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hank you for choosing the Owatonna Guide, an invaluable guide to the City of Owatonna and the surrounding area for visitors and residents alike. This edition of the Owatonna Guide, produced in cooperation with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, is designed to help make your stay in Owatonna as comfortable, enjoyable and productive as possible. Whether you are enjoying our world-class attractions, fascinating historical sites, spectacular parks and walkways or the incredible shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment opportunities, we want your Owatonna experience to be an unforgettable one. This booklet is prepared by the Owatonna People’s Press and funded by area advertisers. We hope you will patronize them. For additional information about Owatonna, contact the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, 320 Hoffman Drive, (507) 451-7970; Web site: www.owatonna.org. For questions and comments on the editorial or advertising content within this Guide, contact the Owatonna People’s Press 135 W. Pearl Street (507) 451-2840 Web site: www.owatonna.com

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Table of Contents

Advertising Index .............2-3 Jewel of the Prairie...............4 New to Town........................6 Weather Conditions............10 A Glimpse of History..........12 Business & Industry............20 Agriculture..........................24 Horizons of Health Care.....28 Senior Citizens....................34 Excelling in Education.......39 Opportunities for Youth......44 Owatonna Public Library....50

Map of Owatonna...............52 Downtown Map..................54 Communities of Faith.........55 Lodging...............................61 Meeting Places.............62, 64 Parks and Trails..................66 The Great Outdoors............76 A Community of Artists.....82 Goods and Services............89 Downtown Parking.............92 Guide to Dining..................96 Calendar of Events.............98

A special project of the OWATONNA PEOPLE’S PRESS 135 W. Pearl St., Owatonna, MN 55060 PUBLISHER: Ron Ensley ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Debbie Ensley MANAGING EDITOR: Jeffrey Jackson ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Betty Frost, Diane Gengler, Laurie Jensen, Deb Theisen, Luke Brown AD DESIGN Jenine Kubista, Kelly Kubista, Stephanie Kraft Kerri Lynch, Sue Schuster COVER DESIGN Katie Townsend-Noet Owatonna Guide 2011-2012 is distributed to subscribers and readers of the Owatonna People’s Press as well as at local lodging properties and businesses, and the front counter of the Owatonna People’s Press and Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. All rights reserved ©2011.

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Advertising Index

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ACCOUNTING Larson Allen Stockwell Accounting

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AIRPORT Owatonna Degner Regional Airport

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APARTMENTS Gateway Apartments LifeStyle, Inc.

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ASSISTED LIVING/SENIOR LIVING Brookdale Senior Living/Clare Bridge CountrySide & Brooks Senior Living Morehouse Place Realife Cooperative Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC

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ATTORNEYS Catherine Brown Furness Law Office Einhaus, Mattison, Carver & Haberman, PA Kent Rossi Patton, Hoversten & Berg Walbran & Furness

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AUCTIONS Jeff Kath Auctions

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AUTOMOTIVE City Auto Glass Ellis Body Shop Harland’s Tire & Auto Hursh Motors Jerry’s Owatonna Auto Sales Keck’s Repair McCabe Motors Mark’s Repair

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BEAUTY/NAIL SALON HaiRevolution Salon Salon -e- clips

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BUILDINGS Morton Buildings

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

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CHURCHES Associated Church Bethel Church Christian Family Church Cornerstone Evangelical Church Countryside Christian Church Daybreak Community Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church First Baptist Church Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Sacred Heart Catholic Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church St. John Lutheran Church St. Joseph Catholic Parish St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Trinity Lutheran Church United Methodist Church

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Little Theatre of Owatonna Owatonna Arts Center Owatonna Business Women SEMCAC Straight River Archery Club Steele County 4-H Steele County Food Shelf Steele County Historical Society V.F.W. Post #3723

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COFFEE HOUSE Central Park Coffee Co.

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COMPUTERS/SERVICES Abraham Consulting Technologies

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CONSTRUCTION Casey & Groesbeck Southern Minnesota Construction Co., Inc.

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COUNTRY CLUB Owatonna Country Club

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DENTAL Hudson Family Dental Main Street Dental

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DRY CLEANING Whitestone Cleaners

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EDUCATION/FOUNDATIONS Communtiy Education Independent School District 761 Owatonna Foundation Riverland Community College

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ELECTRICAL Cole’s Electric R&K Electric Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

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EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Express Employment Professionals Manpower Specialty Personnel Services

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ENTERTAINMENT Southpark Lanes/Buster’s Bar & Grill 13 Steele County Free Fair 45 EXTINGUISHER SERVICES Extinguisher Services

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FINANCIAL/MORTGAGE HomeTown Credit Union Profinium Financial Profinium Financial Group US Bank Wells Federal Bank

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FIREPLACES Fireplace Connections

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FLOORING & DECORATING Flooring Frenzy & More Nelson Decorating

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Advertising Index FUEL/PROPANE Al-Corn Clean Fuel Central Valley Co-op

PRINTING 81 9

GOVERNMENT City of Owatonna 45 GROCERY Cashwise Foods 51 Hy-Vee Food Store 39 HEALTH CARE/FITNESS Owatonna Hospital 79 Mayo Clinic Health System Inside Front Cover Inside Back Cover South Central Human Relations Center 43 Steele County Public Health 43 West Hills Tennis & Fitness 23 HEATING & COOLING Deml Heating 51 Owatonna Heating & Cooling 65 INDUSTRIES Caterpillar 61 Cybex 68 Jostens 75 Modern Metal Products 69 Pearson 69 SPX Corporation 69 Viracon 69 Wenger Corporation 69 INSURANCE/INVESTMENTS American Family Insurance-Cahoon 49 Farmers Insurance Group-Drake 48 Federated Insurance 49 Back Cover Heinz Insurance Company 48 Marie Schuette Insurance 48 TPS Insurance Agency 49 State Farm-Plemel Agency 49 LICENSE Randall's License Bureau 97 LODGING AmericInn Owatonna 35 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 31 Microtel Inn 25 Northrop Oftedahl House 67 Super 8 75 MASSAGE Lighthouse Therapeutic Massage 23 MEDIA Owatonna People’s Press 83, 95, 97, 99 PRESCHOOL/CHILD CARE Good Shepherd Pre-School 41 Kid’s Korner Educare 41 Owatonna Montessori 41 Parent Provider Connection 40 St. Mary’s Preschool 41 Steele County Child Care 40 Trinity Nursery School 41 Wee Pals Child Care Center 41

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REAL ESTATE/TOWNHOME ERA Gillespie Real Estate Prudential Advantage Realty Riverwood Parks & Morehouse, Inc.

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RECREATIONAL/OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT/REPAIR Denny’s Small Engine Repair 33 MJ Hydrostatics 51 Northland Farms 79 Sette Sports Center 11 RESTAURANTS/PIZZA Costas Candies & Restaurant Domino’s Pizza El Tequila Famous Dave's Mizuki Fusion Japanese and Thai Plaza Morena Rose Street Pizzeria Sportsman’s Grille

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RETAIL/MISC. Ag Power Country Goods Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers Envision Home Theater St. Clair’s for Men Uptown Consignment

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ROOFING & HEATING KSW Roofing & Heating

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TATTOOS Dragon's Lair

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TOWING Sweet Towing & Repair

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TRANSPORTATION First Choice Shuttle Steele County Area Transit Tonna Taxi Service

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VETERINARIANS Fairview Animal Medical Center Owatonna Veterinary Hospital

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WASTE MANAGEMENT Stewart Sanitation

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WATER TREATMENT Garlick's Water

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For hundreds of years before the arrival of the first white settlers, Native Americans camped on the banks of a river they called “Ouitunya,” which means “straight.” Today, the major river that runs through Steele County, Minn., is still called the Straight River, and the name of the county’s principal city, “Owatonna,”bears the echo of the name of the river that flows through it.

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‘Jewel of the Prairie’ Population Owatonna: 25,599 Steele County: 36,576 Source: 2010 U.S. Census

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egend has it that “Princess Owatonna,” the daughter of Chief Wabena, became ill during a winter of many sorrows. Her father had heard of the curing magic waters known as “Minnewaucan” and advised his daughter to drink of those waters. The young princess followed her father’s advice and drank from the rich mineral water bubbling from the springs and was restored back to health. According to legend, the healing waters are those of the Straight River in Mineral Springs. Since 1933, a statue of Princess Owatonna has stood in Mineral Springs Park to mark the legend. While the historical accuracy of the legend may be doubtful, the story speaks of how the beautiful tree-filled city of Owatonna, built on the shore of the Straight River, has attracted people to the area for years and of why it continues to draw people to the community. But don’t take just our word for it. Continued on Page 5

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In July 2009, Money Magazine, a national financial magazine, named Owatonna as one of the top 100 small towns in the United States to live in — and the only small town in Greater Minnesota that made the list.

The study ranked cities of a population between 8,500 and 50,000 on a variety of factors, including strong local economies, good schools, restaurants, affordable housing and a low crime rate. Editors of Money said of the city: “This self- proclaimed ‘Jewel of the Prairie’ — surrounded by tall meadows, wildflowers and farmland — is full of people who love the great outdoors. Hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are popular in the city’s 24 parks, as is fishing and canoeing at Lake Kohlmeir.”

Located at the crossroads of Interstate 35, U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 218, Owatonna sits at the center of southern Minnesota. The Twin Cities lie just a 60-minute drive to the north, with Rochester just 45 miles to the east and Mankato 45 miles to the west. Its location has made Owatonna a hub of the Interstate 35 Corridor and a community that has attracted business and industry, as well as people who enjoy the outdoors. Owatonna Guide

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oving to a new community always offers new opportunities, but it also can present a few challenges. Here are some helpful things to know if you are new to Owatonna.

