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Step Inside Junk Man Jake’s Paradise

  If one man's junk is another man's treasure, then Hot's Sam's junkyard theme park would be the ultimate vault. From planes, trains and automobiles...

Who made Minnesota the Gopher State?

What if we told you… …that one little-known person is at the center of Minnesota’s moniker as the Gopher State, the Great Seal of Minnesota,...

Photographer Uche Iroegbu Captures History As It Happens

The late Hunter S. Thompson said, "There is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.” This...

Discover the Art of Ojibwe Storyteller Jonathan Thunder

  Duluth painter and multi-media artist Jonathan Thunder recently spoke to Almanac's Kaomi Lee about creating work that reflects on current events and his own...

The Historic Martin County Courthouse Gets a New Lifeline

  Story published: March 12, 2021 A 113-year old county courthouse in southern Minnesota is getting a pricey lifeline. The Martin County Courthouse in Fairmont, Minn.,...

Artist Anita White Sketches Her Joys, Her Grief and Life in...

“The pandemic hit so quickly, didn't it? I mean, I think we're all still a little traumatized,” comments artist Anita White as she pulls...

Deck the Halls with Bright, Shiny Aluminum Objects

On December 19, 1965, my grandmother Margaret Killian Marin scribbled a short entry in her diary. It stated that her husband, Ernie, had put...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

MN Hardcore, Episode 1: Backstory

  Welcome to episode 1 of Minnesota Hardcore, a new documentary web series focused on the years 1980 to 1985. This episode travels back in...

Remembering Allan Fingerhut: The Man Who Brought You First Avenue

  Allan Fingerhut passed away on Monday October 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Allan’s life was centered on family, as well as art, music...