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City purchases 3 acres to add to Mineral Springs Park

One of Owatonna’s most popular parks is about to get a little bit bigger. Read more

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Local woman saves child's life from choking in MN Zoo parking lot

When Michelle Feeley is asked why she became a nurse, it’s not a dream of helping others or a passion for the sciences that guides her answ… Read more

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Trick or Treat yourself with several Halloween events in Steele County

Halloween is upon us and there is no shortage of ghoulish activities for the young or old coming up right here in Steele County. Read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of 33 more volunteers to start middle school program

Is there such a thing as too much love and support for a child? Read more

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Area resident surprises injured officer with custom golf cart

The Waseca police officer who was shot in the line of duty last year received a surprise gift thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Le Sue… Read more

Community

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Today in History - Oct. 23

Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. Read more

The Music Space of Owatonna brings back Halloween Throwdown

The Halloween Throwdown is back! Read more

Cedar Valley is building the future of public transit in Steele County

Cedar Valley Services invites the community to attend the groundbreaking of their new SMART Facility, which will be constructed in Owatonna… Read more

Sports

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Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

While it’s too early to write off any NFL team’s season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big… Read more

NRHEG gets a chance to avenge the loss to St. Clair/Loyola in Section 2AA playoffs

With the regular season wrapped up, every football team shifts its focus to section playoffs, and for the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-G… Read more

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Blooming Prairie, Medford set to rematch in 1st round of Section 2AA playoffs

Wednesday night’s matchup in Medford between the hosting Medford Tigers and the visiting Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms doubled down as … Read more

Opinion

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Venus comes out in the setting sun’s afterglow

Watching November’s evening planets from night to night is akin to watching a slow-motion chase. Venus comes out in the setting sun’s after… Read more

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'The Good Hand' tells the making of a man

One early morning in February 1979, I stood atop a water truck in the oil patch in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Un… Read more

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Top 6 tips for a healthy fall

As we head into the fall, there are many things we can do to stay healthy. Fall is a good time to check in with yourself and ask: How am I … Read more