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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: 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 the first women vote in the United States? Hint: It was just a couple miles from our very own state...

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...

30-Second Minnesota: Babies on Display at the Amusement Park?

  What surprising attraction was part of a long-gone Minneapolis, Minn., amusement park named "Wonderland?" Hint: There were people on display. Very YOUNG people. Discover more...

30-Second Minnesota: When Minneapolis Had an Artificial Moon

  What electric device was used to reduce crime in Minneapolis, Minn., in the late 1800's? Hint: It was too tall for a cow to...