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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Fort Snelling is Minnesota’s first national Historic Landmark. It’s reopening to the public this Memorial Day weekend after more than two years of rehabilitation. And among the changes is a new interpretive plan that doesn’t shy away from unfortunate chapters in the fort’s past as it relates to the native population, Japanese Americans and others. Here to discuss the improvements and what you can see during a visit is Dr. William Convery, director of research at the Minnesota Historical Society. ~~~ Farmers in the Midwest are gearing up for a fight over pipelines cutting through their land.Three companies are proposing to use pipelines to move carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol plants. It recalls the experience farmers had with the Dakota Access Pipeline as Harvest Public Media’s Katie Peikes (PIKE-iss) reports. ~~~ A large community-engaged mural is slated to be installed at the end of the summer in Bismarck thanks to the efforts of the Northern Plains National Heritage Area. The first step in the project is an open call to the public. Alicia Hegland Thorpe visits with community muralist Greta Mclain from GoodSpace Murals to learn more.