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The Bishop who Persuaded Lincoln

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/05Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The situation was bad, for all involved.  But what was about to take place in Minnesota was an injustice to…

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A New Bishop For a New State

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/02Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Henry Whipple perhaps had no plans to move west as a young man.  But when he married, his wife encouraged…

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Where the Straight Cannon Rivers Unite

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/01Apr21-Fairbault-Minnesota-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today the meeting of the Straight and Cannon Rivers is probably not as important as it was 200 years ago,…

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The Founder of Faribault

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/03/31Mar21-Fairbault-Minnesota-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was born on the frontier, and the frontier life is perhaps all he ever knew.  So it should be…

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Names Carved in Stone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/22Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Veterans-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There is something about seeing someone’s name in stone.  That may be on a grave side marker, or in this…

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Finding a Place on the Lake

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/21Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Legacy-of-Lakes-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A lot of people enjoy heading to the lake.  In fact, some like it so much, they buy land or…

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Home of the Lakes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/01/20Jan21-Alexandria-MN-Legacy-of-Lakes-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people head to the lake for summer vacation.  That’s certainly the case in this county, but unlike a…

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Working Together at Pipestone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/26Mar18-Pipestone.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This place is so important in native American culture, that even when warring tribes arrived here, they put down their…

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A Farmer on the Big Screen

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/30Jul14-Farmland-Movie.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most farmers would not consider themselves movie stars.  This Minnesota hog farmer certainly doesn’t.  However, that hasn’t stopped him from…

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More on Lake Bemidji

Wednesday’s show featured information on the statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his trusty blue ox sidekick, on the shores of Lake Bemidji. That’s a…

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Paul & Babe on the Shores of Lake Bemidji

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/02Aug13-Paul-Bunyan-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)On the shores of Lake Bemidji stand Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  The pair have been immortalized in…

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Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/01Aug13-Paul-Bunyan-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Just about all of us have heard of him and most of us would say he’s just a make believe…

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A Company With a Different Beginning

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/19Apr13-3M-Two-Harbors-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Roll back the clock to the late 1800s and the people of Two Harbor, Minnesota would tell you this company…

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A New Variety of Diet

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/18Apr13-3M-Two-Harbors-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)There are many people that tout a variety of diet plans.  We may have a new idea to add to…

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The Need for More Lighthouses

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/17Apr13-3M-Two-Harbors-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It’s been over a century since one major storm hit the shores of western Lake Superior.  However the twenty plus…

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Aboard the William Irvin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/16Apr13-William-Irving-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Life aboard a ship on the Great Lakes can be difficult.  The work is hard and the weather can be…

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The Importance of Shipped Goods on the Great Lakes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/15Apr13-William-Irving-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)Giant lake freighters are constantly passing through the port here in Duluth, Minnesota.  However, one ship is moored here permanently…a…

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Two Women Artists

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/10Apr13-Prairie-Pioneers.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)There’s a good chance you may have never heard of these two women artists.  Yet the work they created and…

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Sailing a Viking Ship Across the Atlantic

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/09Apr13-Viking-Ship-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 1.4MB)On the surface it seemed to be a ludicrous project.  A man with no experience building boats, was going to…

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Cruising a Different Way

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/08Apr13-Viking-Ship-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Robert Asp had a dream to visit Norway someday.  It was, after all, the land where his family traced their…

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