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Update: 2 Seriously Injured in Explosion at McNeilus in Dodge Center

Update: Two employees were airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, two others were treated at St. Marys in Rochester, and two more sustained minor injuries after a paint building exploded about 10:30AM at McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing in Dodge Center, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin.

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Are You Ready for Blue Monday?

Now that all the festivities of Christmas and New Year's are behind us and the reality of the long, cold winter that still lies ahead hits, it's probably a good idea to be aware of the most depressing time of the year that is just a few days away...

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Steele County Community Emergency Response Team Classes

The Steele County Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will be holding a class for new members in February. If you would like to find out more or sign up for training classes, contact Bonnie at (507) 390-2385...

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Steele County Courthouse Flooded

The Steele County Courthouse was flooded by a broken water pipe on Tuesday, sending many employees home and canceling hearings.

Investigators are trying to figure out if it was due to the cold or if there was another reason the pipe burst...

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Is It Illegal To Warm Up Your Vehicle in Minnesota?

With cold weather making a repeat visit, and winter in general, you will often see cars warming up at work or in driveways so their owners can make that mad dash through the subzero temps and hop into a warm and comfortable vehicle...

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Take Polar Plunge into Lake Kohlmier to Benefit Minnesota Special Olympics on January 28

It's almost time to take the annual leap into frigid waters to help thousands of Special Olympics athletes across the state. For the third straight year Owatonna hosts a plunge.

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Holiday Twinkies Recalled

In a news release Tuesday:

Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies  because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product...

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Owatonna Health and Wellness Expo

Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna will be hosting a Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, January 14, from 9AM to 1PM. This will be your opportunity to learn what health and wellness options are available in our area...

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River Bend
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Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Two More Deer in Fillmore County

Two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disease have been found near Preston.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued a news release noting they received preliminary results of the positive tests late Friday...

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Owatonna Music Boosters Fund Raisers

The Owatonna Music Boosters have a couple of benefit concerts coming up. The first one will be their seventh annual benefit concert on Saturday, January 14, at the OHS Auditorium...

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