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16347 200602-0603  Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests – WCCO CBS Minnesota  June 1, 2020
These Minneapolis, St. Paul buildings are damaged, looted after riots - StarTribune.com  June 2, 2020
A Look At The Lake Street Damage & How To Help – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  video
  June 2, 2020
Faith March For Peace In Minneapolis – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  video
  June 2, 2020
‘The Minnesota Paradox’ - The New York Times  June 1, 2020
Demographics of Minnesota - Wikipedia

16345 200531 
Target closes 24 Minnesota stores amid looting - YouTube  Fox business, May 29, 2020
'This Is Something None Of Us Have Seen In Our Lifetimes' - YouTube
  WCCO, May 28, 2020
A Look At The Damage From Overnight Protests In Minneapolis - YouTube  WCCO, May 28, 2020
RAW VIDEO: Looters Raid Target Store Near Mpls. Protest - YouTube
  WCCO, May 27, 2020
The death of George Floyd: What video shows about his final minutes - YouTube  Washington Post, May 30, 2020
Minneapolis and St. Paul Officials Impose 8 P.M. to 6 A.M. Curfew in Riot Response - YouTube  May 29, 2020
Who Was George Floyd? - YouTube
George Floyd Memorial Fund: how much has GoFundMe page raised? - AS.com  May 31, 2020
Black Lives Matter - Wikipedia
16344 200530  Minneapolis Protests Turn Deadly In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death In Police Custody | TODAY - YouTube  May 28, 2020
Curfews imposed for Minneapolis and St. Paul starting Friday night | FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul
Death of George Floyd - Wikipedia
Multiple cities, counties around the metro issue curfews | KSTP.com  May 29, 2020  This afternoon we saw signs saying "Curfew in Effect 9 p.m. to 6 a.m." while driving on I-94 from Minneapolis to St. Paul.  May 30, 2020

Minnesota  March 25 - May18, 2020  Stay at home order    
March 25, 2020    
Executive Emergency Order 20-20  Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home:  Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work set forth below in Paragraphs 5 and 6.
April 5, 2020, MN  Walz to deliver video State of the State speech 
April 8, 2020 Emergency Executive Order 20-33  MN Governor Tim Walz   Beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Sunday, May 03, 2020at 11:59 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered tostay at home or in their place of residence except to ...

7 Midwest States to Partner on Reopening the Economy | US News  April 16, 2020
Governors Tony Evers (WI.), Gretchen Whitmer (MI.), Mike DeWine (OH), Tim Walz (MN.), J.B. Pritzker (IL.), Eric Holcomb (IN.) and Andy Beshear (KY) 
Minnesota in regional deal on COVID recovery - StarTribune.com  April 16, 2020 
Live update: Latest COVID-19 developments in Minnesota, Wisconsin | kare11.com  Minnesota Governor Walz extends Stay at Home order to May 18, loosens restrictions for retail, Minnesota, April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S. CDC
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Summary CDC
coronavirus tips - Google Search
Advice for public
new coronavirus, 2019-nCo, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 (the official name of the new coronavirus)

15658 19071
Flour Power | Season 1 Episode 1 | Minnesota Experience | PBS
General Mills - Wikipedia
Pillsbury Company - Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Foods

Minneapolis and St. Paul rank as top two park systems in the country - StarTribune.com  May 23, 2018
Minnesota  |  America
Nature Centers & Parks local

July, 2017 - 2018  X Games Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis - X Games July 13 -16, 2017

Revolt TV at X Games Minneapolis  2017

12499 170325  Minnesota governor signs law allowing Sunday liquor sales | Reuters  03/08/2017
Blue laws in the United States - Wikipedia
List of dry communities by U.S. state - Wikipedia
Prohibition in the United States: National Ban of Alcohol - YouTube
Prohibition in the United States - Wikipedia
Minnesota  |  America

