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The Sculpture Garden is getting a giant blue chicken (and 15 other new works)

When the Walker Art Center’s Sculpture Garden opens again in the summer of 2017, there will be a 20-foot-tall blue chicken sculpture in the northern end – one of 16 pieces being added to the...

January 22, 2016

Beer garden, soccer park projects among finalists for slice of $5M cash pot

A pop-up beer garden tour and a new park for soccer are among the ideas in the running for a slice of a $5 million cash pot for projects designed to make cities “more successful.” The...

January 12, 2016

Rock the Garden music festival names its temporary home for 2016

#rockthegarden2015 A photo posted by Taylor Nicole Graham (@taylorngraham1) on Jun 27, 2015 at 5:43pm PDT Rock the Garden is getting away from its garden, at least for this year. The Twin Cities...

January 07, 2016

The Historical Society just doled out $291K to help save history

A collection of World War II oral history interviews are now headed for a computer, keeping them saved and accessible to the public. The Pine County Historical Society might soon be able to store...

December 04, 2015

Giving back: Minnesota Orchestra gets $250K gift – from its own musicians

It’s often said that you get out of your career what you put into it. If that’s true, the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have a fulfilling job indeed – they’ve just gifted...

December 03, 2015

Ahead of huge concert, Rhymesayers pledges to take on more female acts

Just a few days before its massive 20th Anniversary Concert at Target Center, Minneapolis hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment has responded frankly to criticism from one of its former artists...

December 02, 2015

Twin Cities theater one of only 100 to show special version of new Tarantino movie

A Twin Cities movie theater will be one of just 100 in North America to show a special, panoramic version of Quentin Tarantino’s new picture, “The Hateful Eight.” The AMC Theater...

December 01, 2015


Rural Aspirations

The Blandin Foundation funds efforts to build the rural economy and strengthen the social fabric of small communities.

November 25, 2015

A year after wife's death, farmer harvests sunflowers he planted in her memory

On Nov. 17, 2014, Babette Jaquish passed away from cancer. A year later, her husband is making good on a promise he made to her. We wrote earlier this year about Wisconsin farmer Don Jaquish Jr...

November 25, 2015


Are You Ready For WeDo? It's Here

Minneapolis' newest cultural district has a flashy name and a goal of reviving the areas around Hennepin Avenue from the river to the Walker.

November 19, 2015

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