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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).
The Owatonna Aces earned a state tournament trip with their extra inning win on Sunday. Thinkstock
The Owatonna Aces earned a state tournament trip with their extra inning win on Sunday. Thinkstock
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Aces Qualify for State Baseball Tournament, Still to Play for Top Seed

The Owatonna Aces clinched a state tournament berth on Sunday, but will still host action this coming weekend at Dartts Park while determining the top seed from Region 5C.

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High school football varsity practice begins Monday August 10. The season kicks off on Saturday August 22, the earliest opening ever. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
High school football varsity practice begins Monday August 10. The season kicks off on Saturday August 22, the earliest opening ever. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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High School Football Practice Begins August 10; Season Kicks Off on August 22

Due to the earliest starting date for the Minnesota high school football season, official varsity practice begins Monday, Aug. 10. Games start on Aug. 22.

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The view is fantastic at Bear Lake in Cuchara, Colorado. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The view is fantastic at Bear Lake in Cuchara, Colorado. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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The Vacation is Over When the Mountains Appear in the Rear View Mirror

We spent some time this month in Colorado. My wife has gone since she was a kid. For me it's been the past 20 years. Our kids have grown up with the almost annual trip to visit with their cousins.

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Playoff time is here for the Aces. The state tournament has arrived for the VFW team from Owatonna. Thinkstock
Playoff time is here for the Aces. The state tournament has arrived for the VFW team from Owatonna. Thinkstock
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Owatonna Baseball Playoffs: Aces Play Wednesday, VFW Appears at State Thursday

The Owatonna Aces begin Region 5C playoff action Wednesday night at home at 7:30PM. VFW Post 3723 makes its state tournament debut Thursday afternoon in New Ulm.

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The Stanley Koslosky band puts on a high energy show. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The Stanley Koslosky band puts on a high energy show. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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KRFO Stage Will Feature a Variety of Entertainment during the Steele County Fair

No matter your musical taste, you are likely to hear it coming from the KRFO Radio stage at the Steele County Free Fair. The stage is between the Four Seasons Centre and the 4-H building.

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The grandstand events at the 2015 Steele County fair include music, auto and tractor events and bull riding. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The grandstand events at the 2015 Steele County fair include music, auto and tractor events and bull riding. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Battle of the Bands Lineup is set for the Steele County Fair

The field of six bands for the annual Steele County Free Fair Battle of the Bands event is set. They compete Wednesday, Aug. 19, in front of the grandstand at 5:30PM.

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The annual City Open is July 30 - August 2 at the Owatonna Country Club and Brooktree. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
The annual City Open is July 30 - August 2 at the Owatonna Country Club and Brooktree. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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City Open Golf Tournament is Open to all Steele County Residents

The annual City Open golf tournament is the first weekend in August. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 29. All abilities and ages are welcome. 

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