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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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The near-lynching of Houston Osborne, 1895

No lynching is known to have occurred in the Twin Cities, but St. Paul came close with the near-lynching of Houston Osborne in 1895.