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KRFO Radio Pup of the Week

The KRFO Radio Pup of the Week is Rocky. He's one lucky dog as he was oh-so-close to being euthanized before being rescued. Rocky weighs about 40 pounds and is 5-6 years old...

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Winter Storm Warning For Southern Minnesota

A wind chill advisory is out until 9AM Thursday morning. The cold overnight lows combined with winds, are putting wind chills in the -20 to -35 range...

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Mike’s Having Some Cold Weather Fun

Okay, let's see a show of hands if you're enjoying this wonderful weather.

(Silence)

That's what I thought, except for last Sunday, when we all went outside to play in the snow, this cold weather hasn't been much fun at all...

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Owatonna’s Alex Burns Wins Adapted Athletics Most Valuable Player Award

Owatonna High School graduate Alex Burns was named the Ed Prohofsky Most Valuable Player Award winner for 2016 for adapted athletics.

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Owatonna Bird Count is Saturday

Owatonna's 45th Christmas Bird Count takes place this Saturday, December 17. The count area covers a 15-mile diameter circle with Havana as its center point...

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Bitter Cold And Snow Heading For Southern Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9PM Wednesday through 9AM Thursday. Expect wind chills during the night to be -25 to -30...

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Greg Thomas reads reflections about his journey with cancer
Boyd Huppert Kare11 photo used with permission.
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Man Who Restored Montgomery Church During Cancer Fight No Longer Feels Welcome

Last January, I told you the story of a cancer patient, Greg Thomas, who worked on restoring the 150-year-old Budejovice Church/St. John’s Chapel near Montgomery...

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Owatonna Public Utilities To Offer Lower Gas Rates

Owatonna Public Utilities General Manager Mark Fritsch was a guest on AM 1390's Talk of the Town. With the low price of natural gas, OPU announces that customers should expect a rate decrease of 8 percent, which would translate into a savings of about $52 a year...

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UPDATE: Police ID Child Found Dead In Faribault

Sunday afternoon Faribault police officers and a Rice County deputy responded to a residence on Hulett Avenue. A neighbor had called to report they could see a male lying in the entryway through a window of the residence...

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Owatonna School Board Names Jeff Elstad as New Superintendent

The Owatonna School Board announced Monday that former OHS assistant principal Jeff Elstad will be the new superintendent. Negotiations will begin for a contract to begin July 2017.

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