The American Red Cross is still short on blood reserves. Blood donors in August will get a $5 Amazon gift card. Area blood drives in the coming days include:

Saturday, August 17 at the Medford Outlet Center from 10-3pm

Thursday, August 22 at the Dodge Center American Legion from 1-7pm

Monday, August 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna from 1-3pm

Wednesday, August 28 at the Ellendale Community Center from 1-7pm.

A reminder that in Minnesota, youth age 16 may donate blood with consent from a parent or guardian.

Are you ready for more road construction in Steele County? I know the answer to that question, but it is going to happen. Here's a link to work planned for north of Owatonna. There is also road work planned for within the city of Owatonna. Read more here