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Aerial image of the plane crash in Owatonna, Minn. on Thursday, July 31, 2008. (credit: CBS)

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Pawlenty Revisits Flooded Towns

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


Flooding Closes Freeway

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


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.


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.


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.