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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Live Prairie Burn at Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve on 10/10/22

Prairie Burn Leo Rudolph 11/8/21

On October 10, the Owatonna Fire Department will conduct a live-burn training session at Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, weather permitting. Starting at 5 p.m., the Fire Department will burn the southern half of the nature reserve. “Training opportunities lik...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Jason Karsten Selected as 2022 Firefighter of the Year

Portrait of Firefighter Karsten

Owatonna Fire Department is proud to announce that Paid-On-Call Firefighter Jason Karsten has been selected as the 2022 Firefighter of the Year. Fire Chief Ed Hoffman selected Jason for this honor with input from fire department staff. The criteria used t...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Monday, October 10 at 5:00 pm - Live Prairie Burn at Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve

Prairie Burn Leo Rudolph 11/8/21

On October 10, the Owatonna Fire Department will conduct a live-burn training session at Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, weather permitting. Starting at 5 p.m., the Fire Department will burn the southern half of the nature reserve. “Training opportunities lik...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Vine & Pearl Intersections

Traffic control change

Elm Avenue North will become a through street after the removal of north and southbound stop signs at the intersections of Elm Avenue North/Vine Street East and Elm Avenue North/Pearl Street East. 

These traffic control changes were recommended af...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Thursday, October 20 from 9 am - noon at the library

Coptober for Kids at OPL

Coptober for Kids! Hosted by the Owatonna Police Department (OPD) on October 20, 9:00 a.m. - Noon in Owatonna Public Library (OPL) Children's Services.

Come join the officers of the OPD to learn about what it takes to be a police officer and how to keep ou...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Available to View Online

2023 Proposed Budget

The City’s Proposed 2023 Budget was approved by City Council September 20. Through OpenGOV. the budget is now an online interactive document that can be found at www.owatonna.gov/Finance.  

Community members are encouraged to learn more and provid...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Join us for preschool storytimes!

Storytime Tuesdays!

Children ages 0-6 and their grownups and siblings are invited to join us for Stoytime Tuesdays! Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. in OPL Children's Services.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Author Chad Lewis

Minnesota Lumberjack Legends and Lore

Join us Thursday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the OPL Gainey Room for "Minnesota Lumberjack Legends and Lore" with Chad Lewis.

From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with all of the Lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends....

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Library
Posted on: September 20, 2022

OPD Program at OPL

Coptober for Kids at OPL

Coptober for Kids! Hosted by the Owatonna Police Department (OPD) on October 20, 9:00 a.m. - Noon in Owatonna Public Library (OPL) Children's Services. For 5th graders and younger.

Come join the officers of the OPD to learn about what it takes to ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Showing 10/27: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

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Join us on Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the OPL Gainey Room for the movie, "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris."

In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls...

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Library
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Minnesota State Parks Library Program

Check out a Minnesota State Parks Pass at OPL

Owatonna Public Library (OPL) and Blooming Prairie Branch Library (BPBL) are participating in the Minnesota State Parks Library Program. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has implemented this program to reach new park users and expand access t...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

October 13 5:30 PM

North Cedar Avenue Public Works
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Vine & Pearl Intersections

Traffic control change

Elm Avenue North will become a through street after the removal of north and southbound stop signs at the intersections of Elm Avenue North/Vine Street East and Elm Avenue North/Pearl Street East. 

These traffic control changes were recommended af...

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Public Works

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Clean Streets for Clean Water!

Fall Clean-Up Photo Credit: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

In urbanized areas, stormwater carries phosphorus and other pollutants directly into Minnesota’s water resources through the drainage system. Unlike Owatonna’s household wastewater, stormwater does not go through the Wastewater Treatment Facility. In many...

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