City government The mayor and city council members are the elected leaders of the city government. They are elected to four-year terms with four members elected in November of even-numbered years. Meetings are held 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 540 West Hills Circle. The city council makes all policy decisions in matters such as legislation, zoning, budgets and improvment projects. The council hires the city attorney and city administrator, and confirms appointments to the city’s boards, commissions, and department head positions. • City Government: Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator, 540 West Hills Circle, 444-4300 • Police (non-emergency): 444-3800 • Owatonna Public Utilities: 451-2480 • Parks and Recreation: 444-4321

Location County: Steele Region: Southeast School District: 761 Distance from Minneapolis / St. Paul: 60 miles US Congressional District: 1 Minnesota Senate District: 26 Minnesota House Districts: 26A, 26B Area Code: 507 Zip Code: 55060

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Utilities • Electric and gas service is provided to the Owatonna community by the Owatonna Public Utilities (451-2480) along with Alliant Energy (507- 373-2371) or Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric (451-7340). Where you live determines who provides your service. • Natural gas service is provided by the Owatonna Public Utilities (451-2480). • Water service is provided by Owatonna Public Utilities (451-2480) from wells pumped from the Jordan Aquifers. • Telephone Service is provided by Qwest, Jaguar Communications, and Charter. For new residential service through Qwest, call 800-244-1111. For new business service through Qwest, call 800-603-6000. For service through Jaguar Communications, call 214-1000. For service from Charter, call 888-GET-CHARTER.

Post Office The Owatonna Post Office is located at 209 E Broadway St. The phone number is 507-451-3507.

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Development The City of Owatonna has had an Economic Development Authority since 1992, and the EDA oversees a wide range of development initiatives from the sale of industrial property, financial packaging and marketing, revolving loan fund and Tax Increment Financing. In the years since, the EDA — along with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the Owatonna Business Incubator — has created an economic development partnership that seeks to meet the development needs of retail business and industries. For more information contact the City of Owatonna Development Director 507-774-7317; Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 507-451-7970 or Owatonna Business Incubator 507-451-0517.

Property Taxes • City Tax Rate: 55.332 percent • County Tax Rate: 50.197 percent • School Tax Rate: 17.122 percent • State Tax Rate (Comm/Ind) : 45.95 percent • State Tax Rate (Seasonal) : 19.145 percent • SD Market Value Ref. Rate: .18189 percent • Total Taxable Market Value: $1,648,688,900 (includes commercial, residential, other)

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Media • Owatonna People’s Press, a daily newspaper, and Owatonna Area Shopper, 135 W. Pearl St., 451-2840, www.owatonna.com • KRFO AM 1390, Kat Kountry 105 Radio: 451-2250 KOWZ 100.9 FM, 92.1 KRUE, 1170 KOWZ AM Radio: 444-9224 • Charter Communications: (800) 581-0081

Licenses

• Auto: Auto and driver’s licenses can be renewed at the Drivers and Vehicle License office at 1825 S. Elm Ave. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Phone number is 451-2040. • Road test: Driver’s license tests are given at the National Guard Armory, 2323 W. Bridge. For information or appointments, call the Faribault driver’s license office at 507-332-7985 to speak with an examiner.. • Marriage: Marriage licenses can be obtained at the Steele County Recorder’s Office at the County Administration Building, 630 Florence Ave., Owatonna. 444-7450.

Library Owatonna Public Library is located at 105 N. Elm Ave., at he corner of Broadway and Elm. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is open Sunday from 1-5 p.m. October through April. The phone number is 444-2460.

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Transportation Steele County Area Transit (SCAT) offers Dial-a-Ride service throughout Steele County on three 18-passenger, fully accessible mini-buses. The SCAT bus costs $1.75 per ride for a pre-purchased ticket or $2 for walk-ons. A 24-hour advance notice is encouraged. For information or to schedule a ride call 451-7777 or 1-800-597-SCAT. • Jefferson Bus Lines: 451-4000 • Owatonna Bus Company: 451-5262 • SCAT Dial-A-Ride: 451-7777

Still have questions? Call Owatonna City Hall at 444-4300 or Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 451-7970. Check out the Web site at www.ci.owatonna.mn.us or www.owatonna.org for information on Owatonna’s parks, government, businesses, senior center, upcoming events and more.

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innesota is famous for its colorful and varied seasons. Owatonna is no exception July is the warmest month, though the average temperatures for the month — an average high of 83 degrees and an average low of 61 degrees — make it ideal for enjoying the great outdoors. July, however, is also the wettest month, averaging 4.58 inches of precipitation for the month. The record high temperature for Owatonna is 102 degrees, set four times — June 8 and 9, 1985, July 14, 1995, and Aug. 1, 1988. The record low for the summer months is 33 degrees, set June 1, 1964 — technically, still spring. But June’s record low temperature for the summer months pales by comparison to the record low for the entire year. On Jan. 9, 1977, the temperature dropped to 35 degrees below zero — the lowest in Owatonna since records have been kept. The average temperatures for January are higher than that, though January remains the coldest month. The average high for the month is 21 degrees and the average low is 2 degrees. Snowfall each year averages 41 inches. Time Zone: Central U.S. Time

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Village of Yesteryear The Village of Yesteryear, located at 1448 Austin Road, Owatonna is operated by the Steele County Historical Society, is a setting of 15 structures where visitors can experience what life was like in Owatonna and Steele County at the turn of the 20th Century.

There are two log cabins, railroad station and a caboose from Steele County dating back to the 1850s, general store/post office, fire station, farm machinery building, blacksmith shop, country school, Dunnell mansion built in 1868, and the St. Wenceslaus of Moravia Church built in 1891. The buildings are furnished according to the time they were built and are connected by a boardwalk.

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Personalized tours of the 15 buildings are available at 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, May 1 through Sept. 30. Visitors should allow 1 1/2 hours for the tour. Tours are $5 per person, children 6-17 are $3 and children under 6 are free. For bus or group tours, please call our office to make special arrangements at 507-451-1420. For the 2011 tour season we are honoring the Blue Star Museum Program for all enlisted service personal. The Dunnell House, the Emporium and the Steele County Historical Society offices are open year-round Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. except for holidays, or by appointment. For more information please phone (507) 451-1420, or e-mail, director@steelecohistoricalsociety.org, or go to the website: www.steelecohistoricalsociety.org/village.php A new History Center is under construction and will be open in the spring of 2012. THE DUNNELL HOUSE This Italianate style home was built by Mark Hill Dunnell in 1868-1869 and was originally located at 357 E. Main Street in Owatonna. Mark Hill Dunnell was born in Maine where he served as an educator, lawyer, and state legislator. The house was sold to Pillsbury Military Academy in 1940 and was used as a cadet’s dorm, infirmary, piano classroom and residence. When the house was scheduled to be demolished for a parking lot, a group of citizens formed to save it, and led to its preservation and restoration by the Steele County Historical Society. The house was moved to its present location in January 1969 in two sections. THE BLACKSMITH SHOP Given in 1991 by the Styndl family, the Blacksmith Shop operated by Frank Styndl, was located east of Bixby and built in 1896. Bench vice, drill press, forge, fire pot, trip hammer and numerous tools, some made by Frank, are exhibited, as well as examples of plow shares and horseshoes. There is often a working exhibit here during special events. THE TOWN HALL The Town Hall first served as the Owatonna Town Hall in the late 1850s, according to the last two residents and an early assessor and was originally located in downtown Owatonna. Still under development, the building will house artifacts which relate to the county civic development, townships, government and business. Page 16

THE SACO CHURCH The Church of St. Wenceslaus of Moravia was the first building moved to the Village site in 1962. The church was built 7 miles southwest of Owatonna in 1891 to serve the Czech community of Moravia, later, after the arrival of the railroad, called Saco. After the church closed in 1952, it was given to the Society and moved with all its furnishings, altar and the 14 Stations of the Cross. The church is available to rent for small weddings.

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Louis H. Sullivan National Farmers’ Bank The year was 1906. The National Farmers’ Bank — the largest bank in the city — had outgrown its offices on the first floor of a 40-year-old building in downtown Owatonna. Carl Bennett, then vice president of the bank, commissioned famed architect Louis H. Sullivan to design a “true and lasting work of art” to be the home of the bank. Sullivan, called the “father of modernism” and considered by many to be the creator of the modern skyscraper, had designed many buildings in downtown Chicago and is credited with being the inspiration to, if not the father of, the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Construction on the new bank in Owatonna — the first of Sullivan’s “jewel boxes” — began in April 1907 and was completed in 1908 at a cost of $125,000. The new facility was

opened for business on July 14, 1908. The building — located on the northeast corner of Broadway Street and Cedar Avenue in downtown Owatonna, across from the historic Central Park — is an architectural symphony prairie architecture inside and out. The red brick structure with green terra cotta bands features two large arches displaying stained glass windows designed by Louis J. Millet. Inside are several murals by Oskar Gross and a “poem of colors,” featuring more than 200 shades, primarily blues and greens, intricate terra cotta and gold-leaf detailing. Additional details include four immense cast iron electroliers, each weighing 2.25 tons, and an ornate sculptured clock. On Jan. 7, 1976, the building was recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural significance. The United States Postal Service commemorated the building in 1981, putting the image of the bank on a postage stamp. Visitors are welcome to view the detailed work of the bank during regular banking hours. Just inside the west entrance to the bank on Cedar Avenue, visitors can pick up a printed self-guided tour memo that offers additional notes on the history and architecture, as well as the current functions of the bank. The lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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State Public School Orphanage Museum

