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West End Market Prepares For State Fair Debut

The Minnesota State Fair will be opening in three weeks, and this Thursday WCCO got a look at one of their newest features – the West End Market. The area of the fairgrounds that houses the market used be called Heritage Square.

07/31/2014

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Flood Destroys Mankato Children’s Museum Exhibits

Brick by brick, stone by stone, work continues on the new Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. But as quickly as the museum building takes shape, severe flooding left a home with few belongings.

06/27/2014

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Twin Cities Museum Showcases Somali Art, Culture

A new Twin Cities museum is showcasing Somali art and culture. The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum opened Saturday and features paintings of nomadic life and photos of Mogadishu along with traditional rugs, ancient writing tablets and lots of items made from animal skins.

10/20/2013

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Airplanes From World War II Featured In Tour

B-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren’t bingo numbers. They’re airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.

07/18/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Firefighter’s Hall & Museum

People’s fascination with firefighting has only grown since the first fire station in Minneapolis was built more than 100 years ago.

04/16/2013

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Iowa Museum Says Tortoise Was Never Stolen

An African leopard tortoise thought to be stolen from an Iowa museum was actually trapped behind paneling in her enclosure, and a misguided employee who found her lied to keep up the story about her theft, the museum announced Friday.

04/05/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Birthplace Of Greyhound Buses

When you take a walk with Gene Nicolelli, you’d think he was a retired bus driver — not a former grocer.

10/16/2012

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Black History Museum Faces Major Setback

A new museum honoring Minnesota’s African American history may not open after all.

09/19/2012

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Walker Art Center Among Nation’s Best Bathrooms

Besides the great art, a Minneapolis museum is also getting national attention for its bathroom.

09/05/2012

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Mpls. Museum To Display China Terracotta Warriors

Rare works from the tomb of China’s first emperor go on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this fall.

07/29/2012

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Best Mini Golf Courses In Minnesota

Five of the best miniature golf courses across Minnesota for inexpensive family fun.

04/20/2012

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Spotlight On: American Swedish Institute

Take a walk down Park Avenue between 10th and 26th streets in Minneapolis and it will become clear that though many of the houses along this strip have started to show their age, Park Avenue’s past is one filled with grandeur.

02/27/2012

Frank Gaard, The Time Painting, 1999, collection of the artist (Walker Art Center)

February Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the Twin Cities. Here’s a quick guide to our can’t-miss arts picks for February.

01/30/2012

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Museums To Exhibit ‘Most Authentic’ Rembrandts

“Rembrandt in America” will open at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on June 24, 2012.

09/13/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Red Wing

Nestled amidst bluffs on a sharp bend in the Mississippi River, Red Wing is a scenic and charming destination for a day or weekend visit. This historic river town is world-renowned for its pottery, shoes, and delightful accommodations.

07/29/2011

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