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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.  

Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time explores the story of how one of Minnesota's most gifted artists became one of the nation's great...

Voyageur. Entrepreneur. Diplomat. Meet MN Black Pioneer George Bonga.

  Born to an African fur trader and an Ojibwe woman, George Bonga and his siblings are considered to be the first people of African...

Get an Early Look at ‘Jim Crow of the North’

  The roots of racial disparities run deep in the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But this story also illustrates how African-American...

Discover How African Americans Have Spurred Change in MN

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY From fur trader George Bonga to the state's first black woman lawyer, Lena Smith, explore the "hidden history" of African Americans who helped...

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,...