What's Happening in the City

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8/26/16:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse talks about the City's Budget process; then 2016 Steele County Citizens of the Year Barbara Mrotz and H. Peter Baxter chat with Host Linda Karnauskas. 

8/24/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Host Linda Karnauskas visits with Bradley Rademacher, Water Quality/Storm Water Specialist for the City of Owatonna about a variety of water quality topics in Owatonna; then with Rotary Exchange Students Margaret Sager and Jackie Warehime.

8/22/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Jason Eyberg from Early Edition Rotary about the August 30th Corn Feed fundraiser and then at the Owatonna Airport talking with Ryan Heydon and Spencer Smith about this Sunday's Fly In Breakfast planned for Sunday, August 28th.  .

7/25/16:  Owatonna Today Show - At Kriesel Park to talk with Jake Langeslag, owner of Goat Dispatch, to find out about the goats that eating away at Buckthorn in the park; then a visit to the bog at Bemidji State Park and Big Bog SRA.

7/06/16:  Owtanna Today Show - John Worden from the Owatonna Human Rights Commission about the planning stages of a community mural; then with Kim Purscell from the Steele County Historical Society's upcoming Extravaganza.

6/08/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Detective Matt Oeltjenbruns and Officer Brady Vaith from the Owatonna Police Department about their technician evidence training; then with Angela Howe, Jeff Howe and Robert Sikel from Open Arms Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention organization.

6/03/16:  Owatonna Today Show - At the Owatonna Public Library to talk with Darla Lager about the Children's Summer Reading Program; then an interview with Dr. Simon Mittal about how to start THE CONVERSATION with loved ones about their wishes for end of life.

5/27/16:  Owatonna Today Show - John Hammer talking Smokin' In Steele BBQ & Blues; then on location with Bonnie Krueger from the Owatonna Public Library talking books to consider reading on a lazy summer day

5/23/16:  Owatonna Today Show -  Mayor Tom Kuntz with his bi-monthly City of Owatonna update; then on location to Tony's Flooring talking with Tony Dudlley about his business.

4/29/16:  Owatonna Today Show -  City Administrator Kris Busse and Parks and Rec Superintendent Mary Jo Knudson talking events at Brooktree Golf Course; then on location in downtown Owatonna with Historian Nancy Vaillancourt.

4/27/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Deb Gillard meets with Kristin Surdy from Engaged For Life Senior and Caregivers Expo and then Host Linda Karnauskas goes to the Masters Bar and Grill at Brook Tree Golf Course to meet with Tim Cockram.

3/21/16:  Owatonna Today Show -  Mayor Tom Kuntz gives an update of city activities; then Sarah Frazier, Annette Kuyper and Srg First Class Jeffrey Dahlen about the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Campaign's Joining Community Forces workshop for military and their families.

2/29/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Laura Resler and Julie Rethemeier from Owatonna Foundation about the Business Donor Appreciation Luncheon and Scholardhips available.  Then City Administrator Kris Busse and Greg Kruschke about the city's purchase and renovation of Bubba's Bar.

2/10/16:  Owtaonna Today Show - At the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport with Airport Manager Dave Beaver to view the airport's Master Plan and then meet Julie Frazier, new publisher at Owatonna People's Press.

2/09/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Capt. Eric Rethemeier and Officer Adam Hennen from the Owatonna Police Department about Crime-Free Multi Housing; Girl Scout leader Beth Clear and Girl Scouts Hailey, Kayla, Emily and Macy galk about Cookie Sales & saving for their trip to the Galapagos Islands.

1/29/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Gina and Brett Carlson about next weekend's Eagle Cancer Auction; then to the Owatonna Public Library with Bonnie Krueger talking Hot Reads For a Cold Night.

1/25/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Tom Kuntz and Park and Rec Guest Services Lead Drake Simonson about the City's February weekend out & update on city business; then with Judy Johnson about the National Alliance on Mental Illness Owatonna chapter.

