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Gophers recruit Jason Williamson overcomes serious leg injury to run free at Owatonna  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Jason Williamson laid in a hospital bed for days last June and wondered if he would ever play football again. Would the to-be senior running back at Owatonna ...



Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces grant application deadline  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals by Individual Artists. All proposed projects must begin no earlier than ...



Owatonna Senior High School Honor Roll | Community  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The following students have achieved the Honor Roll distinction at Owatonna Senior High School for the second semester:



Hawkins and Buegler crowned queen and king for Owatonna Homecoming 2018  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Owatonna High School's pep band was down a musician as they performed during Monday morning's pepfest that kicked off Homecoming ...



Owatonna seniors receive their diplomas | Local  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Smiles stretched across the faces of Owatonna High School seniors Sunday afternoon during commencement ceremonies at the Four Seasons ...



Free activities passes available for senior citizens in OHS school district  Southernminn.com

Senior citizens age 62 and older that reside in the Owatonna Public Schools district boundaries will be able to attend activities free of charge again this school ...



UPDATE: All Owatonna Public Schools Canceled Today  KAAL

Meteorologist Jim Peterson was live Friday morning in Owatonna showcasing the extensive damage done to the region.



Owatonna Theater Boosters Miscast Cabaret to raise funds for OHS drama department next Saturday  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Theatrical performers will sing songs they've always wanted to — but never have and never would — next Saturday as part of a fundraising ...



Charles 'Chuck' Drummond Albrant | Obituaries  Hibbing Daily Tribune

Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant, 79, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Hibbing.



OHS hires former national champion player, Olympic coach to take over girls hockey program  Southernminn.com

According to a press release issued by Owatonna Public Schools, Sarah Murray has been selected at the next girls hockey coach at Owatonna High School, ...



Another summer of construction in Owatonna Public Schools--albeit considerably less visible than last year's work  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Though it won't be nearly as conspicuous as last year, substantial construction work is continuing this summer at several Owatonna Public ...



Owatonna spends Friday cleaning up after Thursday's storm  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA—A dangerous line of thunderstorms that moved through southern Minnesota Thursday night downed trees in the city, blew debris around town, ...



Students step back into "Old Hollywood" for Owatonna prom Saturday  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — On a gloomy, cool, and damp evening outside, Owatonna High School's prom Saturday night inside the Four Seasons Centre was full of all the ...



'This is a really good fit': New OHS girls hockey coach Sarah Murray answers call to return home  Southernminn.com

After spending four years living in Korea coaching the Korean National Team, new Owatonna High School girls hockey coach, Sarah Murray, has returned to ...



Owatonna Art Center announces Fine Arts Award recipients.  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The Arts Center wants to recognize young people that are creative and encourage them on their artistic journey. They asked the art faculty at ...



TODD HALE: A look at OHS gymnastics 50 years old in 2018/fair livestock hall of fame honorees to be installed on Tuesday  Southernminn.com

Two Owatonna High School sports will be observing their 50th anniversary this fall. Earlier I wrote about the 50th year of OHS boy's hockey, which will be ...



Marc Achterkirch announced as new Activities Director at OHS  Southernminn.com

For Marc Achterkirch, it's all about the kids. After an official announcement came down on Friday afternoon from the Owatonna High School administration that ...



TODD HALE: Inductees in to 2018 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame announced  Southernminn.com

The 2018 inductees into the Owatonna High School Athletic Hall of Fame have been announced. Five individuals have been named including:



LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Owatonna, Rochester Century garner top two seeds in Section 1-5A  Southernminn.com

In our insatiable hunger for high school football, the table has officially been set for the ultimate gridiron feast.



Owatonna school district introduces new logo | News  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA—The Owatonna school district has a new logo, following the unanimous approval of the school board earlier this week.



Owatonna Hockey Plans 50th Reunion Weekend  krforadio.com

Owatonna hockey will celebrate a 50th reunion weekend September 21-22 with a golf tournament and social events.



ABE HAVELKA: From young backup to record-breaking state champion  Southernminn.com

What is your fondest memory playing high school sports?



