The 1970s-era mistake has its origins in a well-meaning but chronically unfortunate plan to address urban blight.
A tunnel became the essential link that enabled the Hiawatha roadway and, later, the Hiawatha LRT (now known as the Blue Line) to get built.
The 1978 DFL primary race for the Senate pitted Iron Rangers against the state’s environmentalists over proposed BWCA protections.
Doris Kearns Goodwin writes about how Lincoln Steffens brought an unwelcome spotlight to this state’s largest city in his 1903 exposé of municipal corruption.
After two decades of efforts, the local electorate agreed in 1920 to a charter plan that gave Minneapolis home rule.
The 7th Street span that connects the Northstar Center with the Roanoke Building opened 50 years ago this summer, on June 12, 1963.
In a matter of seconds, a series of thunderous explosions destroyed what had been the city’s largest industrial building, along with several adjacent mills.
Downtown’s revival began more than 50 years ago when the lower loop’s blight began to disappear.
More than 1,700 homes in this town of 10,000 sustained significant damage from the 150-mile-an-hour winds that swept in 15 years ago.
By some estimates, in January of 1933 more than 50 percent of workers on the Iron Range were out of work or working only a few days a month.
The deadliest fire in Minneapolis history, which occurred 73 years ago today, would claim 19 lives and destroy a building that housed more than 120 residents.
The hand count of 800,000 ballots was prompted by an election board’s declaration that Gov. Elmer L. Andersen had received 142 more votes than Lt. Gov. Karl Rolvaag.
Linda Mack, who writes about architecture and historic preservation, says Brighton has contributed in an important way to the revitalization on both sides of the river.
According to the Minneapolis Tribune, it was a “slight upper respiratory infection” that caused President John F. Kennedy to suspend his campaign tour in October 1962. But U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey knew better.
Within about two hours, the battle was over. The badly outnumbered Dakota forces had succumbed to Sibley’s superior firepower.
“The Morrill Act came along in 1862, at a time when this institution’s future look especially bleak,” explained Erik Moore, an Andersen Library archivist.
In the late ’70s, Fraser spearheaded a subcommittee investigation that exposed the church’s link to a huge South Korean influence-peddling scheme.
In 1950 Sen. Margaret Chase Smith decried what she viewed as “selfish, political exploitation of fear, bigotry, ignorance and intolerance.”
“Knowing there were several key issues that needed bipartisan support … Coleman wanted to reach out across the aisle,” recalls John Milton.