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Prepare for six amazing facts about Minnesota. From a pop song success story that started with being a Pickle Boy in Shakopee, MN, to a radio station across the border being so afraid of the Minnesota Vikings they have to edit a Lizzo song! Read on...

First, we'll start with Edina's Southdale Shopping Mall opening in 1956. That picture above is from the day they opened. it's important to Minnesota's history, the US history of pop culture, and the history of malls because it's was the first modern mall in the USA!

Thanks, Shorpy, for letting us use the photo. Fun fact, the architect who designed the mall, Victor Gruen, is said to have regretted the entire project because he felt malls ruined cities.

If you're hungry for more things you didn't know about Minnesota, keep scrolling!


From purposefully spinning the car around on snow/ice to the Minnesota Nice Department of Health Inspectors and the Hot Dog Stand, you'll probably had no idea these things were true in Minnesota.

Do you know any other interesting, unusual, or wacky things about Minnesota? If you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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