Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off At Minnesota History CenterThe African-American celebration of Kwanzaa kicked off at the Minnesota History Center. The holiday has been honored for nearly 50 years.
Minnesota Rare Beer Festival To Hit St. Paul In 2016Next year, The Minnesota History Center is hosting the "Northern Lights Beer Festival." It's a one day event that highlights rare specialty beers from across the country, and it's happening in March.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Oct. 10)Haunted basements, fall colors, swap meets and the Minnesota Wild are just four of the things Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered on WCCO Saturday morning. Here are more details about these, and several other, great events going on this weekend in Minnesota. People started moving out of urban centers for a quieter and slower pace of life about 65 years ago. The Minnesota History Center's new exhibit, "Suburbia," takes a look at what many historians consider one of the most important events in U.S. history. Suburbia opens Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kids.
'St. Paul Hello' Welcomes New Residents With Winter HatsA local community group has come up with a way to welcome new residents to St. Paul. The folks behind the group "St. Paul Hello" thought there's no better way to welcome newcomers to Minnesota than by giving them a nice warm hat to get through their first winter!
Wander Minnesota: Catch An ExhibitWe're definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you're looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what's happening in the museum world.
Hundreds Pay Tribute To Former 'CCO Weatherman Bud KraehlingGenerations of WCCO viewers knew him simply as "Bud," the man who delivered weather reports in a down home, folksy way. Bud Kraehling died June 3 at the age of 96.
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.
50 Years Of Ebony Fashion FairThis is a new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
Minnesota Soldier Killed At Fort Hood Awarded Purple HeartA Minnesota solider who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been posthumously awarded with a Purple Heart. Private First Class Kham Xiong of North St. Paul was among 13 people killed at the Texas military base in November 2009. The 23-year-old was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
Five Must-See Museums In MinnesotaYou don't know Minnesota until you've been to these local museums.
Spring Break At The Minnesota History CenterThe Minnesota History Center is gearing up for spring break! The museum is hosting special Spring Break Family Days Tuesday through Friday from March 24 through April 3.
Hmong History Comes Alive At Minnesota History CenterA new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center highlights the Hmong experience in Minnesota. "We Are Hmong" opens Saturday and is free with general admission to the center. Wameng Moua, the center's Hmong cultural advisor, says the exhibit is designed for young and old alike.