10297 151015  "Congratulations to your 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx!"
Dynasty: Lynx win third WNBA title, this time in front of fans - StarTribune.com
10-14-15 Indiana Fever @ Minnesota Lynx - WNBA
WNBA Playoffs 2015 presented by Boost Mobile   
Lynx Downtown Parade and Championship Celebration Information - Minnesota Lynx  October 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota Lynx - Wikipedia
Lynx Victory Parade 2011 photos 
14553 180731  Maya Moore wins third straight MVP as Team Parker wins WNBA All-Star Game  July 28, 2018, Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Top 5 Plays From The Verizon WNBA All-Star Game 2018 - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA
Maya Moore Takes Home 2018 All-Star MVP - Minnesota Lynx
Home - Minnesota Lynx  Maya Moore
Minnesota  | 
Sports  2018

11128 160409  DI Men's College Ice Hockey - NCAA.com 
NC Women's College Ice Hockey - NCAA.com
Congratulations!  2016  National Champions  - Men's Hockey: North Dakota Fighting Hawks, Women's Hockey: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Superior National Forest

Children’s Theatre Company

5944 140510  Minnesota Fishing Opener - walleye, northern pike, and sauger Minnesota DNR    May 10, 2014
Minnesota prepares for Governor's Fishing Opener  AP, 05/09/2014
Minnesota Fishing Opener     May 10, 2014

15634 190705  Rivers of Life - The Mississippi - Twin Cities PBS*  July 3, 2019
America  |  White Pelicans  |  Pelican Banding Program (Breeding Colony) 

Ice Fishing
Minnesota's Wildlife
The Mississippi in Minnesota 
Lock and Dam, Towboats & Barges, ...
*  "Thank you for info on the TV show, Jeff."

The Guthrie Theater

* Itasca State Park | Our photos & Letter

* Mayo Clinic Buildings National Historic Landmark    
W. W. Mayo House

15498 190514  Overall Best States Rankings | US News Best States  2019  
Minnesota ranked third-best state in the U.S. by U.S. News - StarTribune.com
#1  Washington  #2  New Hampshire  #3  Minnesota  #4  Utah  #5  Vermont
America  |  Travel

16317 200425  Best Botanical Garden Winners (2019) USA TODAY 10Best
#1  Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
13803 180110  Best Botanical Garden Winners 2017: 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards  USA TODAY
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Named Best botanical Garden!

15422 190418 
Best Botanical Garden Winners 2018: 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA  2  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, MN  3  Missouri Botanical Garden*  - St. Louis, MO
Collection Connection: John Muir – Discover + Share
John Muir - Wikipedia  April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914, also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.
America  |  Park & Nature Center

born December 29, 1936    Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore - Actress - Biography.com  videos
A bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore's iconic hat toss,  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia 
born December 29, 1936, an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis; and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. ...
New York  |  Minnesota's Famous People

Mall of America
Ice Castles - Mall of America  Dec. 31, 2012 - Feb. 20, 2013    our Ice Castles - Mall of America page
5418 140321  Mall of America breaks ground on expansion, set to double in size  (AOL, 03/19/2014)  Bloomington, Minnesota
8575 150222-0223  'No credible threat' of attack on Mall of America  USA TODAY, 02/23/2015
DHS warns of possible terrorist attack at Mall of America - Washington Times  02/22/2015
Al Shabab Calls for 'Westgate'-Style Attack in U.S., Canada and U.K. - NBC News.com  02/22/2015
Al-Shabaab (militant group) - Wikipedia
Al-Qaeda - Wikipedia
Mall of America, Minnesota
13111 170811 Mall of America at 25: Ten memorable music moments Local Current | Blog The Current from Minnesota Public Radio
Mall of America
Mall of America - Wikipedia  opens on August 11, 1992, Bloomington, Minnesota

born August 21, 1961    Stephen Hillenburg
Stephen Hillenburg - Wikipedia 
August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018, an American animator, cartoonist, and marine biology teacher. He was the creator of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–), which he also directed, produced, and wrote. It has gone on to become the fifth longest-running American animated series.
Favorite Lines from Spongebob - YouTube
Spongebob Theme Song (WithLyrics) - YouTube
Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at Mall Of America Tour & Review - YouTube  Mall of America, Minnesota
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge Front Seat on-ride HD POV Nickelodeon Universe - YouTube

