Owatonna High School students had a chance to explore their future at this week's College and Career Day. The Owatonna Foundation was excited to be part of the event, "The focus of today's events were our scholarships and reaching out to OHS students and faculty and discussing what the Foundation has to offer students," said Angela Gonzales in a news release.

Since its establishment in 1957 Owatonna Foundation has "committed close to $13 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students," the release states. Grants are aimed toward the Foundation's purposes of funding recreation, arts, education and community, "Additionally, the Owatonna Foundation funds $30,000 in scholarships for Owatonna students attending community or technical colleges."

The fair had over 65 colleges and businesses, according to OHS principal Kory Kath.

The announcement from the Foundation states, "Gonzales and (scholarship coordinator Jill) Holmes spent the afternoon talking to students about their future goals, meeting with local businesses to partner with them in the future if they have employees that need training, and networking with surrounding technical and community colleges to help bridge the gap in financial aid needs for Owatonna students."

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Gonzales added, "We want to help fund opportunities for students to receive training in a trade in the hopes that they will return to Owatonna and help fill the many job openings that Owatonna has to offer."

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BRRRR: The 15 Coldest Cities in America

You live here. You know how cold it gets, and by now you're probably used to it, but you should probably brace yourself because the National Weather Service issued a La Niña advisory last month and said, "La Niña winters in the southern tier of the US tend to be warmer and drier, while the northern tier and Canada tend to be even colder.

The list below is from Niche. They put together their list of the coldest cities in the county by looking at which ones had "the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months." Keep scrolling to see the 15 coldest cities in the United States.

 

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