Finding Minnesota

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Finding Minnesota: State’s Oldest Bar, 1 Year Later

A few nights from now, many of us will raise a glass and toast the arrival of 2014. Few places in Minnesota have welcomed as many new years as a bar in North St. Paul.

12/29/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Discovering Life In The Dead Of Winter

If all you see outside now are lifeless fields of brown and white, you’re not looking closely enough. Naturalist Matt Schuth is ready to lead dozens of visitors on a long walk through the woods at the Arboretum on Nov. 28.

12/22/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Front Yard Santa

Santa Claus is well-known for making house calls on Christmas Eve, but there’s one Minnesota neighborhood where Santa greets kids for an entire month. He has a homemade workshop in Kelley Archer’s front yard at 4124 Elmwood Circle in St. Bonifacius.

12/15/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Mankato’s Million Lights

If you’re into huge holiday lights displays, there’s a new one in Minnesota that’s worth a road trip. It’s already one of the brightest in the state in just its second year.

12/08/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Alpine Village On The Iron Range

Knowing how to yodel is not required when you visit Biwabik, but you might be inspired to try. It’s a Northwoods town with a Bavarian personality.

12/01/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Drama In The Suburbs

A night at the theater often means driving to the city for shows at the Ordway, Guthrie or Orpheum. But one couple has been keeping the suburbs entertained for more than five years.

11/24/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Visiting Funkley, MN’s Smallest City

You might think things would get a little lonely in a place where you can count every resident on one hand. However, Minnesota’s smallest city, Funkley, population 5 in the 2010 census, does get quite a few visitors.

11/17/2013

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Finding Minnesota: ‘Wreaths For The Fallen’ In Little Falls

Sometimes a simple gesture can be so inspiring, it leads to something bigger than anyone expected. That’s what we found in central Minnesota. A few years ago, people chipped in to put a few winter wreaths on the graves at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.

11/10/2013

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Finding Minnesota: D.E.A.R. Hunting In Waconia

Blaze orange becomes the unofficial state color on Saturday, Nov. 9. You’ll see it throughout the state as men, women and children take part in Minnesota’s deer hunting opener.

11/03/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Heights Theatre Features Old-Time Charm

Before a movie starts, you’ll see ads on the screen and previews of coming attractions, but it’s an old-time attraction drawing customers to one Twin Cities theater.

10/27/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Sauk Centre’s ‘Paranormal’ Palmer House

Some businesses buy costumes, fake blood and dry ice, and declare themselves “haunted” for a few weeks each year. But a hotel in central Minnesota has mysterious happenings year-round, and there are no costumes.

10/20/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Grand Marais Moose Madness

The Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota has long been one of the best spots in the state to see a moose in the wild. The big beasts are still around, although their numbers have dropped dramatically across the state – more than 50 percent since 2010.

10/13/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Winona’s Cemetery Walk

This week, visitors to a Minnesota cemetery will hear voices around the gravestones. In fact, some of the dearly departed will be standing there, telling their stories. Well, in “spirit,” at least. Each October, the Winona County Historical Society gets volunteer actors to represent some of the people buried at Woodlawn Cemetery during their annual Cemetery Walk. Woodlawn Cemetery, in the bluffs of Winona, is among the most scenic in the state. And it holds plenty of colorful characters. When the earliest settlers arrived in what is now Winona, it was not only the beauty that drew them in. It was the potential they saw along the Mississippi River. Their bodies may be buried along a bluff nearby, but the stories of what they started are still being kept alive.

10/07/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Minn. Farm Is Pretty In Pink

If you ever need directions, Google maps will come in handy, but there are certain destinations that you really can’t miss. For example, the pink farm along Highway 212 in McLeod County.

09/29/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Fall Colors On Scenic Railroad

The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.

09/17/2013

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