Welcome to the City of Owatonna
Founded in 1854, Owatonna is now a city of just over 25,000 people (25,599 in the 2010 Census), 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
Voting - Elected Official Information is on the Council page!
Videos of meetings, events and the Owatonna Today Show with guest staff.
Article by Susan Naughton, Atty with the League of Minnesota Cities - posted 2/20/13.
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 November 2013 has been changed to Monday, November 4th as ISD#761 has filed to hold a special election on Tuesday, November 5th. This change was approved by City Council at the September 3, Council Meeting.
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