B) On Sept. 11, 1971, the first Minnesota Renaissance Festival opens at Lake Grace in Jonathan. In 1975, magicians Penn & Teller would perform their first show there in August of that year. While we couldn't find actual footage of that performance, we hope this clip will give a taste of what they were probably up to:
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Fire breaks out at Renaissance Festival food vendors
Rogue's Chicken was destroyed and other nearby food vendors were damaged as six area fire departments converged on the festival.
Fire at Renaissance Festival burns down chicken shack, scorches food vendors
Multiple fire departments converged on the festival in Shakopee Friday morning after a fire reportedly started in a chicken shack. Fox 9 says the fire affected about six booths before firefighters got it under control. KSTP reports the festival will be open as usual this weekend.
How many people attended Duluth's first Bayfront Blues Festival?
One of the highlights of summer in the Northland occurs when music fans flock to the Duluth lake shore for the Bayfront Blues Festival. When this year's version rolls around at the end of next week, the three-day event will likely draw 50,000 or maybe even 60,000 people. But when the inaugural festival was held on this date in 1989 attendance was more modest. How many people were at that first festival? A. 50 B. 600 C. 1,000 Click on the headline above for the answer ...
Which major Minnesota river did Congress rename in 1852?
On June 19, 1852, Congress renamed a major Minnesota river to bring it back to its roots. Which river? A) Mississippi River B) Red River C) Minnesota River For the answer, click on the headline above.
Trampled by Turtles makes national TV debut on "Late Show with David Letterman"
The five-member band from Duluth performed the song "Alone" from their new album "Stars and Satellites." Trampled by Turtles had plans to play on the late-night talk show this summer, but a cancellation moved-up their network TV debut.
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