From Climax to Nimrod, Embarrass to Nowthen, we get to the root of some of Minnesota's most unusual place names.
The area considered southeast Minneapolis actually sits, from a bird's eye view, in the top-right quadrant of the city and north of I-94, which many consider the city's unofficial north-south divider.
Have you ever bumped into someone and uttered this phrase? Chances are you're from the Midwest.
The Port of Duluth-Superior serves as a transportation epicenter, connecting railroads and interstates with the marine "highway" used to ferry millions of tons of cargo around the world.
The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration in America. How they ended up in the Upper Midwest is a combination of available jobs and a generally welcoming populace.
At its peak, about 36 mansions lined Park from Franklin Avenue to 28th Street, once known as the "Golden Mile." Most of them were owned by boldface families of the era. Now, just a handful of the mansions remain.
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Who hasn't seen the last doughnut at the office cut in half, then halved again and again, until only a sliver is sitting on the plate? Is it Minnesota Nice at play, basic courtesy or something else?
The perennial end-of-session scramble raised a question for one reader: "They never get anything done, so why not extend it out and give them more time to get it done?"
Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Roadside Attractions, and no road trip is complete without seeing a giant ball of twine or one of the state's many Paul Bunyans.
The location of the headwaters of the Mississippi River has been debated for centuries, and the answer isn't as clear as you might think.
Electric vehicles perform at their peak in temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees. Just how much does cold weather affect them?
The sliver of land in the Mississippi River is home to a secluded enclave of historic homes sitting atop public parkland. But that's just one of the oddities of this place, an often-overlooked landmark of early Minneapolis that looks radically different today than it did half a century ago.
While 49 other states are stuck playing Duck, Duck, Goose, Minnesota plays something that's "different."
Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.
The answer to the question can be traced to faulty maps, "copper fever" and a dispute over a strip of land in northern Ohio.
Minnesota is among a minority of states — just 13 — that impose a state-level tax on Social Security benefits. Why does Minnesota do that? The answer can be traced back to the overall design of our state's income tax system.
These days, Uptown is the common way to describe the district around Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis, but that is a relatively recent phenomenon.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation says zipper merging reduces the overall length of a traffic backup by as much as 40 percent. Here's how to do it right.
We asked Minnesotans to pick the "right" way to play: Duck, Duck, Gray Duck vs. Duck, Duck, Goose. What do you say?
Although it started as a staple of church basement potlucks, hot dish has become a hallmark of you-betcha Minnesota culture. But everywhere else it's called casserole.
Zipper merging is the law in Minnesota. Why can't Minnesotans zipper merge, and why do some motorists get all worked up when people do it? Curious Minnesota investigates.
Love them or hate them, the skyways' dual origin stories might surprise you.