Charlie has written about many people through his songs but also writes articles about the state's characters and places. (Click to open full articles) 

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Walter Halloran, southern Minnesota WWII veteran and war photographer credited with filming legendary D-Day footage at Normandy. (MN Monthly)

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Jane Robinson, light keeper on the Mississippi. (Big River Magazine)

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Alison Kirwin, chef and owner of 12-seat, iconic diner in University of Minnesota's Dinkytown neighborhood. (MN Monthly)

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Celebrating Woody Guthrie on the 100th anniversary of his birth. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


A friendship based on music and books (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


Tracking the early footsteps of photographer Gordon Parks  (Hennepin History)

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Earle Brown farm (Hennepin History)

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1934 Teamsters strike (Hennepin History)

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Linden Yards (Hennepin History)

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Charles Christmas (Hennepin History)

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Mary Gibbs in Minneapolis (Hennepin History)

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Wealthy apple (Hennepin History)

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Whiskey the horse (Hennepin History)

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Japanese Language School shortened World War II and brought people together (Hennepin History)

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Water travelers: Fredrick-Miller Spring (Hennepin History)

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Dr. Ancel Keys and his “K-Ration” (Hennepin History)