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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: 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...

Ever visited Petroglyphs Historic Site?

  The Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site sits on native prairie just a few hours' drive from the Twin Cities in southwestern Minnesota, near Comfrey. “We’re...

30-Second Minnesota: Cow Town Smells Like Money

  Why is the city of South St. Paul nicknamed "Cow Town?" Hint: It does, in fact, have everything to do with cows. Discover more bite-sized...

Is Minnesota the next wine country?

  Minnesota is known for its harsh winters. But wine? Not so much. Despite the state's cold weather, a lot has been happening in the...

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...

Stories Under the Stones: Take a Trip to Red Wing’s Oakwood...

  Say the word, “cemetery” and you think of creepy, dark places - haunted spaces that are the burial grounds for countless dead souls, their...

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...

Time for an electric road trip?

  A little over a year ago, I bought a used Nissan Leaf electric car for commuting to and from work. The 2015 model has...

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...