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30-Second Minnesota: Babies on Display at the Amusement Park?

  What surprising attraction was part of a long-gone Minneapolis, Minn., amusement park named "Wonderland?" Hint: There were people on display. Very YOUNG people. Discover more...

How MN Became the Land of 10,000 Top-Secret Computer Projects

Top Secret. Codebreaking. Pearl Harbor. Ballistic missiles. Space satellites. These are not phrases that come to mind when paired with the word Minnesota. And yet,...

A Look Back at ‘Shinders to Shinders: A Surreal Portrait of...

"The Space Cadets were there, boogying to the screaming sounds emanating from giant speakers placed at 7th and Hennepin. There were suburban hippies, pipe-smoking...

30-Second Minnesota: When Minneapolis Had an Artificial Moon

  What electric device was used to reduce crime in Minneapolis, Minn., in the late 1800's? Hint: It was too tall for a cow to...

Minnesota Orchestra Makes History in South Africa with ‘Music for Mandela’

MNO Presents Music for Mandela: Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa This one-hour Minnesota Original (MNO) special follows Minnesota Orchestra on its historic tour through South Africa...

30-Second Minnesota: The State’s Oldest Athletic Club

  What's the oldest athletic club in Minnesota? Hint: It's currently located on Saint Paul's Raspberry Island. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

Pride is more than a month. It’s a sensibility.

  Mia’s “Stonewall at 50” event on June 14, 2019, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a defining moment that sparked a movement...

30-Second Minnesota: The Mary Tyler Moore Show Put Mpls on the...

  What Minneapolis home helped create a well-known television memory? Hint: Try tossing your hat in the air. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking...

How a MN Company Went from Bread Bags to Satelloons

  Kenneth Klimisch had just graduated from college when he got a job at a company called G. T. Schjeldahl Company in Northfield, Minn. Little did...

30-Second Minnesota: What’s the oldest building in downtown St. Paul?

  Where's the oldest commercial building in St. Paul, Minnesota? Hint: It's the current home of the "Coney Island Tavern." Discover more bite-sized state history stories...