A quick history‌ In 1885, the Minnesota Legislature created the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children. After some political wrangling, Owatonna was chosen as the site for Minnesota’s only state orphanage which operated from 1886-1945. During this time period, 10,635 dependent and neglected children passed through this institution. Today, the campus is known as the West Hills Complex. Originally housed on 160 acres, the grounds grew to 329 acres by 1937, with 42 acres designated as the campus and 287 acres for farm cultivation. At its peak, the school housed 500 children in 16 cottages. With 47 buildings in all, others included a nursery, hospital, school, gymnasium, laundry, superintendent and employee residences, power plant, greenhouse, ice house, root cellar, cemetery and complete farm operation, making it virtually self-sufficient. The cemetery, where 198 children are buried, is located in the southwest corner of the campus. Named-crosses were erected in 1993 for 151 of the children buried with only their number. A memorial boardwalk has also been added near the cemetery. In 1945, the orphanage was phased out. For the next 25 years, the school provided academic and vocational training for the educable mentally disabled. The Owatonna State School, as it was known, closed in 1970. For four years the buildings and grounds were unused. Then, in 1974, the City of Owatonna purchased the property to house its City Administration Offices and other related city facilities. In 1992 Harvey and Maxine Ronglie initiated efforts to restore the State School history and remember the children who were placed there. Harvey Ronglien himself was a Ward of the State at the State School for 11 years.

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Reasons to visit‌ • Located in the West Hills Complex, today these grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. • Tour the Museum on the first floor of the City Administration Building. The Museum contains photos, artifacts, and stories of the children who lived this history, including a 10-minute 1930s video. • Take the Outside Audio Tour (May – November), and walk the beautiful and historic grounds. • Visit Cottage 11, a restored cottage which housed boys ages 6 – 13, where volunteers will greet you. • Remember the children by visiting the Children’s Cemetery (May through November). • Peruse our gift shop (located in Cottage 11) where you can purchase books written by children who lived this history, and the award-winning documentary, “The Children Remember.â€?

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Several companies that had their birth here in Steele County — Viracon, Jostens, J-C Press, Truth Hardware, Wenger Corporation, Owatonna Tool Company (now SPX), Gopher Sport, Owatonna Canning Company (now a part of Lakeside Foods) and Uber Glove Company among them — have gone on to establish national and international clientele. Other companies that were started elsewhere soon moved to Owatonna and now call Owatonna home. Take, for example, Federated Insurance Companies. Federated, originally named the Minnesota Mutual Fire Insurance Company, started modestly in New Ulm in 1904 and grew stronger after moving to Owatonna in 1910, eventually becoming an industry giant. Today, it is a Fortune 1000 company. Largest of the manufacturing firms in Owatonna is Viracon, which employs about 1,100 people. Among the other large manufacturing firms in Owatonna are Truth Hardware, SPX, Wenger, Owatonna Construction

Company, Cybex, Lakeside Foods, McQuay International, Pearson, Crown Cork and Seal Company, MMP, Al-Corn Clean Fuel, Gandy Company, Caterpillar Forest Products, Chicago Tube and Iron, Uber Glove Company, Metal Services of Owatonna, Brase Metal Worx Inc. Among non-manufacturing firms, the largest is Federated Insurance, which employs more than 1,400 people. Other major non-manufacturing firms in the city include Jostens, Cabela’s, Wal-Mart, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Owatonna Hospital, Holiday Inn and Suites, Cash Wise, Hy-Vee Food Store, Target, Mills Fleet Farm, Hursh Motors, NAPA Distribution Center, Gopher Sport, Owatonna Ford Chrysler, Cedar Valley Services, Olympic Fire Protection, Wells Fargo Bank, J-C Press, Kohl’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement. The success of these businesses in the community is due in large part to the conscientiousness of the local work force, which results in the production of quality products.

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Major Employers in Owatonna

Employer, Product/Services, Employees • Federated Insurance, insurance carrier, 1,470 • Viracon, glass, 1,105 • Truth Hardware, window and door hardware, 735 • SPX Corp. — OTC Division, electronics, special diagnostic equipment, vehicle service tools, 540 • Owatonna Public School District No. 761, elementary and secondary schooling, 688 • Wenger Corp., musical performance equipment, 450 • Jostens, class rings/recognition, 416 • Cybex, exercise equipment, 301 • Steele County, executive, legislative and other general government support, 335 Source: City of Owatonna / Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

• Owatonna Hospital, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, general medical and surgical hospital, 323 • Mayo Heath System in Owatonna, offices of physicians, 250 • Lakeside Foods, fruit and vegetable preserving, special food manufacturing, 240 • Cabela’s, sporting goods, 219 • Hy-Vee Foods, 207 • McQuay International, manufacture heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, 180 • Pearson, design, printing & distribution of specialized data forms, 150 • Caterpillar Forest Products, manufacturerer of heavy equipment used in construction and utility markets, 135 • Crown Cork & Seal Co., drawn and ironed two piece food cans and sanitary ends, 120

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t would be difficult, if not impossible, to over-emphasize the importance that farming and the agriculture industry has played in the development of Owatonna and Steele County. Indeed, in 1853 — a year before the city of Owatonna was founded and two years before Steele County itself was established — the first land claims were filed and the first sod was turned over to ready it for planting in the spring. It is, therefore, hardly an exaggeration to say that agriculture is the oldest and long-lasting industry here. Most of the settlers in those early days were farmers, living in the rural areas of Steele County. In 1856, while just a little more than 300 lived in the city of Owatonna, rural Steele County boasted more than 2,500 residents with most of them living and working on farms. According to an early history of Owatonna, agricultural developments kept pace with those in town. At first, farming was on a subsistence level, but within a few years, poultry, hogs and cattle were being raised in increasing numbers. Early on businessmen in Owatonna soon began to develop businesses in response to agricultural needs.

In 1865, for example, Thomas Howe and Michael Lowth began to manufacture grain drills and seeders. Eventually, the company would be known as the Owatonna Manufacturing Company and, as it is known today, Mustang Manufacturing. The story is not unique. In fact, many of the industries that still exist in Owatonna today originally were established and grew to meet the needs of farmers in and around Steele County — industries like the Owatonna Canning Company (now Lakeside Foods) and the Gandy Corporation. The now famous Louis H. Sullivan-designed bank in downtown Owatonna, now Wells Fargo Bank, originally was built to house the National Farmers Bank. Even C.I. Buxton, who helped take what is now Federated Insurance Companies from a fledging company to the insurance giant that it is today, got his start in an agriculturally based business as a partner in the Buxton & McClintock Implement Company. And in those early days, the Federated was known as the Retail Implement Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

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Steele County’s oldest — and long-lasting — industry Important Agriculture-related addresses and telephone numbers

United States Department of Agriculture Owatonna Service Center 235 Cedardale Drive SE 451-1054 451-3730 (fax) • Farm Service Agency • Natural Resources Conservation Service • Conservation District Page 24

Delegated County Feedlot Officer Planning and Zoning Administration Center 630 Florence Avenue 444-7475 455-9688 (fax)

Soil and Water Conservation District 235 Cedardale Drive SE 451-6730 444-9357 (fax)

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The number of farms and those in the agricultural industry has declined here since those early days, just as it has in the vast majority of the country. According to figures from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, there are 1,031 on-farm jobs in Steele County, while the number of non-farm jobs in the county stands at 24,579 jobs. Still, agriculture plays an important and even vital role in the local economy. According to the state ag department, in 2008 (the last year for which figures are

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available) Steele County’s agricultural marketing was worth just over $220 million. In 2011, there are 816 farms in Steele County. Crops make up 61 percent of the agricultural industry in the county and livestock the remaining 39 percent. The top crops are corn for grain (123,761 acres), soybeans (80,369 acres) and vegetables harvested for sale (9,441 acres), according to the MDA. Hogs make up the largest livestock sector in the county (48 percent), followed by poultry (23 percent), dairy (21 percent) and cattle (8 percent).

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The Owatonna Hospital’s new facility opened its doors in 2009 bringing a new patient care experience to Steele County. Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, has served the local community since 1901 when it was founded to serve a city of 5,000. Today, the hospital has grown to meet the needs of nearly 26,000 Owatonna residents as well as the entire Steele County area. The current facility features 38 beds and has more than 300 employees. In addition to the usual medical and surgical facilities, the new $49 million replacement Hospital also houses several other programs including the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Owatonna, the Professional Intercollegiate Education Center, the Community Resource Center and Mental Health Unit. The Joint Commission accredits Owatonna Hospital. The new two-story hospital, connected to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna is located at 2250 NW 26th St.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna

In 1948, two medical pioneers — Dr. Albert J. Olson and Dr. Franklin C. Anderson — started the Owatonna Clinic on the principle that the physician serves the community both in the preservation, and the restoration of good health. Over the past 60-plus years, the clinic has grown from its original office on Main Street to its current location on the 26th Street Health Care Campus. In 1997, the clinic joined Mayo Health System and in May

2011 became Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic share the same mission vision and value. The needs of the patient come first. Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna has become a comprehensive medical clinic offering outpatient and specialty services. The staff includes a variety of specialty fields, including family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrician/ gynecology, dermatology, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, and urgent care/emergency medicine. In 2011 the Owatonna Clinic changed its name to Mayo Health System. The name change is part of a broader effort to bring even more of Mayo Clinic to patients locally and meet patient needs as close to home as possible. Working as a system, Mayo Clinic Health System locations can provide coordinated and comprehensive care throughout a patient’s lifetime. “Mayo Clinic Health System has evolved over time, and today our sites work together more closely with each other and Mayo Clinic than ever before,” says Rob Nesse, M.D., chief executive officer, Mayo Clinic Health System. “We operate as one system and work together to provide our patients with the care they need, where they need it — whether that’s in their hometown, a neighboring community or in Rochester. Our new name reflects that.” The clinic also offers comprehensive laboratory, diagnostic, pain management and infusion therapy services. The Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna also offers a full-service optical shop. In addition to the clinic staff, physicians, Mayo Clinic Outreach physicians provide patients with high quality care in cardiology, oncology, rheumatology and neurology.

