Henry Ford chose the St. Paul site carefully. Minnesota was a central location, and the plant was sitting on a mine — not of gold, but of pure, white silica sand.
There were only five state jury trials in December, with COVID-19 protocols in place, but plenty of court hearings are happening, mostly remotely.
We visited Minneapolis' drinking water treatment facility to understand the complex process that makes river water safe to drink.
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You have to go back a full quarter century for the answer.
Minnesota is one of just a handful of states that does not charge sales tax on clothing — a bit of tax policy that's so well known that it attracts tourists.
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The highway connected Minneapolis and St. Paul, but its construction tore a hole through a thriving, historic Black neighborhood.
After a few years, the trees are pruned into "ridiculous V shapes" to keep them from hitting power lines, a Curious Minnesota reader points out.
Fifteen states have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, but Minnesota isn't one of them. Host Eric Roper talks to reporter Torey van Oot about why.
The cost of annual motor vehicle registration varies wildly around the U.S. States use a variety of methods to calculate registration fees, including a vehicle's age, weight, value or a flat rate.
In October, federal wildlife officials announced they were delisting the wolf, removing endangered species protections.
Coming off the 2020 presidential election, the conversation around the Electoral College continues to heat up.
The legality of panhandling on a median is a bit complicated. "Whether it's legal or not depends on how you conduct yourself," says Timothy Richards of the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office.
In St. Paul, many residents have to band together to hire plow drivers during the winter.
Malls ending in the suffix "dale" are peppered across the Twin Cities. But why "dale"? Reporter John Ewoldt joins host Eric Roper to discuss the history of the Dales, starting with the landmark mall that started it all — Southdale.
Loud bikes are a pet peeve of many who say the unbridled mufflers make their bodies shake, hurt their ears and wake them from sleep.
It's easy to stumble across the fruits of the agency's work, however — just look for the telltale bronze plaques.
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You might be surprised to learn the answer is yes. Grizzly bears once ruled the plains of western Minnesota.
Southdale was designed to be more than a shopping experience, complete with a day care center, aviary, fish pond and sidewalk cafes.
Minneapolis and St. Paul treat about 100 million gallons of river water per day.