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Y2K
Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Steele County Survives Y2K

Johnnie Jaeger recounts worries and preparations surrounding Y2K in Owatonna and Steele County, including a community celebration in Medford and extra police patrols in other communities...

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Carleton College
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A Look Back: James Woodward Strong, First Carleton College President, Rice County

Sue Garwood with the Rice County Historical Society tells the story of how James Woodward Strong became the first president of Carleton College in Northfield...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: The Shovel That Launched Steele County Historical Society Construction, Steele County

June Voss displays the shovel that broke ground for construction of the new Steele County Historical Society building, and tells how it was built with no taxpayer money...

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Faribault
Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Meet Faribault’s Burdett Haessly, Rice County

Liz Kramer introduces us to Faribault native Burdett Haessly, who graduated from West Point and served as a White House aide under Presidents Truman and Eisenhower...

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Rice Lake Village
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A Look Back: History of Rice Lake Village, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society’s Jerry Ganfield shares the history of the Village of Rice Lake. In the 1850s, it was just east of the entrance to Rice Lake State Park and was a major stop on the stagecoach route from Rochester to Owatonna...

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Rice County
Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: General Store, Rice County

Liz Kramer gives us a walk-through of a general store, and all one had to offer, from food to tools to fabric, and compares them to today’s big-box stores...

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"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
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It’s No Lie, Beyonce Has an Owatonna Tie

Did you know pop superstar Beyonce has a connection to Owatonna? Turns out, Owatonna High School Class of ’95 alum Scott Nylund is the designer behind some of her costumes, and one of his designs, and some sketches and photos are displayed in the Steele County Historical Society...

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A Look Back
Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Annie Maude Headline Wilson, Creator of the ‘Mayo Clinic Proceedings,’ Rice County

Annie Maud Headline Wilson, who was born near Faribault, created the “Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo Clinic” in 1926. This publication has since evolved into the internationally known “Mayo Clinic Proceedings,” one of the largest general-interest medical journals in the world...

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Owatonna
Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: KOBK News September-October 1916, Steele County

Steve Groening brings the KOBK news for September and October 1916. In the report: A bond to build a new high school, $20,000 for a new bridge over the Straight River, opposition to a meatpacking plant, the future location of the Steele County Fair, and pre-election political candidate rallies...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: 1916 Steam Engine, Rice County

Liz Kramer takes us into the Rice County Historical Society’s Harvest Hall, which houses a 1916 steam engine and threshing machine. These big machines helped revolutionize farming and led the way for today’s tractors and combines...

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