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Quick Chill Benefits Many Special Athletes
About 130 people jumped into Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna Saturday to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Several were taking the leap for the first time. But for many this an annual tradition. For Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson it was his 136th plunge. Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele joined h…
Chili Cook-Off Moves to Bigger Digs
The 14th annual Owatonna chili cook-off was held Saturday at its new location, the Retrofit Company or the old Walmart building. The move left plenty of elbow room for the attendees to sample the 50 chili entries. There was also plenty of room for tables and adding a band to the event. The contest w…
Kubista Leads Huskies to Eighth Straight Win
Dalton Kubista scored 32 points to pace Owatonna to a 76-49 make game victory Saturday night over Mankato West at OHS. The win was the Huskies eighth in a row with a showdown against Northfield coming up Tuesday on the road.
Owatonna Basketball Roars by Albert Lea
Owatonna's boys' and girls' basketball team left little doubt about the outcome of Friday night's games by building huge first half leads in each case. The OHS boys won 73-25 at home for their seventh straight victory. The girls won at Albert Lea 76-43.
Owatonna Snow Removal Efforts Continue
Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz says moving 17 inches of snow from 160 miles of city streets is a monumental task. He spoke on KRFO radio Thursday as the city continues its second pass around town with the hopes of having roads scraped to the bare pavement by the weekend.
Public Comment Period Open on Highway Funding
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has opened a public comment period for residents to offer feedback on the next round of funding from the Corridors of Commerce program. In a news release this week, state senator John Jasinski, a Faribault Republican, urges Steele and Dodge County residents…

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