Owatonna Events

Steele County Historical Society 31st Annual Extravaganza
Sunday afternoon was a picture perfect day, sunny, and warm like you would expect for July. That afternoon my daughter and I went to the Steele County Historical Society's 31st annual Extravaganza. What a great turnout there was. There were so many different things to look at, and the Village o…
Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival – 2017
Although it was partly cloudy on Saturday morning, hundreds of people lined the streets of Owatonna to enjoy the Wenger Marching Band Festival. There were 13 marching bands who performed, including our very own Owatonna Huskies.
All of the bands performed for the judges at different points on the par…
Memorial Day Events
It's hard to believe that we are already here, at Memorial Day Weekend, in 2017. It seems like I was just wondering if winter was ever going to end, and if the days were ever going to get longer. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and we are at the unofficial start to t…
Owatonna Hosts Polar Plunge for Special Olympics [PHOTOS]
It's 26 balmy degrees outside and several people lined up to jump into Lake Kohlmier for the third Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Owatonna. I was out there taking pictures of the plungers, all of whom are much braver than me, and my fingers are still frozen...
What to Donate to SCFS
The holiday season really brings out the best in people, we start to think more about where we can help others, and where we can donate money and needed items. I have seen several posts on what to donate to the Food Shelves around our country, and I thought I should go right to the source, the Steel…
Steele County Food Shelf Director Stormy Trom Retiring
Steele County Food Shelf Executive Director Stormy Trom is retiring after 24 years of service to Steele County. The public is invited to a farewell open house on Thursday, December 8, from 3:30-5:30PM at the Steele County Food Shelf. The address is 155 Oakdale St...
Owatonna’s Downtown Practical Jokers
Todd Cashman, owner of Party Plus, and Jerry Besser, owner of Tone Music, are neighboring businesses in downtown Owatonna and they have been playing practical jokes on each other for more than 10 years and the days are random. Like on a Wednesday in the middle of July...
Celebrate Park and Rec Month in Owatonna
July is Park and Rec Month, and the Owatonna Park and Rec has a Weekend Out planned in Owatonna.
It begins on Friday, July 15, with camping and movie at Brown Park. Register at the Owatonna Park and Rec office to camp out on Friday. Camp set-up opens at 5PM only for pop-up tents and small grills...
Steele County Fair Talk: Flowers and Cars
Fair Talk with Todd Hale is Thursdays on AM1390 up to the fair. June 30 Myrna Peterson and Les Abraham were his guests.
First a couple of side notes. Hale let us know that a new slogan for the 2017 Steele County Free Fair was picked out of 15 entries and will be revealed on the last day of the fair..…

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