Norm Teigan adopts a highway: Minnesota Sounds and Voices Every year, Adopt-a-Highway volunteers pick up an average of 26,000 tons of trash. One of those volunteers is 69-year-old Norm Teigan, who lives in Hopkins. He's been at it ever since retiring as an insurance claims adjuster.September 25, 2012
Blowing the shofar, heralding the Jewish new year The two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which began at sundown on Sunday, commemorates the creation of the world in the Jewish calendar. It's ushered in with prayers and the blowing of a shofar, a horn carved from a kosher animal. Minnesota Sounds and Vices reporter Dan Olson visited a school in St. Paul to learn how the tradition is being passed to a new generation.September 17, 2012
Yellowstone Park's first leader, from St. Paul to the Wild West If Yellowstone is part of your summer travel plans, you may be interested to hear that a Minnesotan played a key role in creation of the country's first national park. Nathaniel Pitt Langford of St. Paul was Yellowstone's first superintendent. But he was much more than that.August 6, 2012
Meteorites are valuable but hard to find in Minnesota Meteorites play a role in Minnesota's mineral wealth. And some meteorites are more valuable than gold. The problem is finding them, according to a leading expert on meteorites at the University of Minnesota.June 1, 2012
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