AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Abolitionists: Part One (1820s-1838)

Tuesday, July 7 at 7pm Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimké, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the...
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Steam Power

People from across northern Minnesota gather at Dalton and Blackberry to celebrate and preserve machinery that transitioned agriculture and industry from animal power, to steam power, to petroleum dependence. What lessons do the past hold for Powering Minnesota into the future?

Profiles – Buena Vista

Profiles are snapshots of local art, culture, & history topics, giving viewers a glimpse of the many treasures found in north central Minnesota.

Keeping Crow Wing County’s History Alive

For the 88th time Crow Wing County history buffs have come to together to support their history. Crow Wing County is almost 160 years old and they says its important to keep its history alive. Tuesday night they bid on baskets and a throw quilt to raise money for to help restore...

In Focus: Uncle Sam’s New Deal Exhibit

For this week’s In Focus, we take a look at the Uncle Sam’s Deal exhibit on display at the Wadena County Historical Society.

The World of Electricity

The history and importance of electricity! Community members attended Beltrami Electric Cooperative’s presentation called “The World of Electricity” about how electricity has changed over the past 75 years.

Common Ground 605 – Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club

The Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club brings classic and antique cars to a diverse show at the Bemidji High School; Kermit Anderson, “Ike” Eickhoff, & others speak on the club’s involvement in our community. Bemidji, MN, November 20th 2014. The Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club takes...

100th Anniversary of the start of WWI

July 28th 1914, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia starting World War I. Over 15 major countries and empires engaged in the nearly four-and-a-half-year war, which killed nearly 40 million people. Many countries didn’t think the war would last pass Christmas. However, the...

Minnesota Military Museum brought history to life during History After Hours

Guns, bandages, reenactors and meals ready-to-eat. Camp Ripley’s Minnesota Military Museum brought it all out from behind their glass cases to showoff last week during their History After Hours event. Minnesota Military Museum executive director, Jeff Thielen, says, “Most museums...
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Brainerd reconciles with four Native American Tribes

In 1872 a mob lynched two White Earth Native Americans, who were thought to have killed a Brainerd girl, but were never found guilty. Now almost a century and a half later the City of Brainerd offered their reconciliation of the lynching to four local Native American tribes....
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