STEELE COUNTY – At the beginning of 2018, several Steele County residents informed Scott Golberg, the county administrator, that they believed that past and present county commissioners, as well as previous county administrators, had misused County-issued credit cards to purchase certain meals.
(AP) — A Blooming Prairie woman accused of killing her husband at their home before killing a woman in Florida who looked like her will stand trial in the Florida case first.
STEELE COUNTY – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) together with local public health departments in Freeborn and Winona counties are warning people about recent potential exposure to confirmed measles at two locations in southeastern Minnesota.
MEDFORD – At recent Medford City Council meetings, the issue of retaining and attracting city employees has been brought to the forefront on more than one occasion.
OWATONNA – Millie Spindler has always been a fan of game shows ranging from Wheel of Fortune to Family Feud, but only one has truly captivated her heart and attention.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE—Though Saturday was the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group’s first foray into Designer Purse Bingo, it almost certainly won’t be the last, as the event drew an overflow crowd into the Servicemen’s Club.
OWATONNA – Though it may have felt like an abrupt decision, staff at the Minnesota Workforce Center in Owatonna expressed remorse at having to close its doors to the public on Friday, April 20.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing a consumer advisory for freeze-dried, uneviscerated sardines sold by OC Raw Dog of Santa Margarita, California. The product was sold locally at Farmers Feed Supply in Owatonna.
MEDFORD — The glamour of the ballroom — from sequin costumes to whirling dancers — will return to Steele County for the eighth time April 28, as 10 couples hit the stage for “Dancing with Our Steele County Stars.”
OWATONNA — Across America Friday, thousands of students, including some at Owatonna High School, walked out of classes as part of a National School Walkout to demand action on gun control.
OWATONNA – Shortly after the start of the New Year, the community suffered a broken heart due to the unexpected death of auctioneer personality Jeff Kath.
OWATONNA — Local high school students interested in welding, industrial maintenance, and diesel tech were able to learn more about those fields from Riverland Community College instructors Friday afternoon at Owatonna High School, even taking turns with the college’s virtual welding simulator.
OWATONNA — Anyone interested in the inside story of Duluth’s most-infamous crime, the 1977 Glensheen mansion murders, can hear from Joe Kimball — the reporter who was first on the scene — Tuesday night inside the Roosevelt school.
OWATONNA — Being that it was National Hospital Volunteers Week, the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary took the opportunity Friday to honor, remember, and celebrate its many volunteers.
OWATONNA — After the Owatonna Symphony Orchestra filled the city with sound last Sunday, music lovers can chart a course to St. John Lutheran Church this Sunday, as the Owatonna High School concert band shares the stage with the Medalist Concert Band at 4 p.m.
Lois Riess was sitting at a bar in a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant Thursday evening when law enforcement authorities entered the restaurant, found the woman at the bar and placed her under arrest without incident, according to a statement released Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service …
Lois Riess, the rural Blooming Prairie woman who sparked a national manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then traveled to Florida where she allegedly stalked and killed her lookalike was captured by U.S. Marshals on Thursday evening on South Padre Island, Texas.
More video of Lois Riess, the rural Blooming Prairie woman wanted in connection with the murder of her husband and the subsequent murder of her lookalike in Florida was released late Thursday by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office – the first and so far only video released by investigators tha…
Despite a few travel setbacks, Owatonna High School concert choir students who visited New York City — many for the first time — over spring break last month made memories they’ll never forget and can’t wait to return to Gotham for more exploration and adventure in the future.
MEDFORD — Those who know the effervescent Taylor Theisen are always surprised to witness her dark turn in Peter Morris’ “The Age of Consent,” but the ebullient senior has clearly mastered her dramatic interpretation, as she was crowned Section 2-A champion last Friday in St. Peter and will c…
OWATONNA — Students in Washington Elementary’s physical education classes were able to gain exposure to the art of dance during special workshops this month led by an expert: Miss Minnesota contestant and professional dancer Michaelene Karlen.
After she shot and killed her lookalike in a Fort Myers Beach, Florida, condo, Lois Riess drove away from the condos in a stolen car, stopped at a bank there in town and used her victim’s ID to make an over-the-counter cash withdrawal, according to a timeline released Wednesday by the Lee Co…
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — James Hutchinson was looking through his garage in Virginia Beach over the weekend when he came upon a box of fishing awards earned by his ex-wife.
