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Music Monday July 31, 2017: John Mellancamp
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 bac…
A Look Back: Blacksmithing Demonstration, Rice County
Blacksmith Lou Groth, who performs blacksmithing demonstrations near Harvest and Heritage Halls during the Rice County Fair, shows us how he creates a spoon from a nail. Groth has been a blacksmith for about 14 years and said he got into it because he wanted to “try doing something the hard wa…
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…

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