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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

OWATONNA — Ugbad Mohamed, David Smith, and Collin Vick were selected as recipients of the prestigious Kyle DeKam Leadership Award at Owatonna Middle School Wednesday.

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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…

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