Stephen Hillenburg - IMDb
Oklahoma  |  California (When he was a year old, his family moved here)
R.I.P.    Stephen Hillenburg    November 26, 2018 
Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' Has Died At 57 - NPR
'SpongeBob Squarepants' Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies At 57 TODAY - YouTube

8578 150222   MIA Presents Public Ice Sculpture near Lake Calhoun
MIA's ice dragon sculpture dazzles near Lake Calhoun  w/video KARE11, 02/20/2015
Photos:  Snow Dragon  |  Snowman
52 Surprises  MIA's 100th birthday year
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Paul Winter Carnival: Ice and Snow Sculptures

Minneapolis Institute of Art  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Institute of Art - Wikipedia
Minneapolis Institute of Art - 2019 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Art  |  Minnesota

Minnesota Museum of American Art – Discover yourself and your community through American art. St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Museum of American Art - Wikipedia
'The M' emerges St. Paul's only art museum reopens Sunday | MPR News  Nov. 30, 2018
Art  |  Minnesota

Early June Showy Lady's Slippers (Photos) Day, Eloise Butler Wildflower and Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN  < http://www.minneapolisparks.com/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=340 >

July  Minneapolis Aquatennial, Minneapolis
our Minneapolis Aquatennial photo page

+ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
3514 130921-0922  I Am for an Art Claes Oldenburg on His 1961 “Ode to Possibilities” — Magazine — Walker Art Center Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties is on view September 22, 2013–January 12, 2014.     Information Resources: Pioneer Press, Sept. 20, 2013
Spoonbridge and Cherry - Bing Images

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Claes Oldenburg - Wikipedia,
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden - Wikipedia:  Spoonbridge and Cherry
Art manifesto - WikipediaI Am For An Art... Manifesto, 1961
our Art page

Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota
The 15 Best Children's Museums in the U.S.  Parents
 |  Travel

15694 190725  Lunar Samples on View | Bell Museum  Lunar Samples on view  July 16-28, 2019  On loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the six-inch disk contains three samples each of lunar rock and lunar soil encapsulated in clear Lucite.
"We saw the lunar samples, and the Show "One Giant Leap" is great."

Planetarium Showtimes | Bell Museum  One Giant Leap
Who We Are | Bell Museum
New Museum | Bell Museum  St. Paul, Minnesota
15684 190722  8 Days: To the Moon and Back | PBS: Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. 1h 25m 51s  We think, "This is really cool."

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium Roseville, Minnesota
SeaQuest at Rosedale opens with more than 100 species, some controversy - StarTribune.com May 3, 2019
SeaQuest Video Tour - YouTube
Seaquest Interactive Aquarium Walk Through & Review - YouTube
Take Action: Tell Malls to Refuse Cruel SeaQuest Aquariums PETA
Roseville, Minnesota

# Minnesota State Fair |
MN State Fair photos
7034 140826  The Wackiest State Fair Competitions Around America  Parade, Vi-An Nguyen, 08/16/2014
Llamas in costume -- and other llama tales - YouTube
Llama Competition Among Most Unique At State Fair « CBS Minnesota  08/24/2014
Livestreamed events | 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair  Univ. of Minnesota Extension, Lama costume competition | 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Minnesota State Fair  August 21 - Labor Day, September 1, 2014
State Fair  |  States & D.C.

1st Sun. in October  Twin Cities Marathon

* +#   St. Paul Winter Carnival  | St. Paul Winter Carnival photos

St. Paul Winter Carnival 2004 - Ice Palace (revised photo page): Ice Palace | Ice Harvesting - Ice Block Making for the Ice Palace

^* Voyageurs National Park      Voyageurs 国立公園

Lower 48 Extremes    アラスカ州を除くアメリカ合衆国本土
最北端: The most northern point in the Lower 48: Northwest Angle, Minnesota

