MEDFORD—After 2018’s Medford Fire Relief 5k run/walk was delayed by nearly an hour due to thunderstorms, organizers, volunteers, runners, and walkers were pleased this year to see sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s Saturday morning.
OWATONNA — Ken Schule never felt coerced to follow in the family footsteps and become a cop, even though both his father and an uncle had long careers in law enforcement.
OWATONNA — While the summer sun blazes outside this month, local theater aficionados can be transported to a Caribbean island with the Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “Once on this Island.”
OWATONNA — Owatonna-based Federated Insurance has been named one of the top workplaces in the state of Minnesota and its CEO and chairman of the board, Jeff Fetters, named the top CEO for large companies in the state.
OWATONNA — The North Market, a farmers market at Grace Baptist Church, will open for the season Tuesday, and this year will offer the Power of Produce (PoP) Club for children and families.
MEDFORD — Medford’s school board appointed John Anhorn during a meeting Wednesday to fill out the rest of Anne Hemann’s term.
MEDFORD — Makinley Smith, a rising freshman at Medford’s secondary school, was crowned Miss Medford 2019 during the community’s sixth annual pageant Thursday night.
OWATONNA — Steele County Safety Camp celebrated 25 years of informing rising fourth graders about various elements of safety Thursday with tips on everything from fishing, swimming, and boating safety to first aid.
MEDFORD — Beginning by stocking shelves at the age of 7, John Anhorn’s entire life revolves around memories inside the local gas and tire shop down Medford’s Main Street.
OWATONNA — Many tears were shed among the family and friends of the four From the Heart recipients on Wednesday night as the organizers presented each individual with the money raised at last month’s event.
OWATONNA — Slightly more than 100 concerned citizens of Owatonna packed the commons area of Owatonna Middle School Wednesday to ask “Who are we as a community?”
OWATONNA — An Owatonna man who pleaded guilty to charges related to stabbing his 9-year-old son last October will spend at least 5½ years in prison under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.
At the June 4 Waseca County Board of Commissioners meeting, Minnesota House Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, shared updates from the session.
OWATONNA — There was much to celebrate at the weekly drug court session on Wednesday. Between two stage 4 presentations, a GED recipient, and someone on the eve of their first full year sober, the applause continuously filled the courtroom.
OWATONNA — As administrators and members of the Owatonna school board discussed public feedback Monday from a community listening session last week regarding the narrowly defeated bond referendum for a new Owatonna High School, the main takeaway for many was simply a lack of consensus.
OWATONNA — With the first half of the year already approaching the end, it’s time for local governments to already begin discussions about the upcoming budget season.
OWATONNA — This year’s Harry Wenger Marching Band festival will have a new entry among the dozen marching bands: Lakes International Language Academy.
OWATONNA — An Owatonna man has pleaded guilty to both stolen property and pornography charges after an investigation of gold stolen from a local jewelry maker uncovered images of children, both naked and clothed, in what appeared to be sexually suggestive positions.
OWATONNA — It’s been nearly 80 years since twin sisters Edith and Jean Zamboni donned matching marching uniforms for the Owatonna Senior High School band, but the memories they share still burn as bright as yesterday. More specifically, the Zamboni girls still carry fond feelings for their d…
OWATONNA — In recent years, climate change and the overall state of our environment has become a hot-button issue for both the general public and politicians alike.
OWATONNA — A Twin Cities man has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing a traffic crash that killed an Owatonna woman on Highway 14 in eastern Steele County earlier this year.
OWATONNA — Leslea Partridge feels a responsibility to Harry Wenger, the namesake of the upcoming Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival that will hit the streets of Owatonna as it has since 2010 on the third weekend of June.
OWATONNA — It would seem as though Saturday was perfectly made for family fun in the sun, aligning beautifully with Steele County American Dairy Association’s largest community event.
OWATONNA — “We know this isn’t the end of an era,” said Carolyn Stauffer as she addressed her entire class on Sunday afternoon. “This is the beginning of one.”
OWATONNA — An Owatonna man who was found in the possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and a water pipe made out of a Paw Patrol sippy cup faces drug charges and additional charges associated with his arrest, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Steele County District Court.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Community Band, which dates back to 1977 and still has active founding members, will play the 11@7 Central Park concert series multiple times this summer, and the first of those shows is Thursday.
OWATONNA — Owatonna police arrested a man armed with a loaded handgun Saturday morning after the man allegedly fired a gun or guns in and around his house.
OWATONNA — Just because the school year is over does not mean the work of Owatonna Public Schools Nutrition Services is complete — far from it, in fact, as free meals for children from ages 1-18 will continue to be offered throughout this summer.
OWATONNA — After an eventful beginning of the week with a severe thunderstorm chasing everyone indoors, the people of Owatonna were able to kick back and relax as a community for the summer’s first Downtown Thursday event.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna school district has moved quickly to name a new principal for Owatonna High School, tabbing Kory Kath for the position.
OWATONNA — “Lapham Rising,” a movie that has been filming in Owatonna for the past few weeks and features actors Frank Langella, Stockard Channing, and Ashley Benson, is nearing completion.
FARIBAULT —The Fourth Annual IRIS Bike Ride is hitting country roads to remember infants lost before and soon after birth. This year, cars are invited to register and join the ride.
OWATONNA — Thursday was the final day of classes in the Owatonna school district, but students at Owatonna Middle School spent portions of their last days busily readying an outdoor classroom for next year.
OWATONNA — When Randy Kurth graduated from high school, he was ready for the chance to be independent and get off his family’s farm in Northeastern Iowa for a while. He didn’t think college was an option at the time, so Kurth met up with his local Army recruiter.
OWATONNA — A former Owatonna High School teacher and state representative has been named the new principal for OHS, the school district announced on Thursday.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Arts Center will conduct an official dedication of the John Idstrom bronze collection from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to the event.
OWATONNA — Owatonna’s Alternative Learning Center, or ALC, celebrated the graduation of 18 seniors Wednesday, and gratitude — to families, school staff, and friends — was the preeminent emotion among the graduates.
OWATONNA — If all goes according to plan — and there’s no reason to think that it won’t — Bushel Boy, the Owatonna-based producer of hydroponic tomatoes, will be expanding into Iowa in the very near future.
A Faribault teen who allegedly used racially derogatory language while spraying a family of Somalis with water charged June 3 in Rice County District Court.
OWATONNA — Ugbad Mohamed, David Smith, and Collin Vick were selected as recipients of the prestigious Kyle DeKam Leadership Award at Owatonna Middle School Wednesday.
OWATONNA — Though the atmosphere was festive Tuesday at Birchwood Cottages during the community carnival, the beneficiary for the fundraiser was serious and important: the Alzheimer’s Association.
OWATONNA — In the wake of a bond referendum for a new Owatonna High School that failed by just over 100 votes last month, the Owatonna school district vowed to listen to community feedback, and the public had a chance to share their views Monday night during a listening session at Owatonna M…
OWATONNA — The workforce shortage crisis was once again a focal point during the presentation of Enterprise Minnesota’s annual survey results regarding manufacturing in Minnesota.