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'Professor, mentor, carpenter and friend:' Mark Heistad remembered

Former MPR News host and reporter Mark Heistad might be best remembered for the radio documentaries about Minnesota's history that he produced and hosted for MPR. Those programs ranged from explorations of the labor movement in Minnesota, to the life of former Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, to the history of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Please take a moment and listen to his work.

Classical Minnesota Public Radio Presents: Minnesota Varsity 2017

Classical Minnesota Public Radio Presents: Minnesota Varsity 2017

April 30
5:00 pm CT
The Fitzgerald Theater (Live Broadcast on Classical MPR)

Five Featured Artists and two Featured Composers have been selected to perform and have their compositions premiered at the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert!

The concert is free and open to the public. The Fitzgerald Showcase Event will be broadcast live. Advance reservations are encouraged.

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