The Twins included a statue of the owner that brought the team to Minnesota in a series of memorials erected when Target Field opened in 2010. By 2020, the organization removed the statue, acknowledging Griffith’s open racism.
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The Grand Portage is an ancient overland trail used by Indigenous peoples since at least the start of the first millennium CE.
Hough was described in the local press as “one of the ardent advocates of hanging.”
In 2001, the Librarian of Congress selected “Cologne” as one of twenty-five films that year for the National Film Registry, an inventory of significant American films.
The area comprises three million acres of boreal forest in northern Minnesota.
The murdered woman’s father suspected her husband and hired a private investigator whose efforts eventually helped uncover the truth.
Rosing started his political career with the Republicans but changed parties over disagreement with the national party’s tax policies.
Franz Jevne State Park consists of just 120 acres on the shores of the Rainy River.
Native lace makers earned good pay, but the organization held stereotypical and negative views of them and excluded them from leadership roles.
Hausler designed libraries, schools and other civic buildings around St. Paul.
Theater allowed drag performers to evade laws banning “cross-dressing.”
The statue replaced a 1952 wooden sculpture that some saw as an offensive caricature of a Native American man.
In both the Minneapolis Spokseman and the St. Paul Recorder, Newman pledged to “speak out fearlessly and unceasingly against injustices, discriminations, and all imposed inequities.”
Francis pressed the limits of what an African American woman was permitted to achieve in early twentieth-century Minnesota.
The memorial was part of the Scandinavian American community’s efforts to credit their ancestors — not Christopher Columbus — with the “discovery” of the Americas.
There have always been people in Minnesota, as in the rest of the world, who have lived outside perceived norms of gender and sexuality; the words used to name them have changed over time.
By midcentury, due to the popularity of 18 professional bands with local roots, New Ulm was referred to as the Polka Capital of the Nation.
The finished product — 2,770 feet long, 191 feet tall at its highest point, and made mostly of wrought iron — made the High Bridge a marvel of its time for the combination of height and length.
Despite any direct evidence, a jury convicted Ruther of the murder of his brother-in-law after just eighty minutes of deliberations.
Grey was best known for initiating the effort to free an enslaved woman named Eliza Winston in 1860.