Videos

A Look Back: Rice County Bands and Dance Halls
Sue Garwood shares some of the Rice County Historical Society’s diverse collection of band posters and other information about popular Rice County bands and dance halls. If you have more information or memorabilia about these, or any other Rice County bands, that you’…
Music Monday March 6, 2017: Ryan Kinder
It’s Music Monday! Each week, I share something I am currently listening to and think that you might also enjoy. It could be a tried and true favorite that you haven’t heard in forever, it could be a new release by an artist or band you already know, or it could be so…
Community Learns Sign Language
Recently, the same story has been shared and liked by countless people on social media about a town where everyone learned sign language to surprise a deaf resident of the community. It's one of those stories that amazes you about how much people can accomplish if they work together, and resona…
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 F…
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. One of those also is a family tree of sorts for the Winkley family of Faribault; it includes th…
Re-purposed Building Makes Beautiful Home
In a world where cookie-cutter homes are everywhere, I love unique homes. As opposed to homes with matching siding, identical floor plans and massive garages as the focal point, I love streets where every house is a little different, and homes have some character.
Music Monday: February 20, 2017: Troy Cartwright
It's Music Monday! Each week, I share something I am currently listening to and think that you might also enjoy. It could be a tried and true favorite that you haven't heard in forever, it could be a new release by an artist or band you already know, or it could be something I have just di…
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. Her music was performed by popular opera stars of the time such as David Bispham and the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle …
Music Monday February 13, 2017: Shane Owens
It's Music Monday! Each week, I share something that I am currently listening to and think that you might also enjoy. It could be an old tried and true favorite that you haven't heard in years, it could be a new release by an artist or band you already know, and it could be something I hav…
KDHL Valentine’s Mix Tape Side B
Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and whether you are spending it with the love of your life, or are blissfully single, everyone can agree that love, both had and lost, can inspire some pretty amazing songs. So, in honor of February 14, I teamed up with Cupid to create a “mix-tap…

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