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Wander Minnesota: MEA BreakIt seems like school just began, but it’s already almost time for MEA. The MEA break will be Oct. 15 and 16. Here are a few ideas for keeping your kids entertained during the long weekend.
5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About MinnesotaImpress your friends with these five little-known facts about Minnesota
5 Day Trips Near Minnesota To Do Before The Kids Go Back To SchoolFive sure-fire day trips in Minnesota that the kids will remember.
Historic Confederate Flag In Minnesota Also Once Caused DebateGov. Nikki Haley called for the confederate flag to be moved from its post in front of the state house. As it turns out, back in Minnesota a different confederate flag is displayed from time to time.
Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & CelebrationsSure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it's supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In MinnesotaDon't let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.
Best Museum Gift Shops In MinnesotaThese five museums are notable in that their stores provide a focal point of products unlike any other site in Minnesota.
South Dakota Digitizes Historic Newspapershe South Dakota State Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets Halloween is still a week away, but there are plenty of spooky events taking place around the Twin Cities this weekend.
Best Attractions For Art Lovers In MinnesotaMinnesotans 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.
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.