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Rice County Residents Live Longer Than Most Minnesotans

The sixth-annual County Health Rankings are out from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. According to the rankings, Minnesota's Carver County was listed as the healthiest for the third consecutive year

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Crisis Resource Center Luncheon

The Crisis Resource Center of Steele County will be holding its 14th annual "Healing the Hearts of Our Children" luncheon on Tuesday, March 31, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Owatonna Country Club in Owatonna

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Biggie was Monday and Birdman is Thursday at the Owatonna library.
Biggie was Monday and Birdman is Thursday at the Owatonna library.
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‘Biggie,’ ‘Birdman’ at Owatonna Library

The Owatonna Public Library hosted a local author event on Monday. An award-winning movie will be shown Thursday as part of the Indie and World Films series.

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Minnesota DNR Announces Burning Restrictions

Even with the announcement this week by Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn that the burning ban imposed last week in the county was lifted Monday, the state Department of Natural Resources is enacting spring burning restrictions in a number of counties across the state

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Southern Minnesota Snowfall Totals

At least Mother Nature waited until after the state basketball tournaments to let loose with the snow. Here's a few totals from around southern Minnesota.

Zumbrota looks like the winner with 12.3 inches

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Owatonna Juniors Lucas Arndt and Emma Smith Honored As EXCEL Award Recipients

Owatonna High School juniors Emma Smith and Lucas Arndt are among 32 students being recognized for their leadership and community service. They will be honored on court at Williams Arena on Saturday, March 21.

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Derek Sullivan to Talk About His Book at the Owatonna Library Monday

Former Owatonna People's Press sports editor Derek Sullivan will read some passages from his first book, Biggie, Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library.

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Little Theatre of Owatonna Scholarship Deadline is March 27

Little Theatre Owatonna is seeking candidates for its 2015 Veta Alexander scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, March 27. 

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Ag Seminars at North American Farm and Power Show in Owatonna

The University of Minnesota Extension will hold free educational seminars at the Farm and Power Show in Owatonna on March 19-21 at the Four Seasons Centre on the Steele County Fairgrounds.

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Ellendale Public Forum on Sheriff’s Contract

On Thursday, March 12, the Ellendale City Council held a public forum regarding the contract with the Steele County Sheriff's Department, which has been in place since the 1970s. The one-year contract is $41,500

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