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Listeners visiting MPR Headquarters during the open houseSLIDESHOW More than 3,000 guests came to tour our St. Paul broadcast headquarters during our 40th Anniversary open house. Take a look at some of the faces from the crowd attending anniversary events. 40th Anniversary Open House Celebration For forty years you have invited Minnesota Public radio into your home. Now allow us to invite you into ours, as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a Public Open House celebration. Bring your family and friends, meet your favorite hosts and tour our brand new building and studios. Also enjoy free family-friendly entertainment just down the street at our Fitzgerald Theater, home to A Prairie Home Companion. Free Open House Activities
    At MPR Headquarters:
  • Meet and get autographs from your favorite hosts
  • Explore the state-of-the-art UBS Forum
  • Listen as Midday host Gary Eichten interviews MPR President Bill Kling
  • Talk on mic in a real radio studio
  • Visit 89.3 The Current's Founding Members' Wall
  • Discover membership benefits
  • Become a news source for Minnesota Public Radio through Public Insight Journalism
  • Enjoy light refreshments provided by Dunn Bros and Whole Foods.
    At the Fitzgerald Theater:
  • Free entertainment, hosted by The Morning Show's Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole
  • Doors at 11 AM - Acts rotate hourly from Noon to 3 PM
  • Hear "Autobody Experience": a family friendly horn-driven rock band performing off-kilter songs
  • Music with Becky Schlegel and Brian Fesler
  • See fun film shorts project on the big screen
  • Purchase Minnesota Public Radio merchandise

Transportation Free buses from Rochester and Duluth to MPR Headquarters in St. Paul
Reservations are a must and ar Rochester studios at 9:30 a.m., and will return around 4 p.m.
Call (507) 282-0910 for reservations. e available on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Rochester: Bus leaves the
  • Duluth: Bus leaves the Duluth studios at 9:15 a.m. and will return around 6 p.m.
    Call (218) 722-9411 for reservations.
MPR Headquarters Location & Parking
Find us at 480 Cedar Street, on the corner of Seventh and Cedar streets in downtown St. Paul. Free Parking is available at the City Walk parking ramp on 7th Street between Minnesota and Cedar streets.

Metro Transit
Metro Transit also serves the area with several buses stopping on Cedar and other nearby streets.

When & Where
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, January 21
405 Beltrami Avenue
Bemidji, MN, 56601

40th Anniversary Open House in Bemidji Celebrate at our 40th Anniversary at our Bemidji studios, too! Bring your family and friends, meet the staff and enjoy light refreshments. Allow us to thank you in person for supporting Minnesota Public Radio!

Drive Time Drive-Thru We're celebrating throughout the state on Friday morning! The first 400 people to drive or stop by any of our studios on Friday, January 19 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. will get a free cup of coffee and special 40th Anniversary cookie (at most locations) we'll even bring it to your car! We look forward to thanking you in person for listening to Minnesota Public Radio.

Cookies courtesy of Minnesota Monthly; Coffee courtesy of Dunn Brothers, Atomic Coffee, and Starbucks.