On Nov. 15, 1851, the city of Winona was founded by steamboat captain Orrin Smith(below). Its' original name: Montezuma. Within two years of its founding, Winona was a full-fledged river town with a population of 300.
'Minneapolis, we're coming!!!': Foo Fighters announce rescheduled concert
The previously announced Huntington Bank Stadium was cancelled.
Original Broadway Pizza closes, iconic caboose headed to museum
The restaurant closed in November.
Brave New Workshop gets new owners in Hennepin Theatre Trust
It is the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the nation.
Minnesota firefighters mourn sudden death of colleague
Aaron Bidle of the Loretto Fire Department passed away suddenly Wednesday.
Snowmobiler goes through the ice on lake near Duluth
Ice thickness varies greatly throughout Minnesota right now.
Here's how much snow fell during the weekend winter winter storm
The Highway 2 corridor in north-central Minnesota was the bullseye.
Roof collapses on 3 firefighters in south Minneapolis
The fire happened at a residence east of Lake Nokomis on Sunday.
42-year-old Minnesota woman missing since December 1
She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala.
20-year-old killed in crash on icy highway during Sunday snowstorm
More than a foot of snow had fallen in the area where the crash occurred.
Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer
The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.
Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown
The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
MN History Quiz: Which Minn. governor was the target of an alleged kidnapping?
On Nov. 13, 1970, police arrest a man on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Minnesota's governor and a member of the St. Paul city council. Who were the targets? A) Rudy Perpich and Ron Maddox. B) Al Quie and Dave Thune. C) Harold LeVander and Rosalie Butler. For the answer, click on the headline above...
MN History Quiz: Who was the first third-party Minnesota governor?
Was it: A) Jesse Ventura B) Harold Stassen C) Floyd B. Olson For the answer click on the headline above...
MN History Quiz: Who was the first pro football player?
On Nov. 12, 1892, this Minneapolis-born athlete becomes the first person to sign a professional football contract. Who was he? 1) Jim W. Thorpe 2) Barney W. Rubble 3) William W. Heffelfinger For the answer, click on the headline above...
Can you name the 'Dales' that once ringed the Twin Cities?
On Oct. 8, 1956, Southdale opened in Edina -- the first enclosed suburban mall in the United States. It was the first of four "Dales" to ring the Twin Cities. The others were: A) Rosedale, Tonkadale, Fairdale. B) Brookdale, Ridgedale, Rosedale. C) Moundsdale, Venturadale, Ridgedale. For the answer, click on the headline above...
What Twin Cities newsroom wowed viewers with its coverage of the 1986 Spring Lake Park tornado?
On this day in 1986, a Twin Cities television station is in the right place at the right time and delivers stunning live images of a tornado in Spring Lake Park. Which station? A) KARE B) KSTP C) WCCO D) KMSP For the answer, click on the headline above...
How did Joan Growe make Minnesota political history ... twice?
On Sept. 27, 1935, former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe was born in Minneapolis. In her long political career, she would do two things no other woman had done up to that point in state history. What were they? For the answer, click on the headline above...
What world-famous composer was inspired by Minnehaha Falls?
On this day in 1893, a world-famous composer visited Minnehaha Falls, and so inspired by what he saw, wrote a melody on his shirt sleeve. Who was he? A) Antonin Dvorak B) Richard Wagner C) Robert Zimmerman For the answer, click on the headline above...
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