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Celebrating Weird/Odd Holidays

I am one of "those people." I look for the obscure, odd, and slightly tilted events. I have found a great website that tracks all sorts of trivia tidbits and, you know, almost every day has some reason for celebration...

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What Kills Minnesotans?

A morbid title but certainly a fact; something is going to kill all of us.

Here's a website - Minnesota Life Expectancy - that has a lot of interesting information in regards to health rates state by state, and you can also break it down into counties...

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Where Does Minnesota Rank Among the States?

Minnesotans have always known that we are fortunate to live in a fantastic state, although we're not likely to brag about it. Now, there is more evidence to support that theory. In a recently released Best States report from U.S. News, the Land of 10,000 Lakes claimed No. 3 in a ranking of states. 

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Snow And Ice Warnings As Cold Weather Front Approaches
Does it get any better than laying down, spreading your arms, and gazing up at the snow as it drops on your nose? Getty Images
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Can You Imagine Minnesota Without Snow Days?

Minnesotans have a love-hate relationship with snow days. Kids love 'em, parents hate 'em. But Minnesotans of all ages have fond memories of listening by the radio, or checking a website, to see whether school was canceled because of a winter storm...

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Dayton Undergoes Surgery Thursday at Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to have his prostate removed Thursday at Mayo Clinic.

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KRFO Radio Pup of the Week

The KRFO Radio Pup of the Week is Chance. She's an English shepherd/terrier mix and is just over 1 year old. Chance has been in a foster home since mid-January...

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Froggy Bottoms in Northfield Hosts a Bennett-fit This Saturday

Wake up weekday mornings and have some fun listening for the Hit of the Day at 8:05AM and maybe win a $10 gift certificate to Froggy Bottoms River Pub in historic downtown Northfield...

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Owatonna Robotics Team is Ready for Regionals

In seven weeks, Owatonna High School's robotics team has put a robot together from scratch and has it ready for action this weekend at a regional event in Duluth.

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Owatonna’s Noet Makes the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Cut

Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year were pared down from 132 to 37 semifinalists this morning. Education Minnesota made the announcement for the 53rd annual award...

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Owatonna High School Adds Dance Team for the 2017-18 Season

Owatonna's school board approved the addition of dance team Monday. Activities Director Ryan Swanson tweeted, "Work will begin immediately, our first season will be 2017-18!"

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