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In The News2018-08-13T17:18:50-05:00

Education in Owatonna is among top drivers of communities future, organization says

As part of an ongoing occasional series, presented in the Tuesday and Weekend editions of the Owatonna People’s Press — a series which began on Dec. 5 and will continue through Dec. 19 — those destiny drivers are being revealed to the community. It’s not surprising that the education component came up in those listening sessions and the survey results, not only because of the inevitable connection between education and a community’s destiny, but even because of the name “Owatonna Forward” and what connections that may have with some in the community. The name “Owatonna Forward” was first used [...]

December 12th, 2017|In the News|

Destiny Drivers look to bring big city amenities to Owatonna

OWATONNA — While acknowledging and even embracing the fact that Owatonna is a small town, the people associated with Owatonna Forward say that it is clear that the residents would like to see some big city amenities here. That, at least, is one of the conclusions that Owatonna Forward derived from a series of public input sessions and an online survey that was open to the public earlier this year. Owatonna Forward, launched in January 2016, is a grassroots, citizen-driven effort that, according to its website, “seeks to ensure a healthy and prosperous future” for the Owatonna community. With [...]

December 8th, 2017|In the News|

Owatonna Forward looks at the city’s ‘shared destiny’

OWATONNA — It’s been a long time coming, but Owatonna Forward is ready to share its vision for the future of Owatonna. “Our Shared Destiny,” they call it. And along with the organization’s statement of its vision for Owatonna’s future, it is also sharing 13 specific action-driven goals — “destiny drivers,” they are called — for the community. Launched in January 2016, Owatonna Forward is a grassroots, citizen-driven effort that, according to its website, “seeks to ensure a healthy and prosperous future” for the Owatonna community. “We believe the only way we can get to where we want to [...]

December 5th, 2017|In the News|

Moving Forward with a unified voice — one purposeful step at a time

It is said that if you don’t know where you are going, you can rest assured you will probably never get there. This raises the question, “Where is Owatonna going?” and subsequently, “How do we define where we want to be?” To leave these questions unanswered risks the time-honored identity and longevity of our community. Owatonna Forward took on the challenge to help answer these questions. This required a large amount of listening, analyzing and framing what you shared over the last year. Your voices helped us chart a course that identifies our community’s destiny – to clearly appreciate [...]

December 5th, 2017|In the News|
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