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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 to West Concord: Celebrating survival

    On the Road to West Concord: Celebrating survival

    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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  • On the Road: Hayward

    Hayward, Minnesota is a small town nestled in between Albert Lea and Austin. It's a small town with a population of just 250 people, but the peaceful nature of the town is what draws people in. 

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    Hayward, Minnesota is a small town nestled in between Albert Lea and Austin. It's a small town with a population of just 250 people, but the peaceful nature of the town is what draws people in. 

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  • On The Road: Theilman

    On The Road: Theilman

    If you don't pay attention when driving through Wabasha on County Road 4, you might not even notice the hidden town Theilman. "It's a small town with a big heart, we stick together to get a lot of good things done." Russel Meyer, President of the Theilman Sportsman's Club, said. 

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    If you don't pay attention when driving through Wabasha on County Road 4, you might not even notice the hidden town Theilman. "It's a small town with a big heart, we stick together to get a lot of good things done." Russel Meyer, President of the Theilman Sportsman's Club, said. 

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  • On The Road in Forestville: A trip back in time to 1899

    On The Road in Forestville: A trip back in time to 1899

    Once you cross the bridge over the Root River eight miles southwest of Preston, you're magically transported to a distant place and distant time. KTTC is On The Road in Historic Forestville, a part of Forestville State Park that functions as a living museum of the year 1899.

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    Once you cross the bridge over the Root River eight miles southwest of Preston, you're magically transported to a distant place and distant time. KTTC is On The Road in Historic Forestville, a part of Forestville State Park that functions as a living museum of the year 1899.

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  • On the Road to Lake City: a town for every season

    On the Road to Lake City: a town for every season

    This week in our On the Road series, we're taking you up Highway 63 from Rochester to a town that's gearing up for a big celebration this weekend. Home of the largest pleasure marina on the Mississippi, other than New Orleans, Lake City is a good place to enjoy nature's beauty in all four seasons.

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    This week in our On the Road series, we're taking you up Highway 63 from Rochester to a town that's gearing up for a big celebration this weekend. Home of the largest pleasure marina on the Mississippi, other than New Orleans, Lake City is a good place to enjoy nature's beauty in all four seasons.

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  • On The Road: Waterville

    On The Road: Waterville

    Hook, line, and sinker. We're heading on the road to Waterville, a town with a lot of, you guessed it, water. Nestled along Highway 13 in the southeastern corner of Le Sueur County, Waterville is home to two large lakes, Tetonka and Sakatah. Avid fishers from around southern Minnesota frequent the town of just under 2000 people to cast their line and try to hook the big one.

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    Hook, line, and sinker. We're heading on the road to Waterville, a town with a lot of, you guessed it, water. Nestled along Highway 13 in the southeastern corner of Le Sueur County, Waterville is home to two large lakes, Tetonka and Sakatah. Avid fishers from around southern Minnesota frequent the town of just under 2000 people to cast their line and try to hook the big one.

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