big impact on their community.
OWATONNA — Soon, individuals settled in lawn chairs and sprawled on blankets will color Central Park as the community comes together for the 11@7 Central Park concert series.
OWATONNA — With just two days left to file for Steele County offices up for this year’s election, just one of the three commission seats remains uncontested.
OWATONNA — First-time novelist Chris Norbury is celebrating the completion of his novel with an official book launch on June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Perfect Day Cakes in downtown Owatonna.
OWATONNA — Although the 2016 legislative session ended on a bumpy note, Rep. John Petersburg is still pleased with many of the Legislature’s accomplishments.
OWATONNA — Food — and accessibility to healthy options — was the topic more than 30 area representatives from different sectors of the food system discussed Thursday morning at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna.
OWATONNA — Nearly a dozen residents attended a public hearing Tuesday evening to question the Steele County Board of Commissioners’ intent to establish an economic development authority and the benefit such an organization would have in the county.
OWATONNA — After facing increased costs in a competitive market, Semcac made the decision to end services at one of the Head Start Facilities in Owatonna.
OWATONNA — After several deep cat bites to his hands, Per Kvalsten spent five nights in the hospital to treat blood poisoning.
OWATONNA — Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt joined an array of local leaders in Owatonna Wednesday to call for a special session to assign funding to the long-sought completion of Highway 14.
MEDFORD — If there is one thing the Medford City Council agrees on, it’s that something needs to be done with its list of capital improvement projects.
Unemployment rates fell across the region in April with some places seeing its lowest jobless figures since late last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna school district will be joining the Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative after a unanimous vote at Monday’s meeting.
OWATONNA — Chatter filled the Owatonna Country Club Tuesday afternoon as men and women mingled among decorated tables during the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary’s fifth annual Festival of Tables.
MEDFORD — With less than a month before Straight River Days, details are falling into place for the annual celebration’s arrival to Medford.
OWATONNA — Local legislators say they’re pleased with many of the bills passed in the 2016 legislative session but are disappointed that several top priorities remained unmet after both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature adjourned for the year.
OWATONNA — With a week left to file for Steele County offices up for this year’s election, only one of three commission seats up for grabs is contested.
NEW RICHLAND — Over the course of the semester, the FACS classroom of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School has been transformed into a Stock Exchange off of Wall Street where students whisper strategies about buying and selling stocks.
OWATONNA — Law enforcement officials say a 10-year-old Owatonna girl is in the hospital after she was pulled from the swimming area at Lake Kohlmier on Sunday afternoon.
OWATONNA — Wes Johnson and Molly Penny knew they wanted to get married, but Johnson still wanted to come up with something memorable for the official proposal.
OWATONNA — Behind the spray-painted sign, chain-linked fence, rambunctious music and teenage banter is a love for a sport not often recognized in the community.
Popcorn was served, students were draped over the right field fence, Don White was calling the game on the radio and for more than two hours Friday, all was right in Waseca.
OWATONNA — Summer doesn’t just bring long days and warm weather. It brings out-of-town visitors — and their money — to Steele County.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — When Claire Foster was called from her class to be recognized as the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July button designer at the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade concert earlier this month, she was surprised.
OWATONNA — For months — even years — the United Way of Steele County and its partners have worked to address disparities in income, health and education in the community.
OWATONNA — Owatonna Alternative Learning Center students beamed when a passerby driving through downtown stopped to thank them for cleaning, sweeping and raking the downtown area on Friday morning.