TC History

Historical Takes on Minneapolis and St. Paul

St. Paul's Grand Gangster Lore

St. Paul’s Grand Gangster Lore

STOPPING TO PICK UP Summit Pale or a nice Shiraz at Thomas Liquors on the St. Paul corner of Grand and Prior, you’d never guess the tidy brick shop bedecked with […]

ARTIFACT: Rockefeller Plaza Jr.

ARTIFACT: Rockefeller Plaza Jr.

Where: Cochran Park, a small serene triangle at 375 Summit Avenue (Summit & Western Avenues), St. Paul. What: Indian Hunter and His Dog (and four bronze geese), a 1926 work by […]

Our Storied Past: The Minnesota Theater

Our Storied Past: The Minnesota Theater

PICTURE PALACE & HISTORICAL TOUCHSTONE— IT LASTED just 31 years—and was razed before most current Twin Citians were born. But during its run from the roaring twenties to the gray-flannel fifties, […]

ARTIFACT: Bill Clinton Ate Here

ARTIFACT: Bill Clinton Ate Here

Where: Peter’s Grill, 114 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis; the oldest restaurant in the city (founded in 1914 at 9th Street & Marquette). What: Photograph of President Bill Clinton eating lunch at […]