OWATONNA — Family members became irate and staff members began to shed tears as the Steele County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the sale of Park Place Assisted Living and the empty Cedarview Care Center to Bradford Holdings, solidifying the eventual relocation of 50 Park Place …
OWATONNA — In a surprising Facebook announcement, Sterling Drug alerted the Owatonna public that its convenience store and gift shop will be permanently closed come the end of the day Saturday.
OWATONNA — Adenuga “Nuga” Atewologun, president of Riverland Community College, discussed his own history with community colleges, their benefits, and Riverland’s plethora of programs, with the Rotary Club of Owatonna Monday afternoon.
OWATONNA — It was a full house on Tuesday as family members of Park Place residents expressed their concern, if not disdain, to the Steele County Board of Commissioners over a potential purchase agreement for the assisted living facility.
OWATONNA — The developer of two recently opened apartment complexes in Owatonna took a step toward building a third Tuesday when the city council set a date for a public hearing related to the project.
OWATONNA — The long-rumored building of a Costco Distribution Center in Owatonna’s industrial park — bringing with it up to 200 new jobs — will be taking steps toward becoming a reality in the upcoming weeks, city officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Jobless rates dropped across the region last month to their lowest rates since the end of last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
OWATONNA — Much has changed since Deml Heating and Air Conditioning started up in Owatonna in 1969, and Brian Deml, the president and owner of the company, has been around to see all the changes.
OWATONNA — Local entrepreneurs met Thursday at Riverland Community College to discuss challenges of starting, maintaining, and growing businesses, as well as to learn more about resources available to them.
OWATONNA — Owatonna-based Federated Insurance has been named one of the top workplaces in the state of Minnesota and its CEO and chairman of the board, Jeff Fetters, named the top CEO for large companies in the state.
OWATONNA — In recent years, climate change and the overall state of our environment has become a hot-button issue for both the general public and politicians alike.
OWATONNA — The workforce shortage crisis was once again a focal point during the presentation of Enterprise Minnesota’s annual survey results regarding manufacturing in Minnesota.
OWATONNA — With the self-imposed June 1 deadline staring him squarely in the face, real estate developer Mac Hamilton made good on a promise and opened his new apartment complex in downtown Owatonna to residents over the weekend.
OWATONNA — About 100 new jobs will be created, most of them in town, when a new Twin Cities-based construction company takes up residency in an Owatonna facility later this year.
OWATONNA — It has been about a year since the City of Owatonna, working in collaboration with the MainStreet Owatonna program, embarked on a streetscape study to make the vision of a more beautiful and lively downtown a reality.
MEDFORD — Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain founded in 1962 as a place where women in need of career-wear “could find fashion at a value,” is closing all its stores — including the location and Dressbarn Woman location at the Medford Outlet Center.
OWATONNA — Movers and shakers in the local tourism industry were recognized Wednesday the roles they play in tourism here as part of Owatonna’s celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.
OWATONNA — To celebrate their 100th anniversary this year, Kottke Jewelers has partnered with St. Mary’s school to give three local mothers beautiful gems this Mother’s Day.
OWATONNA — On a rainy Wednesday, 54 students from Owatonna High School, Owatonna’s ALC, and Medford visited local businesses like Viracon and Cybex for the last of this year’s three Made in Owatonna Days.
OWATONNA — After a heated debate at Thursday’s Steele County Free Fair Board of Directors meeting, the 2019 fair will officially have a tent for the sale of beer, wine, and hard liquor.
OWATONNA — Steele County commissioners were making good on their promise to clean up the county Friday morning — quite literally.
OWATONNA — During the inaugural Steele Co. Works signing day Wednesday night inside Owatonna High School, several Steele County high school seniors were able to celebrate their commitments to their immediate — and future — careers.
Editor’s note: With the vote on the upcoming referendum for a new high school in the Owatonna school district less than two weeks away, we put a dozen questions to district officials — questions gleaned from comments, questions or issues raised in letters to the editors as well as conversati…
OWATONNA — The $22 million-plus pledged to help build a new high school in Owatonna likely will not be available to the school district if voters reject the upcoming referendum, district officials said Monday.
Editor’s note: With the vote on the upcoming referendum for a new high school in the Owatonna school district just more than two weeks away, we put a dozen questions to district officials — questions gleaned from comments, questions or issues raised in letters to the editors as well as conve…
OWATONNA — It would seem that this spring more than ever has shown the true magnitude Minnesota’s winter weather has when it comes to the wear and tear of roads.
OWATONNA — A large gathering of people took their Thursday lunch break to learn a little bit more about the world we live in and what to expect in the upcoming years when it comes to the workforce.
OWATONNA — Owatonna, or at least a section of it, got its first look at the new apartment building downtown and along with it, a view of the city from what is soon to be the tallest building in the community.
OWATONNA — Despite being what industry officials called a devastating year of adversity, the Owatonna-based Federated Mutual Insurance Company announced another record-breaking year at its annual meeting Tuesday morning.
OWATONNA — Criminal justice, social work, and education were the three fields of study during the most-recent Made in Owatonna Day, and — based on survey results from attendees — it’s clear conversations with local professionals encouraged Owatonna High School students to strongly consider t…
OWATONNA — Two weeks ago, Troy Klecker said he would have considered anyone to be crazy for suggesting opening the public golf course in April, especially early April.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has come out in support of the school district’s $116 million bond referendum to build a new high school, calling the goal of the new facility “a wise investment” and the “best long-term solution.”
The unemployment rate across edged slightly lower across the region, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
OWATONNA — It is common for a woman to wear many hats: daughter, mother, friend, wife, homemaker, bread maker, caretaker, and counselor just to name a very select few.
OWATONNA — Typically filled by ice rinks, Owatonna’s Four Seasons Centre this weekend has cleared the way for gargantuan farm equipment, seminars and demonstrations, and vendor booths with topics like solar energy, liquid fertilizer, and dirty fuel tanks for the North American Farm and Power Show.
OWATONNA — It has been almost a full year since the Workforce Center in Owatonna was forced to close its doors due to a drop in funding. This week, however, strong community advocates visited the legislators in St. Paul to testify on the importance of re-opening the doors, in large to help c…
MANKATO — In 1904, a group of farmers and business owners around Owatonna pooled their resources to create a better insurance company that could really focus on the needs of rural Minnesotans. Out of this group came Federated Insurance, one of the country’s first multi-line insurance compani…
OWATONNA — It may have seemed like a bit of a setback when Foremost Properties, LLC, pulled its purchase agreement with the City of Owatonna off the table last minute on Tuesday, but those spearheading the movement to bring a brewpub to downtown assure that that is not the case.
STEELE COUNTY — It was a standard meeting for the Steele County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, though the commissioners had the opportunity to learn more about two seemingly dramatic processes: tax forfeitures and eminent domain.
STEELE COUNTY — After a year of public scrutiny over meal expenses, credit card use, and per diems by former members of the county board, Commissioner Rick Gnemi is proposing a change in compensation to offer more transparency in what and how the Steele County commissioners are being paid.