Minnesota Historical Society

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Minneapolis cyclists battle for a place in traffic

    Last summer, David Briscoe got the call that every parent dreads. It was a nurse. We have your daughter. Shaina had left her home in south Minneapolis that Saturday, a hot one punctured by rain, and joined her friends for an impromptu race headed north through downtown. Around 3 p.m., lagging behin ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2014

    The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota

    Twin Cities locals celebrate hot Finnish traditions behind steamy doors

  • Arts

    December 25, 2013

    2013 Artists of the Year

    From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Numero Group's Jon Kirby on Purple Snow: Everybody deserves to be celebrated

    Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2013

    Urban cavers fight over turf and free speech

    How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Johnny Michaels, La Belle Vie mixologist, opens up about his past, his craft, and his new book

    MNHSJohnny Michaels ​Johnny Michaels has been a fixture in the Twin Cities cocktail scene for as long as I can remember. He has maintained one of the coolest and most interesting cocktail lists in town at La Belle Vie since it moved to its current location at 510 Groveland. He has written for seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Michele Bachmann co-sponsors English-only bill

    Don't know much about history.​Fresh off doubling down with the birthers, history-challenged Rep. Michele Bachmann is now throwing in with the English-only crowd. Bachmann has co-sponsored a bill from Iowa Rep. Steve King, "To declare English as the official language of the United States, to ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

  • News

    July 1, 2009
  • Feature

    April 16, 2008

    Minnesota filmmakers at the festival

    Profiles of the local film community

  • News

    June 6, 2007

    In with the Old

    With the AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Larry Millett hijacks the parade of homes

  • News

    December 1, 2004

    The Dead and The Wounded

    Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Stew Thornley's Book of the Dead

    A boneyard baedeker reveals
    where the bodies are buried

  • Arts

    June 12, 2002

    Timothy Mckinney's Baadasssss Song

    Making art and fighting back: the lowdown on Minnesota's first black feature

  • Books

    December 12, 2001

    Stage Protest

    With demolition all but assured, preservationists aim to take their fight to court

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Jeanette Kamman's Library For Orphans

    Searching for the beginnings of the self and the end of the world in 100,000 cast-off books

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Give me an R! Give me a T!

    Happy to be compared to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, R.T. Rybak wants to use Minneapolis's top office to sell the city

  • Books

    January 24, 2001


    Freeze-drying: It's not just for pets anymore

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    The Hairy Truth

    You thought Bigfoot sightings went out with Pop Rocks and moon boots. Try telling that to Mike Quast, who is convinced the creatures are alive and well and living in Minnesota.

  • Arts

    August 30, 2000

    Barnyard School

    More than a thousand artists each year compete to find the art of the blue ribbon at the State Fair

  • Arts

    June 7, 2000

    Bandstand of the Americas

    Half a century after a son of Mexican immigrants founded local rock, a new generation of Latinos listens for its own song

  • News

    January 19, 2000

    Sorry, Charlie!

    The Twin Cities mark the occasion of Charles Schulz's retirement by scrambling to turn him into a hometown hero

  • Arts

    June 9, 1999

    The Age of Work

    Photographers Lewis W. Hine and David Parker frame the debate over child labor

  • News

    April 29, 1998

    Tilting at Highways

    War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • News

    November 12, 1997
  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Riverfront Double Play

    Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos