Kay Anne Landrum, 70
Kay Anne Landrum, age 70, of Owatonna passed away at her home on Monday, May 22, 2023. Born on October 13, 1952 in Austin, MN, Kay was the daughter of Florimond and Stella (Schneider) Meister. She graduated from Waterville Elysian High School in 1971. On August 27, 1971, she was united in marriage to Michael Landrum in Faribault. They have enjoyed over 50 wonderful years together.
Salvation Army store undergoes expansion project to better serve community
Donations are on a brief hiatus at the Salvation Army Family Store, but it’s all in preparation of bigger and better things. The thrift store on the south side of Owatonna is going through a much needed and long overdue remodel, according to store manager Victoria Edwards. With a new entrance way already complete, Edwards and her all-female team of employees are excited to see an expanded back area, opening up opportunities for better organization and an elevated shopper experience. ...
FHS students walk out in protect of School Board vote
A few hundred Faribault High School walked out of school on Friday morning in protest the Faribault Public School Board tabling renewal of the district's membership in the Minnesota State High School League. The board's 4-3 vote on Monday came after multiple community members protested a seven-year-old policy involving transgender student athletes. Check back this afternoon for a full story about the protest.
FHS students walk out to 'save the Falcons,' 'all of them'
LGBTQ+ pride flag in one hand, American flag in the other, Faribault High School sophomore Morgan Holven stood among hundreds of other students who walked out of the school on Friday morning.
Memorial Day Observances in Faribault 2023
John McDonough, Rice County Central Veterans Association President told KDHL AM Minnesota listeners Friday, May 26, 2023 they are ready for a Memorial Day Program in Faribault. The Rice County Central Veterans were incorporated in 1990. The Rice County Central Veterans Association is comprised of representatives of nine veterans organizations...
Rice County officials warn of health effects from landfill fire
RICE COUNTY, Minn. -- Officials in southern Minnesota say a fire at a landfill may cause adverse effects to the health of both residents and the environment.Rice County Public Health said the fire at the county landfill in Bridgewater Township started Monday evening. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is aware and county officials are monitoring the landfill."Landfill fires can pose several hazards to both human health and the environment," Rice County Public Health said. "The smoke and ash generated can contain particulate matter, which can cause respiratory issues, especially for individuals with pre-existing conditions."READ MORE: Charges: Duluth landlord started apartment on fire while blaring "We Didn't Start The Fire"Officials advised people to avoid local sources of air pollution and limit outdoor activity, particularly if you have a respiratory condition.Rice County Public Health said updates will be provided "as needed." "Again, the well-being of staff and county residents remains our top priority as we work to mitigate any ongoing issues related to the fire," officials said.
City of Elysian to rebuild multi-sports court
ELYSIAN, Minn. (KEYC) - Elysian is looking to continue growing with the addition of a rebuilt multi-sports court. KEYC News Now’s Jackson Jirik met up with the mayor and got the inside scoop on what is going on here in Elysian. “There is not a lot of exercise or...
OMC opening new clinic in Owatonna in 2024
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) sys it will open a clinic in Owatonna in late 2024. “We believe that our commitment to providing a community-focused healthcare option allows us to offer care to residents in Owatonna. We will deliver the same patient-centered care OMC patients elsewhere have come to expect from us. We currently have many residents who drive to an OMC clinic from Steele and surrounding counties for their healthcare. This new clinic would allow those patients to receive some of their healthcare closer to their home,” says Rob Cunningham, chief operating officer at OMC.
Owatonna artist headed to live painting tournament
Lynette Yencho has years of painting experience, but she’ll have to work faster than ever next month. The Owatonna-based artist is sharpening her speed painting skills in anticipation of ART 64, a live painting tournament held every year in Wautatosa, Wisconsin. Yencho is one of 64 artists that made the cut. Beginning on June 9, artists from around the nation will compete in four elimination rounds. ...
County, City prepare for reconstruction down Main Street
Another roundabout is coming to Owatonna, expected to keep traffic flowing steadily and increase safety. A joint project between Steele County and the city of Owatonna will see improvements for traffic and pedestrian safety down Main Street — also called County State Aid Highway 48 — from Oak Avenue to Chamber Avenue. While the project will also include pavement replacement or reconditioning, it notably will bring a second roundabout to Grove Avenue. The Steele County Board of Commissioners approved the feasibility report on Tuesday, while...
