April 27, 2013 by Mark
The annual Spring Hobby Show and Sale, presented by the Twin City Model Railroad Museum, will take place this year on National Train Day – a date dedicated to illustrating the rich history of this particular mode of transport in the [Read more]
March 20, 2013 by James
The ‘DIY Printing Presses not Required’ exhibit is currently showing at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) and is a celebration of printmakers who basically make their own rules – often using non-traditional printing methods to [Read more]
February 11, 2013 by Sarah
Hockey is one of the most popular sports in North America and is big business. The ‘Let’s Play Hockey Expo’ is the largest consumer hockey-related trade show in the United States and is returning to [Read more]
January 1, 2013 by Mark
A now rare species of butterfly that was once a common resident of the Minnesota prairies could experience a resurgence – thanks to a program headed by a Minnesota biologist.
The small butterfly larvae, numbering 20 in [Read more]
December 7, 2012 by James
For years, a few rocks brought back to earth during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sat in a dusty storage room in St. Paul’s Veteran’s Service Building.
The rocks were part of a large collection brought back from the moon by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin in 1969. Then President Richard Nixon distributed them as gifts to 135 countries around the world and to each of the 50 states.
Recently, members of the National Guard found Minnesota’s rocks and have donated them to the Minnesota Historical Society.
The find is particularly important as quite a few of the moon rocks from that very first landing in July of 1969 are unaccounted for. Some have been misplaced, stolen, or simply thrown away. It is rumored that some moon rocks would fetch as much as $5m a piece on the black market.
Joseph Gutheinz, a Texas attorney who is leading a project to recover all the moon rocks from the Apollo 11 mission, says the rocks are important to the history of modern America. He said:
“When I think of Minnesota’s moon rocks coming back, I think of little kids seeing them and being inspired to be an astronaut or do something big with their lives. It’s one of the reasons the moon rocks are so special — they inspire the imagination beyond.”
Catalog printing of items such as this is always advised, with multiple copies of catalogs available to everyone who receives a once-in-a-lifetime gift such as this.
November 5, 2012 by Mark
Ever since Ford Motors closed its assembly plant in St. Paul, the 135-acre parcel of land has sat vacant. Now, a group calling itself The Ford Site Planning Task Force is attempting to have the site [Read more]
October 23, 2012 by Mark
A historic piece of metal architecture that one graced the streets of St. Paul has been rescued and will be “saved and restored”, said Jerry Hammer, general manager of the Minnesota State Fair, last [Read more]
September 4, 2012 by James
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, with headquarters in St. Paul, has announced its new chair for the [Read more]
August 24, 2012 by James
The 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way was crowned on August 22 during a ceremony held at the Minnesota State Fairground, situated between St Paul and [Read more]
July 15, 2012 by Mark
The tide is turning on the dolphin display at the Discover Bay Aquarium.
With one dolphin gone and [Read more]