Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest For a taste of history, try milling about Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum The riverfront milling district is ripe for re-discovery, with the striking Mill City Museum built into the limestone ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jennifer Rude Klett, Special to the Journal Sentinel Published 8:00 a.m. CT May 4, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE If the inside of a stadium or shopping mall is all you’ve seen of Minneapolis lately, … [Read more...] about For a taste of history, try milling about Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum
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The children and their families sat down and looked up as the lights dimmed. “We’re actually going to go out in space,” said a disembodied voice. So, while their bodies remained at the recent summer camp preview at the Bell Museum’s planetarium, their imaginations were launched toward a planet far, far away. “Let’s head to Jupiter!” said the voice. “I think you’re the first audience to go to Jupiter here at the Bell Planetarium.” The rest of us will have to wait a bit longer for launch day: The new museum — which is still under construction, despite that limited sneak peek for campers — is scheduled to officially open to the general public with a grand opening celebration on the weekend of July 13-15. “We’re really excited to welcome everyone back this summer,” said Denise Young, the Bell’s executive director, during a recent presentation at Northrop at the University of Minnesota. By that … [Read more...] about Bell Museum and its fancy new planetarium will open for campers, then the rest of us
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]), and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Wednesday morning. HOT IN HILLARYLAND – “Hillary’s launch delay,” by Annie Karni: After Hillary’s YouTube video and roundtable events, “[a] more traditional big-picture speech and rally outlining Clinton’s vision for the country’s future and her reason for running, the campaign [had] said, would follow in May. But the formal rollout is now being ...pushed back at least until June, for ... a desire to spend more time on fundraising and fleshing out policy positions before inviting more ... scrutiny.” http://politi.co/1Go4OWe Story Continued Below -- “Clinton says her Iraq war vote was a ‘mistake,’” by Adam B. Lerner: “‘I made it very clear that I made a mistake, plain and simple. And I have written about it in my book, I have talked about it in the past,’ Clinton told reporters ... … [Read more...] about D.C. RANKED #1 FITTEST CITY –HILLARY delays kickoff bash, hires DREAMer as Latino outreach director — CHRISTINA REYNOLDS starts in Brooklyn – NEWT goes global — B’DAY: Walter Isaacson, Jon Meacham,
Last weekend was the second-ever Northern Spark, a dusk-till-dawn smorgasbord of art happenings throughout Minneapolis. The night was filled with performances, exhibitions, installations and interactive experiences in five "zones." But Northern Spark seemed to have more to do with the idea of experiencing the city at night, outdoors. The experience of strolling around a city ablaze with people, performers and pop-up art felt refreshingly European. -Jahna Peloquin Zone D: MCAD-MIA: 9 p.m. Sat At the MCAD/MIA consortium, giant papier-mâchè puppets tromped around, and a "Palace of Wonder" felt like some Jim Henson-ian hell on acid. Yarn-bomb provocateur HOTTEA's indoor installation had golden yarn cascading from the ceiling, creating a church-like, sun-shower illusion for those lying on the ground beneath it. A disco ball constructed outdoors (Aaron Dysart's "Celebrate") gave the illusion of a dance party under the stars. -Jahna Peloquin ZONE A: TEN SECOND FILM FESTIVAL, 10 P.M. … [Read more...] about The Crawl: Northern Spark: What just happened??
If summers in Minnesota were meausured in seashells, we'd have a handful of broken and chipped sand dollars we treasured like gold. Like our too-short summers, seashells are magical, fragile, otherworldly formations, totally flattened and pancaked by the weight of everything between it. August can feel like the month of anxious. There are a million things to do before autumn dances its way into summer's private party. But if you make a list, my mom says, everything will be just fine. So before we bid our sand dollar summers adieu, here are a few not-to-be-missed gems to honor our sweetest season. 1. Go to Sea Salt at least twice. Tip: Go to the drink line first, just around the corner from the food line. Get a beer or a carafe of wine. Meet your neighbors. Have strange conversations about why you prefer black licorice over red. Discover you could be lifelong friends. 2. Visit St. Anthony Falls Water Power … [Read more...] about Top 9 things to do before August ends