OWATONNA — Despite 2017 being what industry officials have called the worst single year of catastrophes in the insurance business, the Owatonna-based Federated Mutual Insurance Company announced a record-breaking year at its annual meeting Tuesday morning.
New videos released Tuesday by the Lee County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office may shed some light on the current whereabouts on Lois Riess, the rural Blooming Prairie woman who allegedly shot and killed her husband and then a woman she befriended in Florida.
OWATONNA — With the addition of sixth graders to the new Owatonna Middle School this year, the format for Kyle DeKam Leadership Award introduction and nominations has changed, but the spirit behind the honor of course remains the same.
OWATONNA — The beginning of the annual Young Life Cake Auction was met with a crack of thunder coupled with winter conditions on Saturday morning, but the organizers were blown away with what the community accomplished in six short hours.
OWATONNA — For years, members of the community have been calling for a Friday “happy hour” option for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna High School drama department’s spring production, “Sylvia,” is unusual in multiple respects: first, in that a student — Nick Hagen — has co-directing credit, and, secondly, the fact that the namesake character is a dog who behaves very, very much like a human being.
OWATONNA — As the weather on Saturday continued to worsen throughout the day, members of the St. Mary’s Night of Knights Auction committee admitted to worrying.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Lois Riess, the 56-year-old rural Blooming Prairie woman who is wanted for murder in both Minnesota and Florida, is seen laughing with one of her alleged victims in a surveillance tape released Monday by law enforcement officials in Florida.
MEDFORD — Medford High School’s speech team sent a new record of 14 students to sections Friday, but before departing for the competition in St. Peter, members of the squad spoke to their classmates in a morning assembly, explaining speech categories and even performing part of their own ind…
OWATONNA — Owatonna Middle School sixth graders unveiled their own games Friday to be played by classmates and members of the public as part of the district’s annual Cardboard Arcade.
Police say that a rural Blooming Prairie woman who has been on the run ever since she allegedly shot and killed her husband last month in their home just over the Dodge County line is on the run again — this time from Florida — after she killed a woman there in order to assume the other woma…
Minnesota’s proposed deer management plan took to the road Monday, with Department of Natural Resources staff listening to citizen input at the Nicollet Conservation Club.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Second-degree murder charges have been filed against Lois Riess, 56, of rural Blooming Prairie for the slaying of her husband, David Riess, 54, last month in their home, according to a statement released by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Thursday evening.
For those among us who have been putting off filing out their tax returns until the last possible moment — a moment that’s fast approaching there’s both good news and bad news this year.
OWATONNA — Owatonna High School students were able to learn more about various local employment opportunities and meet representatives from myriad Owatonna companies Thursday inside the OHS gym during the school’s annual job fair.
OWATONNA — Last year, Bib Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southern Minnesota served 594 children in Steele, Rice, Waseca, and Dodge counties.
STEELE COUNTY — Each month, the Steele County Board of Commissioners can expect to have Amy Roggenbuck, the director of Public Health, approach them and request approval of recent donations.
OWATONNA — The Steele County Historical Society’s popular Americana Showcase returns to the Steele County History Center on Saturday with the first concert of 2018, and it will feature the duo of Weep and Willow.
AUSTIN — Police are seeking two, 14-year-old juvenile males from Austin, one of whom matches the description of a local runaway, after the pair allegedly paid for a cab trip to Owatonna with fake bills.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — U.S. Marshals in Florida have joined the search for Lois Riess, the rural Blooming Prairie woman who is being sought as a “person of interest” in the slaying of her husband, a spokesperson for the Marshals Office in Fort Myers confirmed Tuesday.
OWATONNA — St. Mary’s annual Night of Knights, the school’s largest annual fundraiser, Saturday will feature several new big-ticket items, as well as a Spirit of the Night section dedicated to helping the school pay down debt from a recent building project.
OWATONNA — Nearly a dozen Medford Elementary fifth graders were able to try their hands at the wheels in the basement of the Owatonna Arts Center Tuesday and learn from experienced instructors as part of a new effort by the OAC to expose local youth to art.