Decades before Prohibition, Moorhead benefited from a lesser-known liquor ban.
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Isadore "Kid Cann" Blumenfeld rode Prohibition to wealth and influence in the city.
Some say the state's Minnesota Nice reputation is offset by a reluctance to form deep relationships with newcomers.
Hmong people are the largest Asian group in Minnesota, decades after many sought refuge here.
The Curious Minnesota podcast discusses how locals helped develop this unique sport.
From Bohemian Flats to "Rooseveltville," the urban core has a long history of makeshift housing — and local leaders trying to erase it.
The Curious Minnesota podcast discusses the state's crusade against the 'abomination' of margarine.
The carnival game dated back to the 1930s and was a staple at the Penny Arcade.
Choosing vendors for the coveted spots is one big puzzle. "We want something we can't say no to," a fair spokeswoman said.
The Great Minnesota Get-Together outlasts state fairs in neighboring states. Its length hasn't changed since 1975.
Indigenous people over many millennia have left their mark on the site's rocks.
Spirit Island was once a prominent landmark of the downtown Minneapolis riverfront.
It's just canned meat with a catchy name. But this Minnesota invention has a cultural legacy that extends across the globe — and even into our email inboxes.
Minnesota has more than 200 Mud Lakes, though state and federal guidelines discourage duplicate monikers.
The style is so emblematic of the state that the CEO of Heggies once lobbied former Gov. Mark Dayton to declare the square cut Minnesota's official pizza style.
The Iron Range town has produced a litany of prominent residents who have shaped American culture.
Trio wins Nobel Prize in chemistry for work on quantum dots, used in electronics and medical imaging
Julia Ormond sues Harvey Weinstein saying he assaulted her; accuses CAA, Disney, Miramax of enabling
Traditional banks are closing branches. But credit unions are taking an alternate approach.
Local companies drew praise for launching the Five Percent Club nearly five decades ago.
The Curious Minnesota podcast discusses the local origins of this well-known children's toy.
Locals helped develop the sport back when wrestling was dominated by major regional centers.
The Minneapolis police crackdown on Beatlemania left the Fab Four with the impression that this is a "very narrowminded town."