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Princess Lotus Blossom

Photo Courtesy Feral House

Would you buy a virility cure from a 16-year-old farm girl? How about a memoir? Read more

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Brush up on your Minnesota Christmas history (Santa will know if you don't). Read more

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St. Paul Vulcans

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

At January’s Winter Carnival, the Vulcans ride again. Wanna know the secret behind St. Paul’s very old, very strange fraternal society? Read more

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Dakota Star Map

Made by Annette Lee, Ojibwe and D(L)akota, and Jim Rock, Sisseton Dakota, 2012

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center sets the record straight on our region's Native history. Read more

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Jack El-Hai, The Lost Brothers

Courtesy of Jack El-Hai

In his new book "The Lost Brothers," writer Jack El-Hai revisits the 1951 disappearance of three Minneapolis brothers, and the family who is still seeking answers. Read more

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Vote Yes

Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

Does any other state have a more intense relationship with booze? Read more

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Celestre Saint Paul bedroom

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

St. Paul’s new boutique hotel repackages a history that would make a mother—or a sister—proud. Read more

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Hennepin History Museum

Courtesy of the Hennepin History Museum

The new exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. Read more

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Landmark Plaza

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

An expert of local spooky lore from Twin Cities Ghost Tours shares some of the most haunted places in the state. Read more

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Lizzo

Illustration by Kate Worum

Lizzo came to Minneapolis as an indie rapper and left to become a world-conquering music star and personality. Her friends and collaborators tell the story of how Lizzo made her career and image here. (Apparently, at one point, Lizzo was... shy?!) Read more

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Take a tour through the museum history of the Twin Cities. Read more

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Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation

Illustration by Miles Donovan

Thirty years ago, Janet Jackson spent the winter in the Twin Cities, making snow angels in Edina and hanging out at Calhoun Square. The result of her artistic residency? One of the greatest pop albums ever recorded in Minnesota. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society (St. Anthony Falls, Snelling, Grimm, Mill City, Grasshoppers, Jolly Green Giant, Northrup King, Pillsbury, Blue Ribbon); Niday Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo (Little Crow); Duane Braley/Star Tribune via Getty Images (seed art); Conner Flecks/Alamy Stock Photo (Borlaug); Kristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy Stock Photo (Cargill)

Sample a bumper crop of locally raised agricultural history. Read more

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From the archives, we've dug up our August 1980 State Fair cover story. How much has truly changed? (Not the fashion, of course.) Read more

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The Granada Theater

Rendering courtesy of the Granada Theater

The historic, Spanish-inspired venue in Uptown will reopen its doors this fall under new ownership. Read more

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Turtleman Triatholon

Photo by Per Breiehagen/getty images

Minnesota's long, storied triathlon tradition now includes a yoga-and-meditation tri. Read more

Health & Fitness

Historic Calumet Inn in Pipestone, MN

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

We sent Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl to spend a night at the Historic Calumet Inn, a spectacular hotel in Pipestone with a cursed history. Read more

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Aquatennial: The Ultimate Summer Block Party

Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society (parade, skipper pin, Bloody Friday, Autry, Aqua Follies, canoe, parade); ClassicStock/Alamy (boys); Everett Collection Inc/Alamy (king and queen); Gino Santa Maria/Shutterstock (TV), Paolo Gallo/Shutterstock (sand castle); Alex Coan/Shutterstock (tie); Archive PL/Alamy Stock Photo (Jefferson Airplane); HomeArt/Shutterstock (skateboard); mike/Shutterstock (boat)

As the Aquatennial celebrates its 80th year this week, read up on what led to the official party of the summer in Minneapolis. Read more

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Rose and Melvin Smith

Photograph by Bergen Flom

The artists Rose and Melvin Smith have been married and creating for over half a century. Together they have built one of the most prolific creative partnerships in the Twin Cities. Read more

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Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

What’s it like to bang a sacred drum with $8,000 on the line—and a Native nation watching? Read more

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