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.
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 — The hot tubs were being brought into the Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there would be custom kitchens, perhaps some cars.
OWATONNA — Though many people may associate his line of business with something that is unhealthy, the owner of Haute Skin Spa and Tanning is very adamant about the care and keeping of an individual’s health.
OWATONNA — As the summer tourism season gets ready to kick into high gear in and around Owatonna, the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced the hiring of its new director of tourism and conventions.
OWATONNA — While visiting an Owatonna manufacturer on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar heard a great deal about flexible scheduling, new innovations in technology — and the threat posed by new international tariffs to local businesses.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Fresh off one multiyear war against a neighboring swine feedlot, the Trom family has set their sights on yet another feedlot going up near their rural Blooming Prairie home.
DODGE CENTER — The maker of a hose allegedly at fault in last January’s explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing has responded to the lawsuits filed by five employees injured in the blast, saying that McNeilus is to blame for its unsafe handling of flammable equipment and should be liab…
CLAREMONT — Al-Corn Clean Fuel, the cooperative-turned-LLC ethanol plant in Claremont, is running full steam ahead on its $146 million expansion. But not all members, or former members, of the organization are cooperating.
OWATONNA — Business owners in Steele County will soon have a new tool to make upgrades to their buildings, or finance new development.
AUSTIN — Southern Minnesota residents involved — or just interested — in food are invited Friday and Saturday to “Growing Acres,” a conference designed to develop, strengthen, and inspire a local food culture that will improve the health of this region and its citizens.
OWATONNA — Owatonna native Nick Markell is responsible for not just one, but two 2018 wildlife stamps in the annual competition conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
OWATONNA — Hamilton Real Estate of Rochester is so happy with their first Owatonna apartment project, they’re coming back to do an even bigger one downtown.
BLOOMINGTON — The Owatonna People’s Press took top honors for daily newspapers of its size when it was awarded first place in the General Excellence category in the 2016-2017 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest.
ST. PAUL (TNS) — For supporters of U.S. Highway 14 expansion efforts, the state’s final criteria for determining how to divvy out $400 million in Corridors of Commerce funding is a mixed bag.
OWATONNA — Owatonna High School’s DECA contingent again proved formidable at the District 1 DECA Conference, contested January 12 in Owatonna’s Christian Family Church, as 58 OHS students qualified for the state competition, many doing so in multiple events.
OWATONNA — The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Owatonna Forward are turning to residents to develop a future strategy for downtown.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — During the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce annual Banquet of Honor on Thursday, father-and-son duo Dick and Craig Kruckeberg were named the 2017 Citizens of the Year.
OWATONNA — A hospitality developer is partnering with a local investor to bring a major new hotel and related development to downtown Owatonna.
OWATONNA — El Patron Mexican Grill and Cantina announced Monday evening on its Facebook page that it will close its Owatonna location on January 14 “due to complications with renewing our lease.”
OWATONNA — When he graduated from college with a degree in automotive marketing management, Jason House said his father, House Chevrolet owner Greg House, told him “to go out and get some experience elsewhere” before returning to the family business.
MEDFORD — The City of Medford will have an opportunity to considerably enhance the community this year, and all “bright ideas” are welcome.
OWATONNA — The new Arrow Ace Hardware store on Vine Street will welcome its first customers Monday, but don’t expect to find the entire stock in the new building just yet.
MANTORVILLE — The Troms of Blooming Prairie are hoping some new blood on the Dodge County Planning Commission will signal a new direction in how the county handles farming disputes.
STEELE COUNTY — The past year has been nothing short of eventful at the county level. With several top positions finally filled, it is time to start looking into what 2018 has to hold.
OWATONNA — Beleaguered Owatonna investor James Louks appears not to hold a high opinion of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or of U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Schlitz.
Jobless figures across the region were a mixed bag in November with some communities and counties inching up, some edging down and a few staying virtually unchanged from the near-record numbers posted in October, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment…
OWATONNA — Area chambers of commerce are warning their members to beware of a company claiming the chambers’ endorsement to sell advertisements.
DODGE CENTER (TNS) — Oshkosh Corporation, the parent company of Dodge Center-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc., announced that McNeilus will cut 7 percent of its office positions companywide.
OWATONNA — If you found yourself at the doctor’s office in Owatonna last year, whether for an ultrasound, an X-ray or just a 10-minute consultation about your medications, there’s a good chance you paid more — quite a bit more — than the state average for your care, according to a recent report.
OWATONNA — While acknowledging and even embracing the fact that Owatonna is a small town, the people associated with Owatonna Forward say that it is clear that the residents would like to see some big city amenities here.
MEDFORD — Like any other public servant, Mayor Lois Nelson is always looking for new ways to benefit the economy of community of her constituents — in this case, the City of Medford.