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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.  

12 Experiences, Sightings & Near Misses of Tornadoes

Live in Minnesota long enough and you're bound to experience the sudden, slightly green-hued darkening of the sky coupled with a burst of wind...

Watch ‘The Minneapolis Sound’ right now. You won’t be sorry.

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY For the first time since its original run 30 years ago, Minnesota Experience brings back Emily Goldberg's first-person journey through the vibrant Minneapolis...

TPT Editor Jerry Lakso Revisits ‘The Minneapolis Sound’ 30 Years Later

In 1988, Twin Cities PBS editor Jerry Lakso had worked on several segments for different KTCA shows, but an intriguing project spearheaded by first-time...

‘The Soft Sexism of Low Expectations’ Did Not Apply to Têtes...

Clouds of billowy, white smoke blanketed the Carleton Celebrity Room stage as we stepped up to the microphones, the hems of our thrift-store wedding...

‘The Minneapolis Sound’ Made MN More Than Almost Famous

If Minnesota's thousands of lakes are the body, then the "Minneapolis Sound" is the vibrant, wild, beating heart. Others may label the state "flyover...

10 Things to Know About Two Trailblazing Lady Bosses

  Anna Arnold Hedgeman and Ethel Ray Nance both grew up in rural Minnesota. Both were involved in human services. And both contributed to the...

Explore the Worst Floods in Minnesota History

From the fourth floor of the Twin Cities PBS offices, we have a clear view of the Mississippi River, peacefully gliding downstream, safely within...

One Month in the Woods Made These ‘Women Outward Bound’

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Women Outward Bound profiles the first group of young women to participate in an Outward Bound survival school course in 1965 and chronicles...

Meet the People Behind the Places at the U of M

The University of Minnesota campus is beautiful, to be sure. But have you ever stopped to wonder about the people behind the names inscribed...

Discover the Gracious Spaces of Architect Clarence Johnston

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Clarence Johnston was one of Minnesota's most prolific Gilded Age architects. Discover how his aesthetic shaped the state's architectural legacy.   This story is made possible...