On Sept. 4, 1884, Sitting Bull survived an assassination attempt at the Grand Opera House in St. Paul. Sitting Bull was at this point in his life, as part of a “living exhibit” of Indians traveling the country, and was passing through Minnesota. While in St. Paul, he also met Annie Oakley, and the two would eventually work for Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild Westshow.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Which Archbishop built St. Paul's Cathedral?
On Sept. 27, 1888, this Catholic Bishop would be named St. Paul's first Archbishop, and in the years ahead would oversee the building of a city landmark. Was it: A) Bishop Joseph Cretin B) Bishop John Ireland C) Bishop John Roach For the answer, click on the headline above...
Where are Minnesota's Leif Erikson statues?
On Oct. 9, 1946, a statue of Leif Erikson, titled "Discoverer of America" is dedicated on the explorer's holiday at the state capitol in St. Paul. Where in Minnesota is the other well-known Erikson statue? 1) Fridley 2) Two Harbors 3) Duluth For the answer, click on the headline above...
When did the St. Paul Fire Department stop using horse-drawn fire engines?
On July 23, the city of St. Paul finally retired its last horse-drawn fire engine. What year? A) 1914 B) 1924 C) 1934 For the answer, click on the headline above...
Where in Minnesota was the Kensington runestone found?
On Nov. 8, 1898, the so-called Kensington runestone was discovered in Minnesota, an alleged remnant of a 1362 Viking visit. Where was it found? A) On a farm near Alexandria. B) In a Nisswa gift shop. C) Near Duluth's famed Lemon Drop Hill. For the answer, click on the headline above...
Where was the first baseball game played in Minnesota?
On this day in 1857, the first organized baseball game was played in the state of Minnesota. Where did they "Play ball!"? Was it: A) New Ulm B) Hibbing C) Nininger For the answer, click on the headline above...
Where is the Mr. Taconite statue?
A roadside attraction north of the Twin Cities is a dandy little statue with the name Mr. Taconite, a symbol of a mid-50s technology that converts low-grade taconite rock into concentrated iron pellets. Where is Mr. Taconite's home? A) Virginia, Minn. B) Silver Bay, Minn. C) Hibbing, Minn. For the answer, click on the headline above...
Where did Garrison Keillor perform his first 'Prairie Home Companion' show?
The world knows that Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" is based at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. But on this day in 1974 -- when the first "Companion" aired -- which venue hosted the show? For the answer, click on the headline above...
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