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From woolly mammoths to Native American communities to World War II, we provide audio resources and stories from witnesses and people connected to Minnesota’s history and culture.

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Closing in on spring.

Closing in on spring.

The sap is running, buds are budding and birds are molting. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about closing in on spring.


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The Dakota War of 1862: George E. H. Day

The Dakota War of 1862: George E. H. Day

(Episode 9) Today’s Episode looks at George E. H. Day and how the war might have been prevented.


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Foxhole Friendships

Foxhole Friendships

Even wartime military recruiting films spoke of the value of the close friendships forged during battle. Minnesota veterans George Vandersluis and Herbert Gager recall the powerful bonds that formed between young servicemen, far from home.


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By The Numbers

By The Numbers

For many veterans who served in Korea, the war is remembered by the days, weeks and months that they counted down as they waited to come home. Today, some of those veterans are sharing their wartime experiences with young people so their role in history will be understood and remembered.


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A Visit to The Wall

A Visit to The Wall

Serving in Vietnam left Ronn Easton with a combat injury and searing memories. Decades after his Army hitch was up, the former soldier found comfort and resolution when he visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC


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Growing through Service

Growing through Service

Marine veteran Roger Allen Higby shares how military service can help you grow up, become more responsibile and take care of yourself.


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Collecting and Using Sacred Tobacco

Collecting and Using Sacred Tobacco

Alex talks about some of the ways she collects and uses traditional tobacco in sacred ways.


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Minnesota Native News: Minnesota’s First Dakota Language Bowl

Minnesota Native News: Minnesota’s First Dakota Language Bowl

This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the state’s first Dakota Language Bowl. Organizers and participants say it’s a fun way to harness people’s competitive spirit and motivate them to learn Dakota — a language many are trying to revive.


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Anne Dunn: Writer and storyteller

Anne Dunn: Writer and storyteller

Milt Lee talks to Anne Dunn, writer and storyteller from Pennington, MN. Anne says she writes about broken hearts and the tragedy of life.



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