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Aside from the health care campus of Owatonna Hospital — part of Allina Hospitals and Clinics — and Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, there are many other health care providers in Owatonna that cater to specific needs.

Care facilities Traditions Traditions of Owatonna provides senior living with private apartments, community rooms, outdoor grounds, and specialized neighborhoods for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Owatonna Care Center Owatonna Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, offers a community resource for rehabilitation and health care services. Cedarview Care Center Cedarview Care Center is owned and operated by Steele County. The facility offers residents specialized services with the goal of promoting independent living. Brookdale Senior Living Brookdale Senior Living offers two houses, Clare Bridge and Sterling House, which offer services specialized to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and personalized assisted living, respectively. The Brooks on St. Paul The Brooks on St. Paul offers one and two bedroom apartments, providing privacy and amenities to make life more convenient. CountrySide Catered Senior Living Countryside Catered Living has the option of one or two bedroom apartments, and offers a range of technologies to enhance the lives of residents. Page 32

Park Place Park Place offers apartments with a range of amenities to help maintain an independent lifestyle. The facility offers, among other amenities, housekeeping services, barber/salon services, and professional management on site. Realife Cooperative Realife Cooperative provides independent living and amenities ranging from social rooms and van service to secured entrances and guest room service. Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC offers suites and studio apartments, along with assisted living, respite and hospice care, and memory care. A range of amenities are also available.

Hospice Homestead Hospice House provides 24-hour care for those facing terminal illness. It is located at 2350 26th Street N.W. and can be reached at 507-446-0936.

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About 13 percent of the population of Owatonna is age 65 or older, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The city responds by having ‌

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Healthy Seniors of Steele County The stated mission of Healthy Seniors of Steele County is “to provide the best possible service to seniors and caregivers; to empower them to live happily, safely and independently in their own homes; to recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to carry good neighbor-to-neighbor acts of kindness; and to support seniors and caregivers throughout Steele County.” Among the services provided by Healthy Seniors are: Friendly Visits Volunteers visit seniors in the comfort of their own homes, providing an opportunity for friendship and fellowship. Seniors that are exiting a hospital stay that need to be checked on while they are recovering from falls or surgery. Caregiver Support On-going support services for those caring for a senior that are living in their own home or residing in an assisted living facility in Steele County. Caregiver and Parkinson’s Support groups are held on a monthly basis to provide a confidential place for discussion and support. Respite Care Volunteers stay with homebound individuals to provide caregivers time away from their caregiver duties. Needs Assessments and Referral Individual needs assessments are done to help Seniors and caregivers with yard work and light housekeeping duties. Each year Healthy Seniors partners with community groups, schools, churches and organizations to provide services.

Nurse - In Weekly blood pressure service held throughout the county. Call for locations and times. Pharmacist - In Appointments can be made for a review of all prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Medical Escorts The Medical Escort Service provides a companion for medical appointments, assisting the senior in understanding physician’s orders and helping to facilitate communication between the senior and the medical staff. This service was established between the Mayo Health System in Owatonna and Healthy Seniors to support the need for increased understanding of medical directives between senior patients and clinic personnel. Chore Service Spring and Fall clean-ups are coordinated to help Seniors and Caregivers with yard work and light housekeeping duties. Fall Prevention Program Designed to help decrease the number of falls for seniors to maintain independence in their home. Health Care Directive This allows you to have peace of mind for future health and medical decisions. Healthy Seniors service office is located at 500 Dunnell Drive in Owatonna. The phone number for the service office is 774-7648. The administrative office for Healthy Seniors is located in the new Owatonna Hospital, 2250 NW 26th St. in Owatonna. Healthy Seniors of Steele County serves individuals age 60 or older.

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Grandparents for Education Grandparents for Education is a program of volunteers designed to provide schools and school children access to caring supportive actual and honorary grandparents and to provide opportunities for these volunteers to engage in meaningful activities in a school setting. Grandparents for Education brings experience, knowledge and serve as role models as well as bringing another facet of the community to support education. This organization enhances cross-generational partnerships through active involvement in schools leading toward student success and safety. Grandparents for Education started its first year in the Owatonna school district during in 2009-2010 with 26 volunteers. The year closed logging more than 1,400 hours and having 50 volunteers. It has been growing ever since. The 2010/2011 school year the organization logged well over 3,000 volunteer hours in the Owatonna Schools. This year St. Mary’s Elementary school was added to the organization.

A principal’s comment: “Grandparents for Education has done so much to support what we do. It’s hard to imagine that there ever was a time you weren’t here.” A volunteer’s comment: “Thank you for Grandparents for Education. Joining the organization gave me the push to volunteer. Each day when I leave the school, I return home with special stories to tell my husband. We both thoroughly enjoy the students.” A teacher’s comment: “Because of Grandparents for Education’s help, the kids averaged three years of growth this year. You give them the one-on-one attention they needed.” A student’s comment: “I love to read to Grandparents for Education volunteers.” Grandparents for Education volunteers choose how and when to help and they need more volunteers. We all have a heart to help a child. There are three ways to become a member of the Grandparents for Education organization, at 507-451-8661, e-mail at usronsonva@aol.com or visit the organization’s website: www.grandparentsforeducation.net. Grandparents for Education is a United Way Partner.

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Come and visit SeniorPlace … a vital and active senior center that provides leisure and recreational pursuits for adults 50 years and over. Live full. Live well. Live long. The mission of the Owatonna SeniorPlace is to involve, enrich and empower adults 50 years of age or better to live as independently as possible in our communities. SeniorPlace does this by promoting the wellness of adults 50 years of age or better through recreational, educational and social opportunities as well as being a referral source for services available within its service area. Activities and programming of the center emphasize creating and maintaining independence in all phases of life. It is the vision of SeniorPlace become an indispensable asset to boomers, seniors and the community by offering programs and services that enable boomers and seniors to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes within their community. SeniorPlace has become a “One-Stop Shop” for seniors with Healthy Seniors of Steele County, “Just the Nurse” Margie Gardner, Semcac Senior Advocate, Semcac Senior Dining, Mobility Meals and SeniorPlace all under one roof. SeniorPlace offers cards, games, billiards, exercise/health and wellness, dancing and singing, travel, sports and leisure activities, arts and crafts, educational programs from computer classes, AARP driver safety and AARP Tax Assistance to Alzheimer’s care consultations to enrichment and of course friendship, fun, and belonging. Beautiful handmade crafts for sale in the gift shop, a newsletter that keeps you updated on the many programs and services and so much more. Membership dues run from January through December of each year and make a great gift for that ‘hard to find’ person on your birthday and Christmas list. Watch for more information on our new SeniorPlace Partnership Program that will be starting for all members in 2012. Also, the Minnesota Senior Games, those 50 and better will be competing in Mankato in June 2012 and in Owatonna 2013 and 2014. Hours of SeniorPlace are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Anne Pleskonko at SeniorPlace, 500 Dunnell Drive in Owatonna, 444-4280, on the web at http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/senior-place or email at Anne.Pleskonko@ci.owatonna.mn.us.

The Senior Dining Program serves a hot, nutritious noon meal and a chance to gather with friends for fun and fellowship.

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Reservations at Senior Dining sites: SEMCAC Senior Dining is available at Owatonna at SeniorPlace, Monday through Friday, 500 Dunnell Dr. For more information, call 455-3195 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. The meal is served promptly at 11:30 a.m. Dining is also available in Blooming Prairie, Monday through Friday, at the Community Building. Please call (507) 583-7369 for more information. Dining is also available in Ellendale on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Community Building. Please call (507) 684-3311for more information.

Who can dine at Senior Dining sites? Anyone age 60 and their spouse regardless of age, over is welcome. Anyone under age 60 is also welcome to join us at the full cost of the meal.

Is there a charge for the meal? Diners are given the opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal. Donation guidelines are posted at sites. No one is denied a meal because he or she is unable to contribute. Food Stamps/EBT cards are welcome.

Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels? Anyone age 60 and older and confined to their home or unable to prepare a balanced meal.

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The stated mission of the Owatonna Public Schools is to “inspire all learners to excel in a dynamic society” — a mission the district strives to achieve by “creating a world-class education within an innovative learning community.” And the effort is working. In a recent random survey taken by the school district, 95 percent of the community rated the education in Owatonna as excellent or good. Senior high school students scored

above both the state and national average on the ACT, a number of the school’s athletic teams compete at the state level in various competitions, and the senior high music programs continue to receive state and national recognition for excellence. For many years, students from the community have gone on to excel in whatever they do. It is common to hear, “I was ahead of the others due to the solid education I received in Owatonna.”

