When the organizers of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago organized a contest for the best state flag, Minnesota’s Women’s Auxiliary Board of exhibition planners got to work.
The tourism industry flourished between World War I and 1930, when Minnesota developed its reputation as the Land of 10,000 Lakes and one of the nation’s premier summer vacation destinations.
It was 1970, and Hennepin County clerk Gerald R. Nelson rejected their application.
BOP is a nonprofit group that has supported Minnesota’s bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) communities since 1999.
The group helped 90 gay Cuban men fleeing the regime of Fidel Castro find new homes in Minnesota in the summer of 1980.
Historically referred to as “male impersonation” or “female impersonation,” drag was a popular act in Minnesota theater reflecting the heyday of vaudeville nationally.
In 1917, he ran away from Carlisle Indian Industrial School in order to join the Navy and fight for the United States in World War I.
Buffington’s architectural office in Minneapolis employed more than thirty draftsmen, making it the largest in the region.
The title “gold star mother” was used unofficially to describe a woman who had lost a child in service until the national organization, American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., was established in 1929.
Their demands were clear: a fair wage, union recognition, and the trucking firms’ recognition of inside workers as part of the union.
Three developments in the mid-twentieth century converged to bring about the greatest changes in the policing of St. Paul during this period.
In April 1965, the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers crested at record levels, flooding cities and towns across the Upper Midwest. The disaster was especially evident in Chaska and Carver.
Two weeks prior, Black residents had celebrated the 15th anniversary of “having a place of their own.”
While providing entertainment during wartime and highlighting women’s athleticism on a national scale, the female players struggled against press perceptions and male competition.
Though most of the breakouts ended in their recapture within a few days, their fourth escape, in 1949, led to eight months of freedom.
Helmed by psychiatrist Donald W. Hastings and surgeon Colin Markland, the project sought to alleviate the gender dysphoria of its patients through hormone treatment, psychotherapy, and surgery.
After a police officer arrested Gonzaga, assigned a male at birth, for wearing women’s clothes, the officer took her into custody and questioned her at the Ramsey County Courthouse.
Despite its short and oft-forgotten existence, the enclave was home to several generations of Irish working-class families and later immigrant groups.
In 1887, “the Black Pearl” won a fight staged on the banks of the Mississippi that made him one of the most famous boxers of the period.
Both the Northwest Ordinance and the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the area, but slavery existed there even so.