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Notorious St. Paul Gangster Kidnapping Turns 80

Friday marked a very interesting day in Minnesota history. On Jan. 17, 1934, the heir to the Schmidt Brewery fortune was kidnapped by the Barker-Karpis gang in St. Paul. Ed Bremer was held by the gang for 10 days, before his family paid a $200,000 ransom. When it came to crime eight decades ago, author Paul Maccabee says criminals had everything they needed right here in Minnesota’s capital city.

01/18/2014

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Best Parent Gathering Places In Minnesota

Here are nine enormous opportunities for Minnesota moms or dads to meet one another.

01/17/2014

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Best Upcoming Fashion Events In Minnesota

Mark your calendar for these “can’t miss” fashion events.

01/07/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Post-New Year’s Celebrating

Once we get past ringing in the New Year, we have a few days’ grace period before 2014 really kicks in. Kids may still be home from school, people may still be taking vacation, but once the holiday decorations are put away and the Christmas thank-you notes are dispatched, what’s left to do? Plenty. Around the state, there are several opportunities to keep the festivities going.

12/31/2013

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History Theatre To Stage In-Progress Work Readings

History Theatre will present staged readings of four new scripts being developed by Minnesota artists next month. The Raw Stages New Works Festival will be held Jan 14-19 at the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Among the readings is a revised script of “Debutante Ball” by Eric “Pogi” Sumangil about Minnesota’s Filipino community.

12/25/2013

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Guide To Minnesota For The Holidays

Check this out if you think there is nothing to do this holiday season in Minnesota.

12/21/2013

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Best Places For Last Minute Gifts In Minnesota

Last-minute gifts can get you by when you’re strapped for time. However, the lack of consideration often results in a mediocre gift. Instead of giving the usual, think outside of the box with gifts from these Minnesota spots.

12/17/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Thanksgiving Weekend Alternatives

You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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New Twist On Downtown Weather Ball Coming To Nicollet Mall

St. Louis has an arch while San Francisco has its iconic Golden Gate. But for generations of Minnesotans, it was a colored ball perched atop a downtown Minneapolis bank that many remember.

11/14/2013

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Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Minnesota

Make the holidays special with these family-focused events around Minnesota.

11/08/2013

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Best One-Person Shows In Minnesota

Direct your attention to these one-person shows coming to Minnesota this fall.

10/21/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Minnesota

Here are five ways to celebrate independence and to imbue yourself in the culture of Mexico in Minnesota.

09/02/2013

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Best Permanent Exhibits In Minnesota

Indoors and outdoors, Minnesota offers some of the best exhibits year-round.

07/15/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Sightseeing with Veterans

After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.

07/09/2013

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Minn. Officials Mark State’s Role At Gettysburg

The 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg is giving Minnesota leaders reason to reflect on their state’s role in the Civil War. Gov. Mark Dayton, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and state Rep. Dean Urdahl were among those planning Tuesday to commemorate the key battle.

06/25/2013

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