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Owatonna public schools Independent School District 761 General Information 507-444-8600 Superintendent’s Office 507-444-8601

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Lincoln School 747 Havana Road 507-444-8100

Owatonna High School 333 School Street East 507-444-8800

McKinley School 423 14th Street NE 507-444-8200

Owatonna Junior High School 500 15th Street NE 507-444-8700

Washington School 338 Main Street East 507-444-8300

Owatonna Area Learning Center 130 E. Vine Street 507-444-7800

Wilson School 325 Meadow Lane 507-444-8400

Roosevelt Community School 122 McKinley Street East 507-444-7900

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any activities for children and youth are offered in the Owatonna community. Owatonna Community Education and the Owatonna Park and Recreation Department both publish and distribute to the community booklets describing their activities on a seasonal basis. Community Education activities and programs are available from the website at www.owatonnacommunityed.org. The phone number is 444-7900. Continued on Page 46

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The Park and Recreation Department is available through the department’s website. Go to www.ci.owatonna.mn.us and click on Park and Recreation. The phone number is 444-4321. Opportunities for youth include: • Fall: Football and Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Husky Football and Learn to Skate • Winter: Basketball, Tennis and Learn to Skate • Spring: Soccer and Tennis • Summer: Baseball, Softball, T-ball, Squirt Ball, Learn to Skate, Junior Golf, Sports Camps, Tennis, and Tadpoles Camps

Park and Recreation also offers Therapeutic Recreation programs for both youth and adult. Both organizations offer online registration. Red Cross swimming lessons are offered throughout the year by the Owatonna Park and Recreation Department and the Owatonna Community Education. There are also many other programs available for youth throughout the year through the various organizations dedicated to individual sports or activities such as the gymnastics, figure skating, soccer, hockey, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H. The Owatonna Arts Center also offers a variety of arts programs to youth in Owatonna. For information on Arts Center classes call the center at 451-0533.

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The Owatonna Figure Skating Club offers lessons for beginning skaters. Owatonna Youth Hockey offers a fall Hockey School. The Owatonna Public Library offers a variety of activities for children and youth throughout the year including story hours and family fun nights. The Park and Recreation Department and Community Education schedule five teen nights throughout the year. Each teen night is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Junior High School and includes gym events, games, swimming pool, music and dancing to a DJ service and food. The River Bend Nature Center in Faribault also offers several nature programs in Owatonna each year. These activities are paid for by the Owatonna Knights of Columbus and sponsored by Owatonna Park and Recreation. They are usually offered at Kaplan’s Woods or Mineral Springs Park in Owatonna.

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211 N Cedar Avenue | 507-451-3193

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326 N Cedar Avenue | 507-455-1530

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153 W Bridge Street | 507-455-2798

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312 N Oak Avenue | 507-451-6062

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110 W Park Square | 507-455-0969 121 N Cedar Avenue | 507-451-4640

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312 N Cedar Avenue | 507-444-4100

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117 N Cedar Ave | 507-451-2406

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120 Broadway Street W | 507-455-9174

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410 Hoffman Drive | 507-451-0240

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124 N Cedar Avenue | 507-451-1747

8. Kottke Jewelers

222 Bridge Street | 507-451-1666

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115 N Cedar Avenue | 507-451-6644

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207 N Cedar Avenue | 507-351-7469

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301 N Cedar Avenue | 507-444-0400

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13. Wagner’s Lunch 1 222 N Cedar Ave | 507-451-0931

Places of Interest 1. Eagles Club 141 E Rose Street | 507-451-3846

2. Elks Club 126 E Vine Street | 507-451-1395

3. American Legion 137 W Broadway Street | 507-451-6080

4. Public Library 105 N Elm Avenue | 507-444-2460

5. Post Office 209 Broadway Street | 800-275-8777

6. Fire Hall 107 W Main Street | 507-444-2454

7. Steele County Court House 111 E Main Street | 507-684-2211

8. National Farmers’ Bank (Wells Fargo) 101 N Cedar Avenue | 507-451-5670

9. Central Park

Bandshell/Fountain

10. Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism 320 Hoffman Drive | 507-451-7970

Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

320 Hoffman Drive | GPS: 44.086891, -93.2286989 | 1-800-423-6466 | 507-451-7970 | www.visitowatonna.org 05_2011

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Communities of

Faith

From its earliest days, the City of Owatonna has been grounded in the religious faith of its citizens.

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teele County historians believe that the first church service conducted in Owatonna likely was held in the log cabin of Alfred B. Cornell on a Sunday morning in June 1855. People from a distance came by oxcart and brought their own chairs with them as well as Bibles and hymnals.

The preacher that day was the Rev. Orzo A. Thomas, a Congregational minister. But it was not a denominational service. No churches had yet been organized in Owatonna. Throughout the years, various communities of faith have found a home in Owatonna. Despite the formation of various denominational groups, the early settlers were remarkably tolerant of other religious beliefs and cooperative with one another. That sense of tolerance and cooperation remains a hallmark of Owatonna today as both established churches and new faith communities continue to flourish.

Listing of area places of worship on pages 56, 60

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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

• Northridge Church, 1650 7th Avenue N.E., 451-5467 • Vibrant Life Assembly of God, 702 S. 3rd St., Ellendale

BAPTIST

• Bethel, 1611 Hemlock, 451-8548 • First Baptist Church, 123 E. Main, 451-2803 • Grace Baptist Church of Owatonna, 265 26 Street N.E., 451-3494

CATHOLIC

• Church Of Christ The King, 205 N.W. Second Ave., Medford, 451-6353 • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl: 9946 24th Ave. SE , Owatonna, 451-2299 • Sacred Heart Church, 810 S. Cedar Ave., 451-1588 • St. Aidan Catholic Church, Corner of Highway 30 and 3rd Street, Ellendale • St. Joseph Church, 512 S. Elm Ave., 451-4845

CHARISMATIC

• Christian Family Church, 2300 Heritage Place NW, 455-3205 • New Beginnings Church, 332 NE 14th St., 213-9194

COMMUNITY

• DayBreak Community Church, 2515 Harvest Lane, 451-3771 • Destiny Christian Church, 1380 Rice Lake St., 451-8111 • Iglesia Linaje Escogido, 115 E. Vine St.

EPISCOPAL

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 202 Cedar Avenue South, 451-5319

EVANGELICAL

• Christ Community Covenant Church, 540 18th Street SE, 451-1032 • Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 1500 18th Street S.E., 446-5850

LUTHERAN

• Aurora Lutheran Church (ELCA), 6329 SE 38th St., 451-2819 • Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS), 750 Jeffrey St. S.W., 455-2729 • First Lutheran Church, 434 First St. S.W., Blooming Prairie, 583-6621 • First Lutheran Church, 602 S. 5th St., Ellendale • First Lutheran Church (ELCA), Hope, 465-8298 • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS), 2500 7th Avenue NE, 451-4125 • Moland Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7618 N.E. 84th Ave., Kenyon, 789-6666 • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1909 St. Paul Road, 451-4853 • Peace Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), Second at Oak, Claremont • Pontoppidan Lutheran (ELCA), Lemond • Redeemer Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), 1054 Truman, 451-2720 • St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1301 Lincoln Ave., 451-7293 • St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), 4532 S.E. 84th Ave., Claremont • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Meriden (ELCA), 2781 S.W. 92nd Ave, Waseca • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 5881 SE 118th St., Blooming Prairie, 451-0940 • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 609 S. Lincoln Avenue 451-4520 • Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), 108 S.W. Third St. Medford, 451-1237 • Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7126 S.W. 98th St., Ellendale

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Come Worship with Us at the Church of Your Choice

St Joseph Catholic Parish 512 S Elm Ave., Owatonna 451- 4845 Rev. Edward McGrath • Deacon Pat Fagan Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:00pm; Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am Confessions: Saturday 3-3:30pm or call for appt. Daily Mass: 8:00 am (please call to verify)

Witnessing to the Future...

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A Warm and Welcoming Place to Meet God

First Baptist Church 123 E. Main Owatonna 507-451-2803 Next to the Courthouse in Downtown Owatonna

Sunday Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Fellowhip • 10:30 a.m. Worship Rev. Cindy Halvorson “Loving God; Loving People”

www.firstbaptistowatonna.com

Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ

800 Havana Road Owatonna, MN 55060 (507) 451-1546

800 Havana Road ◦ Owatonna, MN 55060

Sundays

9:00 a.m. Worship • 10:00 a.m. Fellowship 10:15 am Church School & Adult Conversations (during school year)

Wednesday Night Activities Please visit our website:

www.AssociatedChurch.org VISITORS WELCOME!

Winter Schedule September thru May

Child Care Provided

Episcopal Church

legacy Service & Sunday School for all ages 9:00 aM

All heartily Welcome

SuMMer ServiceS End of School Year thru Labor Day

Downtown at South Cedar & Mill

451-5319

Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Visit us on the web at:

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507-446-5850 1500 18th Street Se oWatonna, Mn WWW.cornerStoneoWatonna.coM

Sunday Service 9:00 aM children’S & adult Sunday School 10:30 aM generations Service & adult Sunday School 10:30 aM

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A Time To Rejoice, Celebrate & Worship 750 Jeffrey St. SW Owatonna • 507-455-2729

Just South of Burger King, off Allan Ave.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Pastor Thomas Smith

September-May Summer Schedule Sunday Worship-9 a.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day Sunday School, Teen & Adult Sunday-9 a.m. Bible Classes-10:20 a.m. Monday-7 p.m. www.emmanuel-wels-owatonna.com

St. John Lutheran Church Dave Klawiter, Pastor Nathan Holt, Youth Director

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Everyone Welcome! 2373 7th Ave NE • Owatonna Services on Saturday at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM For more information Phone 507-384-9075 Pastor Bill Nixon

Sunday Worship 8:00 AM Traditional Service 9:15 AM Adult Forum & Sunday School 10:30 AM Blended Service 1:00 PM Sudanese Worship Service Vespers Service Thursday 6:30 PM Saturday Worship Contemporary 5:00 PM Summer Schedule Worship Services at 8:00 & 9:30 AM No Sunday School During the Summer Worship will be broadcast over AM 1390 KRFO at 10:30 every Sunday morning

Visitors Welcome! Air Conditioned! Handicapped Accessible

1301 Lincoln Avenue South, Owatonna Phone: 507-451-7293 Handicapped Accessible

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BETHEL CHURCH 1611 HEMLOCK AVE 507-451-8548 WWW.BETHELOWATONNA.COM SUNDAYS 9:00 & 10:30 AM

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Trinity Lutheran Church 609 Lincoln Ave. So., Owatonna

United Methodist Church Are you searching for new direction & meaning in life?

