Published in the Owatonna People's Press
OWATONNA — Mathiowetz Construction, the prime contractor on I-35, has completed the clay grade sub cut and sand hauling for the new road base. C.S. McCrossan, a sub-contractor has completed driving pile for the new south bridge abutment on the Interstate 35 bridge over the Canadian Pacific r…
OWATONNA — The Steele County Historical Society (SCHS) will host author Bob Showers for a presentation on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Wenger Room of the History Center.
UPDATE Nov. 5, 3:02 p.m.: The Steele County auditor's office has updated its numbers after a precinct's votes were uploaded twice. The updated figures are: Okerberg—2,672; Swenson—2,548; Prestegard—995; Truelson—826; Radke—491.
OWATONNA — About 600 absentee ballots have been distributed or filled out in person with 11 days to go until Election Day, according to Steele County Auditor Laura Ihrke.
Most of the state House candidates in and around Steele County supported a pledge request from A Greater Minnesota, an agriculture advocacy organization, that asked them to back policies favorable to farmers.
OWATONNA — Blue Earth businessman Jim Hagedorn will be the fifth-straight Republican to take on Rep. Tim Walz since the DFL congressman first won the seat in 2006.
The Steele County Free Fair and primary elections come together this year on August 12. Since the state primary date was changed, it could prove to be a reoccurring overlap of events — and could be known, perhaps, as “Ultra Tuesday.”
Multiple races have contested primary elections this year, and Steele County voters have the chance to vote on candidates for federal, state and county offices on Tuesday.
A number of public positions in Steele County school boards and towns are up for election this year, and Tuesday marks the first day that candidates may file for those spots.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting a “Running for Office” meeting Monday for anyone thinking about making a run this fall.
WASECA — Waseca resident and erstwhile DFL candidate Craig Brenden quietly withdrew from the state Legislature race last week, leaving incumbent Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, the lone candidate at least for now.
MEDFORD — To Phillip Parrish, Washington, D.C., is full of dark secrets, false narratives and manufactured cover-ups. And he’s upset about it.
Incumbent Patti Fritz ultimately took the District 24B seat handily — garnering nearly 57 percent of the vote, according to final results posted at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday on the Secretary of State website.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — In three uncontested city races, the city of Blooming Prairie welcomes Mayor H. Peterson and council members Tara Gimbel and Mary Kittelson back to the council chambers.
OWATONNA — Though he said he had come to Owatonna on Wednesday simply to say “thank you” to the employees of Cedar Valley Services, U.S. Congressman Tim Walz quickly turned to a more political message — a message of compromise on the federal deficit.
OWATONNA — Minnesota First District Congressman Tim Walz stood Tuesday with the parents of an openly gay soldier who died in Afghanistan and said he’s opposed to a proposed Minnesota constitution amendment banning same-sex marriage.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Blooming Prairie Mayor H. Peterson and city council members Mary Kittelson and Tara Gimbel aren’t going anywhere, barring a write-in campaign from voters in the municipality.