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Flash Flood Watch For Southeast Minnesota

Another round of thunderstorms is expected across portions of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning...

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Morning at the Rice County Fair

I spend a lot of time at the Rice County Fair in Faribault, but most of that time is spent there in the afternoon and evening. I thought I'd drop by and wander the grounds in the morning and take some pictures of the fair before all the people arrived...

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Minnesota Surpasses 3 Million Jobs For First Time Ever

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Minnesota's unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first time every, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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photo by Steven Sohlstrom
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Storms Rip Through Minnesota, Wisconsin

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Thunderstorms hit southeastern Minnesota late Wednesday afternoon, producing strong winds, lightning and brief periods of heavy rain, more than an inch an hour in some areas.

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Rice County Fair Distracted Driving Poster.  Provided by Safe Roads Coalition
Rice County Fair Distracted Driving Poster. Provided by Safe Roads Coalition
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Distracted Driving Simulator to be at Rice County Fair

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn told KDHL on Wednesday there will be a distracted driving simulator at the Rice County Fair on Friday evening.

Dunn said Kathy Cooper of the Rice County Safe Roads Coalition approached him about having the simulator at the fair...

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Semi following bridge mishap in Faribault.  picture by Gordy Kosfeld
Semi following bridge mishap in Faribault. picture by Gordy Kosfeld
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Seventh Street Bridge in Faribault Claims Another Semi

Another semi struck the railroad bridge over Seventh Street Northwest in Faribault today.

I live on the street and use it going to and from work each day, and it seems a couple of times a year the bridge wins its battle with semis...

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Faribault Business Handles Death of Employee with Rare Compassion

The loss of a coworker is difficult. It may not be a family member or close friend, but it is someone you see on a daily basis, and their loss can be a difficult time for the entire company. One Faribault business handled the loss of a member of their team in an admirable way.

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Photo Ops for You at the Rice County Fair

One of the little touches that make the Rice County Fair, in Faribault, a fun place to spend a summer afternoon or evening are all the photo opportunities placed throughout the fair - great places to have the kids sit and take a picture of them or where you and friends can take a group selfie...

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Storms Possible, Xcel Energy In Storm Preparation Mode

Xcel Energy crews are preparing for potential thunderstorms and severe weather today that could include damaging wind, hail and flash flooding...

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Habitat Humanity In Steele-Waseca Looking For Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca Area is looking for those interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity but not sure if they have time to dedicate to the site...

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