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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...

30-Second Minnesota: Time Troubles in the Twin Towns

  What happened in September 1965 that confused everyone in the twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul?  Hint: If you needed to set your...

Wing Ho Shares Her Top 4 Travel Photography Tips

Art has always been part of Wing Ho’s life, but as a new college graduate, she went a different route. “I never considered pursuing...

How Do You Find Your True North in Minnesota?

Your True North isn't on a map. There's no simple way to find it, no compass to lead the way. Because your True North isn't a place, it's...

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...

Going on an Electric Road Trip? Discover the Pros & Cons...

  I’ve been attracted to the idea of owning a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle for several years now. I got pretty excited when Tesla...

‘A Secret Garden’ on the freeway? Thank you, mystery gardener.

  Almanac essayist Adia Morris was inspired by a roadside flower bed that fondly reminded her of a children's literature favorite, The Secret Garden. _____________________________________________________________________ Just about...

Google and Back Again

  Minnesota's new commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development has traveled the world (and built a diverse and impressive resume in the...

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...