I am native to Southern Minnesota, graduated from Albert Lea Senior High. After a brief stint living in Central Iowa, I made my way back to MN, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon. I have 2 children, my oldest graduated from Owatonna High School, and the youngest is in the Middle School here. I am a coach with Special Olympics and a member of the management team, a cause near and dear to my heart. I love reading, John Grisham anyone? Also, I enjoy medical dramas on TV, and I love watching the Law & Order Franchise shows....dun dun. If I'm not out and about somewhere, I love hosting get-togethers for my family and friends.
Owatonnans Went ‘Cruising Main’ Friday Night
According to my social media feed last night, before the Stay at Home Executive Order from Gov. Walz was set to go into effect, people were cruising main. And, were they ever!
Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Steele County
In a news release from the Steele County Public Health Office, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus in Steele County.
Owatonna Churches to Provide Lunches to Students During Spring Break
Next week, March 23-27th is on the calendar as Spring Break for the Owatonna School District, and they were not prepared to provide meals for students. However, some of the local churches will be providing those meals to children age 18 and under, with the same pick-up locations.
Owatonna HS Prepares for Distance Learning Email From the Principal
Owatonna High School Principal, Kory Kath, sent out an email to parents and students about the very real possibility of distance learning. They are working on their plan to implement distance learning after Spring Break is over on March 30th...
Minnesota Public Defender Wants Jail Inmates Released Due to COVID-19
The State of Minnesota's Public Defender's Office has been pushing for the release of jail inmates throughout the State, in order to protect them from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Minnesota Special Olympics Suspends Activities Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Minnesota Special Olympics will be keeping a close eye on the coronavirus situation and will update their website and Social Media pages as necessary about any upcoming events.
Tips for Spring Cleaning and Where to Donate Your Unwanted Items
Time to clean closets out, declutter, and get the house ready to enjoy the warmer weather.
Alleged Police Impersonator Reported on I-35 Outside Ellendale
Over the weekend there were two different incidents in which there was a report of an alleged police impersonator outside of Ellendale.
Owatonna Grad Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Raising Money
A lot of high school graduates look at college as the next natural step as they are moving on with their adult lives. This was not true for Karson Madole. He is hiking the Appalachian Trail and raising money for The Marketplace for the next 6 months.
Are You Willing to #LockTheClock? If So, You Aren’t Alone
In a nutshell here, we move the clocks, then lock them, and stop with the Springing Ahead/Falling Behind