How Frank Lloyd Wright's futuristic gas station was the first Starbucks

The small town of Cloquet, Minnesota (pop: 11,000) is home to the gorgeous R.W. Lindholm Service Station, the only gas station design by Frank Lloyd Wright. But this was not just a place for pumping gas. This little two-floor car-centric building was to be the social and cultural center of the architect's vision of a… » 8/31/11 2:30pm 8/31/11 2:30pm

Unique Clause Gets Google Street View Banned From Minnesota Town

The wacky and crazy Google Street View vehicles that manage to capture all of the perfect moments have gotten themselves banned from a United States city, again (kind of). The town of North Oaks, a northeast community and suburb of Minneapolis has chased the Google cars away. They were able to do so because the roads… » 6/02/08 5:00pm 6/02/08 5:00pm

Minnesota, February 1967: Let's Go Racing!


Those crazy Minnesotans aren't going to let a little 20-below weather stop them from taking their Saabs and MGAs out for some racing, you betcha! My grandfather, a proud St. Paul native, was serious about rally madness and ice-racing lunacy back in the 50s and 60s, and he'd probably still be doing it today at age 91… » 3/28/08 4:00pm 3/28/08 4:00pm