Claremont's annual Hogfest celebration will begin at 5pm on Friday, August 2. At that time the Beer Garden will open and the smoked pork and corn feed will begin at the fire station pavilion. The feed will run till 7pm with a street dance downtown at 8pm featuring Smokescreen.

Saturday, August 3 will include activities such as cow pie bingo, volleyball and horseshoe tournament and darts tournament. The kid's pedal pull starts at 2pm at the fire station pavilion. Milo's Revenge will provide the music for another dance starting at 8pm Saturday night.

Highlights on Sunday, August 4 will include the Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am along with bingo at the fire station pavilion from noon till 3pm. The fire department water wars will begin at 2pm.

There are several new business expected to open in Owatonna along with a number of current businesses planning expansions. Read more here.