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The Upper Midwest’s Destination for Grain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/15Sep22-Duluth-Harbor-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most farmers think of New Orleans as being a major grain handling port – and rightly so.  However, for those…

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One of the Busiest Ports in North America

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/09/14Sep22-Duluth-Harbor-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one the largest and busiest ports in North America.  That’s saying something when you consider ships can only reach…

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Heroes of Hinkley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/01Sep22-Hinkley-Minnesota-Fire-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a fire that could consume about 500 square miles in just four hours.  Such a firestorm has not been…

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The Race to Save the People of Hinkley

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/31Aug22-Hinkley-Minnesota-Fire-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It sounds like the script of an action adventure movie.  A wall of fire approaches a city as townspeople rush…

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Literal Firestorm Building

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/30Aug22-Hinkley-Minnesota-Fire-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We’re all familiar with Smokey Bear and his warnings to prevent forest fires.  But imagine a fire with fuel that…

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The Yellowstone Trail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/10Aug22-Yellowstone-Trail-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we don’t think much of hoping on an interstate to zip from one location to the next. But a…

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The Amazing Life of Michael Dowling

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/09Aug22-Yellowstone-Trail-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You’ve probably never heard of a man named Michael Dowling who spent most of his life in southwester Minnesota in…

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The Minnesota Machinery Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/08/08Aug22-Minnesota-Machinery-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The school closed in the small town of Hanley Falls, Minnesota in the late 1970s.  Many people wondered what to…

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The Small But Mighty Popcorn Stand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/05Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)1919 was an important year in Granite Falls, Minnesota.  Amidst the hubbub of that year, people at the time wouldn’t…

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A Unique Business Brining Big Dollars to Local Causes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/04Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many organizations work to raise money for local causes. That is the case for the Kiwanis Club in Granite Falls,…

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A Business Born in 1919

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/07/03Aug22-Granite-Falls-Popcorn-Stand-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The folks here can tell you the exact date two brothers started, what to them, must have seemed to simply…

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The Disneyland of Diving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/16Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have seen folks on tv diving to explore old shipwrecks. Most of the time we may think of…

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Where the Cold Water Meets the Warm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/15Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people love to go fishing, and even if you’re one of the folks that doesn’t care much for…

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Duluth’s Great Lakes Aquarium

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/14Jun22-Duluth-Aquarium-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One of the most recognizable structures in Duluth, and in the state of Minnesota for that matter, is the famous…

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519 N 3rd Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/13Jun22-Dylan-Boyhood-Home-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The home at of 519 N 3rd Ave. East in Duluth, Minnesota looks much like the ones surrounding it.  In…

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Do You Know Robert Zimmerman?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/10Jun22-Dylan-Boyhood-Home-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Robert Zimmerman perhaps sounds like a fairly common name.  This young man was born in Duluth, Minnesota, later moving to…

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The Farm Themed Nature Center

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/25May22-Le-Seur-Minnesota-Nature-Center.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We may think of a nature center as a place with an interpretive building and a few wooded acres where…

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The Mean Green Giant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/24May22-Mayo-the-Green-Giant-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people have a green thumb, and it certainly seemed the farmers in southern Minnesota were experts at growing peas. …

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Mayo & The Green Giant

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/23May22-Mayo-the-Green-Giant-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In Le Suer, Minnesota you’ll find what appears to be a modest old home sitting on a lot in front…

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A Tragedy That Led to An Institution

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/05/20May22-WW-Mayo-House-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In August of 1883 a tornado hit southeastern Minnesota.  It was a devastating event that caused a lot of damage…

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