Civil War

Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building RemodelThe massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.
Civil War Sites To Visit In Virginia This SummerWant to explore some of the most historic sites in U.S. history? Check out this list of the top civil war sites in Virginia from Carlo DeVito, author of "Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden."
150 Years Later, A Look Back On The Civil WarThe Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force is taking a look back on the Civil War during this prominent anniversary.
Bells Tolling April 9 To Mark Anniversary Of Civil War End Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end.
Civil War Buff At Capitol Could Help Would-Be DocumentaryA Civil War buff in a powerful position at the Capitol could help a push to get state money for a documentary on Minnesota soldiers.
Totino-Grace’s Kez Flomo Shines Despite Troubled StartHe is one of the best running backs Totino-Grace high school has seen. Kez Flomo made the All-Metro Football team and was a finalist for the Mr. Football award. The senior is described as hungry and ferocious on the field.
Groups To Dedicate Minnesota Civil War MonumentA number of groups are planning to dedicate a monument honoring Minnesota soldiers who died in the last major battle of the Civil War. The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Land Trust for Tennessee plan to dedicate the monument Sunday afternoon at Shy's Hill in Nashville, Tennessee.
Civil War Graves To Be Rededicated In MinnesotaThe graves of three Minnesotans killed during the Civil War will be re-dedicated this weekend. In St. Peter, a new grave marker will be dedicated to Capt. Asgrim Skaro of the Ninth Minnesota Infantry Company D.
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Capitol Renovation Sparks Debate On Building's ArtBesides being the seat of state government, the Minnesota Capitol is practically an art gallery, filled with murals of historic scenes and allegorical images of virtues the building's designers hoped to see in their leaders: wisdom, courage, integrity. But almost 110 years after the Statehouse opened, a massive renovation project has provoked a mild but deeply felt debate about the artwork, with some lawmakers hoping to update a calcified collection and others committed to leaving it unchanged. An impromptu remark by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton helped spark the discussion when he wondered during a renovation-related meeting whether his reception room really needed six paintings of Civil War scenes.
Dayton Questions Civil War Murals In His OfficeGov. Mark Dayton is playing art critic as he questions whether a stately meeting room in his office suite at the Capitol still need five separate murals depicting Civil War battle scenes.
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