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Tips to Reduce Potential Flood Damage

Flooding is the most common natural disaster. Flooding occurs along rivers, streams and creeks, basically anywhere from a significant rainfall that could cause water in basements. Mike Johnson, Emergency Management Director from Steele County Emergency Management, sent a press release on tips to prepare for and reduce potential flood damage

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Minnesota State Fair Adds 40 New Foods

Some food combinations you may not have dreamed of will be available at the state fair. New offerings include mac and cheese cupcakes and BBQ-dill flavored ice cream.

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First sign into Ellendale, est. 1900. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
First sign into Ellendale, est. 1900. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
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Ellendale Days This Weekend

Ellendale Days are this weekend -- Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28, is filled with family fun.

Ellendale Days begin with rummage sales that will be around town both Friday and Saturday.

More events on Friday include:

  • Country Charm on Main Street will have "Paint Until You Faint Spin Art"
  • The Ellendale Ambulance Crew will have a movie night from 7-10PM at the Community Center
  • Murphy Brothers from 8-10PM on the outside stage at The Muni
  • The Lions Meat Raffle will also take place.

Activities Saturday at City Park include:

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Twelve bands performed for ratings during the sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival in Owatonna on June 20. Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media
Twelve bands performed for ratings during the sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival in Owatonna on June 20. Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media
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Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival Results and Photos

The sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival paraded through downtown Owatonna on Saturday. 

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Early Monday Storm Results And Pictures

There was severe weather that rolled through the area early Monday morning. I woke up to cracks of thunder and some wind. I did hear a little hail, but it was not very big.

I went to the National Weather Service's website, weather

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Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area's next home build will be in Waseca.
Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area's next home build will be in Waseca.
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Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking in Waseca

You're invited to the Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area's groundbreaking ceremony for their next home build. It will take place Friday, June 26, at 5:30PM in Waseca. The address is 304 S

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The east entrance to OPU features a display of old power plant valve wheels. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The east entrance to OPU features a display of old power plant valve wheels. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Owatonna Public Utilities Open House [PHOTOS]

A walk through a segment of Owatonna's history is presented as you go in the south entrance of the newly remodeled Owatonna Public Utilities building.

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Pequin, a 4-year-old blue heeler, was rescued in Owatonna by Candace Smith and reunited with his owner, who lives in Northfield. Pequin had been missing since mid-February. Submitted photo
Pequin, a 4-year-old blue heeler, was rescued in Owatonna by Candace Smith and reunited with his owner, who lives in Northfield. Pequin had been missing since mid-February. Submitted photo
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Dog Tracked Down in Owatonna, Reunited with Northfield Owner After Four Months Away

We may never know how Pequin spent his late winter and early spring, but he found enough food and shelter to be in excellent health when he was captured recently and reunited with his owner.

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The summer reading program in Owatonna and Blooming Prairie offers weekly event to area youth. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The summer reading program in Owatonna and Blooming Prairie offers weekly event to area youth. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Summer Reading Program in Owatonna and Blooming Prairie

Whether it's raining or sunny, include the library in summer plans for the kids. Numerous events each week in Owatonna and Blooming Prairie. Generally, preregistration is not necessary.

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Walser Chevrolet is hosting a customer appreciation day Saturday June 13. John Connor, Townsquare Media
Walser Chevrolet is hosting a customer appreciation day Saturday June 13. John Connor, Townsquare Media
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Walser Chevrolet to Host Customer Appreciation Party on June 13

The country music group Hitchville highlights the evening portion of Saturday's customer appreciation day at Walser Chevrolet of Owatonna. Family activities run noon to 4PM. 

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