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Minnesota film aims to help deaf women facing breast cancer

2011
Feb 11, 2011

Learning you have breast cancer is never easy, but for members of the deaf community, the diagnosis can be particularly isolating. Now a group of Minnesota film makers are trying to change that with a documentary called "Signing On." The film will be previewed this weekend in St.

Reimagining Sitting Bull: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

2010
Dec 5, 2010

Every December, the Lakota remember the life and death of Sitting Bull. History has cast him primarily as a warrior, but Krista Tippett discovers in Sitting Bull's living legacy, a very different character from history's celebrity warrior chief who vanquished Custer.

Conferences considers how arts and medicine can be blended

2010
Apr 27, 2010

The 21st Annual International Arts in Healthcare conference is happening now.  It's entitled "Partners in Health", and it runs through Saturday at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Commentator Peter Smith excludes the sauna from good Finnish things

2008
Jul 22, 2008

Finnish music will fill the air in Duluth tomorrow when Finnfest begins. Finnfest is an annual celebration of all thing Finnish. But Commentator Peter Smith feels there is one Finnish tradition that there is no need to celebrate...The Sauna.

Sigurd Olson's historic cabin named to the National Register of Historic Places

2008
May 6, 2008

The cabin in wilderness writer Sigurd Olson's "Listening Point" has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Olson wrote nine books, including "The Singing Wilderness" and "Listening Point," named after a spot on an island in Burntside Lake.

Jesse Ventura's new book called into question

2008
Jan 3, 2008

A spokesman for the Central Intellegence Agency confirms that agents met with then-Governor Jesse Ventura in 1999. In a new book, Ventura claims 23 CIA agents grilled him about his campaign shortly after taking office. The St.

Jesse Ventura's new book "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me"

2008
Jan 3, 2008

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is raising a few eyebrows with claims in a new book about his dealings the Central Intelligence Agency. The St.

Hmong woman interviews her mother about fitting in in America

2007
Dec 7, 2007

She was just days old when her family came to the United States in 1976. They were part of the first wave of Hmong refugees to come to the United States. Now, the family has lived here far longer than they lived in Laos. Pakou fits in quite well in her community.

A new guidebook for North Shore hikers: "Gooseberry Falls to Grand Portage: A Walking Guide to the Hiking Trails in Minnesota's North Shore State Parks"

2007
Sep 24, 2007

If you've ever walked along the North Shore of Lake Superior, you might have wondered how the rugged scenery came to be. A geologist and a naturalist have teamed up to write a guidebook for hikers in the eight state parks along the North Shore.

Hmong farmers isolated from the rest of agriculture

2007
Jul 19, 2007

Visit any farmer's market in the Twin Cities and you're likely to see Hmong vendors selling rasberries, sweet onions, and a host of other produce they've grown. Farming runs deep in the Hmong culture. However, many Hmong farmers are isolated both by culture and language from the rest of U.S.

St. Paul author Norma Sommerdorf

2007
Jun 26, 2007

St. Paul author Norma Sommerdorf has written a story about an teenage girl from an immigrant family who lives near the Red River and is forced to grow up too quickly.

Macalester teacher Wang Ping on her new book of short stories

2007
May 1, 2007

Wang Ping has an intimidating resume. She teaches creative writing at Macalester College in St Paul. She's published fiction, poetry, and an acclaimed book on the Chinese tradition of footbinding.

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