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.
Update on Dollar General In Owatonna – Yes It Is Open
The Dollar General store is open now to the public. The Grand Opening is scheduled for this Saturday, February 29th, starting at 8 am.
2020 “Peace Officer of the Year” Named by Steele County Exchange Club
On Friday, February 21, the Exchange Club of Steele County recognized their 2020 "Peace Officer of the Year" during their regular meeting that morning.
Albert Lea Responds to Story About Being in Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Minnesota
While the original story paints Albert Lea in a less than flattering light, they are aware that they have some things to work on, Mr. Gabrielatos is taking these numbers seriously, and is willing to put in the work to make Albert Lea better every year.
KFC Is Releasing a Donut and Chicken Sandwich Nationwide
I'm not quite sure how to take this. I mean, I like donuts, I like chicken, but, the two together??
Albert Lea Named One of Top 10 Worst Places to Live In Minnesota
Unfortunately, according to the gang at homesnacks, Albert Lea has joined the ranks with the likes of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as one of the top 10 worst places to live in Minnesota.
Owatonna in Top 10 For Cheapest Place to Live in MN
They looked at data from the US Census, taking into consideration median housing costs, median income, and overall cost of living for cities with over 5,000 residents.
Waseca Jr & Sr High Named 2020 Minnesota School of Character
The Waseca Jr and Sr High School have been named the 2020 Minnesota School of Character, by Character.org
Owatonnans Soar Into The Eagles Club to Raise Money for Cancer
It's not fun to watch your friends and family members suffer through chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation, in the hopes that they will go into remission, and more importantly, stay in remission. You want to know how you can help, not only in the moment, but in the future.
When is Dollar General Opening in Owatonna?
While there is not yet an exact date for the soft open, they are planning a Grand Opening for February 15th, tentatively
The Outlet Challenge – Do Not Try This At Home Ever
The challenge involves partially inserting a cell phone charger into an outlet and then sliding a penny down the wall onto the plug’s exposed prongs, which can lead to sparks.