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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.  

A Third Gender Identity Has Existed for Centuries

California and Oregon recently made U.S. history by being the first states to legally recognize a third gender. As a result, many people in the U.S. are learning...

St. Paul’s Historic Hill: Salvaging a Gilded Past

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY The Ramsey Hill neighborhood of Saint Paul, one of the oldest in the Twin Cities, is the focus of this 60-minute documentary that...

Discover the History of ‘America’s Secret War’

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY In the shadows of the Vietnam War, the CIA organized a secret war in neighboring Laos to prevent communism from spreading deeper into...

Meet America’s Oldest Civil War Soldier

  Born into slavery in Alabama on July 4, 1838, Henry Mack escaped his master and later served as a soldier with the 57th U.S....

Discover How One Family Coped with a History of Mental Illness

  Video by Daniel Bergin, words penned by Jon Van Amber One of the definitions of courage is strength in the face of pain or grief....
Black and white drawing of a city and river

Explore Hidden History at Doors Open Minneapolis

During Doors Open Minneapolis, May 18–19, learn more about the history of Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum with highlights from TPT – Twin...

Experience the First MayDay Parade and Festival in Powderhorn Park

  Bye-bye porn. Hello puppets Three decades ago, this message appeared on the marquee of the Avalon Theater on Lake Street in South Minneapolis. After a...

Worried about democracy? A tough lesson on protecting freedom from WWI.

  Throughout the state’s history, Minnesota has shown a certain earnestness during national emergencies. Minnesota was the first state to offer up Union troops at...

Experience 16,000 Years of Early Minnesota History

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Witness 16,000 years of Minnesota's fascinating early history. Our great state's unique place in North America is revealed through state-of-the-art animations and graphics....

Experience Minnesota’s Deadliest Tornadoes & Fiercest Floods

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Minnesota is a land of many seasons - sometimes even in a single day. But our state has also been ground zero for...