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FallCon Comes To Minnesota

Your favorite superheroes from the comics made their way to St. Paul, Minn. Saturday. They took part in FallCon, a comic book party that brings in people from all over the Midwest. Serious collectors shop for the rarest comics, but part of the fun is people watching.

10/04/2014

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Comic Book Celebration At Minnesota Fairgrounds

Comic book fans are expected to fill the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Midwest Comic Book Association is holding its 2014 SpringCon on Saturday and Sunday.

05/17/2014

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Good Question: Reply All: Ambassadors, Lottery Tickets & ‘Oh Boy!’

Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as the ambassador to Japan on Tuesday. So, that had Wendy from Eagan wondering: What does being an ambassador entail? According to the U.S. State Department, a U.S. ambassador is the president’s highest-ranking representative to another country. That person’s main role is to coordinate the Foreign Service office and the staff that serves under him or her. An ambassador is nominated by the president, but must be approved by the Senate. Some ambassadors are long-time diplomats, and others have been political friends or allies. In this case, Caroline Kennedy is a well-known person from prominent political family who will fill a high-profile ambassadorship.

11/22/2013

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Rare Superman Comic Found In MN Sells For $175K

A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman’s first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has sold for $175,000. The winning bidder in the online auction was a “hard core, golden age comic book collector.”

06/12/2013

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Rare Superman Comic Found In House Insulation

It’s considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a wall in a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

05/24/2013

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