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The week that was from Owatonna People's Press

The following is a summary of some of the stories that ran in recent editions of the Owatonna People’s Press.

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High school club empowers others

The local Girls United chapter at the Owatonna High School is enjoying finally being able to meet in person after a year of virtual meetings.

So far this year, the group has held a yoga session and learned about self-care, which members said was a lot of fun for many of the people who attended. They have done an activity involving writing letters to their future selves and had an open discussion about women in sports and the stereotypes female athletes face.

Bosch warehouse sells for $26M

The newly constructed warehouse in Owatonna’s industrial park has changed ownership, but the use and occupancy of the building will remain the same.

A Nevada-based billionaire real estate developer purchased the warehouse that houses the automotive repair and maintenance equipment for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. The 266,000-square-foot building sold for $26 million.

Moonlighters preparing for memorial

After six years of hard work, the Moonlighters Exchange Club has identified the future home of an Owatonna Veterans Memorial. The planned memorial will be constructed along 18th Street, south of the Steele County History Center. Construction is scheduled to begin next spring and fundraising is still underway.

Task Force meets for first time

With nearly 60 applications submitted, 25 community members with different skills, backgrounds and perspectives were chosen to participate in the Existing OWatonna High School Citizens Task Force. The group held its first of several meetings this month to discuss the various ideas that were submitted for the existing high school via the Engage Owatonna website.

Holiday Lighted Parade returns

After a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual Holiday Lighted Parade is set to return to downtown Owatonna.

Many are wondering what the fate of the route will be due to the construction happening downtown. Julia Seykora, events director for the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, has been assured that Cedar Avenue will be open and the route will be business as usual.


Check out the latest feature stories and looks ahead to the upcoming winter sports season for Owatonna, Medford, Blooming Prairie and NRHEG teams.


The most recent People’s Press editions featured several more locally reported news and sports stories, plus community news and calendar, columns and letters, obituaries, photos, etc. All content is fully accessible to subscribers via print and online.