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We Asked an Architectural Historian to Explain Why S. Mpls Homes Look Like This

The locally viral meme demanded historical context and insight.

April 27, 2022

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.

April 26, 2022

Meet the Walking Tour Guide Who’s Bringing MN History to TikTok

With the help of TikTok, John O'Sullivan built a successful walking tour company in Australia. Now he's trying to do the same in his home state.

February 28, 2022

Meet Macalester College’s Sex Bell

The history of this 165-year-old bell includes the Civil War, football fanaticism, Walter Mondale, and lots of love.

Let’s Remember Some Restaurants

We asked what favorite shuttered spots you missed. You answered. We wrote about your answers. Now you're reading what we wrote.

September 22, 2021

Potential Minnesota State Fossils, Ranked

Let’s get real about the 9 choices the Minnesota Science Museum has nominated for our official state fossil.

September 21, 2021

You Gotta Follow @MplsPhotoBot

The neat Twitter account randomly generates scenes⁠—and lessons⁠—from Minneapolis's past.

September 21, 2021

A Brief History of Minneapolis’s Anti-Vaccination League

A viral, locally connected Reddit post recalls 100-year-old lessons from the Minneapolis Anti-Vaccination League.

August 31, 2021

Ode to the Dome Dog

Big. Wet. Salty. Unforgettable. Let's wax nostalgic about the Metrodome's iconic Dome Dog.

August 25, 2021