‘Pathways’ Traditional Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. ‘Crossings’ Worship & Praise - 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Worship - 6:30 p.m.

451-4520

Worship With Us! We are “A Community Growing Disciples for Christ” Saturday 5:00 PM • Sunday 8:15 AM, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM Contemporary Services or watch us on Cable Ch. 8 Mon. 10 am.; Wed 6:30 pm; Sun 11 am • www.tlcowatonna.org

Handicapped Accessible

815 E. University • Owatonna • 507-451-4734

Building a caring community in Christ 1909 St. Paul Road, P.O Box 423, Owatonna 507-451-4853 • oursaviorsowatonna.org John Weisenburger, Senior Pastor Karl Korbel, Associate Pastor Gena Koeberl, Intern Pastor Sunday Winter Worship Schedule: 8:15 a.m. - Traditional Worship 9:25 a.m. - Educational Hour 10:45 a.m. - Contemporary Worship Sunday Summer Schedule (Memorial Day–Labor Day: 8:15 a.m. - Traditional Worship 9:15 a.m. - Fellowship Time 10:00 a.m. - Contemporary Worship Holy Communion served at all worship services Wednesday Night activities for youth & adults (See web page) Handicap Accessible - Air Conditioned

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church 810 S. Cedar Ave., Owatonna 451-1588

Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 10:30 am 1:00 pm Spanish Liturgy Adoration: Thursday 8 am - Midnight

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

open hearts open minds open doors

Confessions: Saturday 4 pm

Pastor: Rev. John Sauer Parochial Vicar: Rev. Andrew Vogel Call for daily Mass and Holy Day Schedule

www.sacredheartowatonna.org

COUNTRYSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OWATONNA, MN 55060 CHURCH OFFICE 451-5547 JIM AVERY - MINISTER - 456-3040 CELL EMAIL: countrysidechurch@q.com WEBSITE: www.countrysidechurchowatonna.com

Meeting at Victory Christian Center 1320 E. Rice Lake Street Sunday 11am Worship Family Movie Nite 5:30pm Last Sunday of the Month

Daybreak Community Church 2515 Harvest Lane (Across from the new hospital/clinic & Hospice House) www.daybreakcommunitychurch.org • 507-451-3771

“Sunday Morning Live Worship” - 10 AM Wednesday “New Community” - (supper, worship, & learning) 5:30 to 7:30 PM

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PENTECOSTAL

• First United Pentecostal Church, 230 Locust Ave.

PRESBYTERIAN

• Associated Church, 800 Havana Road, 507-451-1546 • First Presbyterian Church, Claremont, 507-528-2320

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

• Seventh Day Adventist, 2373 N.E. Seventh Ave., 507-451-5761

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

• Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 S. Main, Medford • Associated Church, 800 Havana Road, 507-451-1546 Page 60

UNITED METHODIST

• Owatonna United Methodist Church, 815 E. University St., 507-451-4734 • Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, 43089 180th St., 507-835-8726

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

• Countryside Church, 123 W. Main, 507-451-5547 • Elevation North, Clinton Falls Township Hall, 507-451-9763 • Owatonna Church of Christ, 500 Dunnell Drive, 507-455-0046 • Simple Church, back room of Country Goods, 4515 NW 22nd Ave, 507-451-5661

MUSLIM

• Owatonna Somali American Society Center, St. Paul Road and 12th Street NE

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A place to picnic and play games, to walk and run, to listen to concerts or watch a ball game, to ski or skate, or just to enjoy the beauty of nature — they all can be found in Owatonna’s …

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he City of Owatonna has long been admired for its many beautiful parks. The city’s Park and Recreation Department currently maintains more than 700 acres of park land in 24 different city parks. The parks range from several neighborhood parks, which are less than a half acre, to the Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, which is 225 acres. Perhaps the best known park is the 48-acre Mineral Springs Park, which has been maintained by the city since 1877. Originally known as the site of the healing mineral springs, the site now includes two picnic shelters, play equipment, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball and picnic sites. It also is the home of the statue of Princess Owatonna. The oldest of Owatonna parks is the downtown Central Park, which was designated as a public square in the original plat of the city. Today, the park features benches, picnic tables, a large fountain in the center of the park and the community stage, which was built as a 2004 Sesquicentennial project. The stage was designed to recreate the original bandstand, which stood in the park. Morehouse Park along the Straight River has long been

the site of outdoor ice-skating in Owatonna. During winter months the park boasts five lighted outdoor hockey rinks and the river is also maintained for skating. Other amenities include the Warsinski Chalet, picnic shelter, play equipment, picnic sites, horseshoe courts, softball field, canoe access, sand volleyball and a skate park for in-line skating and skate boards. Dartt’s Park includes two tennis courts, a baseball field with spectator seating and a softball field among its amenities. Four softball fields with spectator seating are located at the Fairgrounds Park. The 57-acre Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve includes hiking and picnic site. It is being developed to include numerous varieties of prairie grasses and wildflowers. Two of the largest parks are Kaplan’s Woods Parkway and the Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve. Kaplan’s Woods includes trails for hiking, jogging, skiing, biking and rollerblading, picnic shelter and picnic sites. The park includes the 35-acre Lake Kohlmier, which includes a swimming beach, bath house, fishing piers, canoes and paddle boats available for rental and a boat launch ramp and dock. The 57-acre Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve includes hiking and picnic site. It is being developed to include numerous varieties of prairie grasses and wildflowers.

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INDUSTRIES The success of these businesses in the community is due in large part to the conscientiousness of the local work force, which results in the production of quality products.

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Trail system Owatonna’s multiple-use trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for city residents and visitors.

Buxton Trail The Buxton Trail begins at North St. traveling adjacent to Maple Creek and winding its way through Dartts Park, Brooktree Golf Course and Mineral Springs Park, before reaching its conclusion on the cities eastern edge. The Buxton Trail, dedicated in 1998 recognizes the four contributions and success of three generations of Buxtons, men who devoted their lives and careers to building a substantial national business organization. In doing so, they had a significant impact on the community where they were born, raised and spent their lives. The Buxton Trail serves as a reminder of that positive impact.

Rules of the Road To make sure the trail system is a safe and fun place for all users, please follow the rules of the road: • Stay as near to the right side of the trail as you can while traveling safely • Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should pass on the left when going by others moving in the same direction. Please look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out to pass. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should give a warning signal by voice, bell or horn before passing. • Yield when entering/crossing trails or roadways. • When traveling in a group, please use only half the trail, so you won’t block the traffic flow. • Pets must be on a leash. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets. Dispensers with “pooper-scoopers” are available on each trail. • This is a recreational trail only. Cyclists and in-line skaters must not race or use excessive speed.

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Cashman Crossing The Cashman Crossing of the Straight River was completed in 1997, providing easy access from the popular Kaplan’s Woods Parkway to Walter H. Gainey Park and Prairie Park. Thanks to the generous gift of $235,000 from the estate of Mrs. Walter H. Gainey, formerly Patricia Cashman, this 200-foot-long by 12-footwide bridge connects Kaplan’s Woods Parkway with Lemond Road. The donation also funded construction of a handicapped-accessible playground, rest room and shelter, with seating for 80, in Gainey Park. Mrs. Gainey was born and raised in Owatonna and it was her wish to enhance the community while honoring her husband and parents. Her gifts are dedicated to the memory of her husband, Walter H. Gainey, and to her parents, Michael Richard and Mary Quinn Cashman, in recognition of their leadership and contributions to the early growth of Owatonna.

Kaplan’s Woods Parkway Kaplan’s Woods Parkway offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities including cycling, in-line skating, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing and nature walks. This 225-acre park was dedicated in 1987. Formerly Kaplan’s Woods State Park, the area was acquired by the city in 1963. As a result of the generosity of the Owatonna Foundation as well as contributions from the U.S. Department of Interior Land and Water Conservation Fund and the State of Minnesota, this natural area is preserved.

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Muckle Trail The Muckle Trail was named in 1998 in honor of Stan Muckle, a successful Owatonna business owner who generously bequeathed $600,000 to the Owatonna Foundation for acquisition and development of parks. The Muckle Trail runs along the Straight River in the heart of Owatonna, connecting Morehouse Park to the Buxton Trail. In 1992, the Bridge Street underpass and horseshoe shaped turn was a gift from Mr. Muckle in memory of his wife, Doretta. His generosity made possible the safe passage of trail-users via a handicapped- accessible walkway from the sidewalk at Bridge Street to the underpass area. It also provided for a beautiful display of annuals and perennials. In 1996, the City of Owatonna developed another .79 miles of trail from Walnut Avenue to North Street, completing the Muckle Trail.

