Minnesota State Capitol

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Secret Doors & Hidden Skylights: Inside The Capitol’s Restoration

The Minnesota State Capitol restoration makes the building look the way it did more than 100 years ago, when Minnesota’s best craftsmen built its most visible public landmark. But this project is repairing a century of cover-ups and patch-overs. Project Manager Jason McMillan showed us skylights hidden for decades above false ceilings.

12/12/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In Minnesota

It is not much fun to be new in town and on a budget. Do not despair, but read on because these five attractions can fill up a week-long schedule.

11/15/2014

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Groundbreaking Held For First Ever Military Family Tribute In Minn.

Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.

06/04/2014

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Artwork On The Move During Capitol Restoration

One by one, Minnesota’s governors are leaving the Minnesota State Capitol, carefully carried away, and crated. As the Capitol begins a massive restoration, the building’s artwork is temporally heading to a new home.

05/28/2014

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Best Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014 In Minnesota

Women’s contributions to the progress of the human experience are recognized annually in the month of March. Here are the five best places in Minnesota to celebrate Women’s History Month this year.

03/03/2014

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St. Paul Gets Ready For Return Of Crashed Ice

Some of the people shoveling snow earlier today had skates on. They’re the ones keeping the Red Bull Crashed Ice Course clear for the competitors.

02/20/2014

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Capitol Renovation Uncovering Oddball Items

The State Capitol renovation is well underway. It’s a $273 million project that’s expected to take several years. And along the way, the renovation is revealing some oddball items that have been hidden for decades. They may not be all that historic, but they’re pretty cool. Much of the Capitol restoration is below ground, where workers are exposing original limestone foundation behind unnecessary walls that were added over the years.

02/14/2014

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Best Places To Go Caroling In Minnesota

Bring your caroling group to any of these venues in Minnesota for a warm welcoming.

12/13/2013

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Best Murals In Minnesota

This list captures some of Minnesota’s best murals. Get out and see them all.

09/30/2013

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Back To Work For Minnesota Lawmakers

A special session is expected to get underway today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Lawmakers are expected to deal with disaster relief after last June’s storms.

09/08/2013

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Authorities Fear Spider-Man Act On Capitol Will Spur Copy-Cats

The State Patrol is searching for a daredevil climber who scaled the Minnesota State Capitol late at night.

08/05/2013

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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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Leaders Say Minn. Capitol Redo To Be Disruptive

Gov. Mark Dayton says a forthcoming renovation to the Minnesota Capitol will no doubt inconvenience the public and the building’s tenants. In his words, Dayton the construction will be “miserable for you, for me, for everybody who needs to function here.”

07/08/2013

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New $89M Senate Building A Surprise To Some

The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.

06/12/2013

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MN Lottery Bets On Solving Vikings Stadium Funding Problem

The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.

04/05/2013

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