Welcome to the City of Owatonna
Founded in 1854, Owatonna is now a city of just over 25,000 people, and is the heart and the heartbeat of a greater community known as Southern Minnesota. Owatonna is known for its quality of life, and your City Government is committed to maintaining that high quality and improving it.
...where progress and history entwine
Each winter material used by the Street Department for sanding streets ends up being deposited on boulevards from subsequent winter plowing and blading operations. To assist property owners in the disposal of these materials, the City will allow the material to be raked to the street's edge and will then be picked up by the City street sweeper. Please see the Street Sweeping Notice and Map for the areas of town scheduled for sweeping throughout the City next week.
If anyone has questions relative to the schedule, please call 774-7308 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thank you, Matt Durrand, Storm Water Manager for the City of Owatonna.
Message from Fire Chief Mike Johnson regarding trees and branches down by heavy snowfall May 2, 2013.
The City of Owatonna will be hosting the Minnesota Senior Games from June 19-22, 2013.
Videos of meetings, events and the Owatonna Today Show with guest staff.
Posted 2/20/13 - Article by Susan Naughton, Atty with the League of Minnesota Cities.
Sign Up to Support Highway 14!
Completing the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge Center is critical to the safety and economic success of our region. Not only does this dangerous stretch of road have a fatality rate nearly double the statewide average, but traffic volumes are expected to more than double by 2030. Owatonna’s population and economy are growing, but employees’ ability to get to work and businesses’ ability to move their products and provide their services are being hampered by this insufficient two-lane road.
Four-lane expansion is needed to position Highway 14 for the future. Right now, MnDOT is developing its 20-year state highway investment plan, which will establish the highway projects that will be funded in the next two decades. We must ensure that Highway 14 is included in plan, or we risk the loss of additional lives and economic opportunity. Please add your voice to the efforts to complete Highway 14! Sign up here to learn about ways you can help get this project done!
Strategic Plan: Three-year plan approved by Council June 5, 2012.
Council Meeting Date Changes:
- The first meeting in August 2013 has been changed to Monday, August 5, 2013 to allow participation in the Night to Unity Activities planned for Tuesday, August 6th. This change was approved by City Council at the January 8, 2013 Council Meeting.
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