1/22/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Sheriff Lon Thiele and Deputy Tony David talking about the Polar Plunge on January 30th to benefit Special Olympics; then on location with Linda Karnauskas to visit Jennifer Fisher from Just About You! Get In Shape Studio and Eric Anderson from West Hill Tennis and Fitness

1/11/16:  Owatonna Today Show - Host Linda Karnauskas in studio with Joan Dotson and Jen Nicholson about the Life Balance Health & Wellness Expo; then on location to Anytime Fitness and Zumba Gold at SeniorPlace.

12/21/15:  Owatonna Today Show -  Dan Branstad from Carlson Branstad & Co CPA's talks about end of year tax tips and then Francy Hall is at the Law Enforcement Center with Kayla Klinkenberg, Grandma Klinkenberg, Officer Jon Petterson and K9 Officer Kash.

12/16/15:  Owatonna Today Show -  Police Chief Keith Hiller and Captain Eric Rethemeier talk about how the Owatonna Police Department approaches dealing with potentially difficult situations.

12/02/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Steele County Historical Society weekend activities for Christmas In The Village Dec 4-6, and then then with Stormy Trom from the Steele County Food Shelf about the arrival of the Holiday Train on Sunday, December 6th. 

11/23/15: Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Tom Kuntz discusses events happening in the City and then to Brookdale Owatonna Assisted Living and Memory Care about their Optimum Living Programs to help keep their residents engaged in life.

10/30/15:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Busse and Owatonna Public Works Director Kyle Skov discuss leaf removal from city streets and a reminder about the winter parking restrictions; then with Diane Lehman, Joanne Sorenson and Shirley Schultz from the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary about their upcoming Holiday Bazaar.

10/23/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Capt Eric Rethemeier interview regarding recent increase in burglaries and then Owatonna High School Students Helping Others Choose (SHOC) Lauren, Anna, and Dayla and their faculty advisor Nancy Williams about Red Ribbon Week. 

9/21/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz and Corky Ebeling discuss the Fall Shindig on the Patio at Brooktree which will be on September 23.  Then an interview with State Meteorologist and Climatologist Mark Seeley 

9/11/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Kay Oberle speaks about AAUW's upcoming fundraiser, Taste of Steele County and then Francy Hall talks with Brad Rademacher, City of Owatonna, and Kristi Pursell, Cannon River Watershed, about the upcoming Straight River Clean-Up planned for Saturday, September 19th.

8/28/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Kris Busse, Owatonna City Administrator; then with 2015 Steele County Senior Citizen Volunteers of the year Eunice Meixner and Tom Bonacci.

8/24/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Eyberg, President of Bremer Bank Owatonna, about the Early Edition Rotary's Corn Feed Fundraiser; then with Dave Beaver from the Owatonna Airport about this weekend's 5k Sunset Run, Klatt Open House & Sunday's airport fly-in/drive-in breakfast to benefit the Civil Air Patrol.

8/12/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Sgt Rob Kniefel and Reserve Officers Kyle Martin and Michael Haglund talk about the Owatonna Police Reserve Unit; then with new Executive Director of the Steele County Historical Society Kim Purscell.

7/27/15:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator introduces the new Owatonna Business Incubator Executive Director Bill Owens; then on location of the Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club's field to talk about the club's flying event on August 7th & 8th.

7/03/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Fire Chief Mike Johnson about safety during the Fourth of July and summer months.

7/01/15:  Owatonna Today Show - River  Springs Water Park

6/22/15:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse and Brad Dushaw, Recreation Superintendent give an update.

6/10/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Captain Mundale discusses plan for the Night to Unite, August 4th.

5/27/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz gives an update on the City.

4/24/15:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse and GIS Coordinator Rubin Seifert meet with Leanne Alt and then with Brad Dushaw, Recreation Superintendent gives an update about what's new at SeniorPlace.

4/15/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Police Captain Eric Rethemeier and Detective Tom Munns talk about fraud phone calls happening in the area; then Greg Schultz and Dick Heide with the Owatonna Zurah Shriners talk about their upcoming children's evaluation clinic & pancake breakfast fundraiser.

4/08/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Airport Manager Dave Beaver discusses the Airport Strategic Plan.

