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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Bookish BINGO at OPL!

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Join us for the 2020 Adult Winter Reading Program at Owatonna Public Library: Bookish BINGO!

Read any five books between February 1 and March 31, 2020. It’s great if you read five books that match the bingo categories on your card; however, any f...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Secrets of the Library Tour

Owatonna Public Library Secrets of the Library Tour

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, Owatonna Public Library is celebrating 120 years of serving Steele County with a Secrets of the Library Tour. Join local history expert Nancy Vaillancourt as she unveils OPL’s hidden spots and history.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

March 4th at 7:00 p.m.

2020-02-19 Public Hearing

Public Hearings will be held during the Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 4th for the following: 

2020 Curb & Gutter and Bituminous Project 

Life Fitness/Cybex Tax Increment Financing

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Magazine Article - Economic Development

Garden

Owatonna was featured in the January 2020 Issue of the Twin Cities Business Magazine

Owatonna, a Southern Minnesota city is experiencing a business development boom!  It’s not by accident! 

Click here to read the full article.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

What is TIF?

TIF 101

Prepared by Community Development staff members to provide an overview of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and also address many common misconceptions.  

TIF 101   

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Nov 15 - March 31

Snow Blocked Street

Winter Parking
Ordinance Reminder

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Garbage Can Placement During Snow Plowing

Garbage Can Placed Away from Street

The City of Owatonna Street Department would like to remind residents to please keep your trash and recycling containers well behind the curb or in the driveway during plowing activities. The containers are very difficult to work around with snowplows and...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Bookish BINGO at OPL!

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Join us for the 2020 Adult Winter Reading Program at Owatonna Public Library: Bookish BINGO!

Read any five books between February 1 and March 31, 2020. It’s great if you read five books that match the bingo categories on your card; however, any f...

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Additional Info... Library
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Secrets of the Library Tour

Owatonna Public Library Secrets of the Library Tour

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, Owatonna Public Library is celebrating 120 years of serving Steele County with a Secrets of the Library Tour. Join local history expert Nancy Vaillancourt as she unveils OPL’s hidden spots and history.

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Library
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Movies at the Library

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Thursday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m.: Showing the film "Harriet" in the OPL Gainey Room

This movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, w...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

Join your friends from OPL Children’s Services and Early Childhood Family Education for Family Fun Nights!

Thursday, December 19: Stories by Candlelight

Thursday, January 30: A Snowy Day

Thursday, February 27: Dr. Seuss and Friends

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Library
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Gardening for Everyone

2020 Vision Series Gardening for Everyone

Join us for Gardening for Everyone on Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the OPL Gainey Room. Topics covered will include gardening basics, flowers for pollinators, vegetables, seeds, and more.

Additional programs will be held in July and September. Thi...

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Library
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Author Visit at Owatonna Public Library

Author Sarah Stonich's book, Fishing!

Sarah Stonich will be at Owatonna Public Library (OPL) on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a reading and signing of her book Fishing!: A Novel. Join us for this free program in the OPL Gainey Room, hosted by OPL and the University of Minnesota Press.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

It's Tale Time!

Preschool Storytime

Every Tuesday of (almost) every week,at 9:30 a.m. & again at 10:30 a.m., your preschooler sings, rhymes, and reads. Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, and any other grown-up friends get to come too! For any child ages 0-6. No registration required.

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Library
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Almost the same thing as Tale Time, but it’s at night at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. No registration required.

Library

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Master Plan

Master Plan

A master plan for the Parks and Recreation department was approved on February 18, 2020. View the master plan.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Spring Brochure

Spring Brochure

Browse through our Spring Brochure for upcoming events and activities.

Spring Brochure Park and Rec
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Spring Youth Registration

Spring School Flyer 2020 News Flash

Registration begins February 20th for:

  • Swimming Lessons
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Little League Baseball
  • Mini Sluggers
  • Softball
  • T-Ball

Registration Night

February 24, 4:00 to 6:00pm at West Hills Social Commons.  Baseball and softball uniforms available for sizing....

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Skating at Morehouse

Ice Skating at Morehouse information

Ice rinks located in Morehouse Park are the only supervised skating rinks in Owatonna. The Warsinski chalet, a large warming house complete with cross country ski and skate rentals and food concessions is located at the west end of School Street.

Chalet Ho...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Family Open Swim

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Middle School Pool Family Open Swim

Middle School Open Swim is an opportunity for families to come and enjoy swim time together.  During this time there will be 2 lifeguards on duty and the diving boards will be open.  All children must b...

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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Snow and Ice Removal on Public Sidewalks

City of Owatonna Snow and Ice

All snow, ice, dirt and rubbish remaining on a public sidewalk more than 24 hours after its deposit thereon is a public nuisance.  The owner and the occupant of any property adjacent to a public sidewalk shall use due diligence to keep such walk ...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Garbage Can Placement During Snow Plowing

Garbage Can Placed Away from Street

The City of Owatonna Street Department would like to remind residents to please keep your trash and recycling containers well behind the curb or in the driveway during plowing activities. The containers are very difficult to work around with snowplows and...

Read on...

Public Works
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Winter Parking Ordinance Reminder

Snow Parking Ordinance

Winter Parking
Ordinance Reminder

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

Read on...

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