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Morehouse Dam preservation In November 2006 the ribbon cutting of the Morehouse Dam restoration marked the ending of a great effort to preserve the history of the dam and the issue of accommodating the environment. The dam features a 65-foot bypass channel to allow for fish migration and sediment dispersal, a pedestrian overlook and a 3-foot seawall to minimize dangerous currents below the dam. The features were added to meet requirements from the state’s Department of Natural Resources to address safety concerns and the dam’s environmental impact. The dam’s bridge also allow for the connection of the trail systems, allowing walkers to go through the park instead of walking around.

River Springs Water Park The latest addition to the Owatonna Parks and Recreation system is the River Springs Water Park.

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Funded by private donations, the aquatic center was then given to the city to operate. More than just a swimming pool, the River Springs Water Park features a tube slide, body slide, Lazy River, activity pool with water basketball, zero-depth entry pool with play features, climbing wall, Lily Pad Walk and sand volleyball court. The water park will open for the 2012 season on June 8 and will remain open through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Hours for the park are noon to 8 p.m. from June 8 through Aug. 12, and from noon to 7 p.m. from Aug. 13 through Sept. 3.

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Hunting of farmland game species (primarily white-tailed deer, pheasants, and waterfowl) is available throughout the county on public hunting lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR). For more information, including regulations, call the MNDNR Area Wildlife Office at 507-455-5841.

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Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating Looking for some outdoor fun this winter? Owatonna offers plenty. Outdoor public skating at Morehouse Park has something for everyone. The skating facility offers five hockey rinks (a 60-by-130 small rink has been constructed for children age 11 and under orparent with a child), and a large open skating area (about100-by-1,000 feet) all with lights and music. The Warzinski Chalet, a warming house, rents skates and offers concessions. The skating facility is also a popular site for groupoutings (school activities, PTA parties, church outings, birthdayparties, etc.) If interested, call the Chalet at 507-451-9850. Up-to-date information may be obtained by calling 507-444-4399 or checking the website at www.ci.owatonna.mn.us. Take a moonlit ski in Kaplan’s Woods, organize a group ski at the Brooktree Golf Course (where the Brooktree Clubhouse may be rented) or just take a run by yourself. Cross-country skiing is available right here in your back yard. Kaplan’s Woods Parkway — from Morehouse Park through Kaplan’s Woods and into the Owatonna Country Club Course — offers more than eight miles for beginners or experts. The Warzinski Chalet acts as the trail head and rents cross country ski equipment and has trail maps available. Brooktree Golf Course offers two miles of beginner and intermediate skiing. The Brooktree Clubhouse may be rented and ski rentals may be arranged. For concerns, clubhouse rental or updates on conditions, call Park and Recreation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 507-444-4321. And, of course, Owatonna trails offer the perfect place to trek for snowshoeing enthusiasts.

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Natural communities Historically, Steele County was covered by diverse and rich natural communities of plants and animals. These included tall-grass prairie, oak savanna, maple-basswood forest, and wetlands. Scattered remnants of these communities exist cross the county. For more information contact the MNDNR Oak Savanna Landscape Project at 444-2424.

Fishing Both lake and river fishing opportunities exist in Steele County. The Straight River, runs through Owatonna, and Crane Creek, to the west, provide good northern pike fishing. Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna is popular for fishing and yields northern pike, walleye, crappies, perch and sunfish. Beaver Lake in southwestern Steele County is a small lake that has maintained good water quality and provides excellent fishing. Game species include black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and walleye. This lake has one fishing pier. For more information, including regulations, call the MNDNR Lake City Area Fisheries Office for east of Interstate 35 at 612-345-3365, or the MNDNR Waterville Area Fisheries Office for west of Interstate 35 at 507-362-4233.

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Wildlife Watching Rice Lake State Park is home to abundant wildlife that can be viewed throughout the year. In the summer by the lake you might see nesting western grebes or black terns, muskrats, snapping and painted turtles. During the spring and fall, watch for tundra swans, geese, flocks of diving and surface-feeding ducks, sandpipers, marsh wrens, rails and herons all using the lake. Forest species to watch for include wild turkeys, fox, white-tailed deer, and fox squirrels. For information call the park office at 507-455-5871.

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Bird Watching The county offers excellent opportunities for bird watching, with sightings of more than 200 different species recorded. Try these recommended locations: Morehouse/Kaplan’s Woods in Owatonna, Rice Lake State Park: Woodland, wetland and grassland species across the park’s diverse habitats; year round opportunities. Straight River Marsh/Oak Glen Lake: Waterfowl with peak viewing opportunities in spring and fall; viewing can be done from roads. Much of the property is privately owned and cannot be accessed without permission. For information on bird watching, contact the MNDNR Area Wildlife Office at 507-455-5841.

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In 1856, just two years after the founding of the city, a Fourth of July celebration was held in Owatonna. The patriotic fervor evident in that celebration led several residents to form a brass band — the first organized musical group for the young city. Within 10 years, the community had its first musical society, named appropriately the Owatonna Musical Association, which was one of the earliest of such societies in the state. That club and its successors established Owatonna almost since its founding as a place where the arts have played a major role — first with music, then with theater and the visual arts. That tradition of supporting the arts continues to this day. Music, music, music

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A rehearsal of Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

All the world’s a stage Owatonna offers numerous opportunities to see live theatrical productions performed on stage throughout the year. Founded in 1966 to bring “culture, art and entertainment to Owatonna and the surrounding communities with active participation by all interested,” Little Theatre of Owatonna now mounts four to five productions a year, with the repertoire ranging from comedy to drama to musical theater. Recent seasons have included the musicals “Don’t Hug Me,” “Quilters,” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”; dramas “The Price,” Pack of Lies,” and “The Glass Menagerie”; comedies “I Remember Mama” and “Fruitcakes”; and children’s theater

productions “Charlotte’s Web,” “Puss in Boots” and “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Little Theatre of Owatonna has a permanent home in the historic West Hills Complex. The Merlin Players — a regional theatrical company that includes many performers from the Owatonna Stage — brings shows on the road to the West Hills theater. 2011-2012 season productions of Little Theatre of Owatonna: • “Arsenic and Old Lace,” classic comedy, Oct. 21-23, 27-28 • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” musical, Feb. 16-19, 23, 25 • “Proof,” drama, April 20-22, 26,-28 • “Three Little Pigs Out West,” children’s musical, June 15-17, 21-23 Continued on Page 86

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Making the arts accessible Located on the historic campus of Minnesota’s only state orphanage, the Owatonna Arts Center is a place to discover surprising insights on the world around you and new talents within you. In 1974, the City of Owatonna purchased the campus of the former Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children and re-christened the site “West Hills,” which serves as an administrative center for the city. The main building, built in 1886, was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The Owatonna Arts Center, founded as a 501(c)3 corporation in 1974, makes its home in the main building of the West Hills Complex and has as its Page 86

mission “to make the arts accessible to the community and to promote creativity.” Under the guidance of Artistic Director Silvan Durben, the center has become one of the top arts organizations in Greater Minnesota. The center’s vitality is experienced in the art classes that are offered every quarter for children and adults, exhibitions by regional professional artists, and musical performances ranging from chamber music to folk. The Owatonna Arts Center entrance is located on the southwest corner of the building on Garden View Lane. Arts Center business hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Gallery hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The OAC is closed on Mondays.

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Bars and Lounges Bubba’s Bar Buster’s Bar Hoff’s Bar It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Just One More Reggie’s Brewhouse Reno’s Bar The Dog Pound Bar, LLC

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Campgrounds Hope Oak Knoll Campground Rice Lake State Park River View Campground

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Clothing Completely Kids and Maternity Kristi’s St. Clair’s For Men Uptown Consignment

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Coin Laundry Fireside Laundry/Coffee Beans Gena’s Monday Laundry Pit Stop Laundry

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Communications Charter Communications Fast Wireless Jaguar Communications Qwest Sprint Store Verizon (Bridge Street) Verizon – Wireless World

800-581-0081 214-9021 214-1000 455-4711 214-4727 444-9963 214-8255

Computer Sales, Service, Consulting Abraham Consulting Technologies 451-0570 Businessware Solutions 455-2338 Four Peaks Software Developers 455-0105 North Star Computers 413-5250 Owatonna Computers 210-3003 Pantheon Computer Systems 455-2212 Technology Navigators 446-0847 The Other Computer Store 431-6500

Dance Studios Dance Dynamics 651-274-7378 Dance Made Easy/Cedar Ballroom 451-1426 Jill Hoggard Academy of Dance 451-0074 Just for Kix 377-3206

Department Stores Kohl’s Mills Fleet Farm Target Wal-Mart

444-0153 445-1088 451-1882 455-0049

Bookstores Little Professor Book Center

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Dry Cleaning Cash Wise Cindy’s Tailoring and Dry Cleaning Elwood Star Cleaners Hy-Vee Whitestone Cleaners

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Nurseries/Landscaping Hidden Creek Landscape Jack’s Nursery and Landscaping Klancher and Son Landscaping and Concrete Nagel Sod Farm and Nursery Oak View Nursery Souba Greenhouse and Nursery Turtle Creek Nursery and Landscaping

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Bagel Shops Old Town Bagels

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October 22 U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, 7:30 p.m., Owatonna High School. Sponsored by Wenger Corp. and the Owatonna People’s Press.

October 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Jeffrey Jackson, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on October 22, 27, 28 and 29, with a 2 p.m. matinee on October 23. For more information visit the LTO websit at www.littletheatreowatonna.org.