3/23/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz with an update of city happenings and then on location with Producer Leanne Alt to Aspen Dental to talk with Regional Manager Jennifer Troxell and Owatonna dentist Dr. Nick Berge

3/03/15:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse and Public Works Director Kyle Skov give an update on 2015 Street Improvement Projects.

2/11/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Officer John Petterson and Canine Officer Karsh on patrol.     

1/23/15:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz with an update on city happenings.  Ken Snow discusses his new business, american Classics and Hot Rods located at the former Hursh Motor location on 18th St SE. 

12/19/14:  Owatonna Today Show - City Adminstrator Kris Busse and Mark Krug, Human Rights Commission Chairman talk about the Owatonna Human Rights Commission and the breakfast planned on Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 19, 2015.  Tanya Paley with United Way, and Jennifer Libby of  the Owatonna Chamber are also on this show.

12/017/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Detectives Joel Hunt and Brianne Lesnau talk about their respective positions within the Owatonna Police Department and then Karen Fountaine from Steele County Public Health talks about influenza.

11/24/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz talks about the Winter Parking Ordinance. 

10/31/14:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse and Park and Rec Administrative Assistant Mary Jo Knudson talk about the upcoming bow and arrow deer harvest in city parksand then a visit to Beds For Kids.

10/03/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Bonnie Krueger, Senior Reference/Cataloging Librarian at the Owatonna Public Library talks about speakers and events happening at the library; then with Jill Jewison from Cardinal Stritch University and their partnership with Riverland

9/24/14:  Owatonna Today Show -  Karen Fountaine, Steele County Public Health talks about the importance of getting a flu shot this season and then with Mike Johnson, Owatonna Fire Chief speaks about the Department's Open House and Chili Feed planned for October 5th, October is Fire Safety Month & trains carrying hazardous materials through Owatonna.

9/12/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Brad Rademacher, City of Owatonna Water Quality Specialist, about the upcoming Straight River Clean-up; then with Pete Connor, about an upcoming Bike Traffic Safety course.

8/29/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Guests include Kris Busse, City Administrator and Steele County Senior Citizens of the Year Vivian Rubedor and Harvey Ronglien.

8/25/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Rick Smith shows improvements at Brooktree Golf Course, 1369 Cherry Street. 

8/20/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Rick Smith and Mary Jo Knudson with Park & Rec are at the Off-Leash Dog Park at Lake Chase, 1915 State Avenue NW.

6/11/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Capt Mundale and Pam Roberts from the OPD discuss plans for the 2014 Night to Unite Event on Tuesday, August 5th and owner of Camp Pillsbury, Vonda White and Camp Director, Nigel Watson give a tour of the camp planned to open Sunday, June 15th.

6/01/14  Stories of Steele - Sonja talks with Mallory Strock from Camp Pillsbury, Parker Erickson a 5th grader from Wilson and Kim Cosens talks about the history of the Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival.

5/28/14:  Owatonna Today Show - John Petersburg, MN State Representative about the 2014 Minnesota Legislative session; then with Mayor Tom Kuntz for a City of Owatonna update.

5/07/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Captain Eric Rethemeier from the Owatonna Police Department talks about Owatonna's Social Host Ordinance for the Safe and Drug Free Coalition of Steele County.

5/05/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Detective Joel Hunt talks about the Safety Camp planned for 4th Graders this June 18th and 19th. 

4/23/14:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse - Polling Sites and Assistant Recreatin Director Tim Truelson - Summer Registrations.

4/18/14:  Owatonna Today Show -  Jessica Abrahams from Owatonna Park & Rec and Elizabeth Bratsch from the Steele County Humane Society talk about their upcoming joint venture the Bark & Rec Pet Expo.

4/16/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Reserve Officers Dan Peach and Kevin Knopick talk about the Owatonna Police Department's Reserve Unit.

4/09/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Firemen Jarrod Schmoll and Kevin Sedivy talk about grilling and recreational fire safety; then with Nikki Callahan and Brad Dushaw from Owatonna Park & Rec talk about the Munchkin Market planned for Friday, April 18th.

2/28/14:  Owatonna Today Show - City Administrator Kris Busse and Brad Radermacher, Water Quality Specialist.

