I am native to Southern Minnesota, graduated from Albert Lea Senior High. After a brief stint living in Central Iowa, I made my way back to MN, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon. I have 2 children, my oldest graduated from Owatonna High School, and the youngest is in the Middle School here. I am a coach with Special Olympics and a member of the management team, a cause near and dear to my heart. I love reading, John Grisham anyone? Also, I enjoy medical dramas on TV, and I love watching the Law & Order Franchise shows....dun dun. If I'm not out and about somewhere, I love hosting get-togethers for my family and friends.
Owatonnans Went ‘Cruising Main’ Friday Night
According to my social media feed last night, before the Stay at Home Executive Order from Gov. Walz was set to go into effect, people were cruising main. And, were they ever!
Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Steele County
In a news release from the Steele County Public Health Office, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus in Steele County.
Owatonna Churches to Provide Lunches to Students During Spring Break
Next week, March 23-27th is on the calendar as Spring Break for the Owatonna School District, and they were not prepared to provide meals for students. However, some of the local churches will be providing those meals to children age 18 and under, with the same pick-up locations.
Tips for Spring Cleaning and Where to Donate Your Unwanted Items
Time to clean closets out, declutter, and get the house ready to enjoy the warmer weather.
Alleged Police Impersonator Reported on I-35 Outside Ellendale
Over the weekend there were two different incidents in which there was a report of an alleged police impersonator outside of Ellendale.
Owatonna Grad Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Raising Money
A lot of high school graduates look at college as the next natural step as they are moving on with their adult lives. This was not true for Karson Madole. He is hiking the Appalachian Trail and raising money for The Marketplace for the next 6 months.
Are You Willing to #LockTheClock? If So, You Aren’t Alone
In a nutshell here, we move the clocks, then lock them, and stop with the Springing Ahead/Falling Behind
Scammers Are Circulating False Coronavirus Reports in SE Minnesota
The scammers are already at it, claiming that the coronavirus is in Minnesota. This virus has not been reported in Minnesota at this time.
Criteria Minnesota Doctors Look at Before Testing for Novel Coronavirus
What are they looking for as they determine whether or not to test for COVID-19? Respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).Travel history. Close contact with anyone with COVID-19 .Severe respiratory symptoms that require hospitalization. Not everyone with those symptoms will be tested for the virus.
Owatonna School District Gives Coronavirus Update and Information
Superintendent Jeffrey Elstad sent out an email to parents and guardians of students in the school district, sharing the latest that they have, and included a link to the MN Dept of Health that has detailed information about the virus.