Regional History

  • Minnesota entered statehood with an economic whimper
    Our current mortgage meltdown crisis is a modern day version of a spectacular collapse 150 years ago.July 13, 2008
  • Split Rock gets a facelift
    Split Rock Lighthouse has withstood everything Lake Superior could throw at it for almost a century. Now, just short of the landmark's centennial, this popular North Shore attraction is getting a badly needed facelift.July 7, 2008
  • Weisman exhibit features New Deal art
    Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt launched the New Deal. It was a massive federal relief effort intended to improve the economy and provide employment during the Great Depression. A new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis features art from that program.June 27, 2008
  • Leonid Hurwicz, oldest Nobel winner, dies
    Hurwicz, 90, shared the 2007 Nobel economics prize with two other Americans for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains from transactions. He was retired from the University of Minnesota.June 25, 2008
  • Sisters act
    Minnesota wouldn't be what it is today without the help of a small, but dedicated group of nuns.June 24, 2008
  • Forty years of the Electric Fetus
    This Minneapolis music store has lots of goals. Selling music is only one of them.June 19, 2008
  • Two teens retrace Sevareid's canoe voyage
    Two teenagers from Chaska have completed a canoe trip from Fort Snelling to Hudson Bay, retracing the route that journalist Eric Sevareid took in 1930.June 16, 2008
  • Sesquicentennial not an Indian celebration
    Minnesota is celebrating its 150th year as a state, but many American Indian residents are not joining the celebration.June 16, 2008
  • University Avenue: A work in progress
    University Avenue, the route of the Central Corridor light rail line, has a colorful past that is still evolving. We wanted to know how the light rail line might impact University Avenue yet again, so we visited different points along the route to find the answer.May 28, 2008
  • Community restores abandoned church
    This Memorial Day, for the first time in nearly 50 years, a southern Minnesota community will celebrate Mass in a church abandoned half a century ago.May 26, 2008
  • Duluth doctor remembers his service in a MASH
    A Duluth doctor recalls serving in an Army MASH unit in the Korean War. His experience was similar to the popular M*A*S*H television show of the 1970s.May 26, 2008
  • Ann Reed: Song for Minnesota Concert
    After hundreds of miles, e-mails and eager people Ann Reed's quest to write a new song for Minnesota is over. Or is it? On May 3, 2008 Ann got together some of her favorite musicians to present a concert that was the culmination of the tour.May 22, 2008
  • Exploring Dylan's home on the Range
    In honor of the 67th birthday of its most famous former resident, Hibbing celebrates "Dylan Days" this weekend. One of the people who will be in Hibbing for the festivities is writer Toby Thompson, author of "Positively Main Street."May 22, 2008
  • Minnesota's forests played a role in history
    Minnesota's Forest History Center offers a glimpse back at a time when lumberjacks lived deep in the north woods, carving a future from the trees. Listen to an audio postcard as second graders learn about lumberjack life.May 18, 2008
  • 1858, in music
    Spend an hour listening to the music of 1858, and discovering some interesting connections between the music and Minnesota's history and landscape.May 15, 2008

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