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BLOOMING PRAIRIE – When a longstanding company continues to experience impressive growth, it’s only natural to expand and conquer. For Minimizer, the heavy-duty trucking equipment manufacturer that recently announced it will be re-locating from its birthplace of Blooming Prairie to Owatonna,…

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE — There may not be a monarchy in the United States, but when it comes to Blooming Prairie Jean and H Peterson are royalty.

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MEDFORD — With two years of successful business and one large greenhouse expansion under its belt, Revol Greens has once again announced an exciting growth opportunity.

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OWATONNA — Dressed in formal attire, high school students buzzed around Christian Family Church Friday morning for mock interviews, sales pitches and more with representatives from the local business community as part of the annual District 1 DECA Conference.

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STEELE COUNTY — A renewable energy project that has been in the works for more than two years has been officially suspended, according to an update provided to the Steele County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday from the project company.

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STEELE COUNTY — The three rookie commissioners for Steele County are on the last leg of their first term, opening the question of whether or not they will file for re-election.

OWATONNA — Riding on the wave of what they see to have been a positive and productive year for the city of Owatonna in 2019, the mayor and three city council members are all planning to file for re-election in 2020 as their current terms draw to an end.

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OWATONNA – Phillip Wright has been an avid pool player for a number of years, from playing for fun to playing in competitive leagues. He’s passionate about the game, and he’s passionate about winning.

MEDFORD — During the regular Medford City Council meeting on Dec. 23, the council members unanimously approved the final tax levy for 2020.

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OWATONNA — After an almost two-year journey, the City of Owatonna, working in collaboration with the MainStreet Owatonna program, officially has a plan in place to work toward a more beautiful and lively downtown area.

There was a slight uptick in the jobless rate across the region from October to November, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, though the size of the increase differed significantly from county to county.

STEELE COUNTY — After a mild truth in taxation meeting Thursday evening, the Steele County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to set the 2020 tax levy to $25,697,008, an increase of 3.7%.

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MEDFORD — Heading north on the busy Interstate 35, the town of Medford can be found quietly nestled into the very northern part of Steele County. The famed oldest community in the county, Medford is home of the Medford Outlet Center, the last remaining New England-type farmsteads in the stat…

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STEELE COUNTY — Assessment officials with the county have an important task: to keep the jurisdiction’s tax rolls fair and equitable. In order to do so, the assessors must stay on top of any property changes that occur such as a new construction, improvements, updates, and demolitions.

STEELE COUNTY — On Monday, the Minnesota Prairie County Alliance was notified that the local three-county human services agency will be required to help pay off $8.8 million in funds that state improperly billed the federal government for substance abuse treatment services that were provided…

Jobless numbers in October presented a mixed bag across the region, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, with some areas showing slight increases in the unemployment, some inching slightly lower and some remaining u…

OWATONNA — One of the primary motivators in the Owatonna Public Schools’ push for a new high school will now be one of the guiding principles in that facility’s design. — namely, an emphasis on physical spaces that will enhance students’ college- and career-readiness in a world that looks va…

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