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Learning About the African Diaspora Helps Kids Grow into Leaders

  Anthony Galloway knows ARTS-Us, both personally and professionally. He grew up in the Saint Paul program, immersed in learning about the cultural heritage of the African...

Welcome to Minnesota’s Own Downton Abbey

The stately home of railroad baron James J. Hill has loomed large on the eastern end of Summit Avenue since 1891. Easily the largest...

Love from Saigon, Minnesota

No one who meets me today would ever suspect that I did not prefer Vietnamese food when I was growing up. Today, I am...

Korean Adoptees Find Connection And Identity In Northern Minnesota

  Laura Johnson had always envisioned raising her own family in her hometown of Duluth, Minn. After all, the northern city on the shores of...

Why Was Saint Paul a Good Place for Bad Guys?

While Minnesotans both relish and reject the moniker “flyover country”, we’ve definitely got a chip on our shoulder about being such a boring, safe,...

Nordic Waffles Offers a Delicious, Heart-Shaped Taste of the Past

  The Minnesota State Fair features countless food booths, but one destination in particular reflects the region's robust Scandinavian heritage: Nordic Waffles. Upon approaching the booth...

A Vietnam War Diary Brings a Fallen Soldier and Father Back...

Sitting at my desk one Thursday afternoon, I was knocked off balance when the Billy Joel song “Goodnight Saigon” suddenly came on the podcast...

The answer may have been “Blowin in the Wind.” But it...

St. Croix Falls, Wis., resident Jim Bodoh describes himself as “just a good ole country boy,” whose background in farming, hunting and fishing could...

Donte Collins Gets to Be Braver in a Poem

"Poetry allows me to move beyond what would otherwise weigh me down. I get to be braver in a poem." From a young age, Donte...

How the Ancient Hmong Game Tuj Lub Came to ‘Lake Wobegon’

  In 2016, Saint Paul became one of the first cities in the nation to install tuj lub courts, a move that introduced many Minnesotans...