News Bulletin: Vegas needs your vote!
Owatonna’s K-9 Vegas needs your help. The Owatonna Police Department is partaking in a grant through Aftermath, a company. This is a free grant where popular vote wins. Voting for your favorite K-9 opened Thursday and continues through June 5. Every person is able to cast three votes daily,...
Inmate dies at Waseca prison
An inmate died at the women’s prison in Waseca yesterday morning, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Thirty-six-year-old Starsha Silva was found unresponsive by staff at 7:15 a.m. Life-saving measures were attempted by staff, but Silva was ultimately pronounced dead by emergency responders. The cause of her death has not been released.
Kasson couple choose to be survivors, not victims
Dale Ulve attended school in Lake Mills, Iowa. His father had a farm tiling business so he would work for him during the summer months growing up with his five siblings. He drew number two in the military draft lottery, so he enlisted in the Army after graduation. He was at Ft. Lewis, Wash. For basic training, and sent to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. for AIT construction training. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and then two years in Maintenance at the 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.
Olmsted Medical to open clinic in Owatonna riverfront project
A new clinic is coming soon to Owatonna — and this time it will be right downtown. Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) announced this week the opening of a clinic in Owatonna in late 2024. The Rochester-based clinic will be moving into the ASCEND riverfront project, the multi-use complex, headed up by Redline Development Group, set for construction on the underutilized 300 block of Walnut Avenue. The development, estimated at $27...
Smoldering landfill remains closed
The Rice County landfill, including the Solid Waste Facility, remains closed to non-licensed haulers through at least Monday. A county press release states: “We are still in the active response phase related to Monday night’s landfill fire and need to remain closed for the safety of the public and our employees as we continue our work on reducing smoldering debris.” On Wednesday the county said it was receiving monitoring equipment to assess air quality for people at the site and around the site. An engineering and environmental consulting firm also was brought in to compile data assessing ambient air quality conditions before, during and after the fire. The county has created a webpage on which it is posting updates as well as a list of area garbage haulers that can service residents in the interim. Go to www.ricecountymn.gov/694/Landfill-fire-updates
Faribault man arrested for dealing pills containing Fentanyl
RFARIBAULT, Minn. (KTTC) – Over the past two months, agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) have conducted a narcotics investigation involving the sales of counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing Fentanyl, commonly referred to as M30 Pills. According to CRDVOTF, 35-year-old Jerrell Skelton of Faribault...
Suspected fentanyl dealer arrested for third time
A Faribault man allegedly was caught with over 400 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. Jerrell Bryan Skelton, 35, was arrested Friday and charged Monday following a two-month investigation by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force. Agents suspected Skelton was again selling counterfeit oxycodone pills, bearing an M30 marking, that actually contained fentanyl, according to a task force news release. Fentanyl is a dangerous and powerful synthetic opioid. “M30...
Waseca Police Department still investigating string of bike thefts
A recent string of thefts have left many Waseca residents without their family bicycles. Captain Kris Markeson, of the Waseca Police Department, said that, beginning on Wednesday, May 24, the Police Department started to receive reports about bicycle thefts in the area. “It seemed like we had at least four or five reports of bicycle thefts come in … and in some cases, there was another bike that was left in place of the one that was stolen,” Markeson said. ...
Rice County landfill fire continues to burn, leaving residents and elected officials with questions
RICE COUNTY, Minn. (FOX 9) - Families in rural Dundas and elected officials are calling for more transparency and communication days after a fire broke out at Rice County’s landfill. Rice County officials said the fire began in the landfill portion of the Solid Waste Facility shortly after it...
Area Memorial Day Services and Events
9:30 a.m.- Coffee and doughnuts- BP Servicemen’s Club. 10:45 a.m.- Parade assemble at Hog Slat/Miner’s on Hwy. 218 south. 11:45 a.m.- Lunch at BP Servicemen’s Club ($7 for pulled pork sandwich) After lunch- Quilts of Valor and Voice of Democracy winners. • In case of inclement weather,...
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