How Hubert H. Humphrey Purged the DFL of Socialists
After Gov. Floyd Olson's death in 1936, a nasty power struggle broke out to define the future of left-wing politics in Minnesota.
Take a Photo Tour of the Historic Duluth Jailhouse Turned Apartment Complex
The 100-year-old building represents a win for historical preservation, plus a template for how public money can amplify density and character.
How Minnesota’s Arrowhead Transformed Into a Tourism Mecca
“Only God could make that forest and only man can destroy it": Inside the 20th century push to save a region known for its "stump-filled lands and rocky soil," and reimagine it as a world-class vacation destination.
The Lost Lakes of St. Paul
Wade into the past.
The Lost Lakes of Minneapolis
Rediscovering the forgotten lakes, ponds, and marshes that once dotted the City of Lakes.
The History of a Hidden, Toxic Creek That Still Flows Beneath North Loop
You've seen Bassett Creek on Google Maps, but the 'truculent little river' was hidden deep below Minneapolis streets over 100 years ago.
The History Behind Minneapolis’s Alphabetized Street Names
Who the hell is William Penn, and why'd he get his own avenue?
We Asked an Architectural Historian to Explain Why S. Mpls Homes Look Like This
The locally viral meme demanded historical context and insight.
This Guy Has Dug Up 1,300 Old Toilet Pits In Pursuit of Trashy Historic Treasures
Bottle digging is a full-time job for Grand Forks native Tom Askjem.
They Bought an Abandoned Minnesota Schoolhouse. Now They’re Restoring Its Art-Deco Glory.
Built in 1938 by WPA workers, the Norcross schoolhouse needs plenty of work. Kaycee Kramer and Mark Giampa are up to the challenge.