Owatonna, MN

City will hold off construction on 100 block of Cedar until 2022

After listening to the pleas of businesses, the city of Owatonna has agreed to delay the beginning of the third phase of the streetscape project on the 100 block of North Cedar Avenue. During the Owatonna City Council meeting Tuesday night, City Engineer Kyle Skov requested the councilors approve a...
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Cannon River Cleanup Collects 4 Tons of Trash and a Safe

The 13th Annual Cannon River Watershed-Wide CleanUP was held last weekend. Kevin Strauss, Community Engagement Coordinator with Clean River Partners (formerly Cannon River Watershed Partnership) was the guest today on AM Minnesota at Professional Pride Realty in Northfield. Strauss commented, "We're primarily focused on the Cannon River and and all...
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COVID deaths reported in Freeborn, Le Sueur counties, ICU capacities dwindling

Coronavirus text outbreak with the world map and HUD circle element cyber futuristic concept, Abstract background virus hazard vector illustration. COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Freeborn and Le Sueur counties, according to data released by state health officials Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two deaths in Freeborn...
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Council punts on potential downtown park land switch

Faced with the option of shifting a planned downtown park from north of the viaduct to its south, the City Council decided to punt. The council in August agreed to ask developers to submit proposals for land the city owns south of the bridge, hoping for residential development but open to other possibilities, including a hotel.

Minnesota High School Football Rankings for Week 4

The Associated Press HIgh School Football Rankings did have some movement but not at the top in each of the seven classes in Minnesota. The top ranked team in each class stayed the same. Class 9-Man, Mountain Lake Area, Class 1A, Mahnomen-Waubun, Class 2A, Blooming Prairie, Class 3A, Pierz, Class 4A, Hutchinson, Class 5A, Mankato West and Class 6A, Lakeville South.

Crafting for the fun of it, Wadekamper creates art from repurposed objects

Paula Wadekamper’s simple crafts made from recycled/found objects go way back to her childhood. Living out in the country, she quickly found objects to make crafts from and made do with the supplies that were available to her. Today, the rural Faribault resident still enjoys crafting with found objects. She’s...

Daily Weather Forecast For Faribault

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Faribault: Wednesday, September 22: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, September 24: Chance of rain showers during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Mostly
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Ronald John Dohmen, 81

Ronald John Dohmen, age 81 of Dennison, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday morning, September 18, 2021. Ron was born on December 13, 1939 in Humphrey, Nebraska, the son of Edward and Rose (Schaecher) Dohmen. His family moved to Minnesota in 1949. Ron spent his high school years at seminary in Chicago and later attended Hastings High School, graduating in 1957. He completed basic training with the US Army in 1960 at Fort Leonard, MO and served with the National Guard.

Big Brothers Big Sisters to throw "big bash" to gain new volunteers

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month, and to celebrate, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota is throwing a “Big Bash” at the Mineral Springs Brewery in Owatonna in hopes that learning about being a Big will inspire more people to volunteer. There are currently more than 300...

Get Splattered at a Popular Southern Minnesota Park

Whether you want to watch some wildlife, help clean out an invasive weed, or shoot arrows at paint balloons, River Bend Nature Center in Faribault has some fun days planned. Splatter Paint Archery on Thursday, September 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm. National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25...

Resler set to retire after 7 years at Owatonna Foundation

After seven years as executive director of the Owatonna Foundation, Laura Resler is ready to retire. “It’s a bittersweet time, because I’ve truly enjoyed my time at the Foundation,” Resler said. “But it’s also time to have some personal time with family, and to do some traveling.”. Angela Gonzales, who...

EAW could derail Kraewood temporarily; Draheim discusses possible ouster of MDH Commissioner; LBSA Flannel Gala set for tomorrow night

Last night the Northfield City Council was scheduled to vote on the preliminary plat of the Kraewood Development. However,. on Friday afternoon, the city received a petition from a group of concerned citizens asking the city to process an Environmental Assessment Worksheet. This forced the council to defer the vote on the plat and could delay a final decision on the development for some time, possibly into next year.

Over 200 volunteers spend Saturday cleaning up Cannon, Straight

(NORTHFIELD NEWS) – Over 200 volunteers picked up litter at seven sites across the Cannon River Watershed on Saturday as part of Clean River Partners’ “Cannon River Watershed-Wide CleanUP.”. Events took place in Northfield, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Owatonna, Waterville and at Shields Lake in rural Faribault. Crews picked up discarded...