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What About Those Ghost Towns of Carver County?

Tumbleweeds. Creaking doors. Luminescence on the stairway. Spooky, right? What if someone told you Hollywood and San Francisco no longer exist? Apocalyptic? Head west from the...

MN Hardcore, Episode 4: Goofy’s Upper Deck

  This article is reprinted from the September 7, 1983 issue of City Pages. The Wild Ones Vandalism and Violence at Hardcore's Last Stand By Martin Keller For the...

MN Hardcore, Episode 1: Backstory

  Welcome to episode 1 of Minnesota Hardcore, a new documentary web series focused on the years 1980 to 1985. This episode travels back in...

100 Years After the Duluth lynching, Another Face Is Added to...

Editor's Note: The video and some photos in this article reveal some disturbing imagery that we believe is important to understanding the history of...

From Breakfast Cereal to Artists, Visit a Historic Gem in Red...

  Driving along Highway 61 near Red Wing, Minn., one might not know that the former owner of an expansive estate is responsible for the...

Before It Was First Avenue, Photographer Mike Barich Shot the Depot

The club known as First Avenue has a winding history, and Twin Cities PBS offers up a deep dive on the venue known as...

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 -...

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: That Whale Car in South St. Paul

  Why is a whale-shaped car parked in South St. Paul? Hint: The whale was once a big music fan. Discover more bite-sized state history stories...