The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (OACCT) is pleased to announce that funding to reopen the Workforce Center in town "looks strong." In the weekly Tuesday Talk e-newsletter, the chamber states, "The Minnesota House and Senate have both passed the Jobs bill which contains $275,000 for the next two years to reopen the workforce center in Owatonna." The bill moves on to the governor.

"Owatonna is the only city over 20,000 in population currently without a workforce center," according to the newsletter. "Special thank you to Rep. John Petersburg who was one of two republicans in the house to support the bill and Sen. John Jasinski who guided this project in the bill."

THE PLACE TO BE THURSDAY IS DOWNTOWN

The chamber invites everyone to the second Downtown Thursday of the summer on Thursday, July 1 in Owatonna. Music includes Todd Utpadel at 5 pm and Old Country Boys at 7 pm in Central Park. Seven food trucks will be on hand. Tuesday Talk says, "Stop down after work, meet up with some friends and explore all the vendors and food trucks lined up on North Cedar Ave and around Central Park."

BOEKE NAMED TO CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday Talk congratulates Dan Boeke "who was appointed this week to the city council. Boeke will fill the spot left open after Jeff Okerberg recently passed away. The seat will be up for election in 2022."

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