Owtonna Middle School Honor Roll | Community  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The following students have earned the Honor Roll distinction for the second semester at Owatonna Middle School:



Owatonna loses in straight sets to Red Wing at home Thursday  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA—After picking up their first conference win of the season Tuesday in a five-set marathon over Albert Lea, the Owatonna volleyball team was unable ...



5 Reasons to be Excited About Owatonna Hockey  krforadio.com

Considering that Owatonna boys hockey will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month, this could have been a top 50 list. But I'll leave that annual rundown to ...



BATTLING WITH THE BEST: Owatonna uses scrimmage against powerhouse Cretin-Derham Hall to gauge early-season progress  Southernminn.com

ST. PAUL — When the Owatonna football team sauntered into an adjacent building across the parking lot from Cretin-Derham Hall's intimate practice field last ...



Swanson to step down as OHS Athletics Director after contract expires in late June  Southernminn.com

When Ryan Swanson moved to Owatonna in 2006 and took over as the high school's athletics director, he told himself that he was going to give the job 10 ...



OHS Hall-of-Fame biography: Sean Murphy | Sports  Southernminn.com

Class of 2005 Soccer, Hockey, Tennis. • Earned ten letters – soccer (4), hockey (4), tennis (2). • All-Conference five times – soccer (3), hockey (2) ...



OHS theater department to explore relationship between dogs and humans in production of "Sylvia"  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School drama department's spring production, “Sylvia,” is unusual in multiple respects: first, in that a student — Nick Hagen ...



OHS seniors recount experiences in Atlanta during international DECA conference  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Among the highlights of DECA membership is the opportunity to attend the annual international convention, and Owatonna High School DECA ...



Movie featuring Laurence Fishburne filming in Owatonna  KARE11.com

OWATONNA, Minn. - There's no walk of fame in downtown Owatonna, but for the past two weeks, a movie crew has paraded through town. Movie director Todd ...



Olson, Blooming Prairie's superintendent, announces intention to retire  Southernminn.com

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — None of the students currently in Blooming Prairie schools have known any superintendent other than Barry Olson, but students, staff, ...



OHS drama department finds love among war in ancient Egypt with musical "Aida"  Southernminn.com

Izzy Melgaard (Aida), foreground, and Nick Hagen (Radames), background, fall in love despite being members of opposite warring groups in “Aida.” The show ...



High-speed chase in Steele, Rice counties ends hostage report  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — What began in Owatonna as a report of a woman and a child being held against their will ended Sunday morning in Rice County following a ...



OHS Construction Tech class helping own school with building projects  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Owatonna High School will soon have a new track/concessions structure, as well as a repaired roof on the current football/concessions building, ...



Shattuck alum, Olympic coach Sarah Murray to lead Owatonna girls hockey  Southernminn.com

Shattuck-St. Mary's Sarah Murray has been selected at the next girls hockey coach at Owatonna High School, pending school board approval, according to an ...



Owatonna Public Schools – ISD #761 raises $5800 for United Way of Steele County  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Employees of Owatonna Public Schools, ISD #761, concluded a successful workplace campaign, pledging $5800 to help fund services to ...



Owatonna Senior High School announces 2017 commencement speakers | Community  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Grace Valen and Ethan Dekam have been named speakers for the 2017 Owatonna Senior High School Commencement to be held on June 4 at ...



American Idol winner Kris Allen to headline concert in Owatonna April 17  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — American Idol, once television's top-rated program, is back in the national consciousness due to a reboot this spring by ABC, but, of more local ...



A LIFE WELL LIVED: Deep soul of Owatonna, Jerry Monson, founder of TOP Team, dead at 83  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Jerry Monson used to wear a pin on his lapel that read “1 + 1 = 3.” His explanation was simple.



EV BERG RECAP: Owatonna's Carsyn Brady finishes 4th at home cross country meet  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Hosting Thursday's Ev Berg Invitational at Brooktree Golf Course on a cool, cloudy, and rainy Thursday, Owatonna's boys and girls cross country ...



