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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Forest Hill Shootout, Steele County

Paul Nelson with the Steele County Historical Society tells us about a shootout in Forest Hill in 1899. Learn who was involved what local law enforcement found...

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A Look Back: 1920s Kitchen, Rice County

Liz Kramer gives us a tour of the Rice County Historical Society’s re-created 1920s kitchen. Seeing the sink’s hand pump and wood stove is sure to bring many of us a new appreciation for today’s modern appliances...

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A Look Back: May-June 1916 News, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts the May-June 1916 news highlights: A fire at the Public Service Operating Company power plant, new owners for the Hotel Owatonna, a ban on carnivals, improvements to local parks, record graduation from Owatonna High School and an update on the status of Owatonna’s National Guard units...

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A Look Back: Gunsmith A.S. Bloxam, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society has acquired a gun manufactured by A.S. Bloxam of Faribault. Liz Kramer tells us more about Bloxam and the gun...

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A Look Back: 1925 Seagrave Fire Truck, Steele County

Korey Kamholz of the Owatonna Fire Department shares the story of how the department acquired its first pump engine, a 1925 Seagrave, and points out some of the truck’s features...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Liz Strofus, Women Airforce Service Pilot, Rice County

Learn how Faribault’s own Liz “Betty Wall” Strofus became a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II, and an active advocate for women veterans’ rights...

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A Look Back: Owatonna’s Mineral Springs, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society's Paul Nelson explores some of the history behind Owatonna’s Mineral Springs and the Land of the Healing Waters...

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A Look Back: Bishop Henry Whipple, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society’s Liz Kramer tells us of Bishop Henry Whipple’s journey from the East to Faribault and his path to becoming the area’s Episcopal leader and advocate for Native Americans...

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A Look Back: March-April 1916 News, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts the big Steele County news events of March-April 1916. Among the highlights are the Citizens Party sweeping Owatonna elections, as well as the city voting to become a wet city after two years dry; Minnesota National Guard Company I preparing for possible mobilization; and Steele and Dodge counties partnering to turn the Rice Lake area into a summer resort...

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A Look Back: Sellner Family and Tilt-a-Whirl, Rice County

Liz Kramer with the Rice County Historical Society walks us through the history of the Sellner Family and the Tilt-a-Whirl in Faribault.

New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...

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