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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...

Step Inside Neumann’s Bar: MN’s Oldest, Continually Active Watering Hole

  You can’t help but feel the history when you walk through the doors of Neumann’s Bar in North Saint Paul. Neumann’s has a unique...

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...

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...

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...

30-Second Minnesota: There Were Brothels

  What well-known Saint Paul coffee shop was once a brothel?  Hint: It still carries the name of the brothel's original owner. Discover more bite-sized state...

30-Second Minnesota: Sinclair Lewis

  Learn more about Sinclair Lewis, the Nobel prize winner who described Minneapolis as "so ugly." Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out our 30-Second...