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  • On the Road to Pickwick: A magical mill comes to life

    On the Road to Pickwick: A magical mill comes to life

    A Winona County community took action decades ago to save a local treasure, one named after Dickens' first novel

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    A Winona County community took action decades ago to save a local treasure, one named after Dickens' first novel

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  • On the Road to Geneva

    On the Road to Geneva

    Freeborn County's roots are in Geneva.  The town was settled in 1856, making it the oldest town in Freeborn County.  So you could say Geneva sets the tone for the area.  "This has always been the place to come, it's just a great community, " said Geneva resident Jessica Tuttle.

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    Freeborn County's roots are in Geneva.  The town was settled in 1856, making it the oldest town in Freeborn County.  So you could say Geneva sets the tone for the area.  "This has always been the place to come, it's just a great community, " said Geneva resident Jessica Tuttle.

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  • On the Road to Byron: Celebrating 150 years

    On the Road to Byron: Celebrating 150 years

    Byron is a community celebrating 150 years in 2017, a living history celebrated daily at Otto's Bakery & Coffee Shop.  About five days a week, guys like Calvin Bell, Elroy Bessler, and Ralph McClaflin meet for coffee and sweet treats at Otto and Ann Marie Hemmah's shop.  "They become your friends and your life, because you're here so much," Ann Marie said.  People call the room where the guys meet "The Room of Knowledge."

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    Byron is a community celebrating 150 years in 2017, a living history celebrated daily at Otto's Bakery & Coffee Shop.  About five days a week, guys like Calvin Bell, Elroy Bessler, and Ralph McClaflin meet for coffee and sweet treats at Otto and Ann Marie Hemmah's shop.  "They become your friends and your life, because you're here so much," Ann Marie said.  People call the room where the guys meet "The Room of Knowledge."

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  • On the Road: Winona

    On the Road: Winona

    When you come to Winona you can expect the lapping waves to call you to spend your time on the water. But make sure you come with an empty stomach. 

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    When you come to Winona you can expect the lapping waves to call you to spend your time on the water. But make sure you come with an empty stomach. 

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  • On the Road to Mabel

    On the Road to Mabel

    Farms these days use advanced technology to harvest crops, making it as efficient as possible. But one town in Minnesota hasn't let go of a 19th century technology that made it all possible. The steam engine serves as a mascot for Mabel, a small town of about eight hundred people just a few miles north of the Iowa border.

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    Farms these days use advanced technology to harvest crops, making it as efficient as possible. But one town in Minnesota hasn't let go of a 19th century technology that made it all possible. The steam engine serves as a mascot for Mabel, a small town of about eight hundred people just a few miles north of the Iowa border.

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  • On the Road: Rollingstone

    On the Road: Rollingstone

    Situated along the southeastern Border of Minnesota, the little town of Rollingstone doesn't get much attention. Aside from a devastating bar fire back in February of this year, life in this quintessential Midwest town is incredibly pleasant—a place full of small-town charm, where everyone calls each other a friend. 

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    Situated along the southeastern Border of Minnesota, the little town of Rollingstone doesn't get much attention. Aside from a devastating bar fire back in February of this year, life in this quintessential Midwest town is incredibly pleasant—a place full of small-town charm, where everyone calls each other a friend. 

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  • On the Road: Bluffton and the Upper Iowa River

    On the Road: Bluffton and the Upper Iowa River

    Named one of America's top 100 Greatest Adventures by National Geographic, the upper Iowa River is the perfect place to come and see beauty.  One of the best ways to experience the river is by canoe.

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    Named one of America's top 100 Greatest Adventures by National Geographic, the upper Iowa River is the perfect place to come and see beauty.  One of the best ways to experience the river is by canoe.

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  • On the Road: Glenville

    On the Road: Glenville

    Start with a small farming town with neighbors who enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Add in a production plant of one of the world's largest ethanol producers. And you've got yourself Glenville, Minnesota in southern Freeborn County.More >>
    Start with a small farming town with neighbors who enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Add in a production plant of one of the world's largest ethanol producers. And you've got yourself Glenville, Minnesota in southern Freeborn County.More >>
  • On the Road: Welch

    On the Road: Welch

    Sid Melancon is a boat captain on the Mississippi River. We met up with him at the marina in Welch where he looked out on the water and proclaimed,  "This is my office. Not too shabby of an office!" Melancon pilots 12 cruises a week on the Spirit of the Water. More >>
    Sid Melancon is a boat captain on the Mississippi River. We met up with him at the marina in Welch where he looked out on the water and proclaimed,  "This is my office. Not too shabby of an office!" Melancon pilots 12 cruises a week on the Spirit of the Water. More >>
  • On The Road: Dodge Center

    On The Road: Dodge Center

    Some call it the crossroads of Dodge County, others know it as the home of one of the nation's largest trucking companies. However, beneath its industrial shell, Dodge Center features many diamonds in the rough for both the active Minnesotan and for military veterans nationwide. More >>
    Some call it the crossroads of Dodge County, others know it as the home of one of the nation's largest trucking companies. However, beneath its industrial shell, Dodge Center features many diamonds in the rough for both the active Minnesotan and for military veterans nationwide.
     