AM 1390 KRFO Sports Scoreboard  krforadio.com

Keep track of Owatonna-Area and Minnesota sports with our scoreboard. The scoreboard updates automatically, so check back daily to see the latest scores ...



TODD HALE: Owatonna Foundation honors Ken Wilcox for 44 yeas of service  Southernminn.com

At the annual meeting of the Owatonna Foundation held on June 26, Trustees honored one of their own as they recognized Ken Wilcox for 44 years serving as a ...



Owatonna girls soccer claims first win of season with 4-2 victory over Mankato East  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA—The Owatonna girls soccer team stunned Mankato East with two goals in the first five minutes Tuesday and went on to beat the visiting Cougars, ...



Prep roundup: South St. Paul beats Simley in overtime; Gophers recruit has big game for Owatonna  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jackson Luhrs passed to Oscar Diaz for an 8-yard touchdown that gave host South St. Paul a 21-14 victory in overtime over Simley in the Class 4A, Section 3 ...



People's Press All-Area Baseball Team | Sports  Southernminn.com

OUTFIELDERS. Willie VonRuden, sophomore, Medford. Position: CF/P. Stats: .343 AVG, .442 OBP, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 10 RS // 28.2 IP, 2-3 record, 1.71 ERA, 42 K, ...



Owatonna boys soccer remains undefeated with 3-2 home win over Rochester Century  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA—The Owatonna boys soccer team remained undefeated in thrilling fashion Thursday night, topping Rochester Century on a Lane Versteeg goal ...



St. John Lutheran Church names local scholarship/grant recipients  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — St. John Lutheran Church, 1301 Lincoln Avenue, will award $30000.00 in scholarships and/or grants for the coming academic year. Of this ...



11.14 Community calendar  Southernminn.com

The calendar of events is a daily feature of the Faribault Daily News. You are invited to submit items for publication. Calendar items are open to the public.



Owatonna Arts Center to host concert by middle-school musicians  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — As has become tradition in Owatonna, the middle school chamber orchestra and jazz band will team up to deliver a concert at the Owatonna Arts ...



OHS drama department incorporating thrust stage, video, and projections in fall production  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Owatonna High School's fall play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” will attempt to take audiences inside the mind of a boy ...



We got your back(pack) - Salvation Army prepares to distribute school supplies  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — With school starting in about a month, the Salvation Army in Owatonna wants to ensure that all Steele County students have a good start.



Shooting in Owatonna continues for "Brother's Keeper" film, local extras needed for scenes Thursday  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Producers of “Brother's Keeper” — a movie being filmed partially in Owatonna — are hoping local residents will turn out Thursday to work as ...



Local sponsors pitch in, Parks and Recreation department purchases new youth helmets  Southernminn.com

The Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department and the OHS football program made a massive investment recently.



Owatonna High School announces top 12 Homecoming King and Queen candidates  Southernminn.com

First Row left to right are Lauren Hylle, Jade Huseby, Sophie Amundson, Jamie Davison, Riley Schmidt, and Margo Achterkirch. Second row left to right are ...



Dancing, food, and fashion enliven Somali culture night at OHS  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Those who may have feared a dry recitation of Somali facts during Thursday's Somali-American Cultural Night in fact had nothing to fear, as the ...



Huge honor, rare company: Owatonna's Jason Williamson becomes only second junior to ever win football Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota  Southernminn.com

Jason Williamson's well-publicized list of individual accolades is growing every day.



STELTER'S BIG SHOT: Former OHS football player to show off skills in front of NFL scouts  Southernminn.com

Andrew Stelter played his final game for the University of Minnesota on Nov. 25, 2017. He graduated in December with a four-year degree and is currently taking ...



TEAMING UP: Owatonna boys, girls each claim one Big Nine title in a pair of relays  Southernminn.com

NORTHFIELD — Neither squad finished exactly where it wanted, but the Owatonna track and field teams still had a decent showing and took home some ...



