After days of high winds, thousands of plastic bags from the Waste Management landfill in Elk River were trapped on the landfill’s perimeter fence i
Curious Minnesota

Twin Cities area is recycling more than ever. Why hasn't landfilling declined?

September 17
Nearly half of the metro area's waste is recycled. But a significant share continues to be buried.
Antennas are affixed to a new cellular pole in south Minneapolis.
Curious Minnesota

Listen: Why are there so many new 5G cell antennas in some neighborhoods?

September 17
The Curious Minnesota podcast explores the evolution of cellular technology and the reason for all the new antennas.
St. Paul as photographed in the 1850s. The Territorial Legislature met in the state’s first capitol, the domed building in the background.
Curious Minnesota

Did political shenanigans derail an effort to move Minnesota's capital?

September 10
The well-known tale about an 1850s proposal to move the capital to St. Peter has been passed down for generations.
A trio of young foxes frolicked on Nicollet Island near downtown in 2018.
Curious Minnesota

Are more wild animals moving into Minnesota's cities?

September 3
Drought conditions may embolden animals looking for food in the urban core.
A selection of questions received from fairgoers on August 28.
Curious Minnesota

Listen: What do State Fair attendees want to know about Minnesota?

September 3
Fairgoers spoke to the Curious Minnesota podcast about what questions they would like to see us answer.
Curious Minnesota

Why don't farms water their crops at night?

August 27
Keeping fields properly watered is a complex challenge for Minnesota farmers — especially during this year's drought.
Curious Minnesota

Listen: What is the future of COVID-19 and the delta variant?

August 26
Reporters Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt join the Curious Minnesota podcast to answer reader questions about the latest phase of the pandemic.