Freaky Friday: The Haunted Barn in MaplewoodThe Ramsey County Poor Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1918 on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood. Some of the original structures included a nursing home and cattle barn. The barn could fit up to 75 cows and was a full production dairy farm at one point.
A Year After Jordan Flooding, Brewery Still Exposed To Elements It's been nearly a year since flooding caused tens of millions of dollars of damage across southern Minnesota. Rain sent mud cascading into the back of the old Jordan brewery. Tenants had to move out, and a new brewery set to open for the first time in 80 years, was forced to find a new home.
City Eyes Peavey Plaza Revitalization AnewMinneapolis announced that it is accepting proposals for revitalizing Peavey Plaza in the downtown area, though a grand re-opening is at least three years away.
Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. PeterWinter doesn't stop WCCO's road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We're Goin' to the Lake even when there's no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.
Osseo Bands Together To Save 100-Year-Old Water TowerThe push is on to save one of the oldest water towers in the Twin Cities. The Osseo water tower turns 100 years old this year, but it no longer serves as the city's main water source.
Fire That Damaged Historic House Ruled Arson The fire that damaged a historic house on one of Duluth's busiest streets has been ruled arson. Damage to the red sandstone Traphagen House is estimated at over $150,000. It was built in the 1890s and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Indian Burial Mounds Added To Historic Places RegisterSix Indian burial mounds have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Indian Mounds Park is the only remaining burial mound within the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis' Witch's Hat Tower Turns 100 The Witch's Hat Tower in Minneapolis' Prospect Park neighborhood is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. The famous water tower is turning 100, and the public is getting special access to the structure that's atop the highest natural land area in Minneapolis. The tower and Tower Hill Park were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and both have a rich history going back to the 1830s
Wander Minnesota: Summer Day TripsAs the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time...then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.
New Concert Venue Planned For Mpls. ArmoryThe owner of the Minneapolis Armory is planning to turn the historic building into a concert hall and event venue. Currently, the building is used as an indoor parking facility. All the doors and windows are in need of replacement, as is the roof.
Downtown Mpls’ Peavey Plaza Now Registered As Historic PlaceDowntown Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced Thursday.
Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In MinnesotaAs artists attempt to portray a concept or a feeling through an abstraction, sometimes the artist’s intentions are not fully communicated through the object of the viewer. That may be the case in many of the following examples found throughout the metro area. See if you agree.