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Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

A woman died after becoming trapped in a house fire in Waseca on Wednesday. Waseca Fire Department crews were dispatched to the scene of a reported house fire on the 500 block of 9th Avenue Northwest just before 6:30 p.m. One person was reported to still be inside the house, according to authorities.
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Two Killed in Saturday Afternoon Crash Near Lake Lillian

LAKE LILLIAN -- Two people were killed and one seriously hurt in a crash in Kandiyohi County yesterday Saturday afternoon. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 7 at 195th Street Southeast near Lake Lillian. The Minnesota State Patrol says one SUV was going west on Highway 7 and...
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Owatonna man pleads guilty to attempted converter theft, meth possession

(ABC 6 News) – An Owatonna man pleaded guilty to trying to steal a catalytic converter from a towing lot and methamphetamine possession in Olmsted County Court. Mark Anthony Sanford, 36, surrendered himself to officers on Monday, June 27, after a witness heard and saw him attempting to saw the catalytic converter off a vehicle.
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ARREST/FIRE REPORT-SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. Daniel Joseph Avila, 52, of Faribault, for 1st-Degree Drug Possession of 100 Kilos or More of Marijuana. Summer Ann Peltier, 23, no address provided, for 1st-Degree Drug Possession of 25 Grams or more of Cocaine/Heroin/Methamphetamine. Joshua Lee Fearing, 39,...
CROOKSTON, MN
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Five people hurt in Olmsted County collision

EYOTA TOWNSHIP, Minn. - Five people were hurt in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon in Olmsted County. It happened just after 1:30 pm on Highway 14 near County Road 102. The Minnesota State Patrol says Omar Aweis Abbas, 27 of Rochester, was driving east and Greg Arvin Wright, 57 of Kasson, was following behind. The State Patrol says Abbas had to stop for another vehicle that was stopped in the eastbound lane and was hit by Wright.
OLMSTED COUNTY, MN

First half beatdown helps Huskies cruise past Austin

It didn’t matter who had the ball or where it was at, the Owatonna Huskies were in full control during the first half of their eventual 34-7 road victory over the hosting Austin Packers. Offensively, defensively or on special teams, the Huskies were clicking. Owatonna senior tailback Conner Grems wasted little time spoiling the beginning of Austin’s homecoming game. Owatonna’s offense was led out onto the field by the returning...
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Tracy DuChene named 2022 Police Officer of the Year

The vision of the Exchange Club is for a strong America, safe communities and unified people. Each year, the Moonlighter’s Exchange Club of Owatonna is able to fully embody that vision in one night during their Police Officer of the Year Recognition Banquet. This year, they specifically honored Owatonna’s Badge #7145, Sgt. Tracy DuChene, during the Thursday night reception at the Owatonna VFW. ...
OWATONNA, MN

Karsten’s hat trick lifts Owatonna over Faribault

Maybe it wasn’t as picture perfect as Owatonna was hoping, but nonetheless, the Huskies entered into the win column for the eighth time Thursday night when they hosted and defeated the Faribault Falcons 5-2 behind a strong night from junior midfielder Garrett Karsten. Presented with a free kick just outside the box with just over 27 minutes left in the first half, senior midfielder Ty Svenby caught the Falcons off guard with a quick pass into open space inside the box, where Karsten met with...
FARIBAULT, MN
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Owatonna Foundation plans celebratory week to start October

The Owatonna Foundation is preparing to kick off its annual celebratory week Oct. 2-8. The week celebrates everything that has been accomplished over the last six decades since the foundation's inception through the generosity of the community. Executive Director Angela Gonzales Wagner said, aside from the week being a celebration, it is also a way for the foundation to engage with the community and extend thanks to the donors, legacy members and the board. ...
OWATONNA, MN

Falcons boys soccer scores twice in loss to Cardinals

The Faribault Falcons boys soccer squad scored twice in a 5-2 road loss to the Owatonna Huskies Thursday. Faribault’s Aaron Huerta and Cristian Escobar each scored a goal. The Falcons got all of their scoring in the second half, after falling behind 4-0 in the first, and then starting the second stanza by giving up a very quick goal, before chipping away at the lead. Faribault turned over the ball...
FARIBAULT, MN
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NRHEG comes up short against St. Clair/Loyola

NEW RICHLAND, Minn. (KEYC) - The New Richland-H-E-G football program came up short in the second half of action after leading St. Clair/Loyola 7-0 at halftime, eventually falling to the Spartans 28-14 on Saturday. St. Clair/Loyola improves to 4-0 while NHREG falls to 0-4.
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One person dead following house fire in Waseca

Crews were called Wednesday night to a structure fire on the 500 block of 9th Avenue Northwest in Waseca. The event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about brain health and functions, as well as those overcoming brain injury trauma. Gov. Walz addresses public safety concerns. Updated:...
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Mower County duo enter different pleas to drug charges

AUSTIN, Minn. - Two people accused of dealing methamphetamine in Mower County have now entered different pleas. Brittany Nichole Brown, 35 of Austin, has pleaded guilty to second-degree drug possession. Shane Thomas Rose, 45 of Brownsdale, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree sale of drugs, second-degree drug possession, and fourth-degree DWI.
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USC falls to Blooming Prairie 53-20

The United South Central Rebel football team ran into a buzz saw when they faced the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms in Blooming Prairie on Friday night, Sept. 16. The Blossoms scored a touchdown on every one of their nine possessions of the ball – except one. The final score...
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN
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Waseca house fire results in death, investigation ongoing

The City of Mankato held their annual community investment plan at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. Mankato Youth Place has purchased a building from the city of Mankato and hopes to move in by fall of 2024. Updated: 3 hours ago. Mankato West was one of at least...
WASECA, MN
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Huskies Hall of Fame inducts 2022 class

The Owatonna Huskies Hall of Fame inducted its 2022 class last week after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Headlining the class were five state-champion teams and two individuals: Tom Freeburg and Roy Koenigsberg. “It’s just great to be back here in our own auditorium after a two-year...
OWATONNA, MN
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Austin Packers football falls to Owatonna on Homecoming 34-7

The Austin Packers football team played host to Big Southeast District Red Division rival Owatonna for their annual Homecoming game at Art Hass Stadium Friday night, and in front of a big Homecoming crowd, Huskies running back Conner Grems raced 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game to give Owatonna a lead they would not relinquish as they went on to win 34-7.
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