Minnesota Sate
| Minneapolis | St. Paul (Capital) |
Largest Cities in Minnesota

Governor of Minnesota - Wikipedia
The inauguration of Governor Walz and the constitutional officers - MPR News  Jan. 7, 2019, MN
Office of Governor - Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Mark Dayton on his 40 years of public service ‘I was part of making things happen’ – Twin Cities  Pioneeer Press, Jan. 4, 2019

Home | Brainerd International Raceway & Resort  Brainerd, MN
a little late posting:  Pritchett, DeJoria, Gray, Savoie are NHRA Nationals champs Brainerd International Raceway & Resort  08/20/2017, Brainerd, MN
2017 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals - YouTube
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals | NHRA
NHRA Brainerd International Raceway 2017 - YouTube
History Is Made At 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals - YouTube
Mello Yello | NHRA
National Hot Rod Association - Wikipedia  NHRA
Minnesota  | 
Sports  2017

National Eagle Center - Wabasha, Minnesota, Wabasha, MN

2843 130808  A Red Fox in the Wild - our photos from our spring birding walk: "We were lucky to see this red fox in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We haven't seen a fox for five years or so."  For more photos on Minnesota's wildlife, click here.
Minnesota Park and Nature Center photo page

13581 171122  President Trump and The First Lady Participate in the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey | whitehouse.gov  video
Minnesota turkeys pardoned by President Trump | KARE11.com
Minnesota Turkey | Minnesota Turkey Growers Association  Minnesota is the 31 turkey producing and processing state in the U.S.
November 23, 2017    Thanksgiving 

Maple Syrup 2018
Maple Syrup Exporters by Country
The World's Top Producers of Maple Syrup - WorldAtlas.com
Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers' Association
Blog | Minnesota Maple Syrup | Minnesota Maple Syrup Blog
Canada  |  Wisconsin  |  Minnesota
Maple Syrup Making

11893 161115  Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern MN  Pioneer Press  
Cougar  |  Minnesota



Minnesota Sports: Minnesota Vikings (NFL), Minnesota Twins (MLB), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), Minnesota Wild (NHL), Minnesota Lynx (WNBA), Minnesota United FC (MLS  Major League Soccer), St. Paul Saints (American Association)
College: Minnesota Golden Gophers
/ Athletics  (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)

15055 190104-0105  Highlights: Minnesota at Wisconsin Big Ten Basketball - YouTube  Jan. 3, 2019, "Border Rivalry Game"
Gophers hang on to snap eight-game losing streak to Badgers with 59-52 win – Twin Cities
Minnesota Defeats wisconsin 59-52 - The Daily Gopher
Wisconsin Badgers frustrated after coming up short in 59-52 loss to Minnesota Golden Gophers Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball | madison.com

Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry - Wikipedia
List of NCAA college football rivalry games - Wikipedia

Rivalry game vs. Wisconsin more about opportunity for Gophers - StarTribune.com  Nov. 2018
Minnesota  |  Wisconsin

12698 170506  Portland is weird? St. Paul is boring? Well, yes and no – Twin Cities
Portland, Oregon  |  St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Travel

born February 27, 1807    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Author, Poet - Biography.com
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Wikipedia  February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882, an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets.
The life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - YouTube
The Song of Hiawatha - Wikipedia
Minnehaha Park (Minneapolis) - Wikipedia  Minnesota
Minnehaha Falls , Minnesota, waterfall. красивый парк в Америке , водопад миннехаха - YouTube
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - FULL Audio Book - YouTube
The Song Of Hiawatha - YouTube

Frozen Minnehaha Falls photo

Minnesota enters the Union - May 11, 1858 - HISTORY.com

born July 24, 1897    Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California - HISTORY  Jan. 11, 1935
Amelia Earhart Hops Foggy Pacific in 18 Hours in Lockheed Vega 1935-01-11 Universal Newsreel - YouTube
Amelia Earhart - First Woman To Fly Alone Mini Bio Biography - YouTube

Amelia Earhart - Wikipedia  born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937, an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Kansas  |  Minnesota  |  Illinois

