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Minneapolis vs. St. Paul: Why the Rivalry?

Minneapolis vs. St. Paul: Why the Rivalry?

May 12, 2020

Minneapolis vs. St. Paul. It's a divide that has raged on for more than a century. Today, it's more a lighthearted debate, but back in the day, things got contentious on either side of the Mississippi River. So, how did this rivalry form? Host Ellery McCardle talks with two representatives from the Minnesota Historical Society. Dave Stevens works at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, and Jessica Sutherland is with the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, to square off in a friendly debate, and give some historical insight.

How Did the Spoonbridge and Cherry Become So Iconic?

How Did the Spoonbridge and Cherry Become So Iconic?

May 5, 2020
Minneapolis is known for embracing the arts with numerous museums around the city. But one piece of work has stood out for more than 30 years. In the late 1980s, the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture has become a Minnesota icon. So, how did it become so famous? Host Ellery McCardle talks with Siri Engberg, of the Walker Art Center, about the history of this sculpture and its legacy.

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