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A Look Back: KOBK News for January-February 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for January-February 1917. On topic are the celebrations surrounding the return of Steele County’s Company I from Mexico, a report on the absentee rate at rural schools, and the fate of a proposed packing plant intended for Owatonna...

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10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1987

1987 was a key year in the evolution of hard rock. Join us as we reflect on the 10 Best Albums of the year that began to change how we looked at the genre.

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Pet of the Week: Hailey

Each week I’ll share a picture and a little bit about a pet that is available for adoption and waiting to find a good home. If you’re thinking of adding a pet to your home, pet adoption can be a very rewarding way to do so. Check out this week’s Pet of the Week and then check back next week to see a new furry friend looking for a fur-ever home.

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How Do You Say ‘You Think You Know Minions?’ in Minionese?

You probably know Minions, the spinoff of Despicable Me starring those lovably fiendish yellow henchmen, was a big hit in the summer of 2015. But did you know Minions is the first non-Disney animated movie to make more than $1 billion worldwide? (The Disney movies that have done it are Zootopia, Finding Dory, Toy Story 3, and Frozen.) That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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A Look Back: 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties

Sue Garwood explains the types of information found in the 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties, a reference book in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection...

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Image: K Krage
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The Top 10 of 2016 Music Monday on Power 96

Every Monday I share something I am currently listening to and I love getting to spend some dedicated time each week deciding what song or artist to feature. Sometimes it’s an older song, other times it might be an artist you’ve never heard of before. With so many potential songs to choose from, it was hard to narrow down the list to just 10 songs. I tried to make sure there was a good variety in this list — party jams, ballads, and up-and-coming performers. What was your favorite Music Monday of the year?

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Pet of the Week: Tobey

Each week I’ll share a picture and a little bit about a pet that is available for adoption and waiting to find a good home. If you’re thinking of adding a pet to your home, pet adoption can be a very rewarding way to do so. Check out this week’s Pet of the Week and then check back next week to see a new furry friend looking for a fur-ever home.

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Erika Goldring, Getty Images
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The History of Country-Rock: The ’90s, ’00s and Now

A look at the history of country-rock music in the '90s to the present.

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A Look Back: November-December 1916 KOBK News, Steele County

Steve Groening brings the KOBK news for November and December 1916. In discussion: Louis H. Sullivan presents building proposals for a new high school, Owatonna votes Republican in elections, $20,000 in bonds for a new bridge on Bridge Street passes, Steele County National Guard soldiers are allowed to vote absentee, 10 acres set aside from the county farm for the Steele County Fairgrounds, and Christmas at the State School...

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Asylum Records / Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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The History of Country-Rock: From ’70s Laurel Canyon to ’80s Heartland

In the '70s, country-rock exploded thanks to the Eagles, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and many more.

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