300 Santee Sioux sentenced to hang in Minnesota - Nov 05, 1862 - HISTORY.com
Dakota War of 1862 - Wikipedia
Henry Hastings Sibley - Wikipedia
Little Crow - Wikipedia
Dakota uprising begins in Minnesota - Aug 17, 1862 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Abraham Lincoln    #16

Minnesota  |  Native Americans

born: February 7, 1885    Sinclair Lewis
An American Nobel Prize in Literature - Nov 05, 1930 - HISTORY.com
Sinclair Lewis - Nobel Lecture The American Fear of Literature - NobelPrize.org
Sinclair Lewis - Wikipedia 
February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951, an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women.
The Sinclair Lewis Society: Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis - Author, Journalist - Biography
Sinclair Lewis: The Conscience of His Generation, Sauk Center MN - YouTube

Sinclair Lewis - IMDb
Minnesota's Famous Celebrities  Sauk Centre, Minnesota
New York in the 1920s (1961 documentary) - YouTube  Meet Sinclair Lewis

Minnesota town burns - Sep 01, 1894 - HISTORY.com
Firestorm: 1894 Hinkley, Minnesota - YouTube

13395 171012  Fire rages in Minnesota - Oct 12, 1918 - HISTORY.com

Leif Erickson Tunnel completes 1,593-mile I-35 - Oct 28, 1992 - HISTORY.com
Duluth, Minnesota
Leif Erikson - Wikipedia  
c. 970 – c. 1020, a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus.
Leif Eriksson - The First European in North America - YouTube

R.I.P.     Kofi Annan    August 18, 2018
born April 8, 1938    Kofi Annan    Gold Coast (now Ghana)

In Memory Of Kofi Annan: Father Of The Modern Corporate Sustainability Movement  Forbes
Kofi Annan: A life of service to people across the world. UN News 

Kofi Annan, Former UN Head And Macalester College Grad, Dies  MSN, CBS Minnesota
Kofi Annan - Wikipedia  8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gold Coast (now Ghana)
  |  Minnesota

Canada’s transcontinental railway completed - Nov 07, 1885 - HISTORY.com
Canadian Pacific Railway - Wikipedia
Canadian_Pacific_Railway#Holiday_Train  1999-   , 
two Holiday Trains that cover 150 stops in Canada and the United States Northeast and Midwest. 
Canada  |  Minnesota

Minnesota's Famous People

Explore America Info

15391 190408-0409 
Final four: Virginia vs. Texas Tech  April 8, 2019
Virginia vs. Texas Tech 2019 National Championship extended highlights - YouTube
Virginia Cavaliers celebrate 2019 National Championship - YouTube
Final Four     April 6 & 8, 2019, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2019 Final Four: Schedule, dates, times, TV channels for the NCAA tournament NCAA.com  
2019 NCAA tournament Bracket, schedule, scores, updates ahead of Final Four | NCAA.com
Final four: Auburn, Alabama vs. Virginia, Virginia;  Texas Tech, Texas vs. Michigan State, Michigan  April 6, 2019

NCAA March Madness (Basketball Tournament) "Final Four"
< http://espn.go.com/  > < http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab > < http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaw  >  Letter 46 | レター  46  (12 & 153) Schedules: < http://www.ncaa.com/ >
List of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four participants - Wikipedia

List of NCAA Division I men's basketball champions - Wikipedia
Sports  2019

6644 140712  Basilica Block Party, Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN  July 11 - 12, 2014
Basilica Block Party Day 1 - YouTube
Goo Goo Dolls - Live in Minneapolis MN - Basilica Block Party 2013 (HD) - YouTube
Matchbox Twenty - Live in Minneapolis MN - Basilica Block Party 2013 (HD) - YouTube

6503 140628  Twin Cities Pride  Annual Pride Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN, June 28-29, 2014
Twin Cities Pride – Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade
Twin Cities Pride – Pride in Concert  Loring Park, June 28, 2014  Artists: Betty Who, Steve Grand, Thelma Houston, Thea Austin
List of LGBT events - Wikipedia

