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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Sheriff identifies victim of grain bin accident

The Steele County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Thursday’s grain bin accident in Hope.

BREAKING NEWS: Grain Bin accident claims life in Steele County

A man has died in a grain bin accident at Crystal Valley Cooperative in Hope.

BREAKING NEWS: Public findings of Medford deaths released by sheriff

The deaths of two Medford teenagers 10 days ago was the result of a murder-suicide with a small caliber handgun, offi

BREAKING NEWS: Medical Examiner rules Medford death as murder-suicide

Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele released results from the medical examiner revealing that the deaths of two teenager

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Mother says her son was shot twice

The mother of Jerome Caldwell says she was told by the medical examiner that her son was shot twice.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Victims identified in weekend Medford incident

Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele has identified the victims of a weekend incident where two people were found dead as

BREAKING NEWS: Two found dead in Medford

Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele has confirmed two people have died in a “suspicious incident” in Medford Friday nigh

News Bulletin: Fire damages Owatonna home

A duplex in Owatonna was badly damaged by fire Thursday afternoon, but two people reportedly inside escaped without i

News Bulletin: Three caught after alleged threats at OMS

Three young people were taken into police custody Thursday morning after authorities say they made threats outside Ow

BREAKING NEWS: Owatonna selects new police chief

Owatonna has chosen Captain Jeff Mundale as the city’s next police chief.


A Medford man was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash near Elysian.

NEWS BULLETIN: Sheriff to be challenged in fall election

The Steele County Sheriff will be challenged for his job in the November general election.


No one was injured Friday evening when a single-engine aircraft went off the runway at Owatonna’s Degner Regional Air

BREAKING NEWS: Owatonna man dies from injuries in Hwy. 14 crash

The elderly man from Owatonna critically injured in a motor vehicle crash April 23 near Byron has died.

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