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Battle of the Bands at the Rice County Fair

The warm weather is finally here and summer is right around the corner. Of course with summer comes that fun week of carnival rides, games, food and shows known as the Rice County Fair...

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A number of lawmakers called upon Governor Dayton to call a special session.
A number of lawmakers called upon Governor Dayton to call a special session.
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Minnesota Legislative Leaders Visit Owatonna

Legislative leaders gathered in Owatonna this morning to discuss the need for a special session to pass a bonding bill that includes $700 million in transportation funding to fix key projects like Highway 14...

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Southern Minnesota Remembers Our Veterans

Area towns are remembering our fallen veterans.

In Owatonna, at 9:30AM Monday, May 30, the American Legion and VFW parade begins on School Street, going south on Elm Avenue to the Four Seasons Center on the Steele County Fairgrounds by 10:30AM for the Memorial Day program...

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Here's a look at some of the City of Owatonna flower baskets before they are hung. townsquaremedia
Here's a look at some of the City of Owatonna flower baskets before they are hung. townsquaremedia
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Flower Baskets Go Up In Owatonna

The city flower baskets are scheduled to be hung throughout the city of Owatonna today. A total of 125 will be going up. Flower baskets planted at Souba Green House of Owatonna have been hung throughout the city since 2004...

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Owatonna Rotary STRIVE Benefit Update

The Owatonna Noon Rotary Club held a Document Shredding Day on Saturday, May 21, along with Retrofit Electronics Collection Day. The shredding day was to raise money for the STRIVE programs...

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2016 Owatonna High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced

Owatonna graduates Tim Braaten, Joe Kiley and Laura Kenow join former coach Dale Timm and community member Todd Hale in the 2016 OHS Athletic Hall of Fame class.

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The gypsy moth especially enjoys the greenery of the oak tree.
The gypsy moth especially enjoys the greenery of the oak tree.
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What’s All This Talk About Gypsy Moths in Minnesota About?

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is scheduled to begin setting out gypsy moth traps in southern Minnesota this week. Traps will be set in the northern part of the state in early June...

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2015 Heritage Days Grand Marshal Elizabeth Strofus at Mayor's Reception. Kelly Krage / Townsquare Media
2015 Heritage Days Grand Marshal Elizabeth Strofus at Mayor's Reception. Kelly Krage / Townsquare Media
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President Obama Signs WASP Bill

I am hoping Liz Strofus is smiling in heaven. After it was passed by Congress, President Barack Obama signed on Friday the bill that allows for the ashes of female pilots who served in the air forces in World War II to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery...

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Fatal Crash in Rice County

Faribault, MN (KROC-AM News - A two-car crash Friday afternoon in Rice County claimed the life of a Kenyon man.

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KRFO Names Scholar Dollar Scholarship Winners

KRFO, Kat Kountry 105 and eight local businesses have awarded the annual Scholar Dollar scholarships to four Owatonna seniors.

Lucas Arndt, Ricardo Gomez Mercado, Emma Smith and Ashley Ulman have earned the $500 scholarships...

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