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Basilleo’s To Close Jan 1
Owner Jeff Westad says the restaurant will close because it cannot compete with the cheaper pizza chains. Basilleo's put's out a quality, fresh ingredient pizza. But you pay more for quality. Around $15 to $20 per pizza. And many people can't afford that. And there are just too many o…
Former Governor to Address Owatonna Chamber Dinner
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism's annual dinner on Friday, January 12 at the Owatonna Country Club. Social time begins at 5:30PM with dinner at 6:30PM and the program at 7PM.
Owatonna’s Gandy Company Celebrates Certification
Gandy Company of Owatonna announced recently their achievement of ISO 9001:2015 certification. Gandy, a manufacturer of agricultural and professional turf maintenance equipment, was founded in 1936 in Owatonna and remains a family-owned business.
Owatonnans Take Food to the Banks
Seven banks in Owatonna held a friendly competition that coincided with the Hometown Holiday Weekend to bring in food and money for the Steele County Food Shelf. Customers, employees and community members were invited to make donations to help fill the need that emerges at this time of year.
Ugly Sweater Event for Owatonna Young Professionals
The Young Professionals of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism are hosting an ugly Christmas sweater social event Thursday, December 7 at the Steele County History Center from 12-1PM. There will be a white elephant gift exchange as well.
Schwan’s Considering Sale
Schwan's may be considering selling the company. Yes that company that visits your neighborhood(I know it does mine,) with that delicious ice cream and other products is considering putting themselves up for sale.
State Champs Help Owatonna Light the Holiday Lights
Santa Claus drew squeals from young children. The Grinch had a few jeers thrown his way. But the Owatonna High School football team draw resounding applause as it rolled through downtown Owatonna as part of the traditional holiday lighted parade Thursday night.
Tourism Director Godfrey Leaves Owatonna Chamber of Commerce
Katie Godfrey has stepped down from her post as the Tourism Director for the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism for a position with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, which is based in Owatonna. The Chamber's weekly email newsletter reported the news.
Join Owatonna Chamber of Commerce at ‘Best MN Town’ Party
Owatonna is among the top five finalists for the Minnesota Monthly publication's first-ever Best MN Town contest. The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites community members to be part of the unveiling party to be held November 30 in downtown Minneapolis. In their weekly email n…

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