The Root Cellar

Series produced by KSRQ

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Jim and Jan Strandlie explore Minnesota history and northern Minnesota arts, culture, and folklore in this weekly show from KSRQ, Thief River Falls.

Jim and Jan Strandlie explore Minnesota history and northern Minnesota arts, culture, and folklore in this weekly show from KSRQ, Thief River Falls.


45 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Details of the attempted assassination of a Congresswoman.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 17:26
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With the 66th state boys hockey tournament conducted in St. Paul this year, The Root Cellar takes a look at the history of this tourney in "The Sta...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 16:09
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Causes of the Great Depression and what life was like during that period.

  • Added: May 24, 2011
  • Length: 17:28
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Edgar Hetten of Northwest Minnesota passed away recently. He is credited with starting the snowmobile industry.

  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 16:45
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Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants" is set during World War I. This show looks at the war's impact on Minnesota.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2010
  • Length: 16:58
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The largest open pit mines in the world were located in Hibbing, Minnesota. This drove the region's economy and in early days, the iron range was v...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:43
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Deerhunting in Minnesota boosts the economy, brings tourism to the state, and is strong in promoting family and traditions. Governor Tim Pawlenty p...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:14
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Hubert H. Humphrey was Minnesota's "favorite son". He championed the issue of civil rights. One could consider Coya Knutson Minnesota's "favorite d...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 18:35
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he Root Cellar: The Historic Northwest & Marvin Visitors Center

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 17:02
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The Minnesota state fair began in 1859 and has now grown to cover 320 acres. The Minnesota State Fair is one of the most visited fairs in the count...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:59
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In 1894 Hamilton Harris Judson started an experiment with rural free mail delivery in Farmington, Minnesota. It afforded farmers to receive daily d...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 19:08
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Oliver H. Kelley was the founder of the agricultural faternity. A farmer who moved from Boston to Elk River, Minnesota, Kelley founded the National...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:20
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Garrison Keillor is a humorist, columnist, storyteller, and musician who represents Minnesota to listeners of his radio show, "A Prairie Home Compa...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:05
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In the early 1950's, Sister Kenny developed a successful program to restore polio patients' strength and mobility. Jan tells of this most controver...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:37
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Jim talks about his travel to Memphis, Tennessee to the US and Canadian Forum of the Lions Club. Also on this show: Joseph Watkins was a trailblaze...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 13:52
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Jim tells of the roots of Buffalo Point Resort at Lake of the Woods, MN. Also in this show: Jan tells several comical Thanksgiving stories.

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 13:16
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Jim tells of many aspects of Christmas, including the history of Santa Claus, helping those less fortunate, traditions of Christmas, the Christmas ...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:01
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John Ireland was born in Ireland and immigrated to Minnesota in 1852. He was ordained a priest and was responsible for building many Catholic schoo...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:19
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The Root Cellar: Rivers & Rice

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:41
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Betty Crocker is a Minnesota icon. The ficticious homemaker is now 85 years old and continues to give us tips and recipes for quality food preparat...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:57