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Blooming Prairie Farm Radio Makes a Gift to the Owatonna Foundation

Blooming Prairie Farm Radio (locally known as KOWZ 100.9 and KRUE Country 92.1 and Minnesota 97.5 (KNXR) radio stations) recently made a $1,000.00 in-kind donation to the Owatonna Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to Blooming Prairie Farm Radio and their President, Lynn Ketelsen for their continued support. Their continued commitment helps us to continue the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for present and future generations by supporting Owatonna projects that focus on community, arts, recreation, and education.” said Foundation Executive Coordinator, Laura Resler. The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 59th year of serving the Owatonna community, providescapitalgrants in Owatonna and its environs.

Pictured left to right:KOWZ/KRUE Staff: Brad Kubat, Katie Ovrebo, Deb Theisen, and Laurie Jensen. Foundation President, Betsy Lindgren, Matt Ketelsen, and Molly Penny, Chuck Thiele, Mara Sellner and Andy Gott Network Staff and Foundation Trustees: Sharon West, Dale Gandrud and Julie Rethemeier.

The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.75 million dollars in grants to Owatonna projects and annually awards $30,000 in scholarships for both traditional and non-traditional students.

For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.


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