The Mill City dominated the flour market for half a century. But it came to an end in 1930.
The Curious Minnesota podcast talks with Sharon Carlson about questions she has submitted to the column.
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Roughly a century after its creation, the mascot continues to have a big presence in two Minnesota cities.
Curious Minnesota tackled more than 50 reader-submitted questions this year.
The storied 200-year-old structure is much older than the state itself.
Long before Minnesota was a state, the name referred to a major body of water in the area.
How Minnesota's geography makes it particularly prone to extreme temperatures.
Released a century ago, Minnesota's entrance on the silver screen has since become a history mystery.
The Curious Minnesota podcast examines how underworld characters influenced the region's transit company in the mid-20th Century.
The state's well-known accent has come to symbolize folksy charm. But it has also been gradually evolving.
Some Minnesotans want their bodies frozen and placed in long-term storage after death. No one knows if they will ever be revived.
From performing water rescues to selling foreclosed properties, county sheriff's offices handle a wide range of tasks.
The transit system was plagued by scandals before and after the switch from streetcars to buses.
Many east metro locales are named after Minnesota's capital city, though not all of their names neatly line up with the compass.
The Curious Minnesota podcast examines how real-world traffic west of the Twin Cities is helping engineers build better roads.
Minnesota could have extended into present-day South Dakota, with a chunk bitten out by Wisconsin. Each of the borders is a separate tale.
Ghost hunters believe many locations across the state are hotspots for paranormal activity.
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The Curious Minnesota podcast explores the questions being raised about a 145-year-old wall located deep beneath the Mississippi River.
Archeologists and historians believe Native Americans have lived in Minnesota since the glaciers receded 13,000 years ago.
More than a century after the deadly blazes of 1894 and 1918 killed hundreds of people, wildfires continue to threaten the North Woods.
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The large aircraft with four propellers are easy to distinguish from passenger air traffic.