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  • On the Road: Waseca

    On the Road: Waseca

    NewsCenter's Devin Bartolotta goes On the Road to Waseca where she finds the secret fishing spots, a popular campground, and hidden gems within the city limits.More >>
    NewsCenter's Devin Bartolotta goes On the Road to Waseca where she finds the secret fishing spots, a popular campground, and hidden gems within the city limits.More >>
  • On the Road: Grand Meadow

    On the Road: Grand Meadow

    GRAND MEADOW, Minn. (KTTC) -- The next stop on our summer On the Road series is Grand Meadow. The town with the unique school buildings also has a unique festival called Meadowfest. The three day festival has evolved over the years to showcase many events, including one that is making a name for itself in the Midwest.More >>
    GRAND MEADOW, Minn. (KTTC) -- The next stop on our summer On the Road series is Grand Meadow. The town with the unique school buildings also has a unique festival called Meadowfest. The three day festival has evolved over the years to showcase many events, including one that is making a name for itself in the Midwest.More >>
  • On the Road: Goodhue

    On the Road: Goodhue

    An early summer morning in Goodhue isn't exactly a busy one.More >>
    An early summer morning in Goodhue isn't exactly a busy one.More >>
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  • On The Road: Great River Road Wine Trail

    On The Road: Great River Road Wine Trail

    WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Under the Tuscan sun in Italy grows the fruit used for making world-renowned vino. And in the coming weeks, California's wine country will be ripening as well. And even thoughMore >>
    Even though we're thousands of miles from Europe or the West Coast, incredible vines, grapes, and wine can all be found right in our own backyard, on the Great River Road Wine Trail.More >>
  • On The Road: Wabasha

    On The Road: Wabasha

    WABASHA, Minn. (KTTC)- Wabasha, Minnesota is known for many things, but one of its biggest claims to fame is being a part of the "Grumpy Old Men" movie. Now, one of the biggest questions that you may haveMore >>
    Wabasha, Minn. is known for many things, but one of its biggest claims to fame is being a part of the "Grumpy Old Men" movie. Now, one of the biggest questions that you may have when coming to Wabasha is what is there to do and how many grumpy old men are there?More >>
  • On the Road: Peterson

    On the Road: Peterson

    PETERSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- As you make your way into Peterson for the first time, it might not look much different than most other small Minnesota towns. A tiny post office, old school gas station and museumMore >>
    As you make your way into Peterson for the first time, it might not look much different than most other small Minnesota towns.More >>
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  • Throwback Thursday: a Rochester apartment moves down the block

    Throwback Thursday: a Rochester apartment moves down the block

    In the late 1970s there was a growing concern about the number of retirees in need of housing.  A group in Rochester tackled this issue head-on and out of it came Charter House, which opened in 1985.  But before Charter House could be built, the chosen site, just north of Methodist Hospital on 2nd St. NW, had to be cleared. The site was already home to the Regency West apartments, and their owner, Warren Wong, didn't like the idea of demolishing a perfectly good ...More >>
    In the late 1970s there was a growing concern about the number of retirees in need of housing.  A group in Rochester tackled this issue head-on and out of it came Charter House, which opened in 1985.  But before Charter House could be built, the chosen site, just north of Methodist Hospital on 2nd St. NW, had to be cleared. The site was already home to the Regency West apartments, and their owner, Warren Wong, didn't like the idea of demolishing a perfectly good ...More >>
  • Throwback Thursday - A Snowy Rochester Street

    Throwback Thursday - A Snowy Rochester Street

    Several inches of snow already on the ground with the snow still falling, as an unlucky pedestrian crosses the street with hands firmly in pockets.  That's the scene in this photo from the History Center of Olmsted County. 

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    Several inches of snow already on the ground with the snow still falling, as an unlucky pedestrian crosses the street with hands firmly in pockets.  That's the scene in this photo from the History Center of Olmsted County. 

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  • Throwback Thursday - Heavyweight champ Joe Louis fights in Rochester in 1949

    Throwback Thursday - Heavyweight champ Joe Louis fights in Rochester in 1949

    On January 19, 1949, the Mayo Civic Auditorium was the site of a boxing match between world heavyweight champion Joe Louis and Orlan Ott.  

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    On January 19, 1949, the Mayo Civic Auditorium was the site of a boxing match between world heavyweight champion Joe Louis and Orlan Ott.  

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