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  • Duluth art museum gets $1 million for renovations

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth has received a $1 million donation that will be used to kick off a $4.2 million renovation project. Chancellor Lendley Black announced the gift Thursday at the museum on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. He says the money...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the...

  • In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday. The change came in the wake of the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker....

  • Anacostia Museum to examine DC immigrant community

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is revisiting an exhibit from 20 years ago about black immigrants in Washington and notions of race and ethnicity amid changes in Washington's demographics. On Friday, the museum will host a daylong symposium to explore...

  • 7 Oklahoma museums receive $479,000 in grants

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Seven Oklahoma museums have received more than $479,000 in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grants will support museum projects at the Gilcrease Museum, the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Kaw Nation, the Muscogee Creek Nation,...

  • Cedar Point announces new roller coaster

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point says it plans to repurpose its 18-year-old Mantis roller coaster to create a new floorless coaster to open next year. The Sandusky amusement park says the new ride will use the structure and track of the stand-up Mantis coaster. Park officials...

  • Wind Cave offering free tours Sept. 27

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument will be offering free tours Sept. 27 as part of National Public Lands Day. Vidal Davila is the superintendent of Wind Cave National Park. Davila says Public Lands Day is the country's...

  • Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways. After holding a design competition to improve spaces...

  • Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. The prayer book, about 10 centimeters (four inches) long and seven centimeters wide, is written in Hebrew, contains about 50...

  • Park Service plans Denali transportation meeting

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National Park Service officials say a public meeting is scheduled to take place next week to discuss the long-range transportation plan for Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The meeting next Wednesday is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the McKinley...

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