Season 7 - "Off 90"

Episode 713

This episode includes a dramatic and touching story about a tornado in Steele County; a profile of Rochester's talented fiber artist, Amara Vercnocke; a discussion with a JFK researcher, and we visit with Rochester sculptor, Karl Friedrich.

Episode 712

In this episode, we speak to a Minnesota author who wrote a book based on his own life. We visit a studio furniture maker in Winona. We go over the road with the truck driving program at Riverland Community College. And we browse the Rochester Farmers' Market.

Episode 711

We visit the Tendermaid Sandwich Shop in Austin; we talk to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi, the first female elected sheriff in Minnesota; we learn about POWs working in Minnesota during World War II; we visit Martin Grabau of Spring Valley, a collector of eclectic objects. 

Episode 710

We visit a soda pop maker in Spring Grove; we talk to Timothy G. Piotrowski, a Minneapolis photographer who prefers old-fashioned techniques; we learn about teacher strikes in Minnesota; and we visit outdoor movie night in Lanesboro. 

Episode 709

We visit a reptile zoo in Owatonna; we revisit wedding traditions at an exhibit in Owatonna; we talk to Allen Eskens, a mystery writer from Mankato; and, from Mike Ellingsen, we learn about the old-time art of quilting. 

Episode 708

We attend Feast, a Rochester event for craft food producers; we learn a little about how fashions have changed for women since 1800; we take in a community concert in Rochester; and we talk to comedian Trace Beaulieu about his artistic side. 

Episode 707

 We reminisce about the glory days of town baseball, we meet Henry Wang, a young piano virtuoso from Rochester; we learn about the history of Minnesota state hospitals; and we travel to Viola to take in one of the oldest town festivals in Minnesota.

Episode 706

 We visit with Dee Teller, a Faribault artist famous for her Asian brush painting and calligraphy. We talk to John O‚ÄôRourke, an Austin man recently inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We learn what it means to be a Freethinker. And we watch a Day of the Dead poetry slam in Rochester performed by poets who have passed on.
Episode 705

International Owl Festival in Houston; Benson Family Music, Winona Municipal Band 100th Anniversary; Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Spring Valley.

Episode 704

In this episode, we discover one man's goal to drain a wetland and create a town; we meet a wildlife artist in Albert Lea; we learn about the past, present, and future of Rochester; and we tour an art gallery in Albert Lea.




Episode 703

In this episode, we learn the history behind the dramatic rise and fall of a felonious visionary in southern Minnesota; we meet a renaissance artist in Owatonna; we chat with some young filmmakers in Rochester; and we take in the fall colors at Forestville State Park. 



Episode 702

We learn the history behind the elegant architecture of a bank in Owatonna. We stop in St. Charles to meet Thomas Blahnik, an artisan who works with wood. We attend a bluegrass festival in Houston. And we watch a performance by the Tamburitzans dance troupe in Zumbrota.



Episode 701

We visit the Faribault Woolen Mill, which has been in business since the Civil War; we attend a gallery opening in Rochester with artist Cassandra Buck; we learn about John A. Latsch, an early Winona conservationist; and we go spelunking in Mystery Cave near Preston.


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