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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

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Grant Frashier travels to the Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork to see the exhibit "First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering Indian Boarding Schools".

Southwestern Minnesota Road Trip

Southwestern Minnesota Road Trip

Civil War reenactments, drive in movies, impressive windmills and nutcracker collections were just a few of the unexpected and unplanned joys that Close to Home host Grant Frashier discovered on a Southwestern Minnesota road trip.

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Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa – The Struggle for a More Just Treaty

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa – The Struggle for a More Just Treaty

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we talk with Michele Hakala-Beeksma, about the precedents and the groundbreaking history of the Treaty of 1854 and why this enduring treaty still matters today.

Michele Hakala-Beeksma has worked for the 1854 Treaty Authority for the past sixteen years. She is also the Vice-President of the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Board of Governors, a Member of the Society’s American Indian Advisory Committee, and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa.

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Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, MN

Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, MN

Pipestone National Monument is one of Minnesota’s most important cultural treasures. Close to Home visited the site and talked with Park Ranger Katheryn Hill.

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The Untold Story of the Stearns History Museum’s Executive Director Carie Essig

The Untold Story of the Stearns History Museum’s Executive Director Carie Essig

In today’s episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we get to meet the new Executive Director of the Stearns History Museum, Carie Essig. Recently, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visited the Stearns History Museum’s monthly Breakfast Club where Essig introduced herself to the packed room of museum patrons with stories of her love of history, updates on construction in and around the museum, and an exciting vision for the museum’s future

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The Untold Story of Two Days in St. Cloud, an Original Play by Anthony Schrock

The Untold Story of Two Days in St. Cloud, an Original Play by Anthony Schrock

Have you ever felt like just quitting everything to pursue a dream? Maybe it was a dream of being a musician or being a dancer or maybe even being a playwright.

Well, in today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with three folks involved with the following of dreams and the zigzag path those dreams have taken them down. Lucille Guinta-Bates and Scarlette Revolver are local dance artists in their own rights, yet both are recovering from injuries that have sidelined their professional careers at the moment. Part of their recovery process, however, is to partner up with Anthony Schrock, a first-time playwright and director.

Schrock’s play is “Two Days in St. Cloud” and is a result of his decision to move back to town from the west coast to pursue his dream. Written in the depths of last winter, this original comedic drama has attracted actors and partner organizations willing to give Schrock’s vision a chance. Here is that story!

Two Days in St. Cloud will have a “table-read” in September at Jules’ Bistro and then again as a full staged performance in November at GREAT Theater’s Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre.

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant

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The Untold Story of the Meire Grove Band, at 135 Years It’s the Oldest Continuous Band in Minnesota

The Untold Story of the Meire Grove Band, at 135 Years It’s the Oldest Continuous Band in Minnesota

In today’s episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack journeys out to Meire Grove in rural Stearns County to hang out with three generations of musicians all playing in the oldest continuously playing band in Minnesota, the Meire Grove Band.

At 135 years old, the Meire Grove Band has recently been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and continues to bring music to a variety of communities throughout Minnesota. The mix of fun, family, and tradition of this historic band is not to be missed!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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Warrior Success Center with DeAnna Goddard

Warrior Success Center with DeAnna Goddard

On this episode of Don’t Cha Know we sit down with DeAnna Goddard to talk about the Warrior Success Center at Winona State University. DeAnna fills us in on the many programs that are offered to students and how they can benefit from utilizing the Warrior Success Center.

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Belly Dancing, Brainerd, MN

Belly Dancing, Brainerd, MN

Host Grant Frashier talks with Meggan Denny-Shepard from Brainerd about belly dancing in Minnesota.

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Camp Rabideau

Camp Rabideau

Grant Frashier visits Camp Rabideau in the Chippewa National Forest. It is the best preserved Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in existance and is located a few miles south of Blackduck, MN.

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum with Nicole Chamberlain Dupree

Minnesota Marine Art Museum with Nicole Chamberlain Dupree

On this episode of Don’t Cha Know, we talk to MMAM Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain Dupree. Nicole keeps us up to date on all the wonderful programs and exhibits at the museum this summer.

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