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Finding Minnesota

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Finding Minnesota: The Biathlon At Camp Ripley

With cross country skis at his side and a rifle on his back, Minnesota native Winn Roberts was recently back where he began — the biathlon course at Camp Ripley.

03/05/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Superior Surfing

In the dead of winter, Hawaii might seem like the only place for Minnesotans to hang ten. But a few times each year: The southeast winds blow in up from Canada kicking up the perfect waves on Lake Superior.

03/04/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Cuyuna Lakes Yeti

For all they’ve tried, searchers haven’t found Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest or the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas. But if you believe the stories being told in central Minnesota, another mysterious creature is on the prowl in the Crosby-Ironton area.

02/26/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Kiteboarding On Medicine Lake

You may have seen them on our lakes in the summertime: Kiteboarders riding both wind and waves. But the thrills don’t stop there.

02/19/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Grumpy Old Men Festival

You can go anywhere in this state and find examples of Minnesota Nice, but movie audiences have also had a look at our grumpier side.

02/12/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Charles Hoffman’s Handmade Guitars

The sweet, crisp sounds of fingers flying across a fret board lets you know that quality still matters. And there’s nothing less inside the Franklin Avenue guitar shop of Charles A. Hoffman.

02/05/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Spicer’s Ice Castles

For a small town of little more than a thousand people, Spicer can make big things happen in the winter.

01/29/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The State’s 1st Legal Whiskey Distillery

Eighty years after the end of prohibition, there’s a company distilling whiskey legally in Minnesota.

01/22/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Curling Taking Off In Blaine

It’s a winter sport that’s been around more than 500 years, played by gliding a heavy stone down a sheet of ice.

01/08/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Nordic Inn

When you book a hotel room, you expect comfortable surroundings that help you relax. But one innkeeper in north-central Minnesota keeps things a little more on edge.

01/01/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Story Lady’s Dolls

From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls have been popular gifts under Christmas trees for centuries. For one woman in Albert Lea, dolls became part of her passion.

12/25/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Freeport Reindeer Ranch Ready For Christmas

In less than a week Santa will be loading his sleigh and visiting the homes of children all around the world.

12/18/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Ice Climbing In Sandstone

In the winter, Minnesota skaters can get a smooth sheet of ice by hosing down their outdoor rinks. But in Sandstone, they look at ice more vertically.

12/11/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Hibbing High School Is A Work Of Art

Against a picture perfect autumn sky is a building in Hibbing equally as breath taking. It’s a place of learning and where history lessons are embedded in the walls.

12/04/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Midwest’s Largest Holiday Lights Display

At this time of year, the skyline of Duluth is much brighter at night. Nearly 4 million lights are glowing nearby in Bayfront Festival Park along Lake Superior.

11/27/2012

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