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Iconic Minneapolis Grain Belt Sign Coming Back To Life

Not to be overly dramatic, but part of my Minnesota soul is coming back to life. The iconic Grain Belt Beer sign on the bank of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis has been purchased by the Schell's Brewing Company, and may soon be lighting up the skyline (just as I remember it from my childhood).

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Minnesota Ranks Second Among States With ‘Best Quality Of Life’

According to a study published by 24/7 Wall Street, Minnesota has the second best quality of life when compared to other states. New Hampshire took the top spot. Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin also finished in the top-ten. The study used nine factors to determine the ranking.

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Archivist: Minnesota State Fair A Popular Haunt For Ghosts [AUDIO]

You never know who you might bump into at the Minnesota State Fair. Minnesotans of all shapes and sizes have been known to attend the State Fair, even a few old timers - as in really old timers.

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You Want to Buy the Spamboni?

I think would make a great addition to anyone's fleet of toys - if nothing else just for nostalgia.  Think  of how many hockey games this Zamboni has seen in the 42 years it's been around? The cool thing is it actually works.  

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Is Minnesota Really The State Of Hockey? [POLL]

As Minnesotans we feel our state IS the state of hockey - and for good reason too.  Hockey is in our blood, we eat, sleep, and play hockey, like no other state.  Well, except for Alaska.  Based on some dome survey, it looks like Alaska could be the official state of hockey.  I say poppy-cock to that!  

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Mendota Heights Officer Shot And Killed, Suspect Arrested [Update]

UPDATE  - 39 year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. has been shot, wounded, and arrested by St. Paul Police after firing on officers tonight. A woman with Fitch has also been shot and wounded by police.

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Photo by 9th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, Vietnam via Minnesota Military Museum
Photo by 9th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, Vietnam via Minnesota Military Museum
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Camp Ripley’s Minnesota Military Museum Hosts Traveling Vietnam Exhibit

The mobile museum and memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the 9th Inf. Division and sailors of Navy Task Force 117 and others.

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Rochester Named Among Top-10 Happiest Cities In America

Rochester, Minnesota has been named one of the top-10 happiest cities in America according to a study published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. Rochester came in at #6 on the list behind Lafayette, LA (#1), Houma, LA (#2), Shreveport, LA (#3), Baton Rouge, LA (#4), and Alexandria, LA (#5). What the hell is going on in Louisiana?

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Styx Singer Lawrence Gowan Calls The Loon [AUDIO]

Styx is doing two shows in Minnesota this week and lead singer Lawrence Gowan called in to tell us all about touring, the bus fire, multi-generational fans, pranking the members of the band and crew and one of my favorite subjects: hockey. 

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Remembering the Impact of Minnesota Music with Bob Mould and Tommy Stinson [VIDEO]

Do you remember Husker Du? The Replacements? The Hold Steady or Babes in Toyland? If so, you need to watch this video.

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Spotlight Shines On Minnesota In Tonight’s All-Star Game

Minnesota, and specifically Target Field, will be in the national spotlight tonight as Minneapolis plays host to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Twins players Kurt Suzuki and Glen Perkins will be in the line-up, despite being left off the starting roster. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 PM CT on FOX.

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A Taste of Minnesota Has a New Home for 2014

Flooding at Harriet Island in St. Paul forced A Taste of Minnesota out of its home and it was in danger of being canceled, but organizers say that another location has come through in the clutch! 

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