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“There’s a tiny town out in the broken ground where the young folks don’t hang around too long …’’ — Broken Ground, Charlie Roth, 2010

Songwriter, musician carries his Madison upbringing overseas

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Charlie Roth made his getaway like so many others, signing up with the military right out of high school.

“I had to leave Madison. I always felt that I needed to go out and see the world,’’ said Roth, now 57, and living outside of St. Cloud.

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These days, Roth is helping the world to see Madison and rural Minnesota.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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