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Fire That Damaged Historic House Ruled Arson

The fire that damaged a historic house on one of Duluth’s busiest streets has been ruled arson. Damage to the red sandstone Traphagen House is estimated at over $150,000. It was built in the 1890s and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

08/19/2014

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Indian Burial Mounds Added To Historic Places Register

Six Indian burial mounds have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Indian Mounds Park is the only remaining burial mound within the Twin Cities.

07/14/2014

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Minneapolis’ Witch’s Hat Tower Turns 100

The Witch’s Hat Tower in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. The famous water tower is turning 100, and the public is getting special access to the structure that’s atop the highest natural land area in Minneapolis. The tower and Tower Hill Park were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and both have a rich history going back to the 1830s

07/12/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Summer Day Trips

As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.

06/05/2014

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New Concert Venue Planned For Mpls. Armory

The owner of the Minneapolis Armory is planning to turn the historic building into a concert hall and event venue. Currently, the building is used as an indoor parking facility. All the doors and windows are in need of replacement, as is the roof.

05/06/2014

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Downtown Mpls’ Peavey Plaza Now Registered As Historic Place

Downtown Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced Thursday.

01/17/2013

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Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Minnesota

As artists attempt to portray a concept or a feeling through an abstraction, sometimes the artist’s intentions are not fully communicated through the object of the viewer. That may be the case in many of the following examples found throughout the metro area. See if you agree.

10/01/2012

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