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Local blog recognizes local cooks

December 18, 2008

It’s fun to see the reach of the Sesqui events. Just last week I noticed that Phyllis Erickson and Peggy Metz were recognized in their local Starbuck blog becuase they will have their recipes featured in a cookbook sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Commission.

The cookbook does make a great gift!


Oxcart Trail update

July 28, 2008

Orlin and his family are about 20 miles south of Motley along Highway 10.  They plan to leave tomorrow morning and they will try to make it to Little Falls close to 3 p.m.  Watch for more updates as they continue their journey along the Pembina Trail.

Minnesota Minute Online Video Contest – Now through September 1, 2008

July 9, 2008

The Bell Museum of Natural History is sponsoring an online video contest with great prizes as part of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Celebration. Post a 1-5 minute video to YouTube and add the tag “MyMinnesotaMinute” to submit. The Bell Museum is especially looking for videos about people making a difference for the future of Minnesota’s natural environment.

Take a Minnesota Minute. Protect our natural world for tomorrow.

If you are able to post to websites or local cable education tv and you’d like to run a visual, the Bell Museum has posted a “how to” video and other clips for TV on YouTube.

AND, if you’re interested in the juncture between technology and the outdoors, create and post a Minnesota Minute video of your own!

June 5, 1959

June 5, 2008

Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing HS in Minnesota (Learn more)

June 3, 1967

June 3, 2008

William “Bill” Carlucci, rower and winner of 1996 Olympics bronze, is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Learn more)

June 2, 2007

June 2, 2008

More than 200 people attended the ground-breaking ceremony for a $50 million expansion of Treasure Island Resort & Casino. (Learn more)

June 1, 1857

June 1, 2008

An election in Minnesota Territory to select Republican and Democratic delegates to a state constitutional convention was held on June 1, 1857. (Learn more)

So you think you’re a Minnesotan? Top 150 things to do in MN, 1-10

January 3, 2008


Welcome to 2008! This year will be filled with fun activities, especially since it’s the 150th anniversary of Minnesota!

10. Go downhill skiing at one of the local ski resorts.
9. Check out a Wilds game at the Xcel Energy Center.
8. Take a family trip and go Ice Fishing.
7. Be sure to make it to the Winter Carnival this year, going on Jan, 23rd-Feb. 3rd.
6. Go back to your childhood days and pull out the sleds!
5. Check out the Roseville Jazz Festival on January 12th.
4. Try a new class, whether it is cooking, exercise or knitting, community service centers offer all types of new classes with the New Year!
3. Take advantage of all the after Christmas sales with a visit to the Mall of America!
2. Spend a weekend at “the cabin up north”; drink hot chocolate and sleep by the fireplace
1. Spend time with the ones you love and be sure to take advantage of all the events going on for the Sesquicentennial!

Posted by: Laura Baratto, Minnesota Sesquicentennial Fellow

So you think you’re a Minnesotan? Top 150 things to do in MN, 11-20

November 24, 2007

We are getting down to the last activities to participate in; make sure you take advantage of this great State and do one of these activities this week! The cold weather brings more opportunity for us to have fun in Minnesota!


20. Since Thanksgiving is over, its time to set up the Christmas tree; spend time with the children while decorating it!
19. Instead of fighting the crowd at the malls; cuddle up by the fire and watch your favorite Holiday movie.
18. Since some counties have had a few snow falls, be sure to attempt to build a snowman, at least one time this winter.
17. Visit a local ski, tube and snowboard hill, such as Buck Hill and try at least one of the activities.
16. Get tickets to a local Holiday show, the music is sure to get you in the Holiday mood!
15. Once the lakes freeze solid, drill a hole in the ice and go ice fishing.
14. Get some of your buddies together and go snowmobiling….make sure you wear a helmet!
13. Watch Christmas Vacation with friends or family; its sure to keep you laughing for hours
12. Round up some friends to Christmas carol with!
11. Make home made egg-nog

posted by: Laura Baratto, MN Sesquicentennial Fellow

So you think you’re a Minnesotan? Top 150 things to do in Minnesota 21-30

November 9, 2007


We have been lucky this past week with nice weather, but I definitely feel a cold front approaching. I actually think I felt snow yesterday! Here are some fun ways to spend these cooler days this week:

30. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors by taking a horseback ride through the countryside
29. Be sure to bake pumpkin seeds, and top them with your favorite spices!
28. Cuddle up in the living room with hot apple cider and watch your favorite movie
27. Take a horse and buggy ride in downtown Minneapolis
26. Host or attend a wild game feed, hunting season is the pretty opportunity to taste new food!
25. Attend a swing dance lesson, with the holidays just around the corner; it is never too early to start working on your dancing skills!
24. Prepare your ice fishing gear; it won’t be long until the lakes are frozen
23. Plan an event for the St. Paul winter carnival taking place in January 2008.
22. Go for a weekend get away at a near by bed and breakfast
21. Take the children to the Park at Mall of America