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Tim Penny Penny

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

A campaign pin made out of a penny to support the gubernatorial campaign of Tim Penny in 2002. Obtained at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Bracelet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A beaded bracelet designed and made by Minnesota sculptor Judy Onofrio in 2004.

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Convention Confetti

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A collection of confetti from 2008 Republican National Convention, held at the Xcel Energy Center, which was dropped after John McCain gave his presidential nomination acceptance speech on 09/04/2008.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this confetti in our collections database.

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Arrowhead Milk

Monday, January 25th, 2016

An Arrowhead brand milk carton made by Franklin Foods, Inc. of Duluth, Minnesota, circa 2000.

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3-M Hourglass

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Hourglass, box, information card and information sheet commemorating the centennial of 3M in 2002. The card reads in part, “This unique, commemorative hourglass contains finely ground rock mined from 3M’s original Crystal Bay site. 3M was founded to mine this mineral which was believed to be corundum – but is actually a rock known as anorthosite.”

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this hourglass in our collections database.

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Sky Blue Waters Quilt

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A Minnesota themed Baltimore Album style quilt made in 2003. The blocks represent Minnesota events, ethnic groups and icons, as well as flora and fauna representative of the state.

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Andersen Windows and Doors Sign

Friday, November 6th, 2015

A metal sign advertising Andersen Windows and Doors. Manufactured by Budget Sign of St. Paul, Minnesota in 2005.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this sign in our collections database.

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Mauer Fan

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

A paperboard fan with a full-sized color photograph showing the head of Minnesota Twin’s player Joe Mauer. Back of fan features an advertisement for Qwest high-speed internet. Fan was distributed at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this fan in our collections database.

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MSP Map

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

A hand-drawn color map of Minneapolis and St. Paul listing the “101 neighborhoods of Minneapolis and the 127 neighborhoods of St. Paul”. Drawn by Rosalind Lyons and published by Big Stick in 2003.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this map in our collections database.

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Veto Stamp

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

A “veto” stamp used by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, retailed by Corner Marking Company, St. Paul, Minnesota. Used from 2003 to 2010.

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