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Minnesota may mark the northern blade of America’s spine, but this is no flyover country. This is important country, the stomping grounds of choice for movers and shakers, innovators and dreamers, builders and plunderers. No one tells Minnesota history like Twin Cities PBS. For decades, TPT has dived into the whitewater of bygone eras and emerged with insight about our shared values as Minnesotans. Enter Minnesota Experience, an invitation to follow TPT into the slipstream of time on-air and online. Tapping into TPT’s rich archive of historical stories and adding new ones to the fold, Minnesota Experience holds the mirror of history up to the modern moment as a force that can forever change who we are and who we want to be. "Minnesota Experience" airs each Monday on TPT-2 at 9 p.m. For more on the schedule CLICK HERE.  
Minnesota may mark the northern blade of America’s spine, but this is no flyover country. This is important country, the stomping grounds of choice for movers and shakers, innovators and dreamers, builders and plunderers. No one tells Minnesota history like Twin Cities PBS. For decades, TPT has dived into the whitewater of bygone eras and emerged with insight about our shared values as Minnesotans. Enter Minnesota Experience, an invitation to follow TPT into the slipstream of time on-air and online. Tapping into TPT’s rich archive of historical stories and adding new ones to the fold, Minnesota Experience holds the mirror of history up to the modern moment as a force that can forever change who we are and who we want to be. "Minnesota Experience" airs each Monday on TPT-2 at 9 p.m. For more on the schedule CLICK HERE.  

Students Explore Minnesotans Who Broke Barriers in Politics and Theater

Twin Cities PBS sponsored two National History Day prizes, one of which is based on our initiative, Moving Lives Minnesota, which is aimed at sharing...

Two Students Examine the History of Redlining in Education

The Minnesota Experience National History Day Prize recognizes excellence in documentary filmmaking that revolves around the state's history. In this prize category, students created...

100 Years After the Duluth lynching, Another Face Is Added to...

Editor's Note: The video and some photos in this article reveal some disturbing imagery that we believe is important to understanding the history of...

Mapping the Roots of Housing Disparities in Minneapolis

  As the nation struggles with another economic crisis, we will again experience the loss of homes and the tenuous wealth development that they might...

Get to Know the Gilded-Age Visionaries Who Dreamed Up Minneapolis’ Parks

Twin Cities parks have long ranked among the top in the nation in access, acreage, amenities and the cities' investment in expansive green space....

When ‘10,000 Voices Rang Out As One’ in Minnesota

  ‘Minneapolis is Teaching America to Sing’ That was the banner headline of the Minneapolis Tribune 90 years ago. The flour milling capitol of the...

Futurist Athelstan Spilhaus Led a Life Nearly As Curious as His...

Some people's lives seem like the strange-but-true stuff of science fiction dreams. Such is the case for one Athelstan Spilhaus. Athelstan, who, you wonder?...

Before It Was First Avenue, Photographer Mike Barich Shot the Depot

The club known as First Avenue has a winding history, and Twin Cities PBS offers up a deep dive on the venue known as...

Remember the Flying Dutchmen.

  'Are we really here?!'  That phrase sprang to mind when Dean Verdoes and his teammates stepped onto the floor of Williams Arena in March of...

Explore University of Minnesota History in ‘This Free North’

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Celebrating the University of Minnesota's 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, This Free North reflects on the people and events that...