Free. How can you beat free. Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna is hosting free sports screenings for athletes in grades 7-12. Girls can go to the clinic Tuesday, July 30 and boys should report Wednesday, July 31. The screenings run from 6 - 7 pm each night. Mayo Clinic Health System is location at 2200 26th St NW.

Students should wear shorts and a t-shirt and bring their completed physical form which is available through the Owatonna Activities website. Athletes should also have their student ID and not drink sports drinks or caffeine beforehand. Contact the clinic at 507-451-1120 for more information.

The news release from the school also states, "This screening is not meant to take the place of on-going care with your regular physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant."

Fall sports registration is also open through the Owatonna Activities site. Fees remain the same at $155 or $78 for those on free or reduced lunch. The Kids First/Owatonna Middle School sports are $120 or $55 for those on free or reduced lunch.

New transfer students need to contact the Athletic Office to complete paperwork before registering according to the website. Call 507-444-8988 for more info.

The parent/athlete meeting for high school athletes in Monday, August 12 at the OHS auditorium at 6 pm. A parent/athlete meeting for the middle school program is set for Monday, August 19 at 6 pm at OMS.

The Owatonna School District is again offering senior citizens age 62 and older who live in ISD 761 a free Activities Pass. The cost for an adult pass is $90 and $140 for a couple. Non-resident senior citizens need to pay just $40 for a full-year pass. Students in K-12 also pay $40. The regular season admission price is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.