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Finding Minnesota: Whitewater Rafting On The Kettle River

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the past, Minnesotans wanting to whitewater raft have always had to travel out west.

That is no longer the case. Thrill seekers only need to head to northern Minnesota. 532 more words


Finding Minnesota: Owatonna's Old Train Depot

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Long before there was light rail, buses or subways, trains pioneered the concept of mass transit.

The railroad system was vital to the development of the United States — and one man in Owatonna does not want us to forget its place in history. 427 more words


Finding Minnesota: Dusty The Volunteer Dog

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A nursing home in western Minnesota is honoring an unexpected volunteer.

Dusty, a shih tzu dog, was recognized as the March volunteer of the month at Johnson Memorial Health Services. 515 more words


Finding Minnesota: Paul's Barber Shop

BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — There was a time when nearly every town had a barber shop.

As salons and other retailers expanded, the number of old-time barber shops began to shrink. 517 more words


Finding Minnesota: Gold Prospecting In The Midwest Region

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans looking to strike it rich may not need to look any further than the Iron Range.

Last year, the DNR announced the discovery of gold grains and small gold deposits up near Lake Vermillion. 573 more words


Finding Minnesota: The History Of Munsingwear Underwear

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Underwear is often an afterthought in our day-to-day life, but it gets a little more attention at the Minnesota History Center. 433 more words


Finding Minnesota: Ruth Klossner’s Moo-seum

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is home to the largest ball of twine, the biggest gingerbread house and the largest cow collection in the world.

Last summer, The Guinness Book of World Records certified Ruth Klossner’s cow collection in Bernadotte, Minnesota, as the largest in the world. 577 more words