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Roy Koenig

I grew up in Hibbing, MN. (No. I don’t know Kevin McHale. But I did graduate with his sister.) I played sports video games on the old Atari system and that developed into an interest in doing sports play-by-play. After a year at the University of MN and a year at Brown Institute I landed in South Dakota. Two years later I made my way back to the State of Hockey. I started working at KRFO during the aftermath of the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. Covering home games is easy. I enjoy following the Huskies on the road as often as possible. (It’s kind of a goal of mine to get into a new gym or arena each year.) I won’t pick a favorite sport here. So let me just say that the variety of my job is a highlight. Football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, wrestling, baseball, softball, and a little soccer. I play all those great Oldies on AM 1390 every day, but I’m really a fan of the country music on Kat Kountry 105. My wife is Chris. Our children are Cynthia (student at Wisconsin-Eau Claire) and Aaron (sophomore in high school).
A team of locals will challenge the Rochester Roosters during the Historical Extravaganza on July 12. Submitted photo
A team of locals will challenge the Rochester Roosters during the Historical Extravaganza on July 12. Submitted photo
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Vintage Baseball to be Featured During Extravaganza in Owatonna

Underhand pitching. No leading off base. No fielding gloves. Those are a few aspects of base ball in the 1860's. A vintage game between Owatonna and Rochester will be staged July 12 in Owatonna.

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The Owatonna Aces beat Waseca 5-1 Wednesday at Fuller Field. The VFW scored a 14-5 win at Rochester JM. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The Owatonna Aces beat Waseca 5-1 Wednesday at Fuller Field. The VFW scored a 14-5 win at Rochester JM. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Owatonna Aces, VFW Baseball Earn Wins on Wednesday

The Aces amateur team beat Waseca 5-1 behind efforts from Tyler Smith and Brandon Wolf. Owatonna VFW clobbered Rochester JM 14-5.

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The 14th annual Ken Bey football classic golf tournament is Saturday July 11 at Brooktree Golf Course in Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The 14th annual Ken Bey football classic golf tournament is Saturday July 11 at Brooktree Golf Course in Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Openings Remain for Ken Bey Football Classic Golf Tournament

A few openings remain for the 12th annual Ken Bey Football Classic golf tournament July 11 at Brooktree Golf Course in Owatonna.

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Twins instructor Kent Paulson works on fielding stance at Saturday's PlayBall! Minnesota clinic at Manthey Park in Owatonna. Photo submitted by Youth 1st
Twins instructor Kent Paulson works on fielding stance at Saturday's PlayBall! Minnesota clinic at Manthey Park in Owatonna. Photo submitted by Youth 1st
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PlayBall! Clinic Attracts Over 200 Youth to Manthey Park in Owatonna

More than 200 boys and girls participated in the annual PlayBall! Minnesota baseball and softball clinic in Owatonna on Saturday. 

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High school football teams will have a shorter time this fall to prepare for the start of their season. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
High school football teams will have a shorter time this fall to prepare for the start of their season. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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High School Football Teams Face Shorter Practice Time This Fall

High school football teams across Minnesota will face a squeezed time frame as they prepare for the start of the season. Most teams kick off their seasons Saturday, Aug. 22.

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More than 300 runners take to the streets of Owatonna each year for the Strive Wellness run to benefit the Owatonna Rotary. Submitted photo
More than 300 runners take to the streets of Owatonna each year for the Strive Wellness run to benefit the Owatonna Rotary. Submitted photo
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Registration Open for Owatonna Rotary Strive Wellness Run

The 12th annual Strive Wellness run/walk event is Saturday, Aug. 22 during the Steele County Fair. The event is adding a 2-mile fitness walk this year.

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