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What to do When a Tornado Warning is Issued

Here are some tornado safety tips from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:

1. If your house has a basement:  Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection, such as a heavy table or work bench, or cover yourself with a mattressor sleeping bag. The weather ser

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thursday

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, Thursday brings tornadoes to our attention.

On Thursday, April 16, the state will issue two tornado drills at 1:45PM and 6:55PM. The first drill is intended for businesses and schools

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Wednesday

Severe Weather Awareness Week is designed to refresh, remind and educate about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. This is also a good time to practice emergency plans and build or refresh emergency preparedness kit

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Photo Courtesy of Owatonna Magnet - Margaret Sager, Ella Rasp and Jennifer Schroepfer
Photo Courtesy of Owatonna Magnet - Margaret Sager, Ella Rasp and Jennifer Schroepfer
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Three Owatonna Students Will Compete at State Speech Tournament

Three members of the Owatonna High School speech team have qualified for the state speech meet: seniors Ella Rasp and Margaret Sager and junior Jennifer Schroepfer.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tuesday

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Tuesday brings to attention Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail.

Thunderstorms affect relatively small areas, compared with most other storms. The typical thu

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Monday

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's the time to make and practice emergency plans and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit

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Degner Regional Airport Open House Meeting

An informational open house regarding the Airport Master Plan Update has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30-7:30PM at the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport, 3400 W. Frontage Road, Owatonna.

There will be information and display boards set up for review in regard to the airport master plan update project

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Owatonna Young Life Cake Auction Specials

The 37th annual cake auction to benefit Young Life of Owatonna is Saturday, April 18. The list of specials includes trips, sports tickets, events tickets, jewelry and electronics.

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Freeborn County Sheriff's Office
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Freeborn County Releases Picture of Ring Found with Body

Freeborn County authorities have released the picture of a ring found with a body alongside a freeway. Officials are hoping for leads in determining the identity of the person.

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Ellendale Votes to Keep Sheriff Protection

The Ellendale City Council met on Thursday, April 9. After a month of discussion and input from residents, the council voted 4 to 1 to keep the Steele County Sheriff protection.

Before the vote, Councilor Scott Groth said he had heard from the school and Whispering Oak that they would like to see the sheriff protection continue

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