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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Owatonna Fire Responds to Structure Fire 1/26/23

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Owatonna Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 2100 block of Saint Paul Road Northeast. Shortly after 5 pm on Thursday, January 26, Owatonna firefighters were dispatched for a report of a fire in the basement laundry room of the residence. ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Fire Department - Now Hiring!

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We are currently accepting applications for our part-time firefighter positions.

These positions are an integral part in the functioning of our department. Paid-on-call and resident firefighters respond to incidents as needed to assist our fire commanders ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear - CONTEST

Snow Removal Around Hydrant

This winter, there is a new and fun incentive to clear snow around fire hydrants. The Owatonna Fire Department has launched a “Keep Fire Hydrants Clear” program to keep hydrants clear from snow. Enter to win a blanket, travel mug, fire extinguisher, CO al...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Fire Department - Now Hiring!

Now Hiring Firefighters

We are currently accepting applications for our part-time firefighter positions.

These positions are an integral part in the functioning of our department. Paid-on-call and resident firefighters respond to incidents as needed to assist our fire commanders ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

January 2023

News Flash promoting City Spotlight

The latest City Spotlight Video produced by the City of Owatonna has been posted. Click here to view the video.

To receive notifications when videos produced by City Staff highlighting the latest city news, events, and reminders are posted, please visit No...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Winter Parking Ordinance Reminder

Winter Parking Ordinance 11/15-3/31

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Ordinance Reminder

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Storytime Tuesdays

Storytime 2023

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

2:00 p.m. on February 23

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Movies at Owatonna Public Library at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 will feature, "The Woman King." Join us in the Gainey Room for the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahom...

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Library
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Using your Library PIN

PIN now required for Library Catalog and Libby and MnLink

As of 12/19/22, Selco has made logging in to both MnLink and Libby more secure.  This means that you now need to use your Library PIN when logging in to:

  • Your Library Catalog Account (this is not new)
  • The MnLink system
  • The Libby app or the OverDrive...
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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Minnesota State Parks Library Program

Check out a Minnesota State Parks Pass at OPL

Owatonna Public Library (OPL) and Blooming Prairie Branch Library (BPBL) are participating in the Minnesota State Parks Library Program. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has implemented this program to reach new park users and expand access t...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Snowplow Reminder

City of Owatonna Snow Plow

The City of Owatonna Street Department would like to remind motorists to use caution and to stay back at least 200 feet when nearing a snowplow. Maintaining proper distance will help keep both drivers safe. 

Your patience is appreciated as crews w...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Salt Smart Tips

Salt Smart MPCA Graphic

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

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Public Works
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Snow Removal Ordinance

Snow Shoveling

Property owners in the City of Owatonna are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks surrounding their property. Sidewalks must be cleared of snow the entire width of the concrete. The City of Owatonna would like to remind its residents that C...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Winter Parking Ordinance Reminder

Winter Parking Ordinance 11/15-3/31

Winter Parking
Ordinance Reminder

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Salt Smart Tips

Salt Smart MPCA Graphic

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

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