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Working Together at Pipestone

This place is so important in native American culture, that even when warring tribes arrived here, they put down their weapons and worked together… SharePrintEmail

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A Farmer on the Big Screen

Most farmers would not consider themselves movie stars.  This Minnesota hog farmer certainly doesn’t.  However, that hasn’t stopped him from fielding autograph requests and tv…

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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

On the shores of Lake Bemidji stand Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  The pair have been immortalized in books and folklore for generations….

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Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox

Just about all of us have heard of him and most of us would say he’s just a make believe character.  Certainly some of his…

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A Company With a Different Beginning

Roll back the clock to the late 1800s and the people of Two Harbor, Minnesota would tell you this company was a flop.  In fact,…

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A New Variety of Diet

There are many people that tout a variety of diet plans.  We may have a new idea to add to the list.  When you hear…

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The Need for More Lighthouses

It’s been over a century since one major storm hit the shores of western Lake Superior.  However the twenty plus boats that crashed into the…

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Aboard the William Irvin

Life aboard a ship on the Great Lakes can be difficult.  The work is hard and the weather can be fierce.  However, those crews do…

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The Importance of Shipped Goods on the Great Lakes

Giant lake freighters are constantly passing through the port here in Duluth, Minnesota.  However, one ship is moored here permanently…a regal ship that helps people…

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Two Women Artists

There’s a good chance you may have never heard of these two women artists.  Yet the work they created and the exhibit about them, says…

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Sailing a Viking Ship Across the Atlantic

On the surface it seemed to be a ludicrous project.  A man with no experience building boats, was going to cut his own trees, build…

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Cruising a Different Way

Robert Asp had a dream to visit Norway someday.  It was, after all, the land where his family traced their heritage.  Most people would take…

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Scenic Route – A Modern-Day Viking Ship

How does a junior high guidance counselor come to be the builder and owner of a full-size Viking ship? And how do the counselor’s children…

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Where the Mississippi Flows North

The Mississippi River flows over 2500 miles, southward through the Midwestern U.S.  That is, unless you are here, where the river actually meanders north for…

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The Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico just south of New Orleans, Louisiana.  But where does the mighty river begin?  That question puzzled…

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The Runestone

The ancient writing on this stone shows that Europeans had traveled to the interior of North America over a century before Columbus sailed to its…

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A Rock in a Farmer’s Field

Many a farmer has found a rock in his field, but the rock Olaf Ohman found was different than anything anyone in Minnesota had ever…

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