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Summer is winding down and with it is the end of Therapeutic Recreation’s Friday Camp. There is still one week left for campers but their summers have already been chalk full of fun at Camp! Every week has brought a different theme to Friday Camp – fan-favorites have been Sports Week and our…

The first Steele County Free Fair held without the presence of a half-mile race track on the fairgrounds is almost at an end. I’m sure that most of you are pleased with what has been done with the north end of the track. Work will commence to make things more permanent at the site and work w…

I had a conversation come up at church about immigration and all the political wrangling around this big issue. I had a parishioner ask me for Biblical references on the topic and I was amazed at the amount of references to migration in the Bible. I believe that this column should try to sta…

Question: I have a 2018 Jeep Wrangler which has a windshield that has the ability to fold down from the factory. I am just wondering if the windshield is properly folded down and strapped as per the factory design if this is then legal to drive on highway, county or state roads in Minnesota.…

OWATONNA — Construction with road closures and lane closures will begin on County Highway 23 (Frontage Road West) from Owatonna to Medford and on County Highway 9 from CH 23 to CH 45 in Clinton Falls.

OWATONNA — 26TH Street (County Highway 34) from State Avenue to Cedar Avenue will be closed Thursday, Aug. 22 until Monday, Aug. 26. The Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs at the railroad crossing. A detour will be posted using Cedar Avenue, North Street, Hoffman Drive, and State Avenue.

Do you ever wake up in the morning hearing creaking, and cracking in your neck? Does it hurt when you try backing out of the driveway? This can be caused by muscle tension surrounding the neck, poor alignment of the spine, or a pinch of the nerve.


OWATONNA — A girl, Ava Kathryn Anderson, was born on June 5, 2019 at Allina Health Owatonna Hospital to Eric and Karen (Pfarr) Anderson of Waseca. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

OWATONNA — A girl, Olivia Sandra Donna Caswell, was born on June 5, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Tavid and Amber (Stransky) Caswell. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces.

OWATONNA — A boy, Boyd Lee Hanson, was born to Tabitha and Mitch Hanson on May 28, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

FARIBAULT — A girl, Emily Ava Britzius, was born to Jedidiah and Jill (Busker) Britzius on May 5, 2019 at the District One Hospital in Faribualt, Minnesota. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.



OWATONNA — Roger and Doris Borchardt were married on June 6, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota.

BELMONT — Shelly Rogers, formerly of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Alec Rogers, formerly of New Fairfield, Connecticut, married on Dec. 21, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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