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Owatonna police make a presentation to a block party in 2014. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
Owatonna police make a presentation to a block party in 2014. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Neighborhood Block Parties to Highlight Night to Unite August 4

The annual Night to Unite event to strengthen neighborhood bonds and communication with the Owatonna Police Department is Tuesday August 4.

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Lori Running of ADD. Town Square Media.
Lori Running of ADD. Town Square Media.
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Christmas Trees Are Now On Sale

Lori Running of Advocates for Developmental Disabilities announces that letters are going out this week to past supporters of the Festival of Trees.

Orders for decorated Christmas Trees are now being taken at (507)-451-9769

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A big crowd packed the Grandstand at the Steele County Fair for the Battle of the Bands, which was held in the grandstand for the first time in 2014. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
A big crowd packed the Grandstand at the Steele County Fair for the Battle of the Bands, which was held in the grandstand for the first time in 2014. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Battle of the Bands to begin Grandstand Show on August 19 at Steele County Fair

The annual Battle of the Bands will open the evening grandstand entertainment on August 19 at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. That will be followed by Drop Tailgate and Lost Highway.

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Ride For Hope is July 18

The seventh annual Ride For Hope will take place July 18. Registration begins at 8AM at the Owatonna Eagles. The ride starts at 10AM. Fees are $20 for motorcycles or $25 for doubles. Cars are $20 for singles and $5 per passenger

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Some heavy rains came through most of southern Minnesota overnight. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 1PM for a good portion of southern Minnesota. Here's a look at the rain gauge reports called in by listeners:

Deerfield Township: 1 inch

Wells (Jerry's farm): 1 inch

Goodhue: 1 inch

Northwest of Faribault: 2 inches

Roberds Lake Road: 2

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Extra Patrols On The Roads for Fourth of July Holiday

The July 4th holiday is the third-deadliest holiday on the Minnesota roads. The State Patrol will have extra troopers out in an effort to help keep everyone safe. Be sure that you are not drinking and driving or speeding, and make sure that you are wearing your seat belt

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Helene Neville posed with members of the Owatonna Police Department who escorted her into Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
Helene Neville posed with members of the Owatonna Police Department who escorted her into Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Cancer Survivor Stops in Owatonna on Run Around the Country

Four-time cancer survivor Helene Neville is about two months away from completing a run around the perimeter of the United States. Her course included a stop in Owatonna on Monday.

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MN Prairie will no longer forward phone calls effective June 30.
MN Prairie will no longer forward phone calls effective June 30.
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New Human Services Phone Numbers

Effective June 30, phone calls to the old phone numbers of the Human Services offices in Dodge, Steele and Waseca counties will no longer be forwarded.

This past January, the Human Service offices of Dodge, Steele and Waseca counties merged to form the Minnesota Prairie County Alliance, and calls to the old numbers were forwarded for six months

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Blooming Prairie Cruisers Raise Money to Fight Cancer

I talked with Harvey Farr, the organizer of the fifth annual Blooming Prairie Cruise for a Cure. They take a different route each year. He makes the plans and starts calling ahead the areas that they will be going through about a month in advance

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Steele County Historical Society Seeks New Executive Director

If you enjoy history, and have a desire to guide the future of an extensive collection of local artifacts, the Steele County Historical Society has a position for you.

After 13 years leading the society, executive director Laura Resler has left

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