Finding Minnesota: The Minnesota Marine Art MuseumMinnesotans often think they need to travel to major cities to see famous artwork. But in reality, you do not have to travel far to see original works by the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso.
Finding Minnesota: Ice Sculptor's World Record AttemptOne man from Big Lake is trying to create the world's largest sculpture. Roger Hanson is about halfway to his goal.
Finding Minnesota: Spring Grove SodaThere was a time when nearly every town in the state had a bottling company -- and many sold their own soda pop. As Coke and Pepsi grew, most bottling companies fizzed out, but one of the oldest bottling companies in the state is still going strong.
Finding Minnesota: Karmel PlazaMany in the Somali community turn to the Karmel Plaza in Minneapolis for traditional clothing, food and other goods. Known as the Somali mall, most of the customers and business owners are of east African descent but all are welcome.
Finding Minnesota: Minneopa Bison At Minnesota State ParkMinnesota State Park is its own winter wonderland. You can find evidence of wildlife everywhere in its serene surroundings. A pair of cascading waterfalls are the only interruptions to the January quiet. The waterfalls used to be the park's main attraction. But in September that changed, when new residents arrived – Minneopa bison.
Finding Minnesota: The Art Of Bonsai At The Como ConservatoryLogically, we think that every beginning has an end, and that a time consuming task will eventually see its conclusion.
Finding Minnesota: Terry Kubista’s Basement Christmas Shire Like all small towns do, Terry Kubista’s village started with just a few homesteaders and a few houses. Four-and-a-half decades later it has taken over his basement.
Finding Minnesota: The Taste Of LutefiskIf you've never tried it, at the very least, you've probably smelled it. Lutefisk season is upon us, as many Minnesotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage.
Finding Minnesota: Red Wing Man's Model Tractors Show Decades Of Skill, ArtistryPete Freiheit was a farm kid who developed a love for history -- most of all the tractors used on his farm. So he started tinkering with some tools and built a few model tractors -- thousands of them, actually.
Finding Minnesota: Mike Binkley Says 'Thanks' For The MemoriesBefore beginning his retirement from TV news, Mike Binkley produced one final Finding Minnesota report, a "thank you" to the state for all the memories.
Finding Minnesota: Capturing 'Old Minneapolis'Do you remember a time when downtown Minneapolis had very few skyways, no stadiums and lots of department stores? That’s how the city looked in the early 1970s. And now, thanks to one man’s newly-discovered treasure trove, you can catch a glimpse online, in a local museum and <a href="http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/downtown" target="_blank">in a brand new book</a>.
Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.