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Best Attractions For Art Lovers In Minnesota

Minnesotans are superlative supporters of the arts, which may explain why we have such robust and prominent art destinations. Those who enjoy art will find that each of the following five spots is worth a visit.

05/31/2014

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Portraits, Busts Moved From Capitol Amid Makeover

No, it’s not a Capitol artwork heist in progress. Portraits and busts of noted Minnesota politicians as well as some framed paintings are being systematically removed from the state Capitol.

05/23/2014

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Capitol Renovation Uncovering Oddball Items

The State Capitol renovation is well underway. It’s a $273 million project that’s expected to take several years. And along the way, the renovation is revealing some oddball items that have been hidden for decades. They may not be all that historic, but they’re pretty cool. Much of the Capitol restoration is below ground, where workers are exposing original limestone foundation behind unnecessary walls that were added over the years.

02/14/2014

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, March Celebrate His Life

On this national holiday, celebrations are happening all across the Twin Cities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory.

01/20/2014

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Was Winter Really Worse ‘Back In The Day?’

We’ve all heard something like this from our parents or grandparents: “When I was a kid, I walked to school in three feet of snow — up hill, both ways.” But was winter really as bad as they remember? Matt Brickman went to find out.

01/16/2014

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Sports Fans, Deal Hunters Sample Metrodome Auction

It’s time to place your bids on pieces of Metrodome history. An auction is underway on more than a dozen items used inside the dome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorities is selling off the contents through the state auction site. Demolition of the building is set for next year.

11/16/2013

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Metrodome Scoured For Historial ‘Do-Mentos’

Minnesota’s puffy-topped Metrodome that has hosted monster truck rallies, the Final Four and the Super Bowl will soon hold its final event. Ahead of its demolition, historians and others are sizing up what should be saved.

11/15/2013

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Part That Caused 35W Bridge Collapse Now In Minn. Collection

Parts of a bridge that are already a painful part of Minnesota’s history are now a part of the Minnesota Historical Society.

10/17/2013

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Good Question: Who Will Get A Piece Of The 35W Bridge?

Thursday will be six years since the 35W bridge collapsed killing 13 people and injuring 145. Now, that all the lawsuits have been settled, the state is finally ready to give away or salvage the 9 million pounds of steel left behind.

07/31/2013

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Minn. Prepares To Dispose Of I-35W Bridge Parts

Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for scrap.

05/06/2013

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Museums For Everyone, And Guides To Finding Them

Museum and history lovers can take advantage of new or updated tools to sort through Minnesota’s vast menu of attractions.

04/30/2013

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Bill Directs MnDOT On Disposal Of 35W Bridge Parts

Minnesota transportation officials might have to follow specific instructions from state lawmakers when disposing of parts from the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge.

03/11/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.

02/04/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Minnesota And The Civil War

Though far from the famed battlegrounds of the American Civil War, and overlapping with the Dakota Conflict of 1862, the Civil War did have an impact on Minnesota, during and after.

01/15/2013

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Witness To Speak At Ceremony Marking Pearl Harbor

A man who witnessed the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, remembers the raid that drew the U.S. into World War II on Friday.

12/07/2012

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