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Get your Minnesota trivia in bite-size bits through this fun, fast-paced series brought to you by the Almanac team. We guarantee you’ll learn something.
Get your Minnesota trivia in bite-size bits through this fun, fast-paced series brought to you by the Almanac team. We guarantee you’ll learn something.

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...

30-Second Minnesota: From Stockyard Offices to Weddings

  What current wedding and event venue was once the center of South St. Paul's thriving stockyards business? Hint: It's on the National Register of...

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...

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...

30-Second Minnesota: The Women of the Stockyards

  What Minnesota city provided unusually equitable work opportunities for women in the early 1900s? Hint: The women were surrounded by cattle. Discover more bite-sized state...

30-Second Minnesota: Where did women cast their first votes?

  Where and when did women cast their first votes after the passage of the 19th Amendment? Hint: It was just a couple miles from...

30-Second Minnesota: Wait. Where is the Polish National Alliance?

  Which still-operating bar did Polish immigrants gather at in the early 1900s? Hint: It’s located at 622 1st Avenue South. Discover more bite-sized state history...

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...