Minnesota is a national leader for its extensive network of hazardous waste collection programs.
For 15 hours in April 1937, the Minnesota Senate Chamber was under the rule of protesters who'd been encouraged by the governor.
French-Canadian laborers were key to the Great Lakes fur trade, and were among the first Europeans to blend with Native tribes.
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The Curious Minnesota podcast discusses the logistics behind Minnesota's booming 19th century logging industry.
A sex scandal during the 1990 gubernatorial election resulted in a last-minute candidate becoming governor in an upset.
The 3.5 billion-year-old rocks of southwestern Minnesota are known to geologists around the world.
The east metro city was once home to Minnesota's primary lockup, which predates the state itself.
The auto-related regionalism is unique to Minnesota and some nearby states.
The Star Tribune's Eric Roper and Ash Miller discuss the unique history of the John H. Stevens House on the Curious Minnesota podcast.
Minnesota's window industry is one of the most productive in the U.S.
Minnesota was a world leader in lumber production until the state's abundant white pine forests were largely erased.
The Curious Minnesota podcast discusses the reasons that Norwegian and Swedish immigrants left their home countries for Minnesota starting in the mid-1800s.
Neighbors near the Mississippi River have been searching for the cause of these "house-shakingly loud" noises for decades.
Critics said the 1880s proposal to create the park-focused government amounted to "cunning trickery."
The Star Tribune's Kevin Duchschere discusses the Minnesota native's controversial statements and actions preceding America's involvement in World War II.
The storied, 172-year-old structure in Minnehaha Park is in need of exterior repairs.
The region has earned a reputation as one of the nation's premier regional theater hubs.
Minnesota GOP secretary of state candidate pushes voting restrictions while denying election results
After the loss of her son to the opioid epidemic, a Minnesota mother seeks to change the outcome for others
Former Lost Boy of South Sudan wants to help young people in his impoverished home country go to college
Minnesota didn't have just one trailblazing woman at the State Capitol. It had four.
Those large numbers convey a lot of information about the geography of greater Minnesota.
Recycling facilities must find a home for the glass, plastic, paper and other recyclable material we toss.
The charred remains have been sitting vacant for more than a year, leaving many concerned about safety.
The Curious Minnesota podcast delves into the island's transformation from a 19th Century industrial hub.