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October 27 The 11th annual Pumpkinfest, sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, promises to be a “spook-tacular” time for young and old alike. The free event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the parking lot of Wells Federal Bank and Safelite Auto Glass. Come in Halloween costume and get a free photograph taken, compliments of Cash Wise Foods. There also will be free pumpkins and apples for the kids, as well as treats, food, games and prizes. The only thing that is asked is that participants bring an item to donate to the Steele County Food Shelf.

October 29 Christian Family Church will hold a Fall Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 2300 Heritage Place NW. There will be various activities, games and prizes. For more information, contact the church at 507-455-3205 or visit the church’s website at www.cfcmn.org.

November 3-5 Pastimes, Arts and Fine Crafts Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Owatonna Arts Center. The artists and fine crafts people have been busy making pieces for the annual Pastimes show and sale. The list of artists participating is impressive and a wide range of media will be represented. If you are an artists or know of an artist that would like be a part of the juried sale Pastimes, you can find the entry form on the Arts Centers website www.oacarts.org or phone the Arts Center at 507-451-0533.

November 5 The Elks annual Holiday Craft Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Club, 126 E. Vine in Owatonna. A variety of crafters — floral arrangements, holiday decorations and gifts, jewelry, gloves and more — will have their wares up for sale. Homemade rolls will be available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with homemade wild rice soup and sloppy joe baskets available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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November 5 The Holiday Craft Show for SeniorPlace will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SeniorPlace, 500 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. Donations of craft items, baked goods, canned good, garden vegetables, SeniorPlace cookies (baked or frozen) and lefse will be available. Donations will be accepted starting on Nov. 1.

November 11-12 The 34th annual Santa’s Cellar Art and Craft Sale will be held Nov. 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Steele County Community Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact Pat at 507-451-0104.

November 16 Steele County Transitional Housing will host its second annual Eliminate Homelessness Breakfast at 7 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Owatonna Holiday Inn & Suites. To reserve seating, call 446-9315.

November 18-27 The 21st annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Advocates for Developmental Disabilities Serving Steele and Waseca Counties, will kick off on Friday, Nov. 18, with an opening night gala beginning at 7 p.m. at the Owatonna Holiday Inn Suites. Cost for the gala is $20 per ticket and tickets may be purchased at Kottke’s, Hy-Vee, Cash Wise or at the door. On Sunday, Nov. 20, the festival will continue at Holiday Inn and Suites with a Breakfast with Santa, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are available at Kottke’s, Hy-Vee, Cash Wise or at the Door. For more information, call 451-9769.

November 18-19 Steele County Transitional Housing will be holding its 10th annual sleep out, “Experience a Night of Homelessness,” from 7 p.m. Nov. 18 to 6:30 a.m. Nov. 19 on the Morehouse Park Ball Diamond. Participants will sleep outside at Morehouse Park to learn more about homelessness in Steele County. Open to students in seventh grade through 12th grades. Younger children can attend with parent. Fore more information, contact Steele County Transitional Housing at 446-9315.

November 19 Woman’s Club of Owatonna Charity Ball, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Owatonna Eagles Club. The Classics will be the entertainment.

November 19 The Little Black Dress “Pink” Flair Affair — a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness — will be held at 6 p.m. at the Owatonna Country Club. Advance ticket purchase required. For more information see Little Black Dress Flair Affair facebook page.

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November 24 The annual Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the VFW hall in Owatonna. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals also can be delivered in Owatonna. For more information, call the VFW at 451-1001.

December 1 The Owatonna Chamber Promotions Committee will host its sixth annual Hometown Holiday Weekend. The weekend kicks off at 6 p.m. with the Lighted Caroling Parade, which will make its way from Rose Street, down Cedar Avenue and to Central Park, where the annual Lighting of the Lights will take place. The Owatonna High School Carolers will perform. Luminaries will be lighted around Central Park, with donations going to the Steele County Family-to-Family Christmas program. Stores downtown will remain open until 8 p.m. for your shopping convenience.

December 2-3 A Victorian Christmas awaits you at the Village of Yesteryear for the annual Christmas in the Village. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the famous fancy cookie sale, music, and more! Children can decorate cookies and make a Christmas “cracker” to take home. Wassail is served in General Store, and the Dunnell House is lavishly decorated for the holidays. Hours for the celebration are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

December 3 Sponsored by the Owatonna Chamber Promotions Committee, the annual Breakfast with Santa will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the VFW. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and receive a photo with Santa during the breakfast. Tickets are $5 in advance and may be purchased at Central Park Coffee, Cash Wise, the Chamber or $6 at the door. Menu includes: Pancakes or French toast, fried or scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

December 3 Visit unique homes in Steele County during the Steele County Historical Society’s Historic Holiday House Tour. All houses are decorated for the holidays and have a story to tell. The tour will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Admission charged. Advance tickets are available at the historical society and Kottke Jewelers, or at the homes on the day of the tour.

December 5 The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, North America’s longest-running rolling food bank fundraiser, will return to Owatonna at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the railroad crossing at 1145 Park Drive near the Owatonna Bus Company. Now in its 13th year, the Holiday Train made its first visit to Owatonna in 2009. Its stop in Owatonna will be part of a trek to more than 130 cities across eight U.S. states and six Canadian provinces. Each Holiday Train — one in the United States and one in Canada — has 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of festive lights. Included is a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage for performers. Headlining the musical spirit of the season from a specially designed stage on the U.S. train stage will be Wisconsin’s Willy Porter. Admission to the Holiday Train concert is a donation of food for the Steele County Food Shelf.

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December 25 The annual Community Christmas dinner will be held at the VFW in Owatonna. Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals also can be delivered in Owatonna.

January 15 The 11th annual Bridal Fair, sponsored by the Owatonna People’s Press, will be held at the Owatonna Holiday Inn and Suites (just off Interstate 35, behind Cabela’s) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 60 vendors to meet the needs of those planning a wedding, including the latest in wedding fashions, photography, catering, decorating, reception halls and more. Among the highlights of the Bridal Fair will be the fashion show at 2 p.m. Thousands of dollars of prizes will be given away. For more information, call or email Betty Frost at the Owatonna People’s Press 507-444-2389, bfrost@owatonna.com

January 20 The annual Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism dinner will be held Friday, Jan. 20. Location and time to be announced at later date. The dinner will include volunteer ecognition, accomplishments and induction of new Board of Directors. This dinner is members only.

January 27 The first-ever Cabin Fever Reliever, a fundraiser by the Steele County Historical Society to benefit the new History Center, will be held at the new center, located on Austin Road adjacent to the Village of Yesteryear. Music will be provided by the Fabulous Love Handles, games for children will be held, and a meal, provided by Culver’s, will be served. Also, a “King and Queen of Flannel” will be crowned. For more information, including ticket prices, call the historical society at 451-1420 or visit the society’s website at www. steelecohistoricalsociety.org.

February 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” written by Jeffrey Lane, directed by Julianna Skluzacek and sponsored by the Wenger Foundation.” Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 19, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit the LTO website at www.littletheatreowatonna.org.

March 2-4 The 19th annual Hometown Sampler Concert presents acoustical music from some of the best bands in the area. The concert, held at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, is a benefit for the Steele County Food Shelf. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

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March 15-17 The 11th annual North American Farm and Power Show will be held at the Four Seasons Centre. The expo features a vast array of indoor and outdoor agricultural and ag-related exhibits. In addition, there will be educational seminars on a wide range of farm-related topics. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

March 23-25

The KOWZ Home and Rec Show returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the 10th year with exhibits showing the latest in home improvement and recreation. Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

April 9-10 For the fifth year, the Minnesota Alpaca Expo will be held at the Four Seasons Centre. In addition to the exhibits, the expo will feature several contests and games. As in years past, the expo also raises funds to be used for alpaca research at the University of Minnesota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

April 14 The Young Life Cake Auction will be held Owatonna High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the live auction beginning at 11 a.m. There will be 100 auction cakes and specials, 100 sale cakes and a silent auction with 60 to 70 auction baskets. Seating, concessions, Kids Korner and more. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit Young Life.

April 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama “Proof,” written by David Auburn and directed by Craig Berg. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. April 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 22, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit the LTO website at www.littletheatreowatonna.org.

April 21 The 26th annual Night of Knights auction will be held at St. Mary’s School with doors opening at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit St. Mary’s School. Must be at least 21 to attend.

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COMPASSIONATE HEALTH CARE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna is a comprehensive medical clinic offering outpatient and specialty services. The clinic emphasizes general and more specialized health care services for the entire family. PRIMARY CARE Family Medicine Internal Medicine Pediatrics Urgent Care

SCOPE OF CARE Allergy Anti-Coagulation Infusion Therapy Neurology Oncology Optical Shop Pain Management Rheumatology

2200 26th St. NW, Owatonna, MN 55060

SPECIALTY CARE Cardiology Dermatology Emergency Dept. Ear, Nose & Throat General Surgery Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopedics Urology

HOURS Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 507-451-1120 800-628-2538 URGENT CARE 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week


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Meet Michelle Malchow‌ “People who benefit from the Family-to-Family Project receive a $40 food voucher along with their holiday presents. It’s not a lot, but it makes me wonder what kind of meal they would have if the community didn’t support this cause. That’s why it’s so rewarding to present a check to the Family-to-Family Project each year on behalf of Federated. Like most Steele County residents, our employees and retirees enjoy giving back. That’s just the kind of company we are.â€?

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Owatonna Guide Fall.Winter 2011