ALL SHE DOES IS WIN: Rahrick heads to state tourney as Owatonna's all-time winningest female tennis player  Southernminn.com

Improving each year since she joined the varsity squad as a seventh grader has led Owatonna High School senior Emily Rahrick to the promised land, as she ...



HARD-THROWING HOLCOMB: OHS graduate headed to Division I North Dakota State  Southernminn.com

Two years ago, Alec Holcomb was a borderline college prospect, good enough to draw attention from a wide range of schools, but not quite ready for the ...



Owatonna once again to host a film shoot  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Following a successful 14-day shoot in Owatonna earlier this summer for the film “Brother's Keeper,” the city will once again play host to the ...



Owatonna prom 'not one to be missed' | News  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The sun was still high at 7 p.m. Saturday, but inside the Four Seasons Centre, hundreds of high school students and their families were already ...



Morehouse Park to play host to pirates this weekend  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Pirates enjoyed their first visit incursion into Owatonna last year so much that they're invading again this weekend.



Cast members in high spirits as 'Summertime Dropouts' begins shooting in Owatonna  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — “Summertime Dropouts” commenced shooting in Owatonna Saturday, and, though still early in the process, the prevailing feeling on the set ...



Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program to be held  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Owatonna High School gym. Register by 1 p.m. and ...



TODD HALE: Owatonna High School dance line preparing for competition  Southernminn.com

There's a new group of competitors at the Owatonna High School that you may not know about. The Owatonna School Board and the Activities Office have ...



Police dispel social media rumors of Walmart lurkers  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Two days after the Owatonna Police Department confirmed an unknown man had chased a group of children on the northeast side of town, law ...



Man charged with kidnapping after alleged hostage situation  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — An Owatonna man faces kidnapping charges after he allegedly took his mother and his son hostage before leading police on a two-county ...



TODD HALE: Where did the Owatonna elevator indian maids go?  Southernminn.com

The question has been asked of me a number of times over the years. “Whatever happened to the Indian Maids that were on top of the Owatonna Elevator?



Little box, big help - Trinity Lutheran Church installs Little Free Pantry  Southernminn.com

The Little Free Pantry is the newest addition to Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Located on the north side of the church, right next to the entrance for the ...



State-ranked Mayo shuts out Owatonna | Sports  Southernminn.com

The final score read "7-0 Rochester Mayo," but the Owatonna boys tennis team offered much more resistance than one might assume.



Roles of grandfather, mayor go head-to-head on football field  Southernminn.com

Owatonna mayor Tom Kuntz, left, poses with his grandson, Matthew Thomas Kuntz, who happens to be the starting running back for the Chaska Hawks high ...



Three-vehicle crash sends one to the hospital, diverts traffic  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — A three-vehicle crash in Owatonna Friday morning left one driver injured and caused traffic to be interrupted and rerouted for about 15 minutes ...



Stranger Danger: Police report unknown male chased children near townhomes  Southernminn.com

This backpack was located by two adults near some bushes by the Willow Run Townhomes in Owatonna after it was reported that an unknown man chased ...



Bluejays walk into second round of sections, 17-4 over Marshall  Southernminn.com

Stranger things. In what can only be explained with no explanation, the Waseca Bluejays girls' basketball team walked into the second round of the sections with ...



Adams thrilled to accept New Prague High principal job  Southernminn.com

When Nicole Adams heard she was being offered the New Prague High School principal's job, it was one of the best phone calls she'd ever received.



Anti-gay church plans demonstrations in Owatonna | News  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — A notorious Christian protest organization has announced plans to demonstrate in Owatonna next month.



New regime, but quality, variety, and customer service remain standard at Harvest Co-Op  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — When Harvest Co-Op briefly shuttered last year, many loyal customers feared the loss of an institution they'd come to love for decades, but ...



A black bear in Owatonna? Evidence piles up, some say  Southernminn.com

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' black bear sighting map shows the closest bear sighted near Steele County have been in Waseca, Le Sueur, Rice ...



