While "Fargo" is undoubtedly the most famous movie filmed in Minnesota, it was far from the first.
Star Tribune movie critic Chris Hewitt talks with Curious Minnesota podcast host Ash Miller about the film "Free Air," which shot in Minnesota during the early 1920s. It is a film that — quite possibly — no living person has ever actually seen.
What was the first movie filmed in Minnesota? (December 2021 Curious Minnesota story)
Most of America's Silent Films are Lost Forever (2013 article from The Atlantic)