Hat's Off, America!

America's Good Stories

Reach and Restore

December 3, 2017

Hat’s off to Reach and Restore based in Hopkins, Minnesota! Reach and Restore (R&R) provides needy families with resources to provide a sense of hope and be a support to get back on their feet. This may include physical needs such as household items, furniture, locating housing or transportation and…

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The Twin Cities Marathon Wheelers

October 3, 2017

Hat’s off to the wheelers at the Twin Cities Marathon! Date: October 1, 2017 Thousands of people ran in this year’s Twin Cities In Motion Marathon, aided by volunteers, law enforcement and medical personnel. Here’s a Hat’s Off salute to the wheelers!? We spoke with some of them including Matthew…

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September 11 Tribute at Lake Harriet

September 12, 2017

Remembering September 11 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Visited date: September 11, 2017 Location: 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN There is a beautiful 9/11 ceremony and concert every year at the Lake Harriet bandshell. The planning is by the Minnesota 9/11 Tribute. The highlight is the military marching…

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Apostle Island Caves

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

August 30, 2017

Sea caves, island retreats, lighthouses on beautiful Lake Superior Visited date: August 26, 2017 Location: 415 Washington Ave, Bayfield, WI Hats Off, America, to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore! We visited the lakeshore on Saturday, August 26 and spoke with Park Ranger Tam Hofman at the Visitor Center. Then we went…

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Eclipse 2017 in Cameron, Missouri

August 22, 2017

Hat’s off to Frank Eisenbraun and Cameron, Missouri Visited date: August 21, 2017 Location: McCorkle Park, West 3rd Street, Cameron, MO For the eclipse we headed down Interstate 35 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul to the closest place in the path of totality Cameron, Missouri! Once there, we joined a group…

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Hats Off to Indiana Dunes National Park!

August 16, 2017

An American treasure adjacent to major cities Visited date: August 14, 2017 Location: 1215 State Highway 49, Porter, IN The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a national treasure within an hour of the Chicago metropolitan area. We visited with Bruce Rowe, Supervisory Park Ranger and Public Information Officer. Because of…

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2017

We made this short video to pay tribute to the 4th of July celebrations occurring all over the USA today. The video footage was taken at the Bloomington, Minnesota Summer Fete. We asked the question, “What does the fourth of July mean to you?” Happy 4th of July! Bob and…

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Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Day Service 2017

May 29, 2017

We made this short video to pay tribute to our country’s fallen on this Memorial Day. God bless America. Bob and Susan Metoxen

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Favorite Animal Photos

April 24, 2017
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Pella, Iowa

April 22, 2017
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