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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Council Chambers Renovation Project

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The renovation project to Council Chambers Project begins next month. Council Meetings will be held in the Gainy Room at the Owatonna Library during the construction period.  

Ground Breaking Event will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 4:30 pm.

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Why I Built my Business in Owatonna

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Rebecca Treon's article published in Livability on January 19, 2023.  Three company leaders share why they chose to live and build their business in Owatonna.  

  • Nichole Arndt, founder of Urban Loft

  • Stacy Wilson, owner of OTB Cafe (Old Town...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Board/Commission Member Openings

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Each year, terms of several board/commission members expire, and new members are needed.  

If you are interested in serving on one of the City's boards or commissions, please complete an Application Form .  Applications ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

State of the City - 2023

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Video presentation, State of the City - 2023 

 https://www.owatonna.gov/CivicMedia?VID=32

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

New Golf Supervisor

Kurt Stangler, Rec Supervisor

Brooktree Golf Course announces new Golf Supervisor

Kurt Stangler was hired by the City of Owatonna oFebruary 13 and has begun his role as Golf Supervisor at the municipally-owned Brooktree G...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Winter Book Bingo

Winter Book Bingo 2023

Read any book between 2/1/23 and 3/31/23. Fill out the title and author on the back of the Bookish Bingo card to earn an entry to our grand prize drawing. Read up to five books for entries. Make a bingo - diagonal, horizontal, or vertical - on the card fo...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Winter Parking Ordinance Reminder

Winter Parking Ordinance 11/15-3/31

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At 12:01 am on November 15th, the Winter Parking Ordinance takes effect. On even-numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the near side of the street adjacent to lots and houses which have been assigned even num...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Winter Book Bingo

Winter Book Bingo 2023

Read any book between 2/1/23 and 3/31/23. Fill out the title and author on the back of the Bookish Bingo card to earn an entry to our grand prize drawing. Read up to five books for entries. Make a bingo - diagonal, horizontal, or vertical - on the card fo...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

6:30 p.m. on April 17

Doug Ohman program

Please join us as we host photographer and historian, Doug Ohman. He will be presenting his program Vanishing Landmarks. Tour throughout Minnesota with Mr. Ohman, exploring the many historic landmarks that tell our story. This event is geared toward teens...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

2:00 p.m. on April 27

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Join us in the Gainey Room Thursday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. for a showing of the film Women Talking. Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Af...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Storytime Tuesdays

Storytime 2023

Join Darla in Children's Services Tuesday mornings at either 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. for preschool storytime. Stories, songs, and fun!

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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: February 16, 2023

New Golf Supervisor

Kurt Stangler, Rec Supervisor

Brooktree Golf Course announces new Golf Supervisor

Kurt Stangler was hired by the City of Owatonna oFebruary 13 and has begun his role as Golf Supervisor at the municipally-owned Brooktree G...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Shade Tree Commission Member Openings

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We are looking to fill openings on our Shade Tree Commission.  

If you are interested in serving on one of the City's boards or commissions, please complete an Application Form. Applications are due March 31, 2023.

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Public Works
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Boulevard Tree Trimming Information

Boulevard Tree Trimming

Boulevard Tree Trimming has begun. 

Street Maintenance crews perform all trimming of trees located within the boulevard. 

  • Tree trimming takes place for a variety of reasons:
  • Removal of dead limbs that could fall and cause damage or injuries...
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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Parking Reminder

Odd Even Parking Ending

Odd/even winter parking restrictions end March 31. Year-round parking restrictions remain in effect as signs indicate. 

If spring snow events occur, please remember to place your garbage and recycling containers behind the curb and to use off stre...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Animal Waste Reminders

Spring Showers Reveal Gross Flowers

Do YOU Scoop the Poop? 

Spring is around the corner and as things warm up, many people are out enjoying the weather by walking their dogs. Stepping in dog waste can be a disgusting experience, even worse is knowledge that pet waste may be pollutin...

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Stormwater
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Help Keep Catch Basins Clear

Keep Catch Basins Clear

Help Keep Nearby Catch Basins Clear of Snow, Ice, and Debris 

As spring approaches and winter winds down, snow and heavy rains can cause localized ponding and flooding if storm drains are blocked. Don’t forget to check your nearby storm drains whe...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Salt Smart Tips

Salt Smart Tips

Deicing salt accounts for approximately 75% of chloride found in our waterways. During precipitation events and snowmelt, stormwater gathers excess salt and washes it into our nearby streams and lakes. The remaining 25% of chloride in surface and groundwa...

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