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  • 2017 On the RoadMore>>

  • On the Road: Wells, Minnesota

    On the Road: Wells, Minnesota

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:20:25 GMT

    Summertime means summer road trips, but it doesn't have to be somewhere far or exotic. Towns right here in Minnesota have a lot of history to learn and explore, perfect for weekend getaways. 

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    Summertime means summer road trips, but it doesn't have to be somewhere far or exotic. Towns right here in Minnesota have a lot of history to learn and explore, perfect for weekend getaways. 

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  • On The Road: Drive-in movie theater returns to Spring Valley after nearly 30 years

    On The Road: Drive-in movie theater returns to Spring Valley after nearly 30 years

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:20:25 GMT

    History repeats itself in Spring Valley, allowing some to re-live their teenage years. On Saturday, Spring Valley is home to a revival of the drive-in movie theater, something to be passed on from one generation to the next. 

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    History repeats itself in Spring Valley, allowing some to re-live their teenage years. On Saturday, Spring Valley is home to a revival of the drive-in movie theater, something to be passed on from one generation to the next. 

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  • On The Road to Houston: A small town with an abundance of charm

    On The Road to Houston: A small town with an abundance of charm

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:20:25 GMT
    A painted mural is one of the first things you'll see upon entering HoustonA painted mural is one of the first things you'll see upon entering Houston
    A painted mural is one of the first things you'll see upon entering HoustonA painted mural is one of the first things you'll see upon entering Houston

    You may think northern Minnesota is the ideal place for outdoor life, but the southeastern part of the state has its fair share of scenery. The city of Houston, for example, sits in the Root River Valley with rolling bluffs in the distance, and offers plenty to do both inside and outside. Houston is about one hour east of Rochester, however, the small town isn't as populous as the Med City. Roughly 1,000 people call Houston home, and it's small town charm is unlimited. K...

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    You may think northern Minnesota is the ideal place for outdoor life, but the southeastern part of the state has its fair share of scenery. The city of Houston, for example, sits in the Root River Valley with rolling bluffs in the distance, and offers plenty to do both inside and outside. Houston is about one hour east of Rochester, however, the small town isn't as populous as the Med City. Roughly 1,000 people call Houston home, and it's small town charm is unlimited. K...

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  • 2016 On the RoadMore>>

  • On the Road to Mabel

    On the Road to Mabel

    Friday, August 12 2016 7:42 PM EDT2016-08-12 23:42:19 GMT

    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

    Friday, August 5 2016 4:58 PM EDT2016-08-05 20:58:57 GMT

    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 to West Concord: Celebrating survival

    On the Road to West Concord: Celebrating survival

    Saturday, July 23 2016 12:12 AM EDT2016-07-23 04:12:09 GMT

    West Concord is hosting its annual Survival Days celebration from July 22 to 24 -- featuring outdoor events, contests, a parade and more. But Survival Days is about more than just surviving this summer heat. The three-day festival, always held on the fourth weekend of July, became a tradition after a difficult time in the town's history.

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    West Concord is hosting its annual Survival Days celebration from July 22 to 24 -- featuring outdoor events, contests, a parade and more. But Survival Days is about more than just surviving this summer heat. The three-day festival, always held on the fourth weekend of July, became a tradition after a difficult time in the town's history.

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  • 2015 On the RoadMore>>

  • On the Road: Glenville

    On the Road: Glenville

    Thursday, August 13 2015 6:33 PM EDT2015-08-13 22:33:02 GMT
    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

    Thursday, August 6 2015 10:03 AM EDT2015-08-06 14:03:18 GMT
    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

    Thursday, July 30 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-07-30 16:39:33 GMT
    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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  • 2014 On the RoadMore>>

  • On the Road: Waseca

    On the Road: Waseca

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:18:16 GMT
    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: Red Wing

    On the Road: Red Wing

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:42:35 GMT
    There is a city on the Mississippi with a very special kind of charm.More >>
    There is a city on the Mississippi with a very special kind of charm.More >>
  • On the Road: Whalan

    On the Road: Whalan

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:41:55 GMT
    When's the last time you made time to slow down and really experience what's around you? The beauty of nature, the rush of the river, a parade that stands still, a bike ride with the family. This family of 30 people from places as far as Texas and California came to all the way to Whalan for three nights to bike and just be together.More >>
    When's the last time you made time to slow down and really experience what's around you? The beauty of nature, the rush of the river, a parade that stands still, a bike ride with the family. This family of 30 people from places as far as Texas and California came to all the way to Whalan for three nights to bike and just be together.More >>
  • Throwback ThursdayMore>>

  • Throwback Thursday: the circus comes marching in 1917 Rochester

    Throwback Thursday: the circus comes marching in 1917 Rochester

    In 1881, two competing circuses combined forces to create "the Greatest Show on Earth". Barnum and Bailey's Circus, as it was called, traveled across the country with their caravan of animals and performers putting on shows in towns along the way. On July 21, 1917, they paraded down 1st Avenue in Rochester. A hundred years later, on May 21, 2017, the circus, by that time called the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, closed after 146 years in business. This pho...More >>
    In 1881, two competing circuses combined forces to create "the Greatest Show on Earth". Barnum and Bailey's Circus, as it was called, traveled across the country with their caravan of animals and performers putting on shows in towns along the way. On July 21, 1917, they paraded down 1st Avenue in Rochester. A hundred years later, on May 21, 2017, the circus, by that time called the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, closed after 146 years in business. This pho...More >>
  • Throwback Thursday - A Snowy Rochester Street

    Throwback Thursday - A Snowy Rochester Street

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-02-13 15:15:33 GMT

    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

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:38 AM EST2017-01-19 13:38:09 GMT

    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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