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Minnesota State Fair: Can You Hear Me Now?

Taking a historical tour of the Minnesota State Fair is as easy as picking up your phone.


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2 Historic Minn Properties Designated Landmarks

Two Minnesota landmarks have earned a coveted designation.


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Wander Minnesota: A Forest Full Of History

The state shutdown has ended, and regardless of what you think of the outcome, at least all the fun places that were closed are now open again, including state parks and the Minnesota Historical Society properties, including this fun stop near Grand Rapids.


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Minn. Historical Society To Reopen Sites Saturday

The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.


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Wander Minnesota: The Start of Summer

It may not feel like it, but with Memorial Day this weekend, summer is (un)officially here. Time to think about getting back outdoors after a lengthy winter and draggy spring. But where to go?


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History Advocates To Meet With Minn. Lawmakers

Some artifacts from Minnesota’s past will be on display at the state Capitol Wednesday as part of History Matters Day.


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Pawlenty Minn. Archives Range From Dry To Personal

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s personal side peeks out of the archives from his eight years as governor, such as handwritten notes thanking Republican lawmakers for sticking with him during a tough legislative session two years ago.


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Pawlenty Gives ‘Veto Pen’ To Historical Society

Outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty is turning over his “Veto Pen” to the Minnesota Historical Society.


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Minnesota History To Merge With High-Tech

Want to marry a love for history and a high-tech tendency? There will soon be an app for that.