6415 140620  Minnesota Centennial Showboat - Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, University of Minnesota
Padelford Riverboats - Centennial Showboat

University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat! - YouTube
Minnesota Centennial Showboat Virtual Tour - YouTube
Minnesota Centennial Showboat - Wikipedia
Showboat - Wikipedia
Show Boat (1951) - YouTube
Art  |  Music

6693 140718  All-Star Expenses: Making Memories Can Cost You KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul  5 Eyewitness News (ABC), Brandi Powell, 07/14/2014
"$75 million: estimated economic impact"

6682 140716  2014 All-Star Game -- Derek Jeter, Mike Trout lead AL over NL - ESPN  AP, 07/16/2014
6651 140714  2014 Home Run Derby Lineup: Full List of Participants and Preview - Bleacher Report  Sean ODonnell, 07/13/2014   Home Run Derby July 14, 2014

6633 140711  July 15, 2014, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota  2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Events
Events July 11-15, 2014
All-Star Events calendar  Pioneer Press, 07/10/2014
Minnesota Twins complete coverage - StarTribune.com
Letter 66 (English/Japanese)
6396 140618  July 15, 2014, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota  2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Events

6074 140520  Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl, playoff expansion vote tabled | FOX Sports on MSN  AP, 05/20/2014

August 1st: Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Tragedy Aug. 1, 2007, Minneapolis, MN

10297 151015  "Congratulations to your 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx!"
Dynasty: Lynx win third WNBA title, this time in front of fans - StarTribune.com
10-14-15 Indiana Fever @ Minnesota Lynx - WNBA
WNBA Playoffs 2015 presented by Boost Mobile   
Lynx Downtown Parade and Championship Celebration Information - Minnesota Lynx  October 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota Lynx - Wikipedia
Lynx Victory Parade 2011 photos 

3780 131014  WNBA finals - Minnesota Lynx win the title - Victory parade October 14, 2013, Downtown Minneapolis
WNBA.com: Minnesota Lynx WNBA Championship Victory Parade

Lynx celebrate WNBA championship at Target Center Star Tribune

3751 131011  "Congratulations to the Minnesota Lynx on their second WNBA title in three years!"
Lynx sweep Dream, win second WNBA title in three seasons  (ESPN, 10/10/2013, Associated Press)  Duluth, Ga

Oct. 10, 2013  Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx - Recap - October 08, 2013 - ESPN  Minnesota leads 2-0, Game 3 Minnesota @ Atlanta        Minnesota Lynx one win away from WNBA title
see our 2011 Lynx Victory Parade photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota

5639 140412  "Frozen Four"  Union (N.Y.) wins first title with 7-4 victory against top-seed Minnesota  (NCAA, Mike Wisniewski  | AP, 04/12/2014)
2014 Women's Ice Hockey Tournament NCAA.com
University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site - University of Minnesota - Golden Gophers
Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey - Wikipedia
Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey - Wikipedia
Frozen Four: アメリカカレツジアイスホツケートーナメントの4強 (NCAA Hockey Tournament)  Letter 47  | 153  ; レター:   47  |  153   early April or late March

Duluth Air Show
, Duluth MN  100717-0718  Duluth Air Show Photos 

3228 130830  Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 — Calendar — Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internet Cat Video Film Festival - YouTube
World-first cat video film festival - YouTube
our Cat page (Cat Show)

2606 130717  Photos Schwan's USA Cup youth soccer stars play through muggy heat Minnesota in Photos Minnesota Public Radio News
Schwan’s USA CUP International Youth Soccer Tournament, Blaine, Minnesota

3731 131009  I can't stop staring at this photo of Chewbacca running the Twin Cities marathon  (video on City Pages Blogs,
, 10/07/2013)  The Wookiee Chewbacca        Information Resources: Pioneer Press
Chewbacca - Wikipedia
running marathon in costumes - Bing Images
our Reindeer Run photo page
3685 131006  Sunday, October 6, 2013  Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon  Minneapolis to St. Paul, MN
our Twin Cites Marathon photo page

