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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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Best Upcoming Dance Performances In Minnesota

Get your fill of dance this summer with performances throughout the Twin Cities.

06/17/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Minnesota

March is Women’s History Month. Local institutions offer ways to learn and reflect on the role of women throughout history or to actively change the norms of society. Here are a few of the best ways to celebrate the role of women in Minnesota.

03/04/2013

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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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Best Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Minnesota

We observe President’s Day on the third Monday of February, but we can get in touch with our leaders in many ways on many different days.

01/28/2013

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Best Ways To Experience The Pres. Inauguration

Make Jan. 21, 2013 a day to remember.

01/07/2013

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Good Question: Why Does Santa Give Bad Kids Coal, Of All Things?

Were you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year?

12/25/2012

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Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Minnesota

Five new powerful and profound museum events coming to Minnesota in early 2013 are alive with energy and broad appeal.

12/24/2012

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Wander MN: Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend — Other Than Shop

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.

11/19/2012

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History Center’s ‘Then Now Wow’ Exhibit Opens Friday

On the day after Thanksgiving, kids will have a new way to explore Minnesota’s history.

11/19/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History

November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.

11/05/2012

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Best Museum Exhibits To See This Fall In Minnesota

Five priceless museum exhibits open in Minnesota this fall. Make a trip to see them all.

09/17/2012

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History Center To Debut Dakota War Exhibit

The Minnesota History Center will open a new exhibit next month examining one of the toughest periods of the state’s past: the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

05/28/2012

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