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Minnesota Legacy Short | Charles Lindbergh State Park: Little Falls, MN

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World famous aviator Charles Lindbergh developed his love of nature and flying in his hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota. Today, his childhood home and family farm have become a place where visitors step back in time to experience life at the dawn of the modern age.

One Shining Moment | State Standouts

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Listen to the recollections of the all-time State B starting five: Henry Milkey, David “Butch” Lince, Jerry Pyle, John Rygg, and Scott Guldseth; and learn about some of the other statistical leaders. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

Indian Pride | Advocacy | Part 2

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In an interview with Joe Garcia, governor of Ohkay Owingeh and president of the National Congress of American Indians, JuniKae Randall asks questions about the history of the Congress, how the organization managed to be inclusive of all Indian tribes, and the organization's goals for the future. 

The Bank of North Dakota | Economic Independence

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Learn about the Bank of North Dakota that was created during early 1900s in order to diversify the economy and regain control of its financial future.

It's All Earth and Sky | Sugar Beet Farming

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Watch how Henry Schmick, Cheyenne, WY, describes the traditional methods of raising and harvesting sugar beets.

One Shining Moment | Great Teams and Dynasties - Part II

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Watch clips of the Hillsboro, New Town, Linton, Newburg, Munich, Watford City, Mayville-Portland, Casselton, Hettinger, Minot Ryan basketball teams from great games over the years. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

Indian Pride, Education: Part 3

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 Avery Denny, an instructor at Diné College in New Mexico, tells a story about Coyote, who learns an important lesson about individuality.

Our State Fair | The State Fair as a Family Agricultural Event

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From its early history and original four locations, ND State Fair has been officially located in Minot since 1965 and preserves its roots as an agricultural event for the whole family. The State Fair has humble origins, starting out as the Northwest Agriculture, Livestock, and Fair Association first held in Seotember, 1922.

Our State Fair takes an in-depth look at the history of the North Dakota State Fair. It starts with its humble beginnings in the 1920s when four different cities claimed to host the “State Fair,” to the decision by the 1965 state legislature to award the official state fair to Minot, through the immense growth of the fair in the 1970s and 1980s. The documentary focuses on the agricultural aspects of the fair, youngsters from all over the state bringing their prize animals to compete. It also reminds us of why the North Dakota State Fair is so special--and recalls the magic of the midway, the grandstand, and those memories from childhood that never fade away.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Icelandic Heritage

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Gudmundson and Bill Holm talk of their friendship and the photographer’s first trip to Iceland and his own ancestral landscapes.

Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, Rollag MN

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Since 1954, giant iron machines have been roaring back to life each Labor Day weekend in Rollag, Minnesota. The Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion attracts thousands of visitors each year with its 210 acres of exhibits and demonstrations. Almost nothing is static, as workers have meticulously restored and revived vintage equipment. Enjoy a glimpse of the sights and sounds of Rollag.

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