US Highway 218 Ends Here

It’s always puzzled my why US Highway 218 ends at the intersection of US Highway 14 and Steele County Highway 45 along the southern edge of Owatonna. The highway comes up to Owatonna from the south, joins Highway 14, heads west for about one mile and then ends. It would seem to make more sense…

Mentoring in Memory Of

Located on the main level of Faribault’s Paradise Center for the Arts is the Corey Ann Creger Memorial Gallery. This gallery was established in April, 2011 in memory of Corey Lyn Creger, a Faribault High School class of 2007 graduate and freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Corey was killed when the small plane she…

Bank Robbery – Sort of

There is more than one way to rob a bank. Let me explain. Time and weather had taken their toll on the interior of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Owatonna, robbing it of its amazing beauty. So the bank embarked on extensive renovations that involved placing an elaborate system of scaffolding and platforms throughout…

Owatonna’s 2014 Culturefest

The 16th annual Culturefest was held on the grounds of Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna on Saturday, September 27. The event highlights all the different cultures that can be found in our mostly-white southern Minnesota community. There was plenty of entertainment on the main stage, including an Emmy-winning duo, the Okee Dokee Brothers, circus performers…