There is no lack of things to see and do on July 4 in southern Minnesota. Among the activities is the free music prior to the fireworks show at the Steele County Fairgrounds. Once again you're invited to the lot of Brick Meger Funeral Home across the street from the fairgrounds. The Street Talk Band will be playing from 7-10pm. The show is free. Bring your lawn chair. Pulled pork sandwiches will be on sale starting at 6 to benefit the Owatonna Wrestling Association. there will also be free watermelon served.

This years Fireworks Show should last a good 20 minutes. The Owatonna Rotary clubs raised some $20,000 for this years show. You can still contribute to the 2020 show by dropping off donations at the Owatonna chamber Office or John Havelka's Edward Jones Office in Owatonna. You may also round up bill at Fareway Meat and Grocery in Owatonna and Ace Hardware in Owatonna with proceeds going to Patriot Skies.