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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.  

5 ‘Crushworthy’ Historical Figures from Minnesota

Minnesota's history makers and shakers have devised important inventions, jumpstarted businesses that blazed trails, made critical contributions to public policy that's rippled across the...

Dive into the ‘Hidden History’ of MN’s Black Pioneers

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Explore the "hidden history" of African Americans who helped shape the North Star State of Minnesota in North Star: Making Home. From fur...

This Prince Set the Stage for the Minneapolis Sound… In 1896

  During the Civil War, an African-American boy fled slavery and became a messenger boy for a Minnesota Officer. The boy, Prince Albert Honeycutt, followed...

Step into the complex history of Civil War-era Minnesota

  Study Civil War-era history for any length of time and you start to realize that it's seldom as straightforward as some textbooks might have...

Confused About the Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s Mythology?

In Minnesota, we willingly engage in verbal sparring matches when East Coast reporters get it wrong about our great state. Remember when Washington Post...

Explore the Weird & Wonderful History of the Saint Paul Winter...

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival's traditions of gathering Saint Paul's neighbors to participate in 10 days of winter sports, activities and parades,...

Martin Luther King in Minnesota

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Listen to a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the University of Minnesota in 1967, followed by an interview hosted...

Tales of a Complicated Road

Tales of the Road: Highway 61 is a rollicking journey along the east coast of Minnesota. Filled with curiosities and old photos, the show...

Made in St. Paul: Stories from the Ford Plant (Full Episode)

  Built in 1925, the Twin Cities Ford Plant was famous for its classical architecture, on-site hydropower and glass manufacturing. Get the inside story about...

6 Facts About Saint Paul’s Historic Ford Plant

Pioneer of American car manufacturing. Inventor of the assembly line. One of the world's first "green industrialists." While Henry Ford may not have invented...