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U.S. Counties That Haven’t Had a Tornado in More Than 60 Years

With Minnesota experiencing the earliest tornadoes ever on March 6 in Zimmerman and Clarks Grove, I thought I'd just do a bit of poking around in regards to which states get the most...

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Visit the Minnesota Zoo For Free

Last year I posted a story about free admission to the Minnesota Zoo through their Free to Explore Zoo Admission Program, or ZAP. Through this new program, the zoo was visited by 65,700 people that were limited incomes in 2016 in comparison to the attendance of about 40,000 people through the program that had been in place in 2015...

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Minnesota Experiences Record-Breaking Tornado

This morning the National Weather Service confirmed that the state of Minnesota had experienced its earliest tornado ever. A touchdown near Zimmerman in Sherburne County occurred about 6:15PM Monday...

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Minnesota State Capitol Essay Contest Announced

Grand opening festivities for the new Minnesota State Capitol are planned for the weekend of August 11-13 this summer. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and the State Capitol Grand Opening Planning Committee have announced an essay contest for Minnesota students...

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Former Owatonna Wrestlers Take Their Knowledge to the Airwaves

Recent OHS graduates Bear Woodrich and Justin Tacheny made their radio broadcast debuts during KRFO coverage of the state wrestling tournament at Xcel Center.

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9 Little-Known Minnesota Traffic Laws

I was curious as to some of the strange or forgotten Minnesota driving laws that are on the books. Some of these I had thought had been changed, but I guess not...

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A Look Back: March-April 1917 News, Steele County

Steve Groening reports on the March-April 1917 news for Steele County. Topics include President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany, Owatonna’s National Guard Company I ordered to more than double its recruits to a force of 150, a proposal to dissolve the Farmers Cooperative Meatpacking Co...

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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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Owatonna Wrestlers Rally to Win State Consolation Championship

After a quarterfinal loss to Hastings, the Owatonna High School wrestlers beat Minnetonka and Willmar to win the consolation championship Thursday.

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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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