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Miracle on Ice
When the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the heavily favored U.S.S.R in 1980, it became known as "The Miracle on Ice." The team was coached by Minnesotan Herb Brooks and 12 players on the team were also Minnesotan. See displays of this and 149 other people, places and things that shaped Minnesota.
MPR Photo/Jim Bickal

On the third floor of Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, a large room is filled with artifacts and information which tell the story of the 150 people, places and things that were selected for the exhibit. The Minnesota Historical Society received more than 2,700 nominations for the 150 spots. Included in the final selection are an old snowmobile, a butterhead sculpture, photographs and videos, and even a Greyhound bus.

The exhibit opens Saturday, but MPR's Jim Bickal got in early to take a tour.