Cade's commitment: Defending state champion makes pledge to South Dakota State  Southernminn.com

South Dakota State's recruitment of Owatonna's Cade King started in a small bar and grill in Morristown, Minnesota.



Rubber Soul to bring Beatles to Owatonna | Winter Wonderland  Southernminn.com

“Everyone in this group, we're fans, first,” said Brian McGuire, who portrays Paul McCartney in Rubber Soul. Each band member happens to play his own ...



Where were the sirens? Emergency management explains the use of tornado sirens  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA – Over the weekend, the People's Press was bombarded with questions on why the tornado sirens in Owatonna never sounded during Thursday's ...



Grandstand entertainment the week of the Steele County Free Fair  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — The Steele County Free Fair is only 2 weeks away and the Grandstand will be providing exciting entertainment for all ages!



Owatonna teen injured in Goodhue County rollover | News  Southernminn.com

GOODHUE COUNTY — An Owatonna teenager was injured Thursday evening when the SUV in which he was a passenger was involved in a one-vehicle crash ...



Dark clouds, swirling winds, but no tornado, despite warning  Southernminn.com

STEELE CENTER — Despite the blaring sirens in Owatonna Tuesday afternoon warning of the possibility of a tornado, weather *service* meteorologists and ...



OHS crowns its homecoming royalty | News  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Owatonna High School kicked off Homecoming Week 2017 by crowning Noah Budach as king and Margo Achterkirch as queen Monday ...



Being a fan is pretty cool | Sports  Southernminn.com

This past weekend, I wasn't a sports editor; I wasn't on deadline; I wasn't watching the action through the lens of a camera.



Former Owatonna High School assistant principal pleads guilty to child pornography charges  Southernminn.com

CHASKA (TNS)— A former Chanhassen High School principal, who was also a former assistant principal in Owatonna, pleaded guilty Thursday to owning child ...



The sparkle from state: OHS football players presented with state championship rings on Monday  Southernminn.com

Rarely are the fruits of tenuous labor as tangible as what sat encased in small rigid blue boxes in front of the Owatonna football team on Monday night.



OHS students launch Change is Now group to make their school, community a better place  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — A handful of Owatonna High School seniors were fed up with all the negatively, selfishness, and lack of awareness in their own school, the local ...



Police report 2 home invasions over holiday weekend | News  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — An Owatonna man was knocked out after he was punched in the face during a robbery that took place at his home Monday night — one of two.



Johnson named 'Police Officer of the Year' for Owatonna  Southernminn.com

Officer Benjamin Johnson (left) of the Owatonna Police Department accepts the Police Officer of the Year Award given annually by the Moonlighters Exchange ...



DANCE LEAD: Victoria Johnson, director of Just For Kix, named head coach of OHS dance team  Southernminn.com

Whether in studio for Just For Kix or in the gym of the Owatonna Education Center (formerly Washington Elementary) for OHS dance, Johnson values “working ...



Have You Ever Wanted to Be in a Movie?  krforadio.com

Owatonna has been the city of choice for a few movies to be filmed in. Back in 1995 parts of the movie 'Angus' were filmed right at Owatonna High School.



St. Mary's student council leads fundraiser to purchase goats for community in Africa  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — After collecting roughly 500 pounds of food for the Steele County Food Shelf this past fall, St. Mary's student council cast attention toward a ...



SMIF workshop puts the focus on Conscious Discipline  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Early in Tuesday's workshop, Annie Hoff,who has been using conscious discipline in her professional and personal lives for the past decade, ...



Clearing the field: Army Combat Engineer to speak at Veterans Open Roundtable  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — David Wolf was certain that he would be sent to Kuwait in the early 1990s during Desert Storm.



Riders rev up for 7th annual Jacob's Run  Southernminn.com

Robert Sikel and a group or organizers from the Open Arms Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program prepare for the final practice ride for the 7th Annual ...



Local talent shines at Minnesota Sings | Winter Wonderland  Southernminn.com

OWATONNA — Owatonna's Alyssa Crum certainly made the most of her opportunity this year at Minnesota Sings, claiming fourth place out of more than 60 ...



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