- Owatonna Peoples Press



Grassroots effort promotes community support, business helping business

As the founder and CEO of Climate by Design International, Tom Peterson had to learn a lot in a very short amount of time as the COVID-19 p… Read more


Owatonna educator chosen to lead special education co-op

Owatonna educator Sarah McGuire will step into a new role this summer, taking over as executive director of the Cannon Valley Special Educa… Read more


County commissioners file for re-election

Last week, all three incumbent Steele County Commissioners facing re-election this fall filed to keep their seats. Read more


Rice Co. Fair canceled for the first time since 1947, Steele yet to decide

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to ravage the region, Rice County’s Fair Board has made the difficult decision to cancel 2020’s ed… Read more


With festivals, fairs cancelled, Kathy Heise gives new meaning to local fare

Out past Faribault on Highway 60, where Kathy Heise would describe as the middle of nowhere, happiness is being served up in true Minnesota… Read more


Marian Utpadel

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Dennis Perkins

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Peter Laverty

Peter Laverty 1990–2020 Forest Lake— Peter Laverty, age 29, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died unexpectedly from medical complications on Sund… Read more



What should I do if I cannot pay rent?

Even though evictions are suspended, rent is still due. Call Home Line tenant hotline or SMRLS for advice about your specific situation. Read more

Dept. of Commerce: Check your credit to protect your financial health

Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley is recommending that consumers take advantage of the opportunity to check their … Read more

DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Bass fishing, a highlight of spring and early summer Read more



O-CLUB RECIPIENTS: OHS seniors who earned 3 letters in 2019-20 & minimum of 5 overall


BEST OF THE BEST: OHS announces Athlete of Year winners for junior class

Drawing from a list of six total finalists — and emerging from a group of three high-achieving individuals for their respective gender — Li… Read more

OPP ARCHIVES: Boys lacrosse players earn program's first varsity letters

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in the Owatonna People’s Press on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Read more



Learning about life from the obituaries

I do have a reputation for zinging onto some precarious topics so this months subject will not surprise you. Read more


Minnesotans owe it to each other to keep their distance during graduation season

High school seniors and their families aren’t the only ones who will miss the big, traditional graduation ceremonies this year. Educators w… Read more

Fear and insanity

To the editor: Read more