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Many Attend Senior Alliance’s Engaged 4 Life Event

The Senior Alliance of Steele County and Hy-Vee hosted their Engaged 4 Life event Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran in Owatonna.

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Medford, Minn.
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Talk of the Town: Medford Mayor and Superintendent

Medford Mayor Lois Nelson and School Superintendent Rich Dahman stopped in for KRFOs Talk of the Town on Wednesday.

Dahman mentioned that prom will be on Saturday, May 7, and it will be taking place in Fairbault with the after-prom part at the Medford School...

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Smoke
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Wildfire Danger Going Up With The Temperature in Southern Minnesota

We are all getting excited about some warmer, dryer air coming into the area. The forecast calls for temperatures in the 80s Friday.

But with the higher temperatures and the increase in winds comes the danger of wildfires...

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site of Chatfield bear incident- Google maps
site of Chatfield bear incident- Google maps
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Bear Shot, Killed in Chatfield

Chatfield, MN (KROC AM News) -  A black bear was shot and killed Sunday night in a residential area in Chatfield.

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Rice County Courthouse
Rice County Courthouse
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Rice County Tobacco Free Grounds Begins May 1

The Rice County Board of Commissioners earlier this year voted unanimously in favor of adopting a tobacco free grounds policy. The policy takes effect May 1...

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Rice County Sheriff's Office Entrance
Rice County Sheriff's Office Entrance
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Six Arrested in Sex Trafficking Operation in Faribault

Five law enforcement agencies worked together on a sex trafficking operation in Faribault, resulting in arrests on Thursday.

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says four men and two women were arrested at a Faribault hotel and will be charged by formal complaint in the near future...

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city of northfield photo
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Norovirus Outbreak In Northfield

A norovirus outbreak has resulted in about 15 reported illnesses and the temporary, voluntary closure of a popular café. The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café after a call from a college reporting the illnesses...

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A portion of Lemond Road will close Monday for repairs. townsquaremedia
A portion of Lemond Road will close Monday for repairs. townsquaremedia
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Lemond Road Closure Starts Monday

Road construction will begin Monday, May 2, on County State Aid Highway 7 or Lemond Road. Plans are for the pavement to be replaced between CSAH 18 or Southwest 28th Street and CSAH 32 or Southwest 82nd Avenue...

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Owatonna
Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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Big Nine Music Festival is Friday at John Marshall High School

Three Owatonna High School music ensembles will perform at the annual Big Nine music festival in Rochester on Friday, according to a report on the Owatonna Magnet website.

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Rice County Sheriff Vehicle in Faribault
Rice County Sheriff Vehicle in Faribault
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Multi-County Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Goodhue County

It lasted about an hour this morning, according to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn.

Rice County Sheriff's deputies were advised of a pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Dakota County about 9:33AM...

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