2/10/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Detective Joel Hunt & CSO's Chet Macht & Andrew Hobbs discuss CSO's at the Owatonna Public Schools.

1/30/14:  State of the City - City Administrator Kris M. Busse and Mayor Tom A. Kuntz deliver speech with slide show on the state of the city. 

1/20/14:  Owatonna Today Show - Annual MLK Jr Breakfast - Keynote Speaker, Khaled Sharafuddin with the Islamic Media, an organization dedicated to providing accurate information about Islam and in improving understanding between cultures presents “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Islam but Were Afraid to Ask”              

11/29/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Stan Groff and Susie Hoopes talk about the progress being made on the United Way of Steele County's Otto Bremer Foundation Grant; then with Fire Chief Mike Johnson talks about the Holiday Train's visit to Owatonna on December 6th.

11/25/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Jerry Shore and Don Overlie talk about the Toys For Tots program; then with Mayor Tom Kuntz with a City of Owatonna update.

9/25/13:  Owtaonna Today Show - Talking with Owatonna School District Personnel Pete Grant, Amy LaDue and Mary Hawkins and then Owatonna Fire Chief Mike Johnson talks about upcoming events at the Owatonna Fire Department.

9/23/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Talk with Tom Kuntz, Mayor of Owatonna; then with Bonnie Krueger and Mary Gontarek from the Owatonna Public Library about an upcoming Author's program and the latest technology available at the library 

9/04/13:  Owatonna Today Show - On location at SeniorPlace to talk with Anne Pleskonko about SeniorPlace's 25th Anniversary.  Celebration at SeniorPlace will be on Thursday, September 19th!

8/30/13:  Owatonna Today Show -  City Administrator Kris Busse about upcoming "Intersections" programs sponsored by the Human Rights Commission this fall.  First workshop will be Thursday, September 12th.

7/24/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Rose Ann Kubicek talks about the upcoming Litomysl Summer Festival and Captain Jeff Mundale with the Owatonna Police Department talks about "Night To Unite" planned for August 6th.

7/01/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Talk with Bonnie Krueger and Darla Lager from the Owatonna Public Library about hot reads for the summer for adults & kids.

6/28/13:  Owatonna Today Show - On location to KODA Living Community to talk about KODA's short term and rehabilitative care; then in studio with City Council Member Kevin Raney.

6/19/13:  Owatonna Today Show -  On location at the Rice-Steele 911 Call Center with Tim Boyer and Jill Bordhus.

6/12/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Detective Tom Munns talks about senior and consumer fraud and "See something, Say Something".

5/29/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Mayor Kuntz and Parks & Recreation Director Corky Ebeling discuss the reorganizatin of the Parks & Recreation Department. 

5/06/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Officer Joel Hunt talks about Safety Camp planned for June 2013.

5/01/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Mary Kay Feltes, Library Director and Darla Larger, Children's Librarian show the new Smart Play Spot at the Owatonna Public Library, 105 N Elm Ave.  Funding for this project was received from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Minnesota Legacy Amendment and the Owatonna Public Library Foundation.  Grand Opening program on May 11, 2013 beginning at 10:30 am. with the Smart Play Spot officially opening after the ribbon-cutting at 11:30 am.

4/22/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Matt Durand, Storm Water Manager gives some Earth Day tips we all can do for Mother Earth.

4/17/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Police Captain Jeff Mundale discussed the Police Reserve Unit.

4/10/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Bonnie Kruger, Senior Reference/Cataloging Librarian talks about an author and poet events at the Library during April.

4/05/13:  Owatonna Today Show - Legislative update from MN Senator Vicki Jensen and Fire Chief Mike Johnson on Emergency Notificatin System.

3/29/13:  Driver's Safety & 'Toward Zero Deaths'  with Jane Nyquist. Steele County Public Health Nurse and Sgt Deanne Von wold, Owatonna Police Force. 

3/25/13  Owatonna Today Show - with Mayor Kuntz.

1/31/13:  State of the City with Kris M. Busse, City Administrator and Thomas A. Kuntz, Mayor. 

1/21/13:  Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast with the Human Rights Commission, Guest Speaker was Darrell Thompson.