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County still plans to remove traffic lights following restriping of Oak Ave

OWATONNA — Despite advocacy from the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to restore and keep in place the recently discontinued t… Read more

Taste of Steele County set for 10th year on Thursday

OWATONNA — Nothing brings community together like a hot meal and nothing can make a hot meal better than making it out of all your favorite… Read more

State School celebrates it past at Saturday event

OWATONNA — It had been a long time since Erwin Varns had been back in Owatonna and a long time since he had been on the grounds of what is … Read more

Bill requiring new state sex ed guidelines drives conservative opponents' rally

Sex education curriculum in Minnesota could soon be operating under new guidelines if a piece of legislation sponsored Rep. Todd Lippert, D… Read more

Sheriff asking for help to find runaway Kenyon student

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is asking for information that would help it find Jontayah Christine Clark. The 15-year old, who attends … Read more

Sports

Three singles player finish 2-0 at Rochester tournament, Huskies fall in championship to Lakeville North

ROCHESTER — The Owatonna girls tennis team finished in second place of six teams at a nonconference tournament in Rochester on Saturday. Read more

Northfield nets 4 unanswered goals, holds off Owatonna

An early lead slowly dissipated to a multi-goal deficit as the Owatonna boys soccer team suffered its first Big Nine Conference loss of the… Read more

Owatonna finishes strong at Farmington tournament, collect first 2 wins of season

FARMINGTON — The Owatonna volleyball picked up its first two wins of the season on Saturday at the annual tournament in Farmington. Read more

Community

Funding available for sustainable agriculture projects

ST. PAUL — Farmers and Minnesota nonprofit and educational organizations focused on testing new ideas in sustainable agriculture are encour… Read more

Forms available for Beatrice Natzel Americanism Scholarship

OWATONNA — The Hugo Matejcek Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3723 Beatrice Natzel Americanism Scholarship application forms … Read more

BIRTHS: Margo Marie Gendron

OWATONNA — A girl, Margo Marie Gendron, was born to Nate and Lauren (Henrikson) Gendron on Sept. 5, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital. She weig… Read more

Opinion

BRUCE PAULSON: 761 Foundation has done much for education in Owatonna

Twenty-five years of giving is reason to celebrate — not just for the 761 Foundation, but the entire community. Read more

AL BATT: Are you scatterbrained or a scatter hoarder?

"She hoards everything but money." Read more

READERS WRITE: 'Right-to-choose' theory comes under scrutiny

To the editor: Read more