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Episode 10: Brittney Johnson

The second season of MinneStory launches November 5th. The 2018 Midterm Elections are Nov 6. It’s probably clear to anyone who consumes the news or any media that this...

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Episode 9: The 2007 Floods of Southeast Minnesota

Photo by Jeff Thompson Rushford, MN during flood This episode focuses on a crisis that residents of southeast Minnesota remember vividly. 11 years ago, in August of 2007, southeast...

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Episode 8: Hendel Farms

Rural areas are largely associated with farming, and therefore, our food sources. The dairy industry specifically has shaped Houston County in many ways. In this episode, you’ll hear from...

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Episode 7: Sweet 16 Farm

Starting a business takes a lot of planning, relentless hours, strategy…as well as choosing your location and community well. What do rural areas, specifically Houston County in this case,...

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Episode 6: Community Organizers Rachel Storlie and Lee Grippen

Volunteers and community organizers are integral to thriving small towns. Father-daughter duo Lee Grippen (of Caledonia, MN) and Rachel Storlie (of Spring Grove, MN) are two very busy and...

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Episode 5: International Owl Center

Episode 5 features an unexpected small town treasure: The International Owl Center in Houston, MN. It’s the only center of it’s kind in the U.S., and brings people from...

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