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Partners for Growth: entrepreneurs know there’s always a better way
By: Bill Owens December 1, 2017 Much to the chagrin of my spouse, I am fascinated with old or unusual
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Customers take note: Court orders CenturyLink to reform its billing practices
By: S. M. Chavey, Pioneer Press November 3, 2017 Tribune News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and
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Partners for Growth: A 20-year tidal wave of workforce shortages
By: Brad Meier October 1, 2017 It’s the problem that’s been looking our state and country in the face for
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Real Estate News: weighing in on water regulations
By: Justin Ohnstad June 10, 2017 Minnesota isn’t just about the lakes (although we certainly love them – fishing is one
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Planning Commission debates new building height rules
By: William Morris August 10, 2017 OWATONNA — When it comes to buildings, how tall is too tall? It’s a
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City names St. James librarian as next Library Director
By: William Morris July 21, 2017 OWATONNA — The city has named the next director of the Owatonna Public Library. Mark
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Mayor Tom Kuntz honored for public utility advocacy
By: William Morris June 1, 2017 OWATONNA — Mayor Tom Kuntz hasn’t worked in utilities since he retired in 2003,
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Partners for Growth: Minnesota shovel ready
Do you know what it means to be Shovel Ready? These sites are becoming a “must have” in marketing your
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City purchases land for future Cemstone relocation
  By: William Morris April 20, 2017   A heavy industrial complex near downtown plans to move out to the
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Library approves strategic plan, beginning search for director
  By: William Morris April 24, 2017   Bolstered by a new strategic plan, the Owatonna Public Library is finally
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