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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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Rice County Historical Society
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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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Jerry Groskreutz / Townsquare Media
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Randolph FFA Snow Parade

The Randolph FFA Tractor parade was held this morning even though the weather did not exactly cooperate. I am sure the weather forecast I was reading this morning on the air said clear skies today with a high of 38 degrees...

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Steele County
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A Look Back: Steele County Soldiers Fight Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa attacks the United States and the 1st Minnesota Battalion and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Infantry units, including Steele County residents, are sent to fight...

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Rice County
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A Look Back: 90 Years of Rice County Historical Society

The Rice County Historical Society is celebrating 90 years of preserving local history. Learn more about how the organization was formed and the various buildings in which it has housed its collection...

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A Look Back: Wedding Dresses, Steele County

We get a look at wedding dresses and wedding traditions through time with the Steele County Historical Society.

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

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Faribault
Tamara Gruhot, Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Schimmel Piano, Rice County

Faribault was the home of the Schimmel Piano from 1892 until the onset of World War I. The instruments were created in the building now housing the KDHL and Power 96 studios...

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