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A Look Back: Hair Art, Rice County

Sue Garwood discusses the history and tradition of “hairwork,” artwork made from human hair. The Rice County Historical Society has several pieces, two of which are on display...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Harriet Ware, Steele County

Robyn Ladd tells us about Harriet Ware, a graduate of Owatonna’s Pillsbury Academy and a famous teacher, lecturer, composer and publisher of music in the early 1900s...

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The Best Classic Rock Album From Each Year Since 1966
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The Best Classic Rock Album From Each Year Since 1966

Is classic rock really 50 years old?

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A Look Back: Rice County Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

Did you know that Rice County has more than 75 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places? Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Sue Garwood demonstrates how to use a website, www...

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A Look Back: Anti-Horse Thief Association, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society’s Paul Nelson explains how the Anti-Horse Thief Association was created in Steele County in 1902. Horse thefts had been increasing, and residents needed a way to protect their stock...

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A Look Back: Township Records, Rice County

Township records can be a useful tool for people researching their genealogy. Sue Garwood shares some of the types of information found in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection, including birth and death records, road records and court proceedings...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Mule Thefts, Steele County

Just how prevalent were horse and mule thefts in the early 1900s? The Steele County Historical Society’s Paul Nelson takes a look at one such theft from the Fred Ahrens farm and how the Anti-Horse Thief Association may have been involved...

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Masterpieces: The Very Best Albums From More Than 100 Classic Rock Acts

There comes a time in every serious artist's career when they make their masterpiece – the album that would define them and set their legend for future generations.

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Mick Jagger: Movie Star? Exploring the Rolling Stones Singer’s Film Career

Mick Jagger knows it’s only a movie role, but he likes it.

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A Look Back: Dale ‘Red’ Jackson, ‘Faribault’s Lindy,’ Rice County

Fun fact: A Faribault native once set a flight endurance record, spending 17 ½ days in the air. Dale “Red” Jackson, sometimes called “Faribault’s Lindy,” a reference to Charles Lindbergh, spent 17 ½ days circling the air above St...

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