DODGE COUNTY — Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose said this week that his office was justified last month in confiscating a memory card from the camera of a Dodge County journalist at the scene of a 7-year-old’s drowning.

HAYFIELD TOWNSHIP — Two drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in rural Dodge County, the Minnesota State Patrol reports.

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OWATONNA — Two days after the Owatonna Police Department confirmed an unknown man had chased a group of children on the northeast side of town, law enforcement discredited a new rumor that has been circulating on social media and prompting fear in the surrounding communities.

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OWATONNA — More than $2.8 million was raised over the weekend for Big Brothers Big Sisters during the 14th annual Federated Challenge, officials with the Owatonna-based Federated Insurance announced this week.

OWATONNA — An Owatonna woman who is facing felony child endangerment charges for allegedly telling two of her adopted children to beat up her third child with a bat and her husband were in Steele County District Court Wednesday where they voluntarily gave up their parental rights of all thre…

FARIBAULT — A request by the City of Medford to hook up to Faribault wastewater treatment plant received generally favorable reviews from the city council on Tuesday, though Faribault councilors want more information from their southern neighbors before making any final decisions.

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MEDFORD — The Medford school board gained a new member Monday, as Whitney Winkels was appointed to replace Gary Wiersma, who resigned his seat during the board’s June meeting.

OWATONNA — A Level 3 sex offender who was convicted of engaging in sexual contact with two 15-year-old girls on separate occasions in moving to Owatonna, according to the Owatonna Police Department.

OWATONNA – We live in an age of constant change, and even traditional industries are not immune to disruption. Bookstores date back to ancient times, but many vanished after Amazon launched in the 1990s. Hotels date back further than bookstores, yet they were impacted by the arrival of AirBnB.

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OWATONNA — Every year, Dr. Tim Van Gelder will catch a heart murmur or an abnormal rhythm that was otherwise unknown and previously undetected by the person he is seeing, and every year that means that the student athlete who was ready to start practicing with the team but who has that murmu…

OWATONNA — An Owatonna woman who is facing felony child endangerment charges and her husband once lost their child care license after a state investigation determined she had injured a child in their care on two occasions and that her husband had nothing to prevent it, according to state documents.

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OWATONNA — Art aficionados can add to their personal collections and learn more about the artistic process from artists on the peaceful green hill outside the Owatonna Arts Center this weekend during the annual Art on the Hills festival.

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DODGE CENTER — When Larry Dobson, the publisher of two local newspapers, handed his camera’s data card over to a Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy last week, he thought it would be back in his possession the next day and he’d share a laugh with the sheriff about the incident.

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OWATONNA — An Owatonna woman is due back in court next week to face felony child endangerment charges after she allegedly told two of her children to beat up their brother with a baseball bat.

MEDFORD — During the Medford City Council meeting on Monday, the city’s Park Board requested that the council approve a request to seek grants and other funding necessary to construct a playground at the water tower green space.

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NORTHFIELD — A couple miles and a few gravel roads south of Northfield, a private residence lies tucked inside a wooded landscape. It’s peaceful, isolated, a perfect place to be yourself, free of judgment.

OWATONNA — For a non-profit devoted to improving smiles, a night of comedy would seem a suitable fit, and that’s exactly what Let’s Smile will do Friday, as the organization brings comedians Jamie Blanchard and Isaac Witty to Owatonna.

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Two teenage girls were injured Monday morning when the car in which they were riding rolled on a gravel road in rural Steele County near Blooming Prairie.

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OWATONNA — On a pristine summer morning, the area around the Steele County History Center turned into a haven for classic car enthusiasts during a show to benefit Gus’ Station, a Steele County landmark that now rests on the grounds of the Village of Yesteryear.

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OWATONNA — With the sun shining down on the fairgrounds in Owatonna, the Steele County Relay for Life made the last minute decision to move their track outdoors as they celebrated their 25th anniversary on Friday.

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OWATONNA – For more than 50 years, the Steele County Clothesline has been providing free clothing and household items to residents in need. While the organization strongly believes in their mission and will continue to pursue it, they have decided it is time to change with the times.

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OWATONNA — A rainy morning may have stopped children looking to play outside Thursday, but fortunately the Owatonna Public Library provided a neat alternative, as the National Eagle Center paid a visit, and the audience met Latch, a 2-year-old bald eagle.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.

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