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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.  

Tales of the Road (Full Episode)

Take a scenic, historic 440-mile trip down iconic Highway 61 with host Cathy Wurzer and revisit the early days of automobile travel along the way....

One Last Look at the Sears Wish Book

  When Sears filed for bankruptcy and announced it would begin to close stores across the country, the news spurred a bittersweet rush of reverie...

Restoring the People’s House (Full Episode)

  Take an inside look at the Minnesota State Capitol’s top-to-bottom renovation. A decade of planning and years of work went into the $300 million...

Capitol Art Controversy Continues

  Despite the completion of the Minnesota State Capitol's restoration, the debate over the art is far from over. The incoming Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan...

Minnesota in the ’70s (Full Episode)

People power, environmental cleanups, exciting new music, grand city plans, and food wars in co-ops and grocery stores--Minnesota in the '70s is the story...

Minnesota in the 70s: Authors Explore the Decade of Change

Tpt’s film Minnesota in the 70s is an adaptation of the book by co-authors Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor.  The film was created in...

Attack of the Burger Pods!

  Timid Video Theater’s Attack of the Burger Pods was launched on the cabaret and saloon circuit at Dudley Riggs ETC. Theater in October 1979...

The People’s Protectors (Full Episode)

Four Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the divisive Vietnam War and how their communities helped them carry their...

Introducing Long Lost: A Special Investigative History Series

Minnesota Experience is embarking on a new project, with author Jack El-Hai, that explores one of the state’s oldest active missing persons cases. The...

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian (Full Episode)

This documentary follows Kate Beane, a young Dakota woman, as she examines the extraordinary life of her celebrated relative, Charles Eastman, also known by...