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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.  

‘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...

‘Playground of the People?’ Mapping Racial Covenants in 20th Century Minneapolis

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the interdisciplinary online journal, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community. Special thanks to...

Did Your Neighborhood Contribute to Institutional Racism?

When we think about segregation, we think about signs. Signs that prohibited black people in the South from using things that white people used,...

Emanuel Cohen and the Battle Against Anti-Semitism in Minneapolis

In 1919, the Minnesota State Legislature struck the first blow against bias in real estate transactions with a law that banned religious discrimination in...

‘Jim Crow of the North’ Inspires Viewers to Take Action

On Monday, February 25, we premiered the new documentary, Jim Crow of the North, on Minnesota Experience, a film that delves into the complex...