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A Look Back: KOBK News July-August 1917, Steele County
Steve Groening recounts the KOBK news from July-August 1917. Hot topics include World War I draft registration and Owatonna’s Company I preparing for mobilization. Automobiles also were growing in popularity. Steele County had 1,335 cars as of May 1, 1917, and increase from 980 the p…
Hammer Home Fun At The Fair
The formula is easy: a handful of ladies, hammers, a board, and nails, but the outcome is always a fun time. The Rice County Fair starts today and runs through July 23, bringing plenty of fun, including the annual KDHL Ladies’ Nail Driving Contest!
Rare Big Four Tractor Coming to Owatonna
The Steele County Historical Society will be hosting the annual Gus' Station Car Show and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 8AM and is $5 per vehicle. The show itself runs 8:30AM to noon with free admission. An egg bake breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:30AM...
Music Monday July 17: Bobby Wills
It’s Music Monday! Each week I share something that I am currently listening to and think you might enjoy. It could be an old tried and true favorite, or something I have just discovered.
A Look Back: Hand-Squared Logs in Log Cabin, Rice County
Check out the ceilings in the log cabin on the Rice County Historical Society grounds. The logs have been squared by hand with tools such as a broad ax and an adze. You can see the grooves left in the beams, and also some of the logs in the cabin’s corner, behind the bed...
A Look Back: DeLorean DMC-12, Steele County
Now on display at the Steele County Historical Society: a DeLorean DMC-12. While it doesn’t have a flux capacitor like the car made famous by the “Back to the Future” movies, and so cannot time travel, it does feature the classic stainless steel panels, gu…
Music Monday July 3, 2017: Ryan Hurd
It’s Music Monday! Every week, I share something with you that I am currently listening to and think you might also enjoy. Sometimes it might be an old tried and true favorite, other times, something I have just discovered, and occasionally, it might be a listener suggestion. Stop ba…
A Look Back: Minnesota License Plates, Rice County
Sue Garwood reminds us to look up for this display of Minnesota license plates. Donated by the Schreyer family, the earliest plate is from 1908 and is made of leather. The collection features plates from every year through 1965.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the …
Music Monday June 26, 2017: Cody Johnson
It’s Music Monday! Each and ever week, I share something with you that I am currently listening to and think you might also enjoy. Sometimes it might be an old tried and true favorite, other times, something I have just discovered, and occasionally, it might be a listener suggestion.…

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