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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...

Step Back in Time Inside the State’s Oldest Covered Bridge

  Wayne Radke loves bridges. He has devoted much of his time as a retired minister to learning the history of covered bridges, especially the...

30-Second Minnesota: And the Tallest Building in Saint Paul Is…?

  What's the tallest building in Saint Paul, Minn.? Hint: It's currently named after a banking company. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

Was Minnesota the inspiration behind IBM’s nickname “Big Blue”?

If you’ve ever driven south of the Twin Cities on State Highway 52, you may have noticed the vibrant, blue-tinted buildings with almost skyscraper-like...