5452 140325  "Our First Snowy Owl!!!": Feb. 8, 2014 Finally we saw our first snowy owl with the help of Pete, a birder. Anoka County, Minnesota Photos:  1  |  2  Snowy Owls hang out; Snowy Owl Photos:  1 (rear view)  |  2  (front view) |  3 (at sunset)
PBS Nature 2012 Magic of the Snowy Owl - YouTube  This video is great!
in Japanese

5073 140216  A snowy-owl bonanza, thanks to a little, stubby-legged Arctic rodent the lemming  (Washington Post, Darryl Fears, 02/16/2014)
Snowy owl hit by bus moved to secret location - The Washington Post  snowy owl photos January and February, 2014
Facts About Snowy Owls - FACT: Snowy owls are diurnal. (About.com Animals / Wildlife, Laura Klappenbach)
Are All Owls Nocturnal?  (Paw Nation, Ruth Nix - Demand Media)
Snowy Owl - Wikipedia
Baby Snowy Owl - Bing Images
snowy owl chicks - Bing Images
5013 140209  Feb. 9, 2014  "Nature Notes"  "So Cool!!!, Yesterday we finally saw our first snowy owl with Pete's help. Pete, thanks so much for your tour to that snowy owl." We'll post some photos of the snowy owl later.
4697 140110  Snowy Owl vs. Peregrine Falcon - Cape May, New Jersey  (vimeo, Tom Johnson, 12/02/2014; Birdchick)
Snowy Owl - Cape May, New Jersey  (vimeo, Tom Johnson, December 2014) We love to see this snowy owl walking on the sand.
Who? Where? Snowy owls are flocking to East Coast  (CBS News, Jim Alxelrod, 01/09/2014; info from Julie)
Note:  We've never seen snowy owls before.

5731 140421  White House Easter Egg Roll Highlights 2014 The White House  Washington, D.C.
2014 Pioneer Press Peeps contest winners  04/19/2014  Minnesota
Hunky Jesus Contest San Francisco's Annual Easter Tradition Hits This Sunday (PHOTOS)  (Huffington Post, Aaron Sankin, 04/01/2014)  San Francisco, California
The 2014 Hunky Jesus competition in San Francisco  (SFGate, 04/21/2014)


5922 140508  Minnesota Beethoven Festival
MN Beethoven Festival: Sir James Galway - Visit Winona
Winona, Minnesota - Wikipedia

6288 140608  Metropolitan Council - June 14, 2014 Grand opening for METRO Green Line  Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota
METRO Green Line - Wikipedia
Trains page

6378 140617  Northern Spark 2014 Trebuchet - YouTube
Northern Spark 2014 Walker Art Center - YouTube
Northern Spark 2013 Video Art - YouTube
Northern Spark 2012 - YouTube  
Crazy Cardboard Towers Bring Ornament Back to Architecture Design WIRED  Tim Maly | Permalink, 11.05.12
Northern Spark 2011 - YouTube
6354 140614  Northern Spark expected to draw thousands to downtown Minneapolis -
(KARE11, Pat Evans, 06/13/2014)
Northern Spark 2014  June 14, 2014, 9:01 p.m. (sunset) - 5:26 a.m. (sunrise) 
Northern Spark - Recap - Too Cool - YouTube
Northern Spark house fire St. Paul 2013 - YouTube
Northern Spark Promo - YouTube

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Eelpout Festival - February 20th - 23rd, 2020
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1. Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, 2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3. Boston, Massachusetts, 4. Portland, Oregon, 5. Columbus, Ohio, 6. Denver, Colorado, 7. (tie) Seattle, Washington, 7 (tie) Cincinnati, Ohio, 9. Kansas City, Missouri, 10. San Jose, California

Photos: 10 most stressed out cities - chicagotribune.com 
1. Washington, D.C., 2. New York City, New York, 3. Miami, Florida, 4. San Francisco, California, 5. Jersey City, New Jersey, 6. Oakland, California, 7. Chicago, Illinois, 8. Newark, New Jersey, 9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10. Los Angels, California

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*  Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
+  Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
^ “Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21
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