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2021 Summer Newsletter

Dear Minnesota Croatian Friends, My daughters graduated from High School this past June and I decided to take a break from Croatian activities to focus on my girls’ final days of high school. During their last month of school, everything reopened and we were able to attend their band and orchestra concerts, awards ceremonies but […]

Interview with Mark Rubin

By Tatjana Mustac, 2021 Rudy Perpich Fellow For an assignment during my Rudy Perpich Fellowship, I interviewed a member of the Minnesota Croatian community, Mark Rubin. Please share with me a little bit about your career and life in Minnesota. Mark was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. For his undergraduate studies, he attended the […]

2021 Spring Newsletter

Dear Minnesota Croatian Friends, We had two exciting webinars in February that I hoped you all had a chance to join. The first webinar was on: “The Future of Travel in Croatia”. Co-founders of Mindful Travel Croatia, Alex Schmidt and Domeniko Hajdic, shared their insider knowledge and expertise on what’s going on in Croatia right […]

Virtual Event: Wine Tasting

Our second virtual event in February will be a wine tasting, hosted by Randall Olson of Blue Ice, an importer and distributor of wines from Croatia and the Balkans Peninsula. Randall has organized a portfolio of three wines from Croatia to include a sparkling, white and red. The three wines include Perla Rose, Terra Rosa […]

The Future of Travel in Croatia

Join us for virtual travel event you won’t want to miss: “The Future of Travel in Croatia”. Co-founders of Mindful Travel Croatia, Alex Schmidt and Domeniko Hajdic, will be sharing their insider knowledge and expertise on what’s going on in Croatia right now and what’s to come in the future of tourism. Join us for […]

Year in Review: 2020 for the Croatian Cultural Society of Minnesota

Sretna Nova Godina 2021! I think it’s safe to say that no one could have imagine what 2020 had in store for us. Our board had its most ambitious year planned, only to cancel the majority of the events. The first cancelled event was the Croatian Heritage Night with the Timberwolves after the NBA cancelled […]

Chisholm Basketball Coach Bob McDonald Passes Away at 87

Legendary Croatian-American basketball coach Bob McDonald passed away on October 13th at the age of 87. Bob was very proud of his Croatian heritage and made several trips to Croatia with his family. Our sincere condolences to his family. -Duluth News Tribune https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/basketball/6716823-Legendary-Chisholm-coach-Bob-McDonald-dies-at-87 -MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League) https://www.mshsl.org/about/news/johns-journal/johns-journal-chisholm-legend-bob-mcdonald-has-died -MPR News        […]

2020 Fall Newsletter

Dear Minnesota Croatian Friends, Well it appears that the Year 2020 is the one that keeps giving. Between the pandemic, economic crises, George Floyd riots, environmental disasters, upcoming Presidential elections, international tensions and deaths of a family members and long time friends, it has been a tough year. I personally and selfishly enjoyed the opportunity […]

An Interview with Joel McDonald

By Abbey McDonald I had the great pleasure of conducting an interview with my father, Joel McDonald, on Monday, May 11. I began by first asking him about the place that he grew up and if there was a strong Croatian influence during his upbringing. “I grew up in the south-side of Chisholm, Minnesota. It […]

2020 Summer Newsletter

Dear Minnesota Croatian Friends, I hope that everyone is healthy and safe and is getting out a little bit more in Minnesota now that the restrictions have been lifted for restaurants and businesses. Even while we are restricted in our current activities, we are working on some fun things next year such as holding a […]