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Big Brothers Big Sisters Has Big News

Michelle Redman, executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, announced their "Big Couple" and "School Site Big of the Year" winners...

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From the Heart
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Youth 1st and Steele County Blades Donate to From the Heart Run

On a winter night in January the Steele County Blades junior hockey team and Owatonna's Youth 1st program hosted Stick it to Cancer Night.

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Update: High Wildfire Risk Friday

We may see a tie of the record high temperature for this date (86 degrees) or higher, and the winds will be up so there is a high risk of wildfires breaking out in southern Minnesota...

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Julie Rethemeier of Federated Insurance was a guest on AM 1390's Talk of the town. townsquaremedia
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Federated Launches Distracted Driving Campaign

Federated Insurance has a launched a distracted driving campaign with a series of radio messages along with billboards in the area.

In 2014 there were 3,179 traffic deaths and 431,000 injuries in traffic accidents involving distracted driving...

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Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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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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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
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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
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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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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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