|Local News||Sun, 07 Feb 2016|
Blizzard warning out for southern Minnesota
Blizzard warnings are out for much of western and southern Minnesota where gusty winds are expected to make travel treacherous. The National Weather Service is posting blizzard warnings for west-central Minnesota into the southwestern and south-central areas of the state through noon Monday.
I-90 and southern Minnesota highways closed
Due to hazardous driving conditions and zero visibility, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol closed Interstate 90 and state highways south of U.S. Highway 14 at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon in the following counties: a Blue Earth a Brown a Cottonwood a Faribault a Jackson a Martin a Nobles a Rock a Watonwan a Waseca The closures will remain until further notice and additional closures may be necessary. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the roads.
Transitional Housing grants first-ever Outstanding Landlord Award
Transitional Housing of Steele County board president, Paul Enter, and director Julie Anderson, right, recognized Dan Nechville for his outstanding commitment and support of formerly homeless clients Transitional Housing serves.
Local unemployment rate hits 15-year low
The new numbers issued by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development on Tuesday show that Owatonna's unemployment rate dropped in November to 2.6 percent from 2.7 percent the month before.