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Top 3 sledding places in Owatonna

During winter, many people like to go outdoors and do all types of fun activities when the snow is perfect. One activity that is most popular among OHS students is sledding. Sometimes It is hard to know where to go sledding due to the copious amounts of hills in Owatonna; and their verging attributes.

Winter festival events rescheduled due to cold weather

The temperatures over the weekend were both extra bold and much more cold than desired, leading to many of the Bold and Cold Winter Festival activities to be postponed. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisory warnings over the weekend throughout southern Minnesota. Melissa Dye, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, said wind chill advisories and cold temperatures are typical for this time of year, however with...

OHS ExCEL Award Nominees are announced

Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, the ExCEL Award recognizes high school juniors who are active in fine arts and/or athletic activities and who demonstrate leadership qualities and who are model citizens in their community. ExCEL award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges from schools around the state. Award recipients will be announced via the League website on Monday, Feb. 6.

Huskies knock off No. 10 ranked Lakeville South behind 3rd period Vetsch goals

Monday night inside the Steele County Four Seasons Centre, the Huskies got one of their biggest tests of the regular season with the Class AA No. 10 ranked Lakeville South Cougars visiting. Senior defenseman Abby Vetsch produced three points, including some late goals, to help the Huskies become the fourth team to hand South a loss in a 4-2 Owatonna victory. The Huskies quickly rose to the occasion and pulled ahead early on. ...

Court news Dodge County

The following cases were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Jan. 15 with Judge Jodi L. Williamson presiding:. Falconer R. Bellefy, 27, Owatonna, previously appeared and was convicted of felony theft and possession of marijuana. Bellefy was sentenced to $1,155, 15 days in county jail, no possession of firearms, chemical dependency evaluation, no alcohol or controlled substance use, do not enter liquor establishments, mental health evaluation, cognitive skill training, 100 hours of community service and 4 years of supervised probation.

Korbel testifies on behalf of food shelf emergency funding bill

On Thursday, the Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on legislation to provide $5 million in emergency funding for food shelf programs (SF 71). Among those were testified was Dom Korbel, executive director of Community Pathways of Steele County. Korbel said the demand for services through Community Pathways has more than doubled since 2021. “The need is escalating right in front of us,” said Korbel. “What we’re experiencing with...
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Dodge County on a power trip, with one of state's best special-teams units

Jan. 28—KASSON — Dodge County has a secret to tell about its lethal power play. Shhhhh ... don't share it with the Wildcats' Section 1A rivals, though: There is no secret. "Just read the defense and take what they give us," Dodge County head coach Jeremy Gunderson said. "Whatever the defense is doing in terms of pressuring us, we just want our kids to react to that and what's there that they're giving us. We want five kids working hard where they're at and communicating with each other."

Knight boys finish halves strong to beat Triton

After spotting host Triton the first five points of the game, the Kenyon-Wanamingo boys basketball team found its footing to spoil the Cobras' athletics hall of fame induction night with a 63-55 victory for the Knights on Saturday. Senior forward Alex Lee led all scorers with 21 points and was effective at penetrating the defense and getting to the basket for layups. There were eight lead changes in the first...

Owatonna Police Seeking Assistance Finding Stolen Firearm

The Owatonna Police Department is seeking your assistance in identifying the man in the photos below regarding a stolen firearm. On Thursday afternoon, the man concealed a .22 caliber rifle between bags of feed corn and left the store without making an attempt to pay. If you recognize this person...

Pine Island Winterfest

Pine Island's Winterfest is returning for another year. What you can expect if you plan on braving the weather to share in the fun.

Hundreds brave cold for annual chili cook-off

Throughout the last two decades, the Andrew Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund has been awarding local high school students with money for continuing their education. This year, thanks to a successful return of the beloved chili cook-off, the Lawrence family plans to award five more scholarships this spring. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the family to cancel the annual Chili Cook-off for two years. Organizer and Andrew’s father, Bill Lawrence, said he...

Dominant 1st half leads Huskies to blowout victory over Albert Lea

After the Owatonna Huskies and the Albert Lea Tigers traded buckets to open Friday night’s Big 9 Conference matchup, the ensuing series of events foreshadowed just how different the first half would go for the Huskies and the Tigers in Owatonna’s eventual 81-37 victory. Seniors Collin Vick and Nils Gantert trapped Albert Lea’s Pal Wal near midcourt and forced a turnover on a bad pass, which found the hands of Ayden Walter. The senior guard dished the ball down low to Vick, who made the...

OHS Mock trial season is continuing strong

OHS Mock Trial has started its season with three wins. This year for the mock trial season, there are two teams, Owatonna White and Owatonna Blue, each with 12 students. One side of each of these teams is the plaintiff, where in this case they defend Jamie, a college student, who testifies against their doctor, Dr. Ardi Ramidus, stating the surgery is the reason for their retear. While on the other side for both teams, the defense stands by Dr. Ramidus, who claims to have done the surgery perfectly and it is Jamie’s fault she had a retear. Both sides fight to defend and prove who is truly right throughout the trial.

Alec Holcomb featured by Owatonna People’s Press

Alec Holcomb, head baseball coach, was featured by the Owatonna People’s Press in a piece titled “The Baseball Ballad of Alec Holcomb.” Holcomb discussed how he became the youngest current head coach amongst all 962 combined NCAA college baseball programs at the Division I, II and III levels.

Mitchell hat trick pushes Huskies past Century

A double-take may be required when glancing at the final score from Owatonna’s Saturday road game against Rochester Century. The Huskies, despite being on road ice and being outshot 40-20, picked up a 4-1 victory over the hosting Rochester Century Panthers with big help from sophomore forward Andy Mitchell. Already serving as Owatonna’s leading scorer, Mitchell helped Owatonna make the most of its 20 total shots by recording a hat trick with three goals. ...

Confidence and control guide K-W girls past JWP

Stay confident in your game plan and in your teammates, and good things will follow. That's what Kenyon-Wanamingo (10-7, 6-5 Gopher East) stuck to down the stretch. It payed off in a 53-49 home win Friday over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (7-10, 2-7 Gopher West). "Don’t panic. Take control of the ball. We know what to do," senior guard Tessa Erlandson said. "If we have control, we have control. Have confidence." ...