Contact Us
Local News

Local News

The Cannon Old West Society will be among the performers at the Historical Extravaganza. Towns Square Media
The Cannon Old West Society will be among the performers at the Historical Extravaganza. Towns Square Media
[

Steele County Historical Extravaganza is July 12

July 11 and 12 will be a busy weekend at the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. The Steele County Historical Society offers up their Chuckwagon Supper on Saturday night from 5:30-7PM, with Lonesome Ron providing the entertainment

Read More

Helene Neville posed with members of the Owatonna Police Department who escorted her into Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
Helene Neville posed with members of the Owatonna Police Department who escorted her into Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
[

Cancer Survivor Stops in Owatonna on Run Around the Country

Four-time cancer survivor Helene Neville is about two months away from completing a run around the perimeter of the United States. Her course included a stop in Owatonna on Monday.

Read More

Category: Local News Tags:
MN Prairie will no longer forward phone calls effective June 30.
MN Prairie will no longer forward phone calls effective June 30.
[

New Human Services Phone Numbers

Effective June 30, phone calls to the old phone numbers of the Human Services offices in Dodge, Steele and Waseca counties will no longer be forwarded.

This past January, the Human Service offices of Dodge, Steele and Waseca counties merged to form the Minnesota Prairie County Alliance, and calls to the old numbers were forwarded for six months

Read More

Category: Local News Tags:
bikes
[

Blooming Prairie Cruisers Raise Money to Fight Cancer

I talked with Harvey Farr, the organizer of the fifth annual Blooming Prairie Cruise for a Cure. They take a different route each year. He makes the plans and starts calling ahead the areas that they will be going through about a month in advance

Read More

Category: Articles, Local News Tags:
Steele County History Center
Steele County History Center
[

Steele County Historical Society Seeks New Executive Director

If you enjoy history, and have a desire to guide the future of an extensive collection of local artifacts, the Steele County Historical Society has a position for you.

After 13 years leading the society, executive director Laura Resler has left

Read More

ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Local Nonprofits Receive Grants

Allina Health named three nonprofits programs in Owatonna that received Healthy Activity Grants. There were a total of 59 organizations named.

The application process was open to community nonprofits and local government organizations to start or strengthen programs

Read More

Category: Articles, Local News Tags:
ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Tips to Reduce Potential Flood Damage

Flooding is the most common natural disaster. Flooding occurs along rivers, streams and creeks, basically anywhere from a significant rainfall that could cause water in basements. Mike Johnson, Emergency Management Director from Steele County Emergency Management, sent a press release on tips to prepare for and reduce potential flood damage

Read More

Category: Articles, Local News Tags:
OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
[

Minnesota State Fair Adds 40 New Foods

Some food combinations you may not have dreamed of will be available at the state fair. New offerings include mac and cheese cupcakes and BBQ-dill flavored ice cream.

Read More

First sign into Ellendale, est. 1900. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
First sign into Ellendale, est. 1900. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
[

Ellendale Days This Weekend

Ellendale Days are this weekend -- Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28, is filled with family fun.

Ellendale Days begin with rummage sales that will be around town both Friday and Saturday.

More events on Friday include:

  • Country Charm on Main Street will have "Paint Until You Faint Spin Art"
  • The Ellendale Ambulance Crew will have a movie night from 7-10PM at the Community Center
  • Murphy Brothers from 8-10PM on the outside stage at The Muni
  • The Lions Meat Raffle will also take place.

Activities Saturday at City Park include:

  • N
Category: Articles, Local News
Twelve bands performed for ratings during the sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival in Owatonna on June 20. Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media
Twelve bands performed for ratings during the sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival in Owatonna on June 20. Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media
[

Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival Results and Photos

The sixth annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival paraded through downtown Owatonna on Saturday. 

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://krforadio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KRFO Radio quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KRFO Radio contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.