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Photo courtesy the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum
Photo courtesy the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum
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First Triplets Born At St. Cloud Hospital – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD - May 25th, 1953 – First Triplets born at the St. Cloud Hospital

The first triplets were born at the St. Cloud Hospital since it opened in its current location arrived on May 25th, 1953. The three boys,

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1908 photo of students and teacher from School District 89 in Millwood Township (Photo Courtesy of Stearns History Museum)
1908 photo of students and teacher from School District 89 in Millwood Township (Photo Courtesy of Stearns History Museum)
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One Room Schoolhouses Closed – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

UNDATED - May 24th, 1967 – Consolidation of one-room schoolhouses

One room school houses are an image the majority of Minnesotans are familiar with. Either visiting one on a field trip or actually having attended a similar school, the image is a fond one of our Minnesotan roots. For the single

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1927 photo of Charles Lindbergh (Stearns History Museum)
1927 photo of Charles Lindbergh (Stearns History Museum)
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Charles Lindbergh Flies Across The Atlantic Ocean – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Lindbergh made his name in a small single engine plane with five sandwiches and a quarter of water. The twenty-five year old Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic non-stop flight from New York to Paris may have taken thirty-three hours, yet his fame is still recognized today.

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1964 photo of Francis Xavier Pierz (Stearns History Museum)
1964 photo of Francis Xavier Pierz (Stearns History Museum)
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Benedictine Monks Arrive In St. Cloud – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

After a tedious journey by steamboat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi, the fathers arrived in St. Cloud on May 20, 1856, one hundred and fifty five years ago today. This arrival inaugurated one of the more fascinating chapters in the religious history of St. Cloud.

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Best Brad Paisley TV Performances – Our Top Five

Brad Paisley's onstage charm extends beyond the road and even to his performances on awards shows and TV specials. Paisley overcomes the limits of the medium, showing off his singing and powerhouse guitar playing while continuing to prove himself one of the most likable and engaging performers in country music.

We put together this list of the top five Paisley TV performances of all time. Tell us what you think.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Brad Paisley on Carrie Underwood – ‘I Don’t Think There’s a Better Singer Than Her’

Taste of Country got an exclusive interview with Brad Paisley this week, in which, among other things, the country superstar talks about how Carrie Underwood has become his go-to duet partner.

"She’s probably pretty much my first choice to sing with when it comes to a duet with a woman like that. I mean, we just sort of share the same values and get along that well," Paisley tells Taste of Country. "I just don’t think there’s a better singer than her, so it’s sort of selfish to be able to sing with her and perform."

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame
Larry Busacca, Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame
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Brad Paisley’s 5 Best Country Duets [VIDEO]

Brad Paisley's newest record, This is Country Music, plays like a country rock mix tape curated and orchestrated by Paisley himself. It's packed with guest appearances from the likes of coiffed guitar acrobat Marty Stuart, classic rock crooner Don Henley and, of course, Paisley's go-to duet partner these days, Carrie Underwood. Plus, Clint Eastwood whistles the melody to the instrumental 'Eastwood.' If that sounds like the most awesome thing ever, well, what can we say?

Not that it's anything new for the 'Celebrity' singer - he's put together some great collaborations in his day. Check out our list of the five best Paisley duets of all time.

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1970 Vietnam War Protest March in downtown St. Cloud (Stearns History Museum)
1970 Vietnam War Protest March in downtown St. Cloud (Stearns History Museum)
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A Vietnam War Protest was held in St. Cloud – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD - May 5, 1970 - When the United States first began fighting the Vietnam War, there was a lot of support from the public and Congress. But, as the war dragged on, more and more people began to question and protest U

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Miranda Lambert at the 2011 ACM Awards
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2011 ACM Winners: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift Honored

Taylor Swift can add yet another trophy to her already-full mantle. The 21-year-old singer won Entertainer of the Year at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday evening in Las Vegas.

The big winner of the night, though, was Miranda Lambert, whose Grammy-winning song ÔThe House That Built MeÕ took home awards for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Lambert also won Top Female Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row.

Fresh off their success at the Grammys in February, Lady Antebellum racked up the award for Album of the Year, as well as Top Vocal Group of the Year.

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