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Entries about Minnesota history from MNopedia are made available through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each week, MinnPost brings you a highlight of our state's past from MNopedia, an encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Arthur Parkin and the giant cheese stunt that put Minnesota’s dairy industry on the map

After helping to boost production in the area, Parkin believed Goodhue County cheese makers should publicize their efforts.