Oaklands On 9th, 1st Apartment Building In Minneapolis, Restored To Original GloryThe building actually predates electricity. The 1889 building has survived four fires, years without a roof, and ultimately, the wrecking ball. It's a majestic throwback to a simpler time.
Good Question: Why Are Red And Green The Colors Of Christmas?One theory involves the crown of thorns -- the holly -- placed on Jesus' head leading up to the crucifixion.
World's Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian TombIt looks like one Egyptian took a snack with him after archeologists say they've discovered the world's oldest piece of cheese in an ancient tomb.
Good Question: Why Does The Gov't Own So Much Land Out West?he leader of a small, armed group that's been occupying a federal nature preserve told reporters Wednesday the group won't leave until a plan is in place to turn the federal land over to the locals. So, why does the federal government own so much land in the West? Good Question.
Good Question: Why Are Red And Green The Colors Of Christmas?This time of year, we see beautiful decorations in stores, in our homes, on our streets -- and two colors tend to dominate the decor. So, Debb from Hutchinson wants to know: Why are red and green the colors of Christmas? Good Question.
Longtime U Of M Professor Hy Berman Dies At 90Hy Berman, a longtime University of Minnesota history professor, has died at the age of 90. Berman taught at the U of M for 43 years. He taught his last class in 2004 at the age of 79.
Finding Minnesota: Victory Memorial DriveEach year, we celebrate Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month. And at precisely 11:11 in the morning that day, something special happens in a Minneapolis park.
Minneapolis Releases Archive Of Historic Images OnlineHistory buffs, pay attention! The City of Minneapolis is making hundreds of historic images and archives available for online viewing – with some pictures dating back to the 1800s.
1934 Teamsters Strike Memorialized In MinneapolisA memorial plaque commemorating the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis was unveiled Saturday. Historians call that strike one of the watershed moments in the history of the American labor movement.
Top 5 Moments In US Women's Soccer Team HistoryWith excitement still burning over the U.S. women's soccer team victory over No. 1-ranked Germany Tuesday evening, we thought it'd be great to look back at some of the team's top moments in its (relatively young) history.
Historians Form Group Focused On Midwest HistoryA group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest.
An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. HistoryThroughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Excellent Educator: Mounds Park Academy's Maureen ConwayFor some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week's honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.
Excellent Educator: Apple Valley High's Greg GamacheThis morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students' lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that's certainly the case for this week's educator.
Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting DeathThe Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who was trying to help him. Devon Derrick Parker was charged Monday afternoon in the incident. And this isn't his first run-in with the law. Parker has several past felony assault charges against him. He was in court Monday for one this past September. In that case, he's accused of assaulting medical professionals and officers who were trying to get him to a hospital because he was too drunk to function.