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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 State’s Oldest Athletic Club

  What's the oldest athletic club in Minnesota? Hint: It's currently located on Saint Paul's Raspberry Island. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

30-Second Minnesota: The Mary Tyler Moore Show Put Mpls on the...

  What Minneapolis home helped create a well-known television memory? Hint: Try tossing your hat in the air. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking...

30-Second Minnesota: What’s the oldest building in downtown St. Paul?

  Where's the oldest commercial building in St. Paul, Minnesota? Hint: It's the current home of the "Coney Island Tavern." Discover more bite-sized state history stories...

30-Second Minnesota: There Were Brothels

  What well-known Saint Paul coffee shop was once a brothel?  Hint: It still carries the name of the brothel's original owner. Discover more bite-sized state...

30-Second Minnesota: Sinclair Lewis

  Learn more about Sinclair Lewis, the Nobel prize winner who described Minneapolis as "so ugly." Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out our 30-Second...

30-Second Minnesota: Leroy Buffington, One of the Original Capitol Architects

  Who designed Minnesota’s previous state capitol? Hint - he claimed to have designed the first skyscraper. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...

30-Second Minnesota: The Scoop on the Stone Arch Bridge

  Who built the only stone-arch bridge to cross the entire Mississippi? Hint - he was one of the wealthiest Americans of his time. Discover more...

30-Second Minnesota: Rondo Neighborhood

What urban neighborhood was demolished to make way for highway i-94? Hint: it's a community that's still remembered and celebrated every July. Discover more bite-sized...

30-Second Minnesota: First Black Legislator

  Who was the first African American elected to the Minnesota Legislature? The answer --and the era-- may surprise you. Discover more bite-sized state history stories...

30-Second Minnesota: Hannah Kempfer, Our State’s First House Speaker

  Who was the first woman elected to the Minnesota legislature? Hint: It was actually FOUR women. Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out...