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Billy Bobs in Southern Minnesota

Somewhere back in time we developed this misconception that all Billy Bobs live in the deep south. Actually there's a few of them in Southern Minnesota...

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Loren Plays Santa

The town Santa asked my wife if I'd fill in for him one year. She said yes and, being a seamstress, she set to work making my Santa suit. That was 21 or 22 years ago and the original Santa never came back...

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Workplace Fatalities Up in Minnesota

The number of work-related fatalities in Minnesota last year was up 12 percent from the recent five-year average.

The state Department of Labor and Industry says there were 74 work-related fatalities in 2015, up from 62 the previous year and up from the average of 66 from 2010 through 2014...

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Have a Safe Christmas With These Holiday Safety Tips

So many of the holiday safety tips you've heard over the years are the same ones you've heard year after year. However, there's a reason and of course it's because they still ring true...

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Christmas Reflections: Even Wise Men Grow Up

Our church held its children's Christmas pageant last Sunday. It got me thinking about the times my son was a participant.

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Mike Checks Out Some Christmas Lights in Owatonna

Last year I stopped by several beautifully decorated houses around the area to take some pictures to share with you. Since then I received word that one of the places no longer was able to host their massive holiday display due to health reasons...

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Talk To Santa in Owatonna and Faribault

The popular "Calls to Santa" returns Monday, December 19, and Tuesday, December 20, to KRFO AM 1390 and KDHL AM 920. We've got the links hooked up and Radio Guy and Santa will field phone calls from area boys and girls for the radio...

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna to Offer Gift Wrapping

If you have Christmas gifts that need gift wrapping, the students at Trinity Lutheran in Owatonna will be on hand to help on Sunday, December 18...

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Youth Bowling Signup, Elks Hoop Shoot and Skating Exhibition in Owatonna

Several youth events are scheduled in Owatonna this weekend, including youth league bowling signup, the Elks hoop shoot and a skating show at Four Seasons in Owatonna.

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Winter Storm Warning Followed By Wind Chill Warning

The National Weather Service still says the winter storm warning for most of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin will go into effect at noon today...

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