Explore the “hidden history” of African Americans who helped shape the North Star State of Minnesota in North Star: Making Home. From fur trader George Bonga to the state’s first black woman lawyer, Lena Smith, Minnesota Experience shines a spotlight on the contributions of the state’s Black pioneers.

Discover how one Prince set the stage for THE Prince.

Did you know that Minnesota is the home of a confederate flag stolen from the Gettysburg battlefield, thanks to one Civil War soldier from the state?