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Gleason Thanks Community for Support During Health Battle
Former Steele County Fair secretary Jim Gleason and his family issued a note of thanks to the community for its support while he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. Gleason recently stepped down from his post with the fair after advise from his doctors. He was the fair secretary for seven ye…
Happy Holiday Returns for Local Prep Teams
The No. 8-ranked Owatonna High School wrestlers closed out The Clash National Duals with a 41-20 win over Hastings to finish third in the bracket and match last year's 19th place overall finish. The wrestlers were just one of several OHS teams that had a strong showing in holiday tournaments.
Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Medford Athletes Won Titles in 2017
The springs sports season of 2017 lasted into the summer months for many local athletes. Blooming Prairie’s Tommy Braaten ran away with the state Class A golf championship to cap a fabulous high school career. Owatonna’s Andrew Wall-who played at the state high school tournament-won th…
Jim Gleason Resigns
Jim Gleason who has served as secretary manager of the Steele County Free Fair for the past 7 years has announced his resignation
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-Area Athletes Excelled in College Sports in 2017
Local sports highlights for 2017 include many athletes that have moved on to college sports with great success. OHS graduate Andrew Stelter wrapped up his four-year career with the Gopher football team as a senior helping the team transition to a new coach. Carlie Wagner-a two-time state champ at NR…
Billy Bobs in Southern Minnesota
Somewhere back in time we developed this misconception that all Billy Bobs live in the deep south. Actually there's a few of them in Southern Minnesota. I did some research to dig these Billy Bobs up and the rest I just plain made up. Here we go...

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