Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says the David Riess homicide case has now been referred to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office for review. Rose said his investigators had been at a stand-still on the case waiting for the alleged murder weapon to be released by Florida authorities for forensics...
Members of the Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association have bundled area children with extra love and warmth this winter. OAREA provided 60 hats and more than 20 pairs of mittens and gloves to Wilson Elementary in Owatonna. Shown with students Gavin Becker and Ray Baycado are back row from left: Alisha Field, social worker at Wilson, Gaylene Steckelberg, Cherry Schwartz and Gary Schwartz, all members of OAREA.
Some area children are being bundled with extra love and warmth this winter. The Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association recently completed its collection efforts for cold weather hats, mittens and gloves for students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna. Members delivered 60 hats and more...
The demon barber himself, Sweeney Todd played by Patrick McColley, glowers and scowls on stage in Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
In the Little Theatre’s newest production, there’s a killer barber on the loose, but putting together a unique and large-scale production like this wouldn’t be possible without a skilled and dedicated team. Kathy Purdie, the technical director for Little Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The...
A Dodge County woman missing for nearly a half century has been identified through DNA testing.On Feb. 13, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced that the remains of Gloria Rieken of Hayfield were found in a rural Minnesota home. She disappeared in November 1970 when she was 18...
State public safety officials are hoping to make a lasting impression on teenagers across Minnesota through a video recounting the horror a Dodge County family has faced over a teenager who made a fatal mistake. The Minnesota State Patrol has rolled out “Lasting Impact,” a video about Logan Maas, a...
Racial slurs over social media are being blamed for disruption breaking out at Owatonna High School with students and police clashing on Feb. 11. During the disturbance, which took place during school hours, two students were arrested and held in a juvenile detention center in Rochester. On Feb. 12...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson became engaged just before Christmas and plan to get married in June.
Minnesota’s largest county fair produces more than just fair food, fun and exhibits. It also produces love and romance. Just ask Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz, former Steele County 4-H members who grew up showing at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. Just two days before Christmas, Jacobson and...
Medford native Mitch Elzen recently became the first state trooper in outstate Minnesota to be awarded the Eagle Award, which is given annually to the top DWI enforcer in the state.
Mitch Elzen, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, and a Steele County native, became the first trooper in outstate Minnesota to win the Eagle Award. The award is given every year to the trooper across the state that makes the most DWI arrests during the course of the year. Elzen arrested 135 drunk...
A Dodge County woman missing for nearly a half century has been identified through DNA testing. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced that the remains of Gloria Rieken of Hayfield were found in a rural Minnesota home. She disappeared in November 1970 when she was 18...
The man accused of being distracted with a cell phone when he crashed into a vehicle carrying a beloved school teacher from Blooming Prairie and her children made his first court appearance Wednesday in Dodge County. Tanner Kruckeberg, 24, of Dodge Center was released without bail, but must abide...

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