The annual Golden Gopher Road Trip stop in Owatonna played to a packed and enthusiastic crowd at the Owatonna Country Club Tuesday. Most of the approximately 200 in attendance were decked out in maroon and gold.
Southern Minnesota civic and political leaders reacted with disappointment at the news Tuesday that Highway 14 expansion between Owatonna and Dodge Center would not be part of the funding from the Corridors of Commerce program.
Long ball. Small ball. Owatonna baseball is off to a 5-0 start on the season with an offense they hope can carry them a long way this spring. All the time in the batting cage during the extended winter seems to be paying dividends.
An Olympian, a politician and a wrestling announcer walk into a room. And the punchlines were many at Saturday's induction into the Minnesota chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Austin Holiday Inn.
Several local high school teams played their season openers Friday. At least a couple more will get their seasons underway Saturday. Outdoor baseball and softball should start soon. Many teams have had events and games canceled that won't be made up.