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1 Dead In Car-Train Crash In Southern Minnesota

One person is dead and another taken to the hospital after their car collided with a freight train in southern Minnesota.

02/24/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Making Child Porn

A 46-year-old Owatonna man pleaded guilty Friday morning to one count of making child pornography.

01/27/2012

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Hundreds Of Owatonna Drivers Baffled By Winter Parking

In this season of so little snow, folks in one Minnesota town are wondering why the parking tickets piled up.

01/17/2012

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10 Ejected After Brawl At High School Hockey Game

Ten players were ejected from a high school hockey game in Winona Thursday night as a result of a brawl that started after a player was checked from behind.

01/06/2012

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Police: Man Injured After Being Trapped In Car

A 53-year-old Owatonna is in critical condition after his car rolled over Thursday morning and imprisoned him in an icy creek for more than six hours, authorities said.

01/06/2012

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Charges: Man Drove Drunk On Xmas With Child, 2, In Car

An Owatonna, Minn. man has been charged with driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day with his 2-year-old son in the car.

12/30/2011

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Charges: Man Enticed, Coerced Kids To Produce Porn

A 45-year-old Owatonna man has been indicted in federal court for allegedly producing video and images containing child pornography and possessing similar items, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

12/07/2011

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Minn. Nursing Home Charged With Neglect After Patient OD

An Owatonna nursing home is being charged with neglect after a patient was mistakenly given too much of an anti-anxiety medication, died and the facility didn’t recognize the overdose until two days later.

12/02/2011

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Police: Owatonna Driver Hits, Kills Pedestrian

Police are investigating after a driver struck and killed a pedestrian near an Owatonna intersection Friday morning.

10/28/2011

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Rochester Woman Leaves Ministry — For Ghost Hunting

In an unusual career move four years ago, a Rochester woman went from being a minister to a ghost hunter.

10/05/2011

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Owatonna Man Wins 2012 DNR Pheasant Stamp Contest

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) chose a painting of pheasants by an Owatonna man as the winning design for the 2012 pheasant habitat stamp contest.

10/03/2011

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Man Who Sued Sheriff Dies Of Drug Overdose

An Owatonna man who sued a Mower County sheriff’s sergeant alleging excessive force during his arrest has died.

09/28/2011

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Minnesota’s Fire Marshal Gets National Position

Minnesota’s fire marshal has been elected president of the National Association of State Fire Marshals.

05/20/2011

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NTSB: Pilot Error In 2008 Crash That Killed 8

A fatigued pilot’s poor decision-making caused a 2008 jet crash at a Minnesota airport that killed eight people, including six New Jersey passengers who were in the state on business for an Atlantic City-based casino project, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday.

03/15/2011

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Finding Minnesota: Owatonna’s Reptile Zoo

The fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias out there, but it’s never been an issue for Jamie Pastika.

03/13/2011

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Son Accidentally Shoots Mom In Owatonna

Owatonna police say a 23-year-old man is being held after apparently accidentally shooting his mother.

03/10/2011

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Tomato Shortage Not As Big Of A Deal In Minnesota

Minnesotans may have heard there is somewhat of a tomato shortage across the nation because tomatoes in Florida and Mexico froze this winter. However, it may not be as bad here in Minnesota.

03/04/2011

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Caregiver To Disabled Minn. Brothers Pleads Guilty

The former caregiver of two severely disabled brothers in Owatonna has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after she was caught on videotape sleeping and leaving them unattended.

02/08/2011

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Owatonna Library Offers Free Music Downloads

A library in southern Minnesota says it’s first in the state to offer a free music download service.

11/19/2010

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Man, 21, Charged For Sending Minor Nude Photos

A 21-year-old Owatonna man has been charged for allegedly sending sexual images and videos of himself to a minor, according a Steele County criminal complaint.

11/16/2010

Pawlenty Revisits Flooded Towns

Governor Pawlenty is revisiting Zumbro Falls and Owatonna today to see how flood recovery efforts are coming along.

09/29/2010

Flooding Closes Freeway

MNDOT closed Interstate 35 south of Owatonna this morning because of high water.

09/24/2010

Driver in Falling Block Death Was Cited Before

The truck driver whose landscape block fell off his truck and struck a car near Owatonna on Tuesday — killing a teenager — had paid a fine for a similar incident last December.

08/05/2010

Teen Killed When Block Falls Off Moving Truck

A 17-year-old boy was killed when a landscape block fell off a truck and crashed through the windshield of a van in Steele County.

08/04/2010

Fatal Crash Near Owatonna

The State Patrol says an 8-year-old Iowa boy is dead and three members of his family were seriously hurt after a four-vehicle crash west of Owatonna.

07/17/2010

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