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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...

The Awesomeness of Faribault Comes to Life in ‘1855’

  Samuel Temple and Logan Ledman are the creative forces behind 1855, a cable program that showcases their high-energy curiosity about the stories that made...

30-Second Minnesota: Sinclair Lewis

  What Nobel prize winner described Minneapolis as "so ugly?" Hint: He visited our city in a different era. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by...

You Could Mistake Winona’s Merchants National Bank for a Cathedral

  Merchants National Bank in Winona, Minn., is one of state's architectural gems. Built in 1912, the bank is considered part of the Prairie School of...

St. Paul’s Historic Hill: Salvaging a Gilded Past

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY The Ramsey Hill neighborhood of Saint Paul, one of the oldest in the Twin Cities, is the focus of this 60-minute documentary that...

30-Second Minnesota: Leroy Buffington, One of the Original Capitol Architects

  Who designed Minnesota’s previous state capitol? Hint - he claimed to have designed the first skyscraper. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

30-Second Minnesota: The Scoop on the Stone Arch Bridge

  Who built the only stone-arch bridge to cross the entire Mississippi? Hint - he was one of the wealthiest Americans of his time. Discover more...

30-Second Minnesota: Rondo Neighborhood

What urban neighborhood was demolished to make way for highway i-94? Hint: it's a community that's still remembered and celebrated every July. Discover more bite-sized...

30-Second Minnesota: Hannah Kempfer, Our State’s First House Speaker

  Who was the first woman elected to the Minnesota legislature? Hint: It was actually FOUR women. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

Go to Tyre for the Stroganoff & UNESCO Sites, Stay for...

If you’re in Beirut and you tell someone you’re heading to Tyre for a couple days, there’s a good chance the Beiruti will roll...