A vigil in Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park hours after three men were convicted of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder in November 2021.

In light of the Ahmaud Arbery murder, what is Minnesota's citizen's arrest law?

State law allows people to make an arrest in certain situations. But doing so carries many risks.
Workers fill sacks of flour at Pillsbury “A” Mill in the 1930s.
Curious Minnesota

Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

January 14
The Mill City dominated the flour market for half a century. But it came to an end in 1930.
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
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Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?

June 9, 2021
Help us answer questions that matter to you.
Sharon Carlson
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Listen: Meet the Curious Minnesota superfan behind some of our best questions

January 14
The Curious Minnesota podcast talks with Sharon Carlson about questions she has submitted to the column.
The refurbished Jolly Green Giant billboard greets drivers along Highway 169 in Le Sueur.
Curious Minnesota

The Jolly Green Giant has moved on from Minnesota. So who is maintaining his iconic billboard?

January 7
Roughly a century after its creation, the mascot continues to have a big presence in two Minnesota cities.
From hidden gold to stadium repairs — your most popular questions of 2021
Curious Minnesota

From hidden gold to stadium repairs — your most popular questions of 2021

December 31, 2021
Curious Minnesota tackled more than 50 reader-submitted questions this year.
A family tours the Round Tower in June 2021.
Curious Minnesota

What is the oldest building in Minnesota?

December 24, 2021
The storied 200-year-old structure is much older than the state itself.
Curious Minnesota

What does 'Minnesota' mean and how did the state get its name?

December 17, 2021
Long before Minnesota was a state, the name referred to a major body of water in the area.
Curious Minnesota

Why does Minnesota sometimes get colder than the North Pole?

December 10, 2021
How Minnesota's geography makes it particularly prone to extreme temperatures.