How Did "L'etoile du Nord" Become The State's Official Motto? Good QuestionOn May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state. It would be another three years before “L'etoile du Nord” became the state’s official motto.
Fort Snelling ‘Bdote’ Signs Lead Some GOP Senators To Threaten Minnesota Historical Society Budget CutsFort Snelling sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, which the Dakota people called "Bdote.” But visitor signs at the fort using the word "Bdote" have some lawmakers upset.
Today In Minnesota History: Common Loon Adopted As Official State BirdOn March 13th, 1961, the common loon was adopted as Minnesota's official state bird.
Today In Minnesota History: Notorious Minneapolis Murderer Found GuiltyOn March 8, 1895, one of Minnesota's most notorious murderers was found guilty.
Today In Minnesota History: First State Capitol Burns To The GroundOn March 1st, 1881 the state's first capitol building burned to the ground.
Sacred Burial Site Near Internat'l Falls To Remain Closed To General PublicThe Minnesota Historical Society has decided to keep a sacred burial site located near International Falls closed to the general public, with limited access for Native Americans.
Minnesota Historical Society Obtains More Prince ItemsThe Minnesota Historical Society has obtained two items that illustrate Prince's religious beliefs and desire to control his image.
How To Spend Memorial Day In The Twin CitiesMemorial Day is on the horizon. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, but more importantly, it’s a time to reflect and remember. Here are some of the events happening to honor the day.
Weisman Art Museum's 'Prince from Minneapolis:' A Photographic Series Of The Icon's Early YearsAn exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum pays homage to the Minneapolis side of Prince.
History Of The St. Paul Winter CarnivalHow much do you know about the history of the St. Paul Winter Carnival?
Year-Round History: MN Museums, Historical Sites To Visit This FallDon't give up on historic sites, just because Labor Day has come and gone.
10 Years Ago: The 35W Bridge DisasterIt's been 10 years since the 35W bridge collapsed. To commemorate, the Minnesota Historical Society will have artifacts on display.
Celebrating Father's Day In MinnesotaIf you're looking for fun things for the whole family to do on Father's Day, there are plenty of options.
Wander Minnesota: From Western Front to HomefrontStarting April 8, the Minnesota Historical Society will have WWI America, an exhibit that looks at the Great War from numerous angles.
Free 'Purple Rain' Suit Display To Honor PrincePrince’s iconic "Purple Rain" suit will be put on display later this month to mark the one-year anniversary of the Purple One’s death.