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OHS educator in Teacher of the Year pool

Owatonna High School Teacher Wendy Stephani has been chosen as one of the 30 semifinalists for this year’s Minnesota

‘Guys and Dolls’ take stage at OHS

Over the weekend Owatonna High School students took their audience back to the 1950s in New York City with three perf

Attorneys: Body cams would have helped lawsuit claims

The attorney for the Blooming Prairie man who accused police of roughing him up says body cams on officers would have

OHS kicks off AVID program

For the first time in the history of Owatonna High School, there is a

Dodge sheriff strives to make department better

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has been very busy since the election with its new administration and transition pl

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

The Little Theatre of Owatonna’s “The 39 Steps” kicked off this past weekend, but what many people in the audience mi

SE Minnesota groundwater at higher risk

The dangers of nitrates from fertilizers leaching into groundwater was one of the topics of a workshop dealing with c

Highway 14 expansion gets boost

The completion of the last segments of the Highway 14 expansion project got a boost last week with the announcement o

Distinguished principal credits FFA to influencing her career success

As one of the most distinguished educators in the country, Michelle Krell is busy running an elementary school, but s

Artist returns to her roots

Blooming Prairie native Elisa “Lisi” Wright has always had a love for music and started to pursue it at the young age

Butting it out

Carnival rides, fair food and entertainment may not be the only things greeting fairgoers at this year’s Steele Count

Highway 14 bills moving ahead in legislature

The Corridors of Commerce bill that will include funding for completing work on Highway 14 through Dodge County is mo

Breaking News: Fatal crash in Owatonna claims life of woman

A woman from the Twin Cities has died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Steele County.

Planning commission OKs feedlot ordinance changes

Feedlots again took center stage in Dodge County last week as the county Planning Commission approved changes to the

Slippers for vets

Her hands and fingers may not be as nimble as they once were, but that doesn’t keep Jean Farr from doing something sh

New Leader takes over United Way

A leadership change has taken place at one of the county’s largest non-profit organizations, but it’s someone who is

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