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A Look Back: General Store, Rice County
Liz Kramer gives us a walk-through of a general store, and all one had to offer, from food to tools to fabric, and compares them to today’s big-box stores. Faribault’s Healy Bros. General Store was one of the first in the city.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele co…
It’s No Lie, Beyonce Has an Owatonna Tie
Did you know pop superstar Beyonce has a connection to Owatonna? Turns out, Owatonna High School Class of ’95 alum Scott Nylund is the designer behind some of her costumes, and one of his designs, and some sketches and photos are displayed in the Steele County Historical Society...
Music Monday October 10, 2016: Charlie Daniels
It's Music Monday! Each week, I share something that I am currently listening to and think that you might also enjoy checking out. It might be a new release by an artist or band that you already know, it could be an old tried and true favorite that you haven't heard in forever, or it could…
US Postal Service Creates Halloween Stamp
If we're being honest, I don't typically pay too much attention to the stamps I use when mailing something. As long as the postage is correct, I'm good to go and into the mail the item goes. But there is such a variety of stamps available, I've seen hearts for weddings, and snowflakes in the winter,…
A Look Back: KOBK News September-October 1916, Steele County
Steve Groening brings the KOBK news for September and October 1916. In the report: A bond to build a new high school, $20,000 for a new bridge over the Straight River, opposition to a meatpacking plant, the future location of the Steele County Fair, and pre-election political candidate rallies...
Faribault Homecoming Flashback Footage
According the the Faribault High School website, "Green is not a color, it's an attitude!" and each year during the Falcon homecoming celebration, that rings true. I recently came across some vintage footage from the 1964-65 school year homecoming pep fest that I though w…
Music Monday September 26, 2016: Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
It’s Music Monday! Each Monday I share something I am currently listening to. It could be an old tried and true favorite, it could be a new release by an artist or band you already know, or it could be something I have just discovered. Check back every week to see what is being featu…
A Look Back: 1916 Steam Engine, Rice County
Liz Kramer takes us into the Rice County Historical Society’s Harvest Hall, which houses a 1916 steam engine and threshing machine. These big machines helped revolutionize farming and led the way for today’s tractors and combines.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele…
Floodwaters Deluge Rice, Steele Counties [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
With the ground already saturated, this week's rain caused extensive flooding throughout southern Minnesota. In what seems to be becoming a pattern, Mother Nature isn't finished yet.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northwestern Steele County, southeastern Dakota County, Ri…

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