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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...

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...

Winona Throws Down the Welcome Mat for New Americans

  Fatima Said had never heard of Rochester, Minnesota. But when war broke out in her home country of Bosnia in 1992, she was given 24...

Native Women Revive Tradition Through Drum Beats and Song

  On a recent afternoon, about a dozen Anishinaabe women and girls assembled at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to sing old...

Time for an electric road trip?

  A little over a year ago, I bought a used Nissan Leaf electric car for commuting to and from work. The 2015 model has...

Change is Afoot in the North Minneapolis Foodscape

  Miah Ulysse keeps a close eye on the foodscape of North Minneapolis. As the Policy Manager at Appetite for Change, much of Ulysse’s life...

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 Photographer Wanders the Great Minnesota Get-Together

I'm an extreme extrovert – I thrive when I’m around others, and I love talking to and meeting new people. So, when I decided...

Kevin Kling and a One-Way Ticket to the MN State Fair

  Kevin Kling and TPT go WAY back. Kevin first appeared on Almanac as a young performer in the summer of 1985. For the past...