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Minnesota Marks 50th Anniversary of Tornado Tragedy

This Sunday, April 30, will mark the 50th anniversary of what's been called Black Sunday in Minnesota. On that date in 1967 about 21 tornadoes broke out in Iowa and Southern Minnesota...

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Triton FFA’s Sam Moenning Earns Star in Production Placement

Triton FFA member Sam Moening received one of the Minnesota FFA Association's highest awards, the 2017 Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement...

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Community Generosity Leads to Big Day of Fundraising in Owatonna

I am impressed each year that three major fundraisers can be held on the same day in Owatonna and each be very successful for their organization.

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Minnesota Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Advisory

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A growing measles outbreak in the Twin Cities has prompted the issuance of a statewide advisory by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Minnesota Gopher Road Trip Includes Owatonna Stop May 23

If a cup of coffee is not enough to get you going in the morning, try a motivational message from new Gopher football coach P.J. Fleck on May 23 in Owatonna.

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Top 5 Young Life Cakes

The creativity and talent displayed through the cakes at the Young Life Cake Auction this year didn't disappoint. I decided to attempt to pick the top five cakes...

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What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery?

This weekend's weather has me feeling a bit like we've won the lottery. The weather lottery. The sun is shining, it's warm outside and is all around pretty fantastic. But we know we aren't always this lucky in Minnesota, in fact, four years ago, we had snow on this date. So yeah, loving this weather and feeling pretty lucky. Which got me wondering, what would I do if I actually won the lottery?

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A Look Back: Fleck’s Beer Sign, Rice County

Brian Schmidt discusses the inspiration behind one of the newest pieces of the Rice County Historical Society’s Fleck’s beer collection – a new Fleck’s Beer sign modeled after one that stood in front of the brewery years ago...

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FFA Report Schedule: KDHL And KRFO

As Jerry mentioned in an earlier post, we will be at the State FFA Convention in St. Paul next week, talking with area FFA students. Those reports will air on KDHL AM 920 and KRFO AM 1390 on Tuesday, April 25.

Here is the schedule of reports on Tuesday, April 25, subject to last-minute changes. All times are approximate.

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Do You Remember Owatonna’s Srsen Supply?

I was digging around in my play house and pulled out this old pamphlet. It was probably used by many hardware stores around the country and then individual businesses had the covered adapted to tout their particular store...

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