Vachon described his work for the Farm Security Administration as "documenting the land, the farmer, everything related to the farmer."
Photos by St. Paul native John Vachon showed Minnesotans at work across the state -- from the mines of Hibbing to the meatpacking plants of Austin.
St. Paul native John Vachon captured the boarding houses, pawnshops and billboards of Twin Cities streets.
St. Paul native John Vachon captured Minneapolis' breweries, mills and grain exchange in 1939.
John Vachon, a St. Paul native who documented the U.S. for the Farm Security Administration, was back in his home state in 1939 to capture life in Minnesota.
The question of why the sun makes some people sneeze has been a mystery for millennia. Turns out there's a name for the phenomenon: photic sneeze reflex.
This time of year, Minnesotans are very ready to shed some winter layers and get outdoors. But it's also the same time of year that ticks are very ready to find hosts.
The return of the brontosaurus is making headlines. But for scientists, these kind of name changes happen all the time. The public just isn't usually paying attention.
Warming means that when it rains in Minnesota, it's more likely to pour. Using popcorn and sugar, MPR News explains the science of this phenomenon.
You've heard the warning: Don't tread on thin ice. But it's not that easy to tell when and where the ice is safe.
Much of the cash that sustains the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is held by legally separate groups, making it easier to protect church assets in a bankruptcy. Here's how the money flows.
The NFL dropped the hammer down Tuesday on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him for the entire season</a> over ongoing concerns about domestic abuse tied to his 4-year-old son. Here's what you need to know about the case and its context.
The chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, the company that owns KSTP, is speaking this week at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and plans for a protest are already underway.
The Internet moved into full-on parody mode Friday after KSTP reported on Mayor Betsy Hodges flashing what the story called "a known gang sign." Here's what you need to know about the story -- and the backstory.
Video game music has come a long way from the days of Space Invaders. How does it work?