"The Golden Bachelor" is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. The spin-off "Bachelor" television show is going to prove that people can still find love at any age.

The lucky single ladies who will be dating the "Golden Bachelor" won't be officially revealed until Wednesday, August 30th. However, there were camera crews seen in a  Minnesota town filming for what appears to be a Hometown Date.

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So who is the "Golden Bachelor" that's exploring Minnesota? Meet Gerry Turner. Entertainment Weekly did a great feature story about one of the most eligible senior citizens in the country.

He's 72 years young and a retired restaurateur currently living in the state of Indiana. Gerry had an amazing bond with his high school sweetheart and wife Toni. Unfortunately, she passed away a few years ago due to an unforeseen illness. Through his heartbreak, Gerry's two daughters and his two granddaughters have kept him strong. It's because of their support that Gerry is ready for his second chance at love. 

The Iowa native is very active! People Magazine says Gerry enjoys a lot of hobbies including pickleball, hosting barbeques, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams riding four-wheelers, and spending time with his family and friends.

The "Golden Bachelor" is set to premiere on Thursday, September 28th on ABC. But like any television show, spoilers are already swirling the internet.

Blogger and avid reporter of the dramatic 'Bachelor' franchise, Reality Steve is reporting the TV crew for the "Golden Bachelor" was seen filming in Minneapolis, Minnesota last Monday, August 21st. Reality Steve is assuming this was during a Hometown Date, so if there's a Minnesota woman on the cast list she'll most likely be in Gerry's final four. The reality dating show was seen by the Stone Arch Bridge.

It won't be long now until we are glued to our television screens watching Gerry's love story unfold. Personally, I'm excited to see the golden generation have their chance in the spotlight. I think Gerry is the perfect candidate to represent this group!

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

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