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A National Record Or Not? Eden Prairie Coach’s Wins In Question

There isn’t a high school wrestling coach in the country that can claim as many career wins as Eden Prairie coach Scot Davis. His 1,046 victories would make him the all-time national record-holder. But he’s not in the national high school record book.

05/08/2015

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State Takes Over Nursing Homes In Faribault, Owatonna

State authorities have taken over management of nursing homes in Faribault (FAIR’-boh) and Owatonna after their owners ran into financial troubles.

05/08/2015

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State Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash In Owatonna

At least one person was killed Saturday afternoon in a car crash in Owatonna. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 1:42 p.m. on Interstate 35 north of Hoffman Street.

02/14/2015

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Police: 2 Rice County Inmates Escaped Jail, Stole 2 Vehicles

Police say two Rice County inmates are back in custody after escaping from jail and then stealing and crashing two vehicles.

01/22/2015

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Patrol: Fatal Crash On Icy Highway 218

At least one person died Tuesday morning in southern Minnesota after a car lost control on an icy highway and drove into the path of an on-coming SUV.

12/23/2014

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Texas Cops Arrest Suspect In Minnesota Bank Robbery

Less than 24 hours after a man robbed a bank in Minnesota’s Steele County, police arrested a suspect in Texas after a 40-mile car chase.

12/20/2014

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Hundreds Remember Owatonna Student Who Died Of Flu-Like Symptoms

Hundreds of people in Owatonna came out to Morehead Park on Sunday to remember Shannon Zwanziger, a 17-year-old who died on Tuesday after having the flu.

12/14/2014

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Owatonna H.S. Flu Outbreak: 1 Student Dies Of Flu-Like Symptoms

A Minnesota high school is feeling the full effects of the flu season, including the death of one of their classmates. According to her family, 17-year-old Shannon Zwanziger had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for about a week and had also been battling a severe sore throat. Her parents took her to a hospital as she was unable to eat or drink anything.

12/10/2014

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Man Charged With Possessing Nearly $500k Of Meth

Prosecutors have charged an East Bethel man with possessing nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine. The Owatonna People’s Press reports a state trooper arrested 24-year-old Edgar Cisneros Jr. with 10 pounds of the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 35 in Steele County.

11/15/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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Dodge Center Man Dies After Car Collides With Train

A 56-year-old man died Saturday evening in southern Minnesota after a car collided with a train. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened around 8 p.m. at the railroad crossing on 4th Avenue Southeast in Dodge Center.

09/21/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.

09/18/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 28-29

Week Zero is in the books and the regular season kicks off full steam ahead this week.

08/28/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 21-22

This week’s edition of the High School Radio Rally brings you all the action from Zero Week! It’s time for football!

08/21/2014

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Waseca Woman, 66, Killed In Semi Crash

A 66-year-old Waseca woman was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. The fatal crash happened at about 10:46 a.m. on Old Highway 14 near 95th Street, according to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office.

07/18/2014

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I-35 South Of Owatonna Reopens After Crash

The Minnesota State Patrol says a section of I-35 south of Owatonna that was closed after a fiery crash has now reopened. The Patrol says a semi and a car were stopped in the right northbound lane Thursday afternoon due to traffic backups. Another semi crashed into the car, which then collided with the first semi. The trucks then caught on fire, sending a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

07/04/2014

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Dayton To Discuss Flooding In Mankato, Owatonna

Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled plans to visit Marshall, where he was going to attend a groundbreaking for the Southwest Minnesota Regional Sports Center. Instead, he’ll l meet with local officials and emergency responders in Mankato and Owatonna to assess flood damage in south-central Minnesota.

06/19/2014

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Flooding Puts Owatonna In State Of Emergency

The city of Owatonna declared a state of emergency Tuesday night due to heavy rains, which have caused the Straight River to spill its banks. The rushing water barely slides under the footbridge that overlooks the river in Morehouse Park.

06/18/2014

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St. Thomas Finds Buyer For Conference Center

The University of St. Thomas has found a buyer for the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.

05/15/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 2, 2014

Too busy watching the Wild take on the Blackhawks in Game 1 to catch the Rally? No biggie. We’ve got all the week’s top high school sports stories right here.

05/03/2014

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Body Of Waseca Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returns Home

A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.

03/08/2014

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State Patrol: Woman, 49, Killed In Steele County Crash

A 49-year-old woman was killed Monday in a head-on collision with a semi-truck in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 12:05 p.m. Monday on Interstate 35 at mile marker 36 in Steele County near Owatonna.

01/07/2014

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Fatal Head-On Collision In Steele County

Authorities say they are investigating a fatal head-on collision that happened at about noon on Monday. Investigators have not released many details about the incident, but it involved two vehicles driving along Interstate 35. The crash happened near milepost 36, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

01/06/2014

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Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Prep Bowl

even state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.

12/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The Metrodome

It’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.

11/28/2013

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