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This Historic “It” Neighborhood Was Nearly Destroyed

  In many ways, Minnesota's pioneer history begins in the small enclave of Saint Paul's Irvine Park, a ring of 19th Century homes that bring...

Step Inside an Irvine Park Mansion Make-Over

  Irvine Park is a charming, quiet historic neighborhood that sits in the shadow of the Cathedral just west of busy downtown Saint Paul -...

Explore the Schmidt Brewery, a Castle of Lagers and Legacies

Many of us learn about U.S. history through the lenses of war and politics, but there are so many other ways to understand the...

30-Second Minnesota: The World’s Largest Stucco Snowman

  Where is the world's largest stucco snowman? Hint: It often gets covered in REAL snow. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out our 30-Second...

30-Second Minnesota: From Stockyard Offices to Weddings

  What current wedding and event venue was once the center of South St. Paul's thriving stockyards business? Hint: It's on the National Register of...

30-Second Minnesota: What MN Lift Bridge Carried Quite the Load?

  What historic Minnesota lift bridge once carried FAR more cars than ever intended? Hint: It crosses state boundaries. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by...
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Discover How the Met Stadium Made Minnesota ‘Big League’

In 1960, Minor League Baseball thrived in Minnesota - but it was the development of the brand new Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington that officially...

30-Second Minnesota: Wait. Where is the Polish National Alliance?

  Which still-operating bar did Polish immigrants gather at in the early 1900s? Hint: It’s located at 622 1st Avenue South. Discover more bite-sized state history...

Step Across the Pond on a Tour of England with Twin...

Editor's note: Almanac political reporter Mary Lahammer accompanied Twin Cities PBS (TPT) viewers on a 10-day trip to England. Here, she shares two memorable...

Welcome to Minnesota’s Own Downton Abbey

The stately home of railroad baron James J. Hill has loomed large on the eastern